UK Fiance Visa

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Who is the UK Fiance Visa for? What is the eligibility for the UK Fiance Visa? What documents do I need for the UK Fiance visa? How to apply for the UK Fiance Visa? What are the Fees? How long can I stay in the country on my UK Fiance Visa? Do I become a citizen after marriage? How Do I Switch to the UK Spouse Visa? How to become a UK citizen after marriage?

Who is the UK Fiance Visa for?

This visa is for people who have 'settled' status in the UK to bring their fiancé to join them in the UK.

Also known as the 'prospective marriage visa', the fiancé visa is different from other partner visa categories.

In this visa there is no requirement for the applicant and the sponsor to have lived together before making an application.

What is the eligibility for the UK Fiance Visa?

You and your fiancé must:

Your fiancé (sponsor) must have a minimum earning of £18,600 per annum or must have enough savings to sponsor you. This amount might change in case there are other dependants involved.

Finally, you both must have a suitable accommodation for yourselves.

What documents do I need for the UK Fiance visa?

The key in getting a UK Fiance Visa requirement is proving the genuinity of the relationship.

This can be done by providing sufficient evidence of being in a genuine relationship by usually providing one or couple of the following information and evidence:

Since this visa needs no proof of having lived together, the requirements are fairly simple and similar to most other visa categories, with the addition of proof of divorce in case of previous marriage. Here is the list of things that might be needed:

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How to apply for the UK Fiance Visa?

The applicant must pass the 5 requirements for application. These are:

  1. Suitability: The applicant is suitable to enter the UK and is not part of any criminal or deportation orders.
  2. Partner eligibility: As mentioned above, the sponsor must be a British Citizen
  3. Tuberculosis Test: In case you are from a country that requires a TB test
  4. English Language: Test results of recognized institutes for English Language
  5. Financial and Accomodation: On the part of the sponsor

All these factors considered, create your application and submit them online. Usually these processes are very complicated and require expert help to submit a great application on the first try. Schedule a free call back with us to know how we can help you create your application.

What are the Fees?

Currently, it costs £1,523 to apply for the Fiance Visa from outside and £1,033 to apply from inside the UK.

How long does it take to get the UK Fiance Visa?

The UK Fiance Visa is a medium risk subject and the authorities have to consider a lot of things before responding on the visa. So there is no specific timeline for when you will receive a decision on your UK Fiance Visa.

If your visa application has been fully completed and meets the standard requirements, your decision will be quicker.

In case your application is missing any key documents, or if the authorities need more information as the provided information wasn’t enough, it will delay the processing of your UK Fiance Visa.

If things go fine, you can expect to receive a decision on your application between 2 and 3 months after the day it is received by the immigration office.

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How long can I stay in the country on my UK Fiance Visa?

Once approved, you can stay in the UK for a tenure of 6 months from the date of arrival in the country. This is with the assumption that your stay there is for the purpose of marriage only hence you must abide by the conditions imposed on your immigration permission.

Do I become a citizen after marriage?

No. After marriage you need to switch to a long term visa like the UK Spouse Visa in order to extend your stay. Citizenship is possible only using the Indefinite Leave to Remain Visa after completing 5 years residence in the country.

How Do I Switch to the UK Spouse Visa?

The UK Fiance Visa has a major benefit that it provides a smooth transition into the UK Spouse Visa. You can apply for the standard Spouse Visa application process without having to leave the country, provided that the application is made while your UK Fiance Visa is still active.

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How to become a UK citizen after marriage?

The UK Spouse Visa provides a tenure of 30 months, after which you can apply for an extension of 30 more months given that the conditions have not changed. After completing 5 years you can apply for the Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) and after an year of ILR in the country you can apply for a British Citizenship, get your British Passport and enjoy full citizenship.

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