What is a family visa for the UK?
There are several visa categories for foreigners who decide to tie their fate to a citizen or Permanent Residence Permit (PRP) holder of the United Kingdom:
Family visa for husband, wife (including same-sex partners);
A visa for partners who are not legally married (including same-sex partners);
Visa for the bride or groom.
The Marriage visitor visa is a special immigration category intended for those foreign nationals who wish to hold a marriage ceremony in the UK without intending to remain in the country. If, after the wedding, the holder wishes to continue to reside with their lawful spouse in the UK, they can only obtain a Marriage Visitor Visa to the UK outside of the country.
The first 2 visa categories subsequently lead to permanent residence and British citizenship.
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