You can apply for a proposed civil partner visa as a proposed civil partner of a British citizen or settled person to register your civil partnership in the UK.

The proposed civil partner of a British Citizen or settled person can apply for UK visa entry clearance as a proposed civil partner to come to the UK for 6 months and get married to the UK sponsor within the permitted 6 months period. Once married to or registered civil partnership with the UK sponsor, the applicant can then switch from a proposed civil partner visa to a civil partner visa from inside the UK.

The UK proposed civil partner visa application is made online by completing an online application form. The completed form is submitted online, the UK visa fee is paid online and all the supporting documents in support of the proposed civil partner visa application are also uploaded online.

Once the supporting documents have been successfully uploaded online, you can then schedule an appointment with the UK visa Application Centre for enrolment of biometrics and handing over of your passport for the processing of your proposed civil partner visa application.

What are the requirements for a Proposed Civil Partner visa?

The applicant applying for a proposed civil partner visa UK must meet the following requirements:

  • Suitability criteria as set out in Appendix FM to the Immigration Rules;
  • Must have met each other;
  • Must have the intention to live together permanently in the UK; 
  • Both the applicant and the sponsor must be free to marry each other;
  • The applicant and the sponsor must have made appropriate arrangements and plans to get married in the UK;
  • Financial requirement whereby the UK sponsor of the applicant must be earning at least £18,600 gross per year or savings of £62,500 if the UK sponsor of the applicant has no earnings from employment, self-employment or other means of income;
  • Adequate accommodation for the applicant and the UK sponsor 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.