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What is a UK Fiance Visa?

People who are planning to marry a British citizen or permanent resident in the UK may apply for a fiance/fiancee visa.

Fiance/Fiancee Visa Requirements:

  • The sponsor and the applicant must intend to get married within a six month period.
  • They must have met each other.
  • They must intend to live together permanently.
  • The applicant must be able to support him / herself, or be supported by their partner, without access to public funds.
  • There must be adequate accommodation in place.
  • There is no requirement that the applicant and the sponsor have lived together before applying.
  • Successful applicants receive a 6 month visa in which to come to the UK and get married. They are not allowed to work while on this visa. Once married, the recipients must apply for a marriage visa.



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