Spouse Visa Curtailment After Divorce

Informing the Home Office

Individuals who have obtained a spouse visa often do not know what to do once they have separated and divorced from their partner. The Home Office requires the individual to inform them when they separate from their partner if the visa is based on their relationship, because they may face a spouse visa curtailment when they divorce.

To inform the Home Office, the individual can send an email stating that the relationship has ended. The email must include both the individual’s and the partner’s basic details, including:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Address
  • Passport number
  • Home Office reference number (found on letters from the Home Office)

Including Children’s Details

If the individual or the partner have children in the UK, the email must also include:

  • Names and dates of birth of the children
  • Names of their parents or guardians, and who they live with
  • How much time they spend with the individual or the ex-partner
  • Details of any child maintenance or financial help exchanged
  • Details of any family court cases involved

Required Forms and Documents

The necessary forms that the individual needs to attach to the email can be found on the official government website.

Consequences of Spouse Visa Curtailment

Once the Home Office has curtailed the spouse visa, the individual will have no leave to stay in the UK.

At MSRS, we have extensive experience in immigration matters and can provide options to individuals facing the spouse visa curtailment after separation or divorce. We are happy to assist and can arrange appointments to explore possible options based on personal circumstances. Please feel free to contact if you need any help from immigration solicitors.

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