UK Fiancé/Fiancée Visa
The UK Fiancée Visa allows individuals to bring their fiancée to the UK if they themselves have settled status in the UK i.e. they are lawfully living in the UK without any restrictions on their stay. If the applicant is considered eligible for the Fiance Visa, he or she is given permission to enter the UK in order to marry. After the marriage, the foreign national spouse can immediately apply for a Spousal Visa by requesting for further leave to remain here in the UK. This grants the foreign national with conditional permanent residence and permission to live & work in the UK, after the completion of 5 years continuous stay in the UK they’ll then be deemed eligible to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain.
The UK Fiancée visa requirements are quite similar to the requirements of the Spouse visa. The applicants can choose whether they want to apply for the Fiancée visa or marry first in order to apply directly for the Spousal visa. This will of course avoid the necessity of making two separate applications.
The essential eligibility requirements for the Fiancée visa are:
The sponsors may meet the level of the financial requirement applicable to their application through employment, self employment, cash savings, director of a company, rental income, etc.
All the categories have separate set of documents which need to be submitted with the application based specified as to:
(a) the permitted sources of income/savings; and
(b) the time periods and permitted combinations of sources applicable to each
permitted source relied upon; and
(c) the evidence required for each permitted source relied upon.
Exceptions to Financial Requirement
If your sponsor is in receipt of any of the below then you are not required to meet the financial requirement
Children of Fiance visa holders who are under 18 years of age are permitted to accompany their parent to the UK.
Fiancé visa holders should apply for the Marriage visa immediately after they marry as they will now be eligible to work in the UK under Fiancé visa status.
English Language requirement has been satisfied with level A1 course.
Benefits of a UK Fiancée visa: