Family Visa: Applying as a partner
For applications made within the UK, you should make an application for a visa no more than 3 months before your current visa expires.
It takes between 8 to 12 weeks for the Home Office to make a decision on applications from outside the UK following submission. The timeline may currently be longer due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It takes up to 8 weeks for the Home Office to make a decision on applications from within the UK following submission. The timeline may currently be longer due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Priority service is available as an additional purchasing option for applications made within the UK with a decision made in either 5 days or 24-hours depending on the service chosen.
You can add other children to your application as dependants if one of the following applies:
- They are below the age of 18 years
- They do not live an independent life
Once you have submitted an online application form, you must also submit your biometrics at a UK Visa Application Centre. The supporting documentation you are required to submit will depend on the facts of your particular case.