If your marriage, civil partnership or other relationship ends
This page is for people who have been given permission to enter or remain in the UK as the partner of a British citizen, a person who is settled here or a migrant who has temporary permission to stay here. It explains what you should do if your relationship with your partner ends.
By 'partner' we mean husband, wife, civil partner, unmarried partner or same-sex partner.
Partners of British citizens and people who are settled here
If your relationship ends while you have temporary permission to stay in the UK - that is, during your two-year probationary period before you can apply to live here permanently - you should tell us about the change in your circumstances and whether you intend to leave the UK. Since you no longer meet the requirements of the Immigration Rules under which you were given permission to stay here, we may consider whether that permission should be cancelled.
If you are a British citizen or settled here and your relationship with your partner ends during their probationary period, you should tell us that the relationship has ended. Our Partners and families section contains more information.
Partners of migrants with temporary permission to stay in the UK
If you have temporary permission to stay in this country as the partner of a migrant who also has temporary permission to stay here, you must leave the UK. This is because you will no longer be meeting the requirements of your permission to stay.
Non-European partners of European citizens
If you are a national of a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, and you have come to the UK with an EEA family permit as the partner of an EEA or Swiss citizen, you must leave the country if your relationship with that person ends.