Passportia Family Migration Services

Passportia performs applications for family reunions, including spouses and civil partners, fiancées and unmarried partners. If you are separated from your family members the situation can be stressful. We are experienced in such cases and understand the urgency and importance of supporting you through the process. The restrictions on the right of appeal against visa refusals from outside the UK means that it is very important to ensure the application is prepared thoroughly, by someone who knows the law in-depth and has handled applications before.

Spouses, Civil Partners, Unmarried Partners and Fiancées

If your partner is overseas and you want to sponsor them to join you in the UK, our advisors can help you understand the requirements and guide you through the application process in order to better your chance of success and to expedite the process.

Financial Requirements

We advise on meeting the financial and accommodation requirements when these apply. 

Allow us to assist, we have the experience to provide expert advice:

What are the Possibilities for a Spousal Visa?

A person who does not have British citizenship can potentially get for the purpose of residence in the UK leave to enter or remain in the UK, or exemption from leave, through one of these channels, where the spouse or partner:

  1. has been granted (or is being granted) leave in a category that covers dependents, such as through UK ancestry or a work permit.
  2. has been settled in the UK (or is being admitted for settlement). [Immigration Rules Appendix FM, “Spouse Visa”]
  3. is exempt from control through his or her employment, typically with an embassy, consulate, visiting military force or international organisation.
  4. has a parent who is an EU citizen or partner of an EU citizen, if entry to the UK takes place before the end of 2020.

Leave under 1, 2 or 3 above is normally only granted on entry to the UK to a partner who obtained the appropriate entry clearance or visa from a British consulate or visa application centre in the partner’s country of residence.

Here are some important points that practitioners often overlook:

  1. Sometimes more than one alternative is available, but one route may be easier or have superior long-term benefits.
  2. The requirements for the EU rules are significantly easier than the normal immigration rules, which have significant financial requirements for the sponsoring partner
  3. There may be an option to be registered as a British citizen, potentially through ancestry.
  4. A female Commonwealth citizen who before 1983 married a man who had UK citizenship (and later became a British citizen) may herself have right of abode.

How Passportia works

Our preliminary service entails completing a comprehensive evaluation and report, before preparing any application for the relevant authorities. Here, we ask you, the client, to provide the necessary details of your ancestry for us to determine your eligibility within 10 working days.

In the event of the evaluation yielding a positive outcome, we will email the comprehensive report plus a proposal and quotation to you.  Our services aim to make the process of application as simple as possible. You will be working closely with our dedicated British caseworking department to ensure the success of your submission. 

As part of our representation, you will be issued with a personalised document checklist, and we will guide you through your application process. Following the decision by the relevant government department, you would receive your spousal visa.

Our services are of an excellent standard and we have a very high satisfaction rating from past customers (see our Google reviews). Our work is normally done to a fixed price quotation. 

For further information, please contact us by completing the form below.


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Passportia managed to speed up my applications even through covid lock down ...I was most appreciative

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