Spouse visa – what are the requirements for a spouse visa

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‘How do I apply for a spouse visa?’ ‘What are the requirements for a spouse visa? Common questions.

You may be a British national living in the UK and would like your overseas spouse to join you. It should be a simple enough process. Yet, it  is not. In an attempt to demystify the spouse visa applications, we have put together an outline of the spouse visa application process, the supporting documents and some general guidance to steer you in the right path.

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British passport renewals

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British passport holders may renew their passport well before the end date of the passport. The time remaining on the existing passport, of up to 9 months, was merely added to the new passport.

Fair enough – the time left on the existing passport has been paid for after all.

But now, the Home Office and HM Passport Office has now admitted a  change to this policy, so that new passports will be issued without the remaining time being added. Thank you Callum Mason, reporter, and Martin Lewis, founder, of Moneysavingexpert.com for putting this before the mainstream media!

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UK Residence Card Applications and Processing Times

UK Residence Card processing times

With UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) finding themselves inundated with applications for a UK residence card and certificate from EEA nationals and EEA family permit holders, it could be easy to assume that the application has fallen into a bottomless pit, only to be seen at some point in the distant future.

After all, we have all heard of the ongoing immigration cases sitting with UKVI for years and years.

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