Spouse Visa Extension

Pakistani National Is Granted a Spouse Visa Extension

By Amer Zaman

on August 7, 2022

The Context

Our client had been residing in the UK for over two years and was approaching the end of his visa. His concern was that after he entered the United Kingdom, his circumstances had changed slightly as he was now supporting both himself and his wife. She had recently given birth to their child and had therefore stopped work.

How We Assisted

During our initial meeting with the client, we advised him of both the relationship and financial requirements. His main concern was the financial requirement. He was advised that for an extension application, there was no absolute requirement for the sponsor to continue the financial maintenance if the applicant was working and earning above £18,600.

We talked through the transition from his spouse’s employment to his employment, and advised on the documents that we could submit to help strengthen his application. The client understood and was able to provide us with his documents to review. We noted that our client held two jobs, and that providing six months’ evidence was therefore not sufficient.

Our client returned with all the relevant evidence, after which, we prepared the online visa application form and our legal representations.

The Outcome

The Home Office returned after a period of three weeks, notifying us of its decision to grant an extension of our client’s spouse visa.

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