Fiancé Visa

What is a Fiancé Visa?

A Fiancé Visa allows the applicant entry to the UK for a period of 6 months (applicant is issued with a 6 months visa) to marry their proposed Spouse/Partner in the UK. Their Sponsor/Partner must be a British citizen or a person present and settled with the grant of indefinite leave to remain in the UK.

The Immigration Rules in particular the financial requirement of the rules are complex and require specified mandatory documents. If you require professional advice and representation, our Immigration Solicitors dealt with Spouse visa applications on a regular basis and assist the applicant and the UK Sponsor with full assistance and preparation to ensure that the Immigration rules are met for a successful outcome.

If you are not sure whether the Fiancé visa is the right for you give us a call on 0203 7324736 or contact us online to discuss your individual requirements and how we can help.

What are the visa requirements?

In order to qualify for a UK Fiancé visa you will need to satisfy and meet the following requirements:

There are several categories that may apply and there are specified documents that will need to be provided in order to satisfy the visa requirements in the application process, depending on your circumstances 

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What happens after I get married in the UK, do I need to return back?

The main advantage with a Fiancé visa, the visa allows the applicant to get married with their Spouse/Partner in the UK and gives them the right to continue to remain or stay in the UK upon applying for a Spouse visa application to the Home Office from inside the UK. This means the applicant is not required to return back to their home country and be overseas to apply for entry clearance to re-enter the UK in the Spouse visa category. This category allows the fiance visa applicant to settle in the UK. 

How long does the Process Take?

On average it can take between 6 weeks for an Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) to consider your application and documents before reaching a decision on your visa application  In some case it can be longer and each case is considered in its individual merits. In some cases it can take a lot quicker depending on the case work at the respective British High Commission, Embassy or Consultant.

Do I need to pay for the Immigration Health Surcharge?

All applicant (s) need to pay the UK NHS Surcharge, which is a separate fee from the visa application fee. The Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) covers the initial period of the length of the visa.

What happens if I am the Sponsor in the UK and not working or am no benefits, can I still apply?

You may still be able to meet the requirements if you are not working or are on benefits or have sufficient savings to satisfy the financial requirements. You may still apply if you can show your separation to join your proposed Spouse/Partner in the UK, would be a breach of human rights and you are unable to continue your relationship from outside the UK.

How long is my Visa Valid For?

Your initial visa will be valid for 6 months allowing you to get married with your Spouse/Partner within this time period. Once you get married you will be eligible to apply for a UK Spouse visa from inside the UK, on the basis of your marriage

Can I work this visa?

You are not permitted to work. Once you obtain a UK Spouse visa, this will give you the legal right to work, study or set up a business in the UK and stay in the UK. 

How do I apply for a Fiancé Visa?

For Further Information or to talk to us, Contact us to discuss your UK Spouse visa application with one of our Immigration Solicitors in London on 0203 7324736 or complete the contact form

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Does this visa Lead to Settlement?

The Fiancé Visa is valid for 6 months allowing the applicant to get married in the UK. Once you get married this will give the applicant under the Immigration rules the right to apply for a Spouse visa from inside the UK. If your Spouse visa application is successful, you will be issued with a Spouse visa for 2.5 years and then will need to apply for a further extension in this category and then allowing you to apply for indefinite leave to remain in the UK.

What happens if my application is refused?

If your application is unsuccessful and has been refused by an Entry Clearance Officer, you will be given a right of appeal to challenge and lodge an appeal against the decision to refuse your visa to the UK. If this is the case, you can either lodge an appeal or submit a fresh application to address the ECO concerns. We have years of experience to help you with appealing against the decision to refused and will conduct a full assessment of the prospects of success or advice you submit a new application.

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Why our client’s instruct us and How we can help?

We are a Company of Experts for You. Our Friendly Team of Immigration Solicitors in London are experts in dealing with your entry clearance application for Fiancé Visa to the UK.  We are here to provide you with honest and transparent advice at all times of the merits of your case.

Once instructed, please feel assured we will include the following:

  • Taking detailed instructions from you and advising you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures in your entry clearance application for an Fiancé visa to the UK;
  • Assessing and checking your documents and evidence to ensure that your application fulfils the relevant requirements, if any documents are missing or additional documents are need
  • Advising you if any documents are missing or additional documents are required to support and strengthen your visa application.
  • Completing of your entire Fiancé visa application process from start to finish
  • Preparing a representation letter to the Home Office as to why you qualify for an entry clearance application for an Fiancé visa to the UK.