If you are an overseas national and are engaged with a British Citizen or a person having settled status (ILR) in the UK, and wish to get married in the UK you need to apply for entry clearance in order to obtain fiancé visa to enter the UK for the marriage ceremony and settlement. There are several requirements that need to be met to qualify for this visa and even a minor mistake or absence of a necessary document may result in the refusal of the application.

You and your partner must be 21 years of age at the time of application and should also be able to provide evidences of your maintenance and accommodation without recourse to public funds. The overseas national is required to pass one of the approved English language tests before the application. We advise and represent our clients in respect of fulfilling all the requirements of this visa and also advise on substitute evidences, should you not be able to provide any primary evidences.

Once the application is approved, you will be given entry clearance for six months and will therefore be allowed to enter the UK to get married and settle down in the UK. The marriage needs to take place within the six months period and you can then apply for a spouse visa while remaining in the UK. Once the spouse visa is approved you will be given leave for 27 months and you will have permission to take any employment or engage in self employment activities in the UK. At the end of total stay of 24 months in the UK on spouse visa, you can make an application for Indefinite leave to remain in the UK.

At Nasim and Co Solicitors, we offer our expertise of advising and representing our clients in making their entry clearance applications. We have got extensive experience of handling complex immigration casework and can advice on all sorts of immigration matters.  We can represent our clients in making their fiancé visa applications and advise them on the requirements that need to be met, law and the procedure that need to be followed. You can contact us at 02085528612 or and one of team members will be in touch with you shortly.