Naturally, many people wish to bring their spouse to the UK to share their lives with them. However, spouse visa applications can be a complicated procedure. In order to obtain leave to remain in the UK for a spouse, it is necessary to fulfill the requirements under Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules on income, maintenance, accommodation and a demonstrating a genuine and subsisting relationship.
The effects of a refusal for a spouse visa can be devastating. Married couples are forced apart, and if the spouse is already in the UK, they may become liable to be detained and removed from the country.
At Kings Cross Barristers, our team have made many successful applications for spouse visas. Our immigration law barristers have also represented individuals at the First-tier and Upper Tribunals to challenge refusals when individuals have made applications without the assistance of an immigration lawyer.