Guidance

Partners, divorce and dissolution

How UK Visas and Immigration staff recognise a genuine and subsisting relationship and identify a valid divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership.

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Partners, divorce and dissolution

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This guidance is for decision-makers handling cases that involve a partner, to recognise a genuine and subsisting relationship, and identify a valid divorce from marriage or dissolution of a civil partnership.

This guidance sets out the evidential requirements and factors that decision-makers should consider when assessing whether a relationship between an applicant and their partner is genuine and subsisting, and whether the requirements of the Immigration Rules are met.

Published 2 August 2019