The UK Civil Partnership Visa: Your Pathway to Living Together With Equal Rights in the UK

The UK Civil Partnership Visa: Your Pathway to Living Together With Equal Rights in the UK


At Legal Pathway Solicitors, our immigration solicitors specialise in helping couples overcome the complexity of the UK Civil Partnership Visa. Whether you are in London, or applying from abroad, we have experience helping foreign nationals to unite with their partners using the Civil Partnership Visa.

What is the UK Civil Partnership Visa?

The UK Civil Partnership Visa allows individuals in a civil partnership with a British citizen, or someone settled in the UK to live together in the UK. The visa is crucial for most same-sex couples who intend to establish a long-term future together in the UK.

Eligibility Criteria

Partner’s Status

Your partner must be:

  • A British or Irish citizen living in the UK.
  • A holder of Indefinite Leave to Remain or settled status.
  • Granted refugee status or humanitarian protection in the UK.

Age Requirement

Both partners must be at least 18 to be eligible for application.

Relationship Validity

  • The civil partnership must be legally recognised in the UK.
  • The relationship should be genuine and subsisting.
  • Both partners should intend to live permanently together in the UK.

Financial Requirements

  • The couple must meet a minimum income threshold, which is set to increase significantly by early 2025.
  • Various sources of income, including employment, savings, and pensions, can contribute to meeting these requirements.


  • Adequate accommodation without overcrowding or public funds must be available for the couple.

English Language Proficiency

  • Applicants must demonstrate a minimum level of English, depending on the stage of application.

Application Process

  • Preparation: Gather all necessary documents, including passports and proof of relationship.
  • Online Application: Complete the application on the UK government’s official Visas and Immigration website.
  • Fee Payment: Pay the visa fee and the immigration health surcharge.
  • Biometric Information: Provide biometrics at a designated visa application centre.
  • Document Submission: Submit all required documents, either online or during your biometric appointment.
  • Interview: Some applicants may be required to attend an interview to verify the authenticity of their application.
  • Decision: Wait for the decision on your application, which typically takes up to 24 weeks for overseas applications.

Why Choose Legal Pathway Solicitors?

Choosing Legal Pathway Solicitors means securing a dedicated team that understands the intricacies of immigration law. Our solicitors are experienced in managing complex cases, ensuring that each application meets all necessary criteria for approval. We provide personalised consultations and detailed preparation to optimise your chances of a successful visa application.

At Legal Pathway Solicitors, we pride ourselves on providing expert legal advice and support throughout the entire application process. Contact us today to discuss your circumstances and how we can assist you in your journey to living together in the UK.

Legal Pathway Solicitors

Ilford, Greater London