E-LTRP.1.2. The applicant’s partner must be-
1. (a) a British Citizen in the UK;
2. (b) present and settled in the UK; or
3. (c) in the UK with refugee leave or as a person with humanitarian protection.
E-LTRP.1.3. The applicant must be aged 18 or over at the date of application.
E-LTRP.1.4. The partner must be aged 18 or over at the date of application.
E-LTRP.1.5. The applicant and their partner must not be within the prohibited degree of relationship.
E-LTRP.1.6. The applicant and their partner must have met in person.
E-LTRP.1.7. The relationship between the applicant and their partner must be genuine and subsisting.
E-LTRP.1.8. If the applicant and partner are married or in a civil partnership it must be a valid marriage or civil partnership, as specified.
E-LTRP.1.9. Any previous relationship of the applicant or their partner must have broken down permanently, unless it is a relationship which falls within paragraph 278(i) of these Rules.
E-LTRP.1.10. The applicant and their partner must intend to live together permanently in the UK and, in any application for further leave to remain as a partner (except where the applicant is in the UK as a fiancé(e) or proposed civil partner) and in any application for indefinite leave to remain as a partner, the applicant must provide evidence that, since entry clearance as a partner was granted under paragraph D-ECP1.1. or since the last grant of limited leave to remain as a partner, the applicant and their partner have lived together in the UK or there is good reason, consistent with a continuing intention to live together permanently in the UK, for any period in which they have not done so.
E-LTRP.1.11. If the applicant is in the UK with leave as a fiancé(e) or proposed civil partner and the marriage or civil partnership did not take place during that period of leave, there must be good reason why and evidence that it will take place within the next 6 months.
E-LTRP.1.12. The applicant’s partner cannot be the applicant’s fiancé(e) or proposed civil partner, unless the applicant was granted entry clearance as that person’s fiancé(e) or proposed civil partner.