This type of visa is intended for those who wish to formalise their relationship with a UK citizen.
Due to the ever increasing number of sham marriages, UK law imposes strict requirements on foreign nationals who wish to marry UK residents.
In order to marry a British citizen, you must first apply for a fiancée’s visa.
Stages of obtaining UK marriage visa
One-to-one consultation with an immigration lawyer
2. Preparing documents and applying for a Married Person’s Visa
(if the marriage is to take place in the UK)
We prepare the necessary set of documents. We provide expert support and help answer any questions you may have.
3. Visa and Arrival in the UK
A fiancée visa is granted for a maximum of 6 months and during that time the parties must formalise their marriage in the UK.
4. Applying for a spousal visa
After marriage, the UK spouse or partner of a UK citizen must apply for a Spouse/Civil Partner visa.
5. Permanent Residence Permit (ILR)
After 5 years of residence in the UK on a Spouse (Civil partner) visa, the applicant is eligible to apply for a Permanent Residence Permit
6. Naturalization (Citizenship)
Once you have obtained an ILR, you may apply for naturalisation (citizenship)
Fiancee visa requirements
- Fiance visa is for those who want to come to the UK to marry or become engaged to a UK citizen.
- they must be married within the bridal visa period (the visa is valid for 6 months)
- Both future spouses must be at least 18 years old
They must prove that they have met before and know each other well and they must show their intention of permanently living together after marriage
- The inviting partner (sponsor) must show that they have an income of at least £18,600 per annum
- have a minimum A2 level of English under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
- Visitors on a fiancée visa are not entitled to work, study or set up their own business in the UK, nor are they entitled to claim government benefits