If you wish to access the UK through a Spouse Visa, you need to make sure that you can afford all of the fees and meet all of the financial requirements. Visas can be costly, so it is important that you have a strong team by your side to ensure that you are doing everything you can to increase the likelihood of a granted application.

Spouse Visa fees can be dependent on your individual circumstances, so it is crucial to make sure you understand all of the costs and are able and prepared to pay the correct amount for your Spouse Visa application.

Having worked on many Spouse Visa cases for clients in varying unique circumstances, the award-winning team at QC Immigration will make sure that your finances are suitable for a UK Spouse Visa, without over or underspending.

Spouse Visa UK fees 2022

As of 2022, Spouse Visa application Fees are as follows:

  • £1,538 if you are applying from outside the UK
  • £1,048 if you are applying from inside the UK

If you are adding a dependant (typically a child) to your application, it will cost an additional:

  • £1,538 per dependant if applying from outside the UK
  • £1,048 per dependant if applying from inside the UK

For those who are seeking a swift response from the Home Office, there is an optional £800 for a super-priority service. If you feel your situation is urgent, this may be a beneficial service. Our legal professionals will also help advise clients on whether or not a super-priority service is worthwhile depending on the complexity of your case.

Additional costs

There are additional costs that you must consider when applying for the Spouse Visa, some of which are more obvious than others.

In order to meet the requirements, you may need to pay a fee of £19.20 to have your biometric information taken. Additionally, you will need to consider the costs for the translation of any official documents, as well as services that will help improve your application’s standing.

You might also need to pay for the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) on certain Spouse Visa routes. How much you pay will depend on the length of your visa, your age and any dependants that are part of your application. If this is something you would like advice on, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Financial requirements

On top of Spouse Visa fees, there are financial requirements, meaning that just because you can afford the visa fee itself doesn’t necessarily mean that you are eligible for a Spouse Visa.

It is important to meet the following criteria with relevant documentation which proves that you do so.

You must have an annual income of at least £18,600 per year before tax and National Insurance. Those with dependants will need to have extra income in order to support them. Applicants require an additional £3,800 for their first dependant, and an additional £2,400 for each dependant after the first one.

Income does not solely have to be a wage or salary, the Home Office may also accept:

  • Cash savings above £16,000
  • Pension money
  • Income from property rentals
  • Dividends
  • Other qualifying sources

Work with us for more useful guidance

If you are unsure about Spouse Visa fees, and are concerned about overspending, underspending, or not meeting requirements, contact QC Immigration today. Having worked with clients in numerous financial situations, we will ensure that you are paying adequately for the Spouse Visa application and meeting the financial requirements pertaining to your situation. Click here to book a consultation and take your first step towards life in the UK with QC Immigration.

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