You can apply for a Civil Partner visa UK under the 5-year route to stay with your partner if you are a civil partner of a British or a person settled in the UK. Same-sex couples who register a civil partnership will receive the same treatment in a range of legal matters as opposite-sex couples who enter into a marriage.

A civil partnership is a legal relationship registered between two people of the same sex. If you are a civil partner of a British Citizen or a person settled in the UK, you can apply for a UK Civil Partner visa to join or stay with your UK civil partner.

You can form a civil partnership in England or Wales if you are 16 or over; not already married or in a civil partnership and not closely related. Same-sex couples can also convert a civil partnership into a marriage in England or Wales.

What are the requirements to apply for a Civil Partner visa?

The applicant applying for entry clearance as a Civil Partner of a British Citizen or a person settled person must meet the following requirements:

  • Suitability criteria as set out in Appendix FM to the Immigration Rules;
  • Genuine and subsisting relationship as a Civil Partner of a person present and settled in the UK;
  • Financial requirement whereby the UK Civil Partner of the applicant must be earning at least £18,600 gross per year or savings of £62,500 if the UK Civil Partner of the applicant has no earnings from employment, self-employment, or other means of income;
  • Adequate accommodation for the applicant and the UK Civil Partner to be accommodated in the UK without recourse to public funds;
  • English language requirement to show that the applicant has English proficiency at CEFR level A1 as required by the UK Immigration Rules.

You must also meet all the other eligibility requirements. Please contact us for an initial assessment to determine your eligibility, and to discuss the options.