Unmarried partner visa
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Feb 15, 2013 8:30 PM Last Post By: Nice_But__
Feb 9, 2013 3:10 AM
Unmarried partner visaHey , I'm a Korean woman who been living with my British boyfriend for more than 5 years. We are in China now and planning to go to other European country next year. I'm wondering if it is possible to get unmarried partner visa and live in other country instead of live in the UK? If not what are the other options?
Feb 9, 2013 11:19 PM
Feb 10, 2013 3:49 AM
2I am not an expert, but as far as I understand the unmarried partner visa is only for partners of non-UK citizens, but who are partners of someone on a tier1/2 visa.
Strangely enough if you get married you'd have the right to live in any EU country except the UK. Even more ridiculous, if you married a non-UK EU citizen you'd have the right to live in the UK. So basically the UK government makes it as difficult as possible for their citizens to live with a non-EU national in their home country.
Feb 10, 2013 1:00 PM
3If your British partner has a demonstrable income of £18,600 minimum, and can show that he has suitable accommodation in the UK for you to move to, then you are eligible to apply. However, it's a residence visa, so you would need to show that you intended to reside in the UK.
And, although it's a multi-entry visa, it limits the number of days you can spend out of the UK during the (now) 2.5 days it lasts.
So, in short, sadly not, as far as I am aware.
Feb 10, 2013 1:15 PM
Feb 11, 2013 2:30 AM
5I am not an expert, but as far as I understand the unmarried partner visa is only for partners of non-UK citizens, but who are partners of someone on a tier1/2 visa.
Unmarried partner visa is for the partner of a british citizen/resident. In contrast, partners of those on Tier 1/2 etc apply as a dependant of the original applicant.
Strangely enough if you get married you'd have the right to live in any EU country except the UK.
If they marry they can apply for a spouse visa and reside in the UK, provided they meet the minimum income and other requirements.
Feb 11, 2013 2:39 AM
6To answer the OPs question - yes you can live in an EU country beside England, by virtue of an EEA family permit:
If you are applying as the EEA national's unmarried partner, you should provide evidence that you have been living with them in a relationship akin to marriage for more than 2 years. It is unlikely that we would consider a shorter relationship as 'durable', in accordance with the EEA Regulations.
Feb 11, 2013 5:50 AM
7"If your British partner has a demonstrable income of £18,600 minimum, and can show that he has suitable accommodation in the UK for you to move to, then you are eligible to apply."
You would think so wouldn't you. Getting the visa is another thing. Friend of mine has been waing for 2 years to get a visa for his non EU partner. I have just made and application and exceed the salary limit by more than 2 times and the FCO are clueless.
So much for loving relationships and family life. And on the subject of what right does the op think she has to come here. I guess the same that every other person thinks that they have to come here and work illegally and post here to ask how they can get away it.
Feb 15, 2013 8:30 PM
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