Husband / Wife / Civil partner
This content explains how your husband, wife or civil partner can join you in the UK if you are permanent resident in this country.
Your husband, wife or civil partner may come with you to the UK, or join you here, if you are aged 18 or over and you:
He/she is aged 18 or over.
If you have more than one husband or wife, only one of them will be allowed to join you here as your husband or wife.
Your husband, wife or civil partner must get permission to enter the UK before traveling here. We call this permission. It will be in the form of a visa or entry clearance certificate. To attain it, he/she should apply to the British diplomatic post in the country where he/she lives. When your husband, wife or civil partner arrives in the UK, he/she will be given permission to live and work here for 2 years. Near the end of the 2 years, if you are still married or in a civil partnership and plan to live together, your husband, wife or civil partner may apply to live here permanently. In some cases, Home Office can give your husband, wife or civil partner permission to live permanently in the UK as soon as he/she arrives. To qualify for this, you must:
See Partners and children for details of how you can be joined by your:
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