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How long can I have this visa for?

The visa under the spousal route is granted initially for a period of 2 and a half years. If you are applying as a fiancé or proposed civil partner, you will be able to stay in the UK for 6 months. You will then need to apply to extend your stay.

Read more about this and other questions in our

Partner Visas section.


Given the fast pace of change, we would stress that this information is designed to be informative, not advisory and represents our understanding of English law and practice as at the date indicated. We would always recommend that you should seek specific guidance on any particular legal issue.

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