The UK Fiancé visa is a route for a non-British individual to join his/her fiancé who is settled in the UK. UK Fiancé visa is also termed as a prospective marriage or civil partnership visa and it is different from a spouse/partner visa. UK fiancé visa allows the applicant to join his partner in the UK for 6 months and during the 6 months; both must get married or enter into a civil partnership with each other.
Eligibility for UK fiance visa
- You and your UK based partner must be 18 or above;
- Your partner must be a British citizen or with a settled status such as indefinite leave to remain (ILR) in the UK;
- You must prove that if you had married to or were in a civil partnership with someone else in the past then that marriage or civil partnership has ended;
- You must show that you plan to get married to or enter a civil partnership with your partner within the 6 months of your entry to the UK;
- You must show that your relationship is genuine, and you intend to live together with your partner in the UK after you get married to or enter a civil partnership with him/her;
- You must meet the financial requirement, which means you must be able to support yourself financially for all your expenses during your stay in the UK. The financial requirement can be met with the combined income or savings of you and your partner in the UK. The minimum annual income requirement is £18,600;
- There must be an appropriate accommodation for you, your partner, and dependents (if any) in the UK;
- You must meet the minimum level of speaking and understanding the English language; and
- Your application must not fall for refusal under the suitability requirement.
Prepare your information and documents
To prove various points mentioned in the eligibility section here, you must provide the required information and documents in an appropriate format along with the application form. Some of the information and documents that you may submit include:
- Your current passport;
- Copies of the photo page of any old passports and visas;
- Documents such as bank statements of joint accounts or documents of a common accommodation you shared with your partner to prove the genuineness of your relationship;
- Details of your spouse (if you were married to someone in the past) and/or children (if any with your previous spouse)
- Divorce certificate if you got a divorce;
- Details of any criminal convictions (if any in your name);
- Your Tuberculosis test results if you come from a country where it is mandatory to take the test;
- The income or savings statement such as a bank statement or salary slip for meeting financial requirement; and
- SELT test’s passing certificate in order to prove your knowledge of the English language.
If any of your document/s is not in either English or Welsh language, then you need to get a certified translation copy of the original documents.
How to apply for a UK Fiance visa?
You must apply online. This is irrespective of the fact that whether you are applying from outside the UK or from inside the UK.
You can only apply from outside the UK and the fee is £1,523.
How long do you have to wait to get a decision?
You should get a decision on your visa application ideally in 2-3 months’ time, but it may take longer also depending upon your circumstances
If you want to apply for a UK Fiance visa and need expert advice, contact Visa and Migration Ltd at +44 (0)20 3411 1261
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