Visas when you separate or divorce

Last updated: 11 November 2019

You must tell the Home Office if you separate or divorce from your partner and you:

  • are dependent on your partner's UK visa
  • have a 'family of a settled person' visa as a spouse or partner
  • only have permission to stay in the UK for a limited time because you're the partner of a British citizen, a 'settled person' or someone who has refugee status or humanitarian protection

Find out how to contact the Home Office and what happens next on GOV.UK.