117. Entry clearance or limited leave to remain as a partner: relationship and immigration status requirements.

117.     Entry clearance or limited leave to remain as a partner: relationship and immigration status requirements.

The eligibility requirements to be met by a person applying for leave to enter or remain as a partner are substantially the same for each type of application, save for differences in relation to the 'immigration status' requirements for leave to remain applications1 and the required length of continuous residence for an application for indefinite leave to remain2.

For all applications for leave to enter or limited leave to remain as a partner (the 'relationship' requirements)3:

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    (1)     the person's partner must