UK FIANCÉE VISA PROCESS & REQUIREMENTS
The UK fiancée/fiancé visa (settlement) known as the prospective marriage visa, can be submitted by eligible British citizens and permanent residents of the UK who act as sponsors and wish to bring their proposed spouse to the United Kingdom with the intention of getting married within 6 months of the visa issue date. If the foreign or overseas fiancée is eligible for this visa, they may be admitted to the UK for the purpose of getting married to the sponsor within a six month period normally through a civil ceremony at a Registry Office. After the marriage, the overseas husband or wife can apply for a two and half year provisional spouse visa by making an application for further leave to remain or FLR(M) from inside the UK, which grants the holder conditional residency status and allows them to remain in the UK initially for two years and half years.
In order to submit an application for a UK fiancée visa, you and your partner must meet the following basic eligibility requirements:
- To sponsor a non European national for a UK marriage visa, the sponsor must be either a British citizen, or lawful permanent resident of the UK permitted to remain in the UK indefinitely. To be considered a UK permanent resident, you must be permitted to live and work in the UK indefinitely without restrictions on your stay. The qualifying sponsors must hold British Citizenship status, Indefinite leave to remain (ILR) or right of abode in the UK
- To qualify as a sponsor, you must demonstrate that you are present and settled in the UK or, if living overseas, you plan to return to the UK to live before or at the same time as your fiancée or partner arrives in the UK on a Fiancée/settlement visa.
- One of the most important qualifying criteria and often common reasons for refusal is that you must be financially secure and have adequate accommodation arranged by the time your spouse or partner enters the UK on a settlement visa. You must satisfy the UK Border Agency that you have the ability to support the person you wish to sponsor and can afford to live in the UK with your family, including any dependents, without requiring any recourse or help of public funds especially under the Financial Requirement of the Immigration Rules
- You and your fiancée must be free to marry in order to apply for a settlement fiancée visa. This means that both of you are single at the time of application, and that any previous marriages and/or registered civil partnerships have ended officially through divorce, annulment or death.
- You and your fiancée must be at least 18 years of age.
- You must have met your spouse or partner in person prior to applying for a UK visa
- You must have met in person prior to submitting your UK Visa application. You will need to provide satisfactory proof that you have met in person
- Both you and your fiancée / Partner must have a genuine intention to marry in the UK within six months after receiving your UK marriage visa and the UK Visa Officer will expect proof of arrangements you have made
- You must show that you and your fiancée/ partner intend to live together after the marriage.
- New UK Visa Financial Rules effective from 9th July 2012 mean that to sponsor a foreign partner or spouse with no children the new minimum income threshold is £18,600. This increases to £22,400 if there is one child dependant, £24,800 for two children, £27,200 for three (£2,400 for each additional child involved in any UK settlement visa application). Sponsors are required to provide mandatory and strict forms of evidence to show that they meet the new financial requirements, unless they are exempt from this requirement under the new Financial Requirement.
We can help you get a UK Spouse Visa by allocating an Approved OISC Immigration Advisor who will manage your application from start to finish, ensuring that it’s done right the first time and providing you with a hassle free experience and affordable fixed fee service.
- Give you an assessment on the merits of your case
- Inform you of the legal requirements which you will have to meet for your application to be successful
- Explain how the legal requirements will be interpreted by the UK Border Agency
- Complete the application form on your behalf based on the information you give us
- Give you detailed advice about the supporting evidence that will need to be submitted along with your application
- Submit your application submit your application to the UK Border Agency either within the UK or at an overseas visa post (UK Embassy/High Commission/Consulate)
- We will present all evidence and with legal representations on your behalf. In the legal representations we will set out the particulars of your case and circumstances, details of the Immigration Rules under which you are asking for your application to be considered, and show how you meet the requirements of the law, or, if you do not meet the requirements, explain any compelling and compassionate circumstances and present your case in the best possible light to explain in legal terms why your application should be successful.
- Liaise with the appropriate authorities until a decision on your application is received
- Understanding the process of applying for a UK Spouse Visa can be worrying and confusing for many. But this is where we can help. Our advisors will take care of the whole application for you, so you don’t have to worry.
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- A one-off fixed fee with no hidden charges and no hourly rates. The price you’re given is the price you pay which is GUARANTEED NOT to increase at any stage.
- UK Immigration Laws and Rules are always changing. Our Immigration Experts are ex UK Border Agency Officials and are up to date with ever changing UK Immigration rules ensuring you get the best advice and support
- UK Visa Applications made by individuals without the correct support or guidance have a very high refusal rate. Therefore, it is crucial to utilise the services of an Immigration professional that is authorised and regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC).
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