How do I renew my UK spouse visa?
You can apply for extension/renewal of your spouse visa under 5 years route from inside the UK by using application form FLR (M) online prior to the expiry of your initial leave of 2.5 years.
How much does it cost to renew spouse visa?
It costs £1033 to apply to extend your spouse visa. Other costs will also apply, such as the Immigration Health Surcharge and the fee to submit your biometric information.
What documents do I need to renew my spouse visa UK?
You’ll need to provide:
- all your names.
- your date of birth.
- your current passport or other valid travel ID.
- copies of the photo page and any visa or entry stamps in your previous passports.
- a copy of your biometric residence permit, if you have one.
- details of any previous immigration applications you’ve made.
How do I renew my spouse visa in South Africa?
Even if you have already applied and continue to wait for the approval of your spousal permit application (for permanent residence), you need to maintain a valid visa to remain in South Africa. You will therefore still need to submit an application for renewal at least 60 days before your current spouse visa expires.
Can I renew my UK spouse visa before it expires?
You can apply to extend your stay with your family member if you’re already in the UK on a family visa. You can extend at any time before your current permission to stay in the UK expires.
How long does it take to renew spouse visa UK?
What is the processing time for a spouse visa extension application? If you apply via the Standard Service, your application for further leave to remain as a spouse will normally be decided within 8 weeks.
What documents do I need for spouse visa extension?
What Documents do I need for a Spouse Visa UK Extension?
- Valid passport;
- Proof that your relationship is genuine/you remain in a genuine relationship;
- Evidence of meeting the financial requirement;
- Proof of meeting the English language requirement;
- Adequate accommodation.
Can I renew my visa before it expires?
Do I need to apply for a new visa after my current visa expires or can I apply in advance? You do not have to wait until your current visa expires. You can apply for a new visa even if your current visa is valid.
How soon can I renew my visa before it expires?
You’re allowed to submit a visa application up to two weeks after the expiry date of your previous visa. However, this is only on the basis that you can provide evidence that you missed the original end date for an unavoidable reason.
Can I apply for ILR after 2.5 years?
If you have lived in the UK on a spouse visa for a certain period of time and your visa is about to expire, you can apply to have your spouse visa extended for another 2.5 years. You are eligible to apply for an Indefinite Leave to Remain ILR after the duration of your spouse visa renewal.
What happens if your visa expires in UK?
If your visa has expired, you have 30 days to leave the UK voluntarily at your own expense before you face a ban on re-entry. Alternatively, you may seek to rely on the 14-day rule. Changes to the Immigration Act and law on overstaying are likely to take effect in 2022.