Fiancé Visa UK

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For those outside the UK, engaged, seeking to join a settled legal partner for marriage within six months of arrival, while meeting financial requirements.

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UK Fiancé Visa

Engaged partners of British citizens, persons with indefinite leave to remain in the UK or limited leave to remain in the UK who intend to marry within 6 months of their arrival within the UK, are eligible to apply for the Fiancé UK visa category.  UK Fiancé visa applications must be submitted from outside the UK.

Embark on the journey towards your dream wedding in the United Kingdom with our expert UK Fiancé Visa services. Tailored for couples planning to marry in the UK, our comprehensive guide demystifies the intricate process, ensuring you meet all the critical requirements with ease. From navigating the financial threshold to understanding the necessary documentation, our skilled team offers bespoke advice to simplify your application process. Whether you’re a UK citizen engaged to a non-resident or an international couple looking to unite in the UK, we provide the essential support to make your transition seamless. Trust our proven expertise to bring your partner to the UK for your special day, laying the foundation for a prosperous life together. For further details call us at: 0203 384 4389 

We Can Help You With Your Fiancé Visa

To obtain a UK fiance visa, you will have to prove to UK Visas and Immigration that you fulfil the requirements listed below:

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Who is eligible for the Fiancé Visa?

UK Visas & Immigration requires the following requirements in order to grant you a Fiancé Visa:

Depending on your circumstances, you may need to satisfy different requirements so it is strongly advisable to confirm your eligibility in advance of making an application. Call Now: 0203 384 4389 

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What are the Financial Requirements for a Fiancé Visa?

You will need to meet a financial requirement in order to demonstrate that you can properly maintain yourself in the UK without using public funds.

If you’re applying for a Fiancé Visa, the settled person will be required to demonstrate that they have a gross annual income of at least:

The following are ways to meet the financial requirement for the UK Fiancé Visa:

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How Long is a Fiancé Visa Valid For?

Initial validity of a  Fiancé visa for UK is six months if your application is successful.

Once you have been married, you will be able to apply to switch to the fiance visa category without leaving the UK. 

You will be granted further leave to remain in the UK as a Spouse for a period of 30 months if your application is successful. Before your Spouse leave expires, you will need to extend it for a further 30 months.

When you have lived in the UK for five years as the British fiance Visa citizen or settled person, you will be eligible to apply for indefinite leave to remain.

What if 6 months is not enough?

Although the Fiancé visa expires after 6 months, so you can apply for another 6 months so the marriage can take place if you can satisfy the UKVI that there is a good reason why the marriage has not taken place yet and prove that it will conclude within the next 6 months.

In the real world, we understand that things don’t always go to plan.

It’s important to understand that whilst the Fiancé Visa is an immigration pathway to settlement, this is subject to ongoing compliance with the immigration rules.

There are many considerations such as:

  • is the relationship subsisting and genuine??
  • has there been any breakdown in relationship?
  • Have there been any changes in income?
  • Are there any criminal convictions?

You may apply for indefinite leave to remain if you are married to a British citizen or a settled person for five years and have met the immigration rules along this journey.

UK Immigration Solicitors are experts in this area and our team can ensure that you remain compliant with the rules throughout your immigration journey. For details call 0203 384 4389

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How Long Does Take a UK Fiancé Visa Processing time?

UK Visa & Immigration aims to process 95% of applications for UK Partner visas within 12 weeks after they are submitted.

In the event that you are in need of a faster visa processing timeline, most visa centres outside the UK offer settlement priority service. At every stage of the decision-making process, your UK Fiancé Visa application will be placed in the front of the queue. It normally takes 30 working days to process a UK Fiancé Visa via the Settlement Priority Visa Service.  If the UK Fiancé Visa application UK is well-prepared, the process can be sped up.

From within the UK, you will be able to choose between two processing timelines when applying to switch into or extend your Fiancé Visa status. Your in-country application will be decided within 8 weeks if you apply via the Standard Service. In most cases, you will receive a decision on the next working day after providing your biometric information if you apply through the Super Priority Service. Call now at 0203 384 4389

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Is there an English language requirement?

You may need to prove your knowledge of the English language when you apply.

When you do not need to prove it

You do not need to prove your knowledge of English or take a test if one of the following is true:

You also will not need to prove your knowledge of English if you’re a national of one of the following countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Malta, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, USA

How to prove your knowledge of English

You can prove it with an academic qualification, or by taking a test.

Academic qualifications

You can prove your knowledge of English if you have a degree or academic qualification that was taught or researched in English.

If your qualification is from a UK university or college, you only need your degree certificate.

If your qualification is from a university or college outside the UK

You’ll need to provide a certificate from Ecctis (formerly UK NARIC) to show that your qualification is equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree or higher and that it was taught in English.

There are 2 kinds of certificate:

You need a statement of comparability if you got your qualification from a university or college in one of these countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Malta, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, USA

If you got your qualification from a university or college in any other country, you need a visa and nationality statement.

Take an approved English language test

You can prove your knowledge of English by passing an approved English language test.

You must pass at least level A1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) scale for your first visa application. You can choose to take a higher level test.

If you pass level B1 or higher, you can use your test result again when you apply for settlement after 5 years. Your test still needs to be on the approved list of qualifications and your test certificate must not have been withdrawn by the test provider. For further information call 0203 384 4389

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Is it possible to work on a Fiancé Visa?

A Fiancé Visa holder is not permitted to work or study in the UK.

The Fiancé Visa is specifically designed for individuals who plan to marry or enter into a civil partnership with a UK resident within six months of their arrival. During their stay under this visa category, they are restricted from engaging in employment. Dial 0203 384 4389 for further information.

Do we both need to be in the UK to apply for a Fiancé Visa?

You need entry clearance before coming to the UK if you want to enter the country because of your relationship with a British national. You can apply for a Fiancé Visa from overseas only. This means the applicant cannot be within the UK at the time of making the application. Call 0203 384 4389

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Can Our Children Join us on the Fiancé Visa Route?

Any child intending to join the main applicant as part of their visa application is called a dependent.

Children under the age of 18 may enter the UK as your dependents.

They should be applied for at the same time as your Fiancé Visa application. Depending on how many dependent children are being sponsored, your sponsoring Fiancé Visa will need to prove income of a specific amount. For details call 0203 384 4389

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How Can We Extend Our Fiancé Visa?

A Fiancé visa can be extended for a maximum of 6 months if there is good demonstrable reason why the proposed marriage has not taken place within 6 months of arrival. Once you are married, you would need to apply for a Spouse Visa. This can be done from outside of the country and it is also possible to switch your Fiancé visa to a Spouse Visa whilst in the UK subject to meeting certain UKVI criteria

Our expert team can provide you with further guidance about switching visa after marriage.

Our expert team are ready to guide you through all of the requirements to extend your Fiancé Visa and will be able to ensure that you qualify before you apply.
To extend your Fiance visa call now at 0203 384 4389 

When Do We Become Eligible for Indefinite Leave to Remain?

When you have lived in the UK as the Fiancé Visa of a British citizen or settled person for five years (60 months), you may be eligible to apply for permanent residency.

In addition to the requirements listed above, you will need to demonstrate that:

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What If Our Fiancé Visa Entry Clearance or Extension Has Been Refused?

If your application for entry clearance, leave to remain or settlement as an Fiancé Visa has been refused, UK Immigration Solicitor can help you determine whether to submit a fresh application or challenge the decision by appealing to the Immigration Tribunal..

UK Immigration Solicitors offer professional legal advice and representation in all aspects of pursuing UK immigration appeals in addition to preparing high quality visa applications.

We provide immigration appeal representation at hearings before the First-tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal and higher courts, assist with the preparation of appeal bundles, represent you at immigration appeal hearings before the Upper Tribunal, and advise you on the merits of appealing against Home Office decisions. We draft grounds of appeal and applications to appeal and draft appeal bundles. Call 0203 384 4389 for further information.

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What are the Fiance visa UK Fee?

Please note, the above fees are administrative only and do not cover our professional fees for legal representation.

We provide a full representation service for one transparent, affordable fee to handle your entire case.

As with most things in life, think accountant, doctor, electrician, it is possible to do it yourself if your suitably qualified and competent. You can complete your own visa application if you feel you have the required understanding of the Home Office rules, requirements and specified evidence thresholds. However, it is not ordinarily recommended if you are not totally comfortable with understanding and satisfying UKVI immigration rules.

If you make an application that is refused, you will lose all fees paid and they cannot be reclaimed irrespective of the outcome of your application, so it is extremely important to ensure that things are done correctly the first time round.

It is therefore highly recommended that you seek expert legal assistance.

The UK Immigration Solicitors team can provide you with expert guidance and support and will handle your entire application for one transparent fixed fee.

It is important to be aware, however, that making these applications involves numerous other costs. It’s not cheap so you must be successful with your first application. We recommend that you seek expert legal help with your UK Fiancé Visa application as the rules are complicated and the costs of refusal are significant.

If you apply outside the UK in 2024, the fee (cost) will be £1,538. If you apply inside the UK, the fee will be £1,048.

The immigration health surcharge from outside the UK will be £1,872. If you apply inside the UK, the immigration health surcharge will be £1,560.

The priority (premium) visa service (optional, if you want fast processing) from outside the UK will be £573. If you apply inside the UK, the priority visa service fee will be £500 – £800.

Please note, that the above fees are administrative only and do not cover our professional fees for legal representation.
We provide a full representation service for one transparent, affordable fee to handle your entire case. Call now at 0203 384 4389

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How can UK Immigration Solicitors help me?

In addition to offering immigration services, our immigration lawyers assist individuals from around the world to obtain Fiancé Visas for the UK.

In order to obtain an Fiancé Visa, our immigration lawyers can be of assistance to you in assessing the merits of the application, overcoming challenges, assisting in preparing the application or representing you in challenging a decision to refuse an application.

Having a proactive approach to understanding and meeting the needs of our clients is something we take pride in. Our team is committed to providing clients with clear and reliable immigration advice within a professional and friendly environment.

By now you would have realised that when it comes to Fiancé Visas, we are the go-to experts.

We are the original and still the best! Proud to be the UK’s #1 Immigration Law Firm.

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Back in 2012, after carefully listening to the frustrations of clients who could not find reliable immigration advice online, we pioneered the provision of legal representation for immigration cases online. This was a revolutionary transition and since our innovations, there have been a whole multitude of online immigration service providers.

UK Immigration Solicitors are immensely proud of our reputation and our ability to deliver a truly global, comprehensive service to our clients without the need for them to step foot outside of the comfort of their own home in most cases.

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Our experienced UK immigration Solicitors can help you with your immigration process.

We have helped people from more than 100 countries get a UK visa without them leaving their homes!

We can help you get a visa from the comfort of your own home wherever you are in the world.

Speak to our friendly expert team now to see how we can help you live, work or study in the UK. Call now 0203 484 4389

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What is the benefit of using UK Immigration Solicitors?

Immigration rules are complex and subject to regular changes and revisions. This itself presents problems as it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure they are aware of and have complied with any changes to the routes, processes and evidence requirements.

Failure to meet strict rules is likely to result in the application being refused which, in turn, is likely have an emotional and financial strain on you and your family.

It is our job to ensure we are fully aware of the latest immigration rules, policies and procedures. We don’t leave matters to chance. Once you become a client of ours, we explain our strategy and tell you exactly how we propose to get you the right result. We will pinpoint the positives and negatives of your circumstances and explain where issues may arise and what would need to be done to fix them. We provide step by step guidance and advice throughout the entire process professionally. Our vast experience allows us to foresee problems before they arise and pro-actively adopt a strategic action plan.

Our legal fees are always agreed and fixed with you right at the beginning of your case, so you have complete peace of mind and control over the costs to ensure there are no restrictions or unpleasant surprises.

There are many online agencies, advisors and marketing companies who claim to be immigration experts but, provide very little expertise.

Let us be very clear here, if you are paying for someone just to fill in the forms for you, you should think about how you can put that money to better use and avoid gambling with your future by using inexperienced and ineffective companies.

We are a fully regulated nationwide, multi award winning law firm that specialises in immigration. Having more than 60 years of combined expertise and having handled more than 8,000 cases we have unrivalled experience and expertise to ensure you get the right result first time around – Don’t take our word for it though, check out our reviews to see why our clients trust us with their futures. We are rated 5* across the board and 98% of our clients have confirmed that they would recommend us to others.

We have illustrated our typical scope of service below so you can understand what we do for you as paid of our service:

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Frequently Asked Questions

Most of the time, a child needs a visa in order to live in the UK. For instance, if their parent is a foreign national working or studying in the country, the child may need a Child Dependant Visa.

Document checklist for a UK fiancé visa application:

  1. Application Form: Completed and signed fiancé visa application form.

  2. Passport: Valid passport for both the applicant and sponsor, with at least one blank page.

  3. Passport Photos: Recent passport-sized photographs of the applicant and sponsor.

  4. Proof of Relationship: Evidence demonstrating a genuine and subsisting relationship, such as correspondence, photos, or travel tickets.

  5. Proof of Eligibility: Documents proving that both parties are eligible to marry within the specified timeframe, such as a divorce decree absolute or death certificate of a previous spouse (if applicable).

  6. Financial Requirement: Evidence of meeting the financial requirement, including bank statements, employment contracts, or sponsorship letters.

  7. Accommodation: Proof of suitable accommodation in the UK, such as a tenancy agreement or property ownership documents.

  8. English Language Proficiency: Evidence of meeting the English language requirement, typically through a language test certificate or exemption document.

  9. TB Test Results: If applicable, a valid tuberculosis (TB) test certificate from an approved clinic.

  10. Visa Fee: Payment receipt for the fiancé visa application fee.

  11. Biometric Information: Confirmation of the appointment for providing biometric information (fingerprints and photograph) at a visa application center.

The requirements for a fiancé visa (also known as a prospective marriage visa) in the UK typically include the following:

  1. Eligibility to Marry: Both you and your partner must be eligible to marry under UK law, meaning neither of you is already married or in a civil partnership.

  2. Intention to Marry: You must intend to marry your UK partner within six months of entering the UK.

  3. Financial Requirement: The sponsoring partner (UK citizen or settled person) must meet a minimum income threshold, either through employment, self-employment, savings, or a combination of these. Alternatively, they may have adequate financial support from a third party, such as a family member.

  4. Accommodation: You must have suitable accommodation available for you and any dependents without recourse to public funds. This could be through ownership, rental, or living with family or friends.

  5. English Language Proficiency: You must demonstrate English language proficiency at an acceptable level, typically by passing an approved English language test, unless you are exempt.

  6. Genuine Relationship: You must prove that your relationship is genuine and subsisting, based on evidence such as correspondence, photos, or travel records.

  7. Health and Character Requirements: Both you and your partner must meet the health and character requirements set by the UK government. This may involve providing medical certificates and police clearance certificates.

  8. TB Test: If you are applying from a country where tuberculosis is prevalent, you may need to undergo a TB test at an approved clinic.

  9. Age Requirement: Both you and your partner must be at least 18 years old.

  10. Financial Responsibility Declaration: The sponsoring partner must sign a declaration confirming their responsibility for your financial support without recourse to public funds for at least the first five years of your stay in the UK.

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