New policy guidance on the marriage visa age of 21

Following the judgment of the Supreme Court in Quila and Bibi  the minimum age requirement for entry clearance or leave to remain applications as a spouse, fiancee, unmarried partner, same sex partner, civil partner and proposed civil partner will be reduced to 18 from 28th November, 2011.

Those applicants who were refused on the basis of their age between 27 November 2008 and October 2011 can apply for a review of the decision by 31st May 2012.  The UKBA has issued policy guidance for previous applicants affected by the judgment.

Posted in English on Nov 06, 2011.