If your partner is a British national or settled in the UK, you may be eligible for a visa that allows you to live in the UK for up to 2 and a half years. You can apply for an extension of a further 2 and a half years at the end of the initial visa if you still meet the visa requirements. Thereafter, once you have completed 5 years of residence and you still meet the requirements, you may apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain – partner visa. ‘Partner’ includes: husband, wife, civil partner, unmarried partner.
To meet the visa requirements you must show that:
Proving a ‘genuine and subsisting’ relationship: To show that you satisfy this requirement, you and your partner will have to demonstrate: