This legal guide explains the immigration law and policy relevant to women from abroad who are in the UK on a spouse or partner visa and are experiencing domestic violence. The domestic violence rule, explained in this guide, may apply to you if you are in the UK as the wife, partner or civil partner of someone who is British or has Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR).

You can download a copy of this legal guide here.


You can find a list of useful contacts for further support here.