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You must tell the Home Office when you divorce or separate from your partner if your visa is based on your relationship.

You must then either apply for a new visa or leave the UK.

Your visa is based on your relationship if you have permission to stay in the UK for a limited time as:

  • a dependant on your partner's UK visa
  • a spouse or partner on a 'family of a settled person' visa
  • the partner of a British citizen, EEA national, 'settled' person with indefinite leave to remain, or someone with refugee status or humanitarian protection

The same rules apply if your ex-partner's visa is based on your relationship (for example they're your dependant or you're their 'sponsor').

How to tell the Home Office

Write a letter to the Home Office to tell them the relationship has ended - include your and your ex-partner's:

  • name
  • date of birth
  • address
  • passport number
  • Home Office reference number (you'll find it on letters sent from the Home Office)

If you or your ex-partner have children in the UK, you must also include:

  • their names and dates of birth
  • names of their parents or guardians, and who they live with
  • how much time they spend with you or your ex-partner
  • how much child maintenance or financial help you give each other
  • details of any family court cases you're involved in

Forms you must send with your letter

Include one of these forms with your letter - use the:

  • public statement if you don't want the Home Office to tell your ex-partner any details from your letter
  • consent form if you're happy for the Home Office to tell your ex-partner details from your letter

Both forms give the Home Office permission to contact your ex-partner at the address you give.

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