If you are not married and wish to enter the UK to marry your fiancé(e), you will be applying for entry clearance to join your partner in the UK, under the Fiancé Visa route.
Your partner must be a British or Irish citizen, have settled in the UK or be from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and have pre-settled status.
If your marriage has been cancelled due to outside factors, you may be able to extend your Fiancé Visa. However, if your relationship has ended within the 6-month stay granted, you will have to find another way into the UK. See our full list of Visa Routes to see if you could be eligible for alternative routes.
If you are looking to get married or enter a civil partnership in the UK, but are not planning to stay or settle, you would need a Marriage Visitor Visa.
This would let you stay in the UK for 6 months to get married, but cannot be extended, and you cannot switch to another visa. Contact us if you would like to know more.
If your visa is rejected, you may appeal the Home Office decision, but to do so you will need a strong case. Having legal assistance will ensure that your appeal has the best chances.
After obtaining a Fiancé Visa, you can remain in the UK for 6 months to enable your marriage. Subsequently, you may switch to the Spouse Visa, which will grant you 2.5 years of leave to remain, with an extension for another 2.5 years prior to qualifying for Settlement and British Citizenship.
Unfortunately not yet. Fiancé Visas do not give the right to work in the UK. Therefore, we would normally switch to the Spouse Visa as soon as you are married to obtain the UK right to work or study.
A Fiancé or Fiancée Visa is a temporary route into the UK to enable your marriage. Switching to the Spouse Visa then leads to a more permanent path to ILR, hence offering wider opportunities for living in the UK.
After applying for a Fiancé Visa, the typical processing time may take up to 3 months for the Home Office to verify the information received from you and make a decision. For an additional fee, you may opt for the Priority service if it is offered in your country of application.
With the optional Priority Settlement service, you may expedite your application by requesting for it to be placed in front of the queue. The processing time may be significantly reduced to approximately 30 days.
Persons over 65 years of age, people with limited physical and mental abilities, as well as those from recognised English-speaking countries, such as people from Canada, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, New Zealand, Tobago, USA, Guyana, Barbados, and other territories.
Yes in limited circumstances, we may apply to Extend your Fiancée or Fiancé Visa for another 6 months if there was an acceptable reason on why you were unable to register the marriage or civil partnership before the expiry of your existing Visa.
QC Immigration can help Increase your chances of your UK visa application being accepted with the help of our experienced immigration lawyers.