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"There is a partner visa available that allows spouses, civil partners, fiancé/es, proposed civil partners and unmarried partners to come to the UK. It is also now possible for EU nationals who have been granted pre-settled or settled status to invite their partners to make an application under this route.
In 2012, the Home Office introduced a minimum income requirement for partner visas. In order to meet this requirement, applicants are required to provide documents in the precise format as specified by the Home Office or risk refusal.
Since the changes were brought into force, there has been a noticeable increase in the refusal of these applications. This can be very stressful for the couple involved as it means further costs being incurred in having to appeal the refusal, lengthy delays in the appeal taking place at the Tribunal (anything between 6-12 months) and the stress of being kept apart when the application is made from overseas.
The legal team at OTB Legal have significant experience of getting successful outcomes for applications for a UK partner visa from outside the UK"
Our legal experts for applying for a UK Partner Visa from Outside the UK
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We find that our 3 stage system of working with clients gives everyone the greatest clarity on what can be achieved, how it will happen and how much it will cost.
Price - £0.00
Before we take on a case we always want to establish what the right kind of application is for you and this is what the Assessment Stage is all about.
We find out more about you and what you want to achieve. It is an informal discussion which can be delivered how you want it, whether that is over the phone, using video conferencing or at our easily accessible office - it is entirely your choice.
This stage is completely free and there is no obligation to take on our paid services. At the end of the Assessment Stage you will have a clear plan as to the range of applications available, the costs involved and how likely you are to get a successful outcome.
Take advantage of this free legal advice from the UK's leading immigration lawyers:
Price - £300.00 (inc 20% VAT where applicable)
Once we have been given the green light by you we can formally take instructions on which application type you wish to pursue.
For a fixed fee of £300.00 (which includes 20% VAT where applicable) you will benefit from:
- Having an experienced and specialist Immigration Lawyer advising you.
- Discussing and agreeing which application type is best for your personal circumstances.
- Obtaining clear written advice in plain language on the legal requirements of your chosen application.
- Receiving a detailed and tailored list of the documents to be submitted in support of your application.
In this stage you will gain a clear strategy on how to move things forward. Our lawyers will work with you to maximise your prospects of success.
Once the Advice Stage is completed you have the choice of either completing the application yourself or instructing us to assist you in submitting your application. You remain fully in control of how far you progress your matter with us. In any event you will be armed with expert legal advice on how to apply.
Price - £1080 (inc 20% VAT where applicable) or £1,500 (inc 20% VAT where applicable) where sponsor is self employed / company director or relying on cash savings
The Application Stage is all about guiding you successfully through the application process with minimal fuss.
During this stage the service includes:
- The crucial review of all documents and evidence you have gathered in support of your application. Our lawyers will let you know if any documents are missing. If you have not been able to obtain certain key evidence, we will advise you on other ways of proving that you meet the requirements of the immigration rules.
- Advice on, and assistance with, completion of the complex online application form.
- Preparing the tailored bundle of evidence that will support your application.
- Writing a detailed cover letter in support of the application explicitly stating any relevant case law and official guidance which should be considered by the Home Office if appropriate.
- Representation all the way to the decision on your immigration application and advice on any further steps that are needed.
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