UK Immigration

Civil Partner Visa – The 5 Year Route

Civil Partner Visa – The 5 Year Route

The 5-year route to a UK Civil Partner VISA is the most common route and the one that you should be considering if you wish to live in the UK with your partner of British Citizenship. If you think that you will be eligible to submit an application, Gulbenkian Andonian can provide you with expert legal advice. 

What are the Criteria?

To be eligible for a 5-year UK Proposed Civil Partner Visa, UK Visas and Immigration will need to be satisfied about the following points: 

If you are concerned about this criteria or require further legal advice, contact Gulbenkian Andonian today for expert advice and guidance. 

Also please note that if you do not qualify for the 5 Year Route, there is also a 10 Year Route, contact us to find out more.

What is Acceptable Evidence of Passing the English Language Requirement?

You can meet the requirement if you have one of the following:

How can Gulbenkian Andonian Help with my Application?

Applying for any type of VISA is legally complex and like any lawful document, comes with specific criteria that needs to be correct and is crucial to a successful application. Gulbenkian Andonian will not only guide you through your application, but they will also: 

Founded by Immigration Judges

Our firm was founded by immigration judges. We are renowned for our work, particularly on Immigration and Human Rights law and have very high client succes rates.


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Our Individual Immigration Services

Please click on a specific service below to find out more.

If you believe that you may be eligible for the 5-year Civil Partner visa, please get in touch.
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Applying for British citizenship can be a daunting task, but Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors made the process so much easier for me. Fadi was very accommodating, and really went the extra mile to make sure my application was successful. I’m so grateful to them for all their hard work.
19:23 02 Jul 22
The team at Gulbenkian Andonian was of invaluable help in preparing and lodging my partner visa application. Communication was great and they were always ready to answer questions and guide me and my partner through the process. My visa was processed and issued without any trouble, as the information submitted was so well prepared. I would highly recommend them anyone seeking for immigration service.
13:32 01 Jul 22
I had the best experience with Gulbenkian Andonian and their team. They helped me getting my visa granted when it was a very difficult situation , they guided me in every step and every decision. They also helped my partner getting his visa granted. We are both very grateful for the work they did. I strongly recommend them.
13:29 01 Jul 22
The Gulbenkian Andonian team were extremely knowledgeable and helpful throughout my very complicated immigration case. They responded to all of my questions and concerns in a timely and professional manner, and I always felt confident in their abilities. I would highly recommend their services to anyone in need of an immigration lawyer.
18:16 30 Jun 22
If you’re looking for professional, competent, and reliable immigration advice, Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors is the law firm for you. I worked with them when I applied for my permanent residency, and they made the process as smooth and stress-free as possible. I couldn’t recommend them more!
16:21 16 Jun 22
As you may know filling a spouse visa application is so stressful and daunting but praise to God I found Gulbenkian, The lady at the reception(Saskia) is extremely helpful everytime I call, She tries to do everything she can to help me with my Questions and also Henry lau the Solicitor is a true gentleman. I advise everyone to use Gulbenkian Solicitors you will never regret it. Thanks again Gulbenkian for everything. I haven’t finished my process yet but I’m satisfied already.
10:37 11 May 22
I can not thank Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors enough for their hard work and professionalism they put into my visa application after receiving the great news today about my visa being granted by the home office, they were very supportive thought-out the whole process.A special thank you to Henry for working really hard on my case and being so helpful, and also a thank you to Zara and Dave for their support.Highly Recommended.
20:11 28 Apr 22
Highly recommended to use this firm especially Jahed Morad. We have appointed him twice for a very complicated case and both time were successful. He dealt it in a very professional way and gave us a reasonable time to communicate. His legal advice and guidance was great.
10:04 06 Apr 22
The best solicitors ever.very professional approach very friendly and best service.I recommend anyone to work with this esteemed team amd will have his matters done successfully.
15:18 11 Mar 22
Sara Shamal has been so hardworking, competent and knowledgeable during My visa extension, she has been so helpful and communicated whenever there is need of anything, she is so organised and she knows what she is doing!!! Well done Zara
14:45 07 Feb 22
Am ketra and am so grateful for the help I always receive from the lawyers Zara and Henry and not forgetting the all whole team as well . Since when I came to UK I have needed their services and as always the service exceeds my expectations. At any time I need them they are always available to help quickly and a high level of professionalism. They explain everything in detail and made the process a better learning experience. If you need an attorney these are your guys cause they helped me with renewing my visa. Thank you so @GULBENKIAN ANDONIAN solicitors
23:00 22 Jan 22
Great service by Dave and his team. I have used the firm twice since 2019 and I highly recommend Gulbenkian Solicitors to anyone who needs help in any legal matters. Thank you to Dave and the team!
19:15 09 Jan 22
Great service,very professional and best law firm so far. They helped us with my partners case and appeal. Thank you very much to Mr. Jahed and Mr.Dave. i can’t recommend them enough. I recommended them to lots of people that had problems with immigration.
18:57 07 Jan 22
Great service by Bernard and the team. Fiance visa achieved for my Russian partner at first attempt. Always fast response and helpful throughout the process. Thank-you so much!
12:28 30 Dec 21
I recently used this firm to help with my mother’s visa application. I found Dave Vasoodaven and Jahed Morad very professional and helpful and our problem got sorted very successfully despite being in a global pandemic. I highly recommend both of them especially Jahed who did all the work and kept us abreast of the information at every stage. Thank you so much Team Gulbenkian- Andonian!
14:45 20 Dec 21
I had my citizenship case with GA Salicitor which was very complicated and honestly at the beginning didn’t have any hope that anyone can solve my problems. I was nearly ready to go back home, but they were 3 highly professional solicitor in my GA team from beginning who didn’t disappoint me.Mrs. Zara with all kind, care and patience that you can find in one person with her professional colleagues stood by me and after nearly 4 years with their incredible law knowledge gave me a best result that I could have.In these years they never mentioned about money and never gave me a false hope.I wanted to thank Mrs. zara and all GA group for all the good things they did for me.Highly recommended to anyone who has law and specially immigration problems.Best Regards
15:00 22 Nov 21
I wholeheartedly would like to thank Jahed and Fadi for their service assisting me with my immigration matter, the many meetings, consultations, and court hearing. My case took almost a year to be resolved. At times, it was very overwhelming and stressful for me. During the whole process, Jahed especially he showed true care and attentiveness not only towards my case but also my personal issues. I also would like to thank Henry, he did not work on my case but he did come across me occasionally waiting to be seen and approach me to send me warm regards. It’s been over a year since I use the immigration service from Gulbenkian Andonian. I still think about these genuinely nice people sometimes. With their presence and expertise, it made my whole experience dealing with legal matters a lot more bearable. I would recommend anyone who needs immigration assistance to use this law firm.
15:09 09 Nov 21
Since i first texted them, caroline was a quick responsive and Dr. Bernard was more than supportive. They didn’t hesitate in giving any advise. He was very supportive and followed up even in his weekend which i really appreciated. He was so helpful and i do recommend them. Best of luck to Dr. Bernard and his team.
12:17 13 Sep 21
Since my arrival to the UK i have been using Gulbenkian Andonian solicitors services and they wer spot on everytime…..special thanks to Zara & Caroline who wer following up my case and keeping me uodated.i have already used their services twice and about to use it again…great job couldn’t ask form more
09:15 24 Aug 21
Went to get some documents needed for India notarized. Excellent service.
11:06 29 Apr 21
We have been using the excellent services of Gulbenkian andonian solicitors for more than 10 years.They always find a solution for us,all the staff are very honest,efficient and friendly. 100% recommended.
21:13 30 Mar 21
I came to Gulbenkian Andonian in a rush to apply for indefinite leave to remain. I was way over the limit of days you’re allowed to leave the UK and with Brexit and the pandemic, I was honestly worried. I contacted the firm and I was put in touch with Henry straight away. Within a few days of getting in touch with him, he had already finished my application. I was apply to apply for ILR in a timely manner and before I knew it my application was granted without any issues. Henry was responsive, professional and did great work. I had been to another firm before but the service I serviced here was truly first class. I’ve already recommended the firm to my siblings who will be doing their applications very soon as well.
15:53 11 Mar 21
I have got a fantastic result for the extension of sole rep visas for me and all my dependents..My special appreciates to Mr Dave,Mr Hayk , Mrs Caroline and all Gulbenkian andonian professional team.Thank you for your help, determination, courage, analytical skills, and hard work.I would not hesitate to recommend your firm to anyone who need such a wonderful solicitors in the community. Thank you again.
21:10 25 Jan 21
Thank you so much Mr Dave and the rest of the legal team ! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the amazing legal work you did on my behalf .I am so grateful for your passion, dedication, and professionalism.
02:10 10 Jan 21
We can’t thank Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors enough especially Henry for getting a positive result of a complex immigration matter. Always there to answer any queries we had. And always kept in touch with us throughout to update us on the progress of the application. This is my first testimonial I’ve written. And I really can’t rate this firm highly enough and wouldn’t hesitate to use them again in the future.
10:24 07 Jan 21
Highly experineced professionals with vast knowledge. Gulbenkian Andonian was able to assist me on 3 different successful immigration cases since August 2016. Highly recommended for different visa application schemes. I received great support from Dr. Vasoodaven and Mrs Shamal during the stressful application times. Many thanks for all the effort they have been made on my applications, absolutely desired outcomes.
23:40 24 Nov 20
They are brilliant; I will highly recommend them, I had a small query and they even didn’t charge me for all my questions. Highly professional and highly responsive. Thanks a lot 🙂
13:21 24 Nov 20
Not sure how and where to start but Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors are the best. From Caroline at reception to Henry and Fadi who worked on my very complex immigration case to get the right outcome. Their excellence and professionalism cannot be described in words. Thank you team 👏👏👏
13:57 23 Nov 20
I would like to thank the whole legal team of Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors in general for the service they have delivered to me and the excellent solicitors Mrs Zara and Mr David in particular for their honourable work and dedication to my case. Mrs Zara was a beacon of hope to my family during a time of uncertainty and desperation. Not only she managed to get my case solved in no time, her calm and positive attitude reflected on us and contributed largely towards raising the level of our confidence. My family and I are eternally grateful for the service she had delivered and I herby recommend Mrs Zara Shamal without reservations.
12:11 10 Nov 20
There is absolutely no better Law Firm than Gulbenkian Andonian solicitors, Amazing team of people who are really dedicated and interested in finding the best solution to your problem.Thank you Fadi for your professionalism, courtesy and overall most wonderful experience.Mr. Fadi and his associates, were so amazing to help me.The way FADI kept me informed of the proceeding at every step of the way to draft response to home office query was remarkable, for which i am very grateful.Thank you FADI and please keep up the great work, you are an amazing team.
17:19 30 Oct 20
Very pleased with Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors worked. They helped with complex immigration issue and were supporting and helping during the immigration case.
16:05 30 Oct 20
gulbenkian Andonian Solictors are not just Immigration lawyers but a family you can rely and count on even when the chips are down. Fadi took over my ILR complicated appeal case. It was a great experience and i received great service, which was the best. Fadi effectively and clearly communicated with me throughout the entire process and made everything easy and fast. Fadi showed his expertise in all immigration areas as he answered all our questions and concerns. I highly recommend anyone facing challenges with their visa application to place their trust with Gulbenkian Andonian. As I am writing this Review, I have just won my ILR appeal which was very complicated due to Gap and home office unlawful policy.thanks to Fadi, Dave, Zara, Caroline, Danny, Hayk, Sajo and Henry and the rest of Team Gulbenkian for a fantastic job well done.RegardsSafeer
18:00 16 Oct 20
I sought legal advice from Mr. Henry Lau because my Application for Indefinite Leave to Remain was refused. He was calm, reassuring and extremely experienced. He dealt with my matter in a highly efficient and thorough way. I felt instantly in safe hands. I would highly recommend him to anyone finding themselves in my position.Mrs VAN VO
09:09 15 Oct 20
Thank you very much for ur quick response to my queries relating to tier4 student visa. It was wonderful experience talking to Solicitor service. Thanks once again. 👍
11:31 01 Oct 20
Sajo Thomas was a great notary. I was able to get an instant appointment without having to wait for an affidavit. He was polite and generous with his time and went out of his way to assist. Very much recommended!
17:21 20 Sep 20
Gulbenkian Andonian is a very professional firm of extremally experienced Solicitors.They helped us with my husbands case to get his residence card.The whole team is very friendly, polite and willing to help.Special mention to Mr. Jahed Morad who was in charge of our case.We highly recommend Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors to everyone and we just wanted to say thank you again for your help.
17:53 17 Aug 20
Extremely professional, experienced and friendly team of solicitors. Highly recommend. Thanks to all especially Dave, Fadi and Jahed 🙂
05:57 25 Feb 20
No words can descirbe the professionalism and kindness of all the team members at Gulbenkian Andonian. Thanks to all especially Caroline, Fadi, Henry and Dave.You are the Best : )
22:57 21 Feb 20