Marriage, Partner and Fiancé Visas

Applicable to spouses and partners of British Citizens, this category is for those who are settled in the UK (have indefinite leave to remain or permanent residence) or have refugee status/humanitarian protection in the UK.

You are allowed to bring your dependant children aged 18 or under. After your initial grant you must apply for an extension of your leave to remain, then after 5 years continuous residence, you may apply to reside in the UK permanently and ultimately qualify for British Citizenship.

Marriage, Partner and Fiancé Visas

Immigration for spouses, fiancés and partners is arguably more difficult then ever. The law is complex and UK Visas and Immigration have strict rules on the documentation required to support applications. If the correct documents are not submitted in precisely the format required, the application will fail.

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At Haris Ali Solicitors, we continue to have a successful track record for our clients even in situations where a previous application has been refused prior to us being asked to take on the case.

The following is a basic overview. Please  note that there is no substitute for seeking advice directly from one of our experts, as every case is different and the law is constantly changing.


You must be a partner as defined in the immigration rules, which means you must prove that you are one of the following:


You are in a civil partnership or marriage that is recognised in the UK


You have been living together in a relationship for at least 2 years when you apply


You are a fiancé, fiancée or proposed civil partner and will marry or enter into a civil partnership in the UK within 6 months of arriving

You and your partner must both be at least aged 18 or over

Your partner must be either:

  • A British Citizen
  • Have settled in the UK (Have indefinite leave to remain or proof of permanent residence)
  • Have refugee status/humanitarian protection in the UK


If I am already in the UK, can I switch to a marriage, partner or fiancé visa?

You cannot normally switch into this visa if you have permission to be in the U.K as a visitor or your current visa is valid for 6 months or less. In these circumstances, you will normally need to leave the UK and apply for a family visa from your usual country of residence.

If for any reason you are unable to travel outside the United Kingdom, our experts can advise you on the merits of making what will in effect be an application outside the rules and potentially on human rights grounds.

Extensions of stay – Settlement/Indefinite Leave

You will get permission to stay for 2 ½ years, or for 6 months if you are applying as a fiancé, fiancée or proposed civil partner.

After this, you can apply to extend your stay. After you have lived in the UK for 5 years continuously with permission to stay as a partner, you may be able to apply to settle in the UK.

British Citizenship

Our overriding aim, is to not only ensure that you obtain your visa to enter the UK, but also to make sure that you are in the best possible position to make a successful application for your extension of stay and ultimately settlement. Once you have been settled in the UK for 12 Months, you may be eligible to apply for Naturalisation as a British Citizen should you so wish. At Haris Ali Solicitors, we can also help you with your applications for British Nationality.

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Put simply, our immigration solicitors will provide guidance throughout the process,
liaising with all relevant government bodies, including UK Visas and Immigration,
British Consulate, overseas agents and where necessary the courts.

Haris Ali Solicitors can help

Expert Immigration Solicitors

Sophia Zaman

Mavelyn Vidal

Experts In All Areas of Immigration

Whatever your legal requirements, our Immigration Law solicitors are on hand to provide you with clear, informed and professional advice.

Why not call us today on 020 8570 7300 to arrange your no obligation consultation?

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Tahira Chaudry
Tahira Chaudry
00:30 09 Mar 20
The team at Haris Ali are compassionate, supportive and very professional. They handled my case to the highest... standards of professionalism and always in a competent and approachable manner. I would not hesitate to recommend this legal firm to others especially when it comes to family more
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17:22 05 Mar 20
Yasmin and Waleed have been very co operative and supportive to us throughout our visa process for my husband. We had... a couple of hurdles but at every stage they had managed to overcome them. Every time we contacted the office they were always prompt and accommodating to our needs. They were also very understanding when it came to us paying agreed fees as they didn’t constantly bug us to pay them and gave us good time. Highly recommended as we were given a great service! 👍🏽Thank you 🙏🏽 guys...😊read more
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22:40 02 Mar 20
I would like to thank Amaka Olateju  and Yasmeen Ali for all the hard work you have put in dealing with a... challenging and very sensitive housing issue. Your support and dedication even with time constraints has been outstanding.You have gone beyond the call of duty and achieved a very good outcome in this matter and this is greatly appreciated.I highly recommend Amaka, Yasmeen and Haris Ali more
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Phi Ngoc Le
19:45 24 Feb 20
It’s been an extremely difficult journey for us to get our Visas. 2 other solicitors before had ruined our case.... Only when come to Haris Ali Solicitor things started to go in the right direction. I love that they always have options and back up plan. The way they prepare application is second to none, really thorough. Home Office love that they do extra copies cause it saves them lots of time.Apart from their professionalism and competitive price, I am really appreciate Amar, Yasmeen, Mavelyn and other guys who have been there with me through the emotionally tough times. Highly recommend more
Sha Aaz
Sha Aaz
23:14 09 Jan 20
Great solicitors! Supported me throughout my case and got me a win. Highly recommend.
F Parveen
F Parveen
22:12 03 Nov 19
Hairs Ali solicitors have got me a win. I had very little chances of winning yet Yasmeen has put hard work to getting... me a win. She has been very supportive throughout the process. I have booked numerous appointments with Yasmeen and she has always been reassuring and patient. I have always received satisfaction. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a solicitor. Yasmeen is highly experienced, intelligent and a friendly solicitor, would highly recommend Haris Ali more
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We Support You All The Way

We will ensure that you have the correct documentation that proves you fulfil all the requirements of the immigration rules.


We will advise and assist you in completing the application forms including the on-line process


We will guide you throughout the application process liaising with the British Consulate and their appointed overseas agents


We will make detailed representations in support of the application setting out clearly why the application should succeed, highlighting the documentation we are submitting, your specific circumstances and how this proves you meet all the requirements.



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