You can apply for a Fiance visa to marry your partner in the UK if you want to marry a British citizen or settled person within 6 months of your Fiancé(e) visa.

We are experts in dealing with UK Fiance visa applications and if instructed will carry out all the work on the application until the decision is received from the Home Office UKVI.

Please contact an expert UK immigration lawyer at Rex Law Chambers to fully assess your eligibility for a UK Fiance visa by considering all the relevant information including your past immigration history. So that we can advise you on the chances of success in your application in particular if you have any adverse personal or immigration history.

Fiance Visa UK

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  1. What is a Fiancé visa UK?
  2. UK Fiancé visa requirements
  3. What documents are required for a UK Fiancé visa application?
  4. Switching from Fiancé visa to Spouse visa
  5. What is UK Fiancé visa processing time?
  6. How can we help with your UK visa application?
  7. Do you need an immigration lawyer for the UK Fiancé visa application?
  8. Our fee for Fiancé visa application
  9. Do you need legal help?

What is a Fiancé visa UK?

A Fiance of a British citizen or settled person can apply for entry clearance as a Fiancé(e) to come to get married. The Fiancé(e) visa is normally granted for 6 months to enable you to get married to the UK sponsor within the permitted 6 months period.

After the marriage, the applicant is able to switch from Fiancé(e) visa to a spouse visa from inside the UK. The requirements to meet the criteria are pretty much the same as entry clearance application of a spouse visa under the 5-year route. You cannot be granted entry clearance if you are not meeting the requirements listed in Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules.

Fiancé(e) visa application online

The UK Fiancé(e) visa application is made online by completing an online application form. Following the submission of the application, the applicant is required to book an appointment with the relevant UK Visa Application Centre. The supporting documents in relation to entry clearance application as a Fiancé(e) can either be uploaded online before the enrolment of biometrics or an assisted service can be purchased at the application centre to get your documents scanned.

You should also note that you can still get married in the UK on a standard visitor visa however the difference between a visitor visa and the Fiancé(e) visa is that you are able to switch your status to a spouse visa from inside the UK whereas, on a visitor visa, you cannot do that under the rules.

UK Fiancé visa requirements

The applicant applying for a Fiancé(e) visa UK must meet the following requirements:

  • Suitability criteria as set out in Appendix FM to the Immigration Rules;
  • Must have met each other;
  • Must have the intention to live together permanently in the UK;
  • Both the applicant and the sponsor must be free to marry each other;
  • The applicant and the sponsor must have made appropriate arrangements and plans to get married in the UK;
  • Financial requirement whereby the UK sponsor of the applicant must be earning at least £18,600 gross per year or savings of £62,500 if the UK sponsor of the applicant has no earnings from employment, self-employment or other means of income;
  • Adequate accommodation for the applicant and the UK sponsor to be accommodated in the UK without recourse to public funds;
  • English language requirement to show that the applicant has English proficiency at CEFR level A1 as required by the UK Immigration Rules.

You must also meet all the other eligibility requirements. Please contact us for initial assessment to determine your eligibility, and to discuss the options.

UK Fiance visa financial requirements

Meeting the financial requirement is one of the key requirements for a UK Fiancé visa entry clearance application.

The applicant must provide evidence that the sponsor's gross annual income is at least:

  • Partner with no children – £18,600;
  • 1 child in addition to the partner – £22,400;
  • 2 children in addition to the partner – £24,800;
  • 3 children in addition to the partner – £27,200; and
  • an additional £2,400 for each additional Non-EEA child.

The higher financial requirement for applicants applying with child(ren) will apply until the applicant partner qualifies for settlement, even if the child turns 18 before then. However, the 18+ year old's income and savings will be permitted to count towards the financial requirement.

UK Fiance visa adequate accommodation requirements

The applicant must provide specified evidence that there will be adequate accommodation, without recourse to public funds, for the family, including other family members who are not included in the application but who live in the same household, which the family own or occupy exclusively: accommodation will not be regarded as adequate if:

  • it is, or will be, overcrowded; or
  • it contravenes public health regulations.

What documents are required for a UK Fiancé visa application?

Below is a list of required documents that you need to submit for your Fiancé visa application:

  • Valid passport
  • Proof that your relationship is genuine
  • Evidence of meeting the financial requirement
  • Evidence of meeting the adequate accommodation requirement
  • Proof of meeting the English language requirement

Depending on your circumstances, you might also need to provide additional documents. Please contact us for initial assessment to determine your eligibility, and find out required list of documents in support of your UK Fiancé visa entry clearance application.

Switching from Fiancé visa to Spouse visa

A person who is in the UK on Fiancé(e) visa can switch from Fiancé(e) visa into a Spouse visa from inside the UK as soon he/she has registered his marriage with his/her partner.

Such application for switching from Fiancé(e) visa to Spouse visa is made online using application form FLR (M) before the expiry of Fiancé(e) visa. As specialist Spouse visa solicitors, we can provide Super Priority Service for applications for switching from Fiancé(e) visa to Spouse visa and get a decision on your application within 24 hours of the biometrics enrolment date.

What is UK Fiancé visa processing time?

The general processing time for a UK Fiancé visa application is 12 weeks. You should get a decision on your visa within 12 weeks once you attend your appointment at the visa application centre.

How can we help with your UK visa application?

As part of our immigration services for your immigration application, our expert immigration lawyer will:

  • assess your eligibility for the relevant visa type by fully considering your circumstances;
  • advise you on the required supporting documents to be submitted in support of your immigration application;
  • assess all the documents to ensure that the documents you provide are as per the requirements of the Immigration Rules;
  • advise you on strengths and potential weaknesses in your visa application and how you can overcome such weaknesses if any;
  • complete the online immigration draft application form to share it with you for cross-checking;
  • submit your application online and schedule your biometrics appointments with the relevant commercial partner of the UKVI;
  • prepare a detailed cover letter in support of the immigration application explaining in detail how you are meeting all the requirements of the Immigration Rules so that you have the maximum chances of succeeding in your visa application;
  • upload all the supporting documents online in support of the immigration application in their correct format and order;
  • dealing and responding to any caseworker enquiries or correspondence from the Home Office caseworker for any further documents or information concerning your pending immigration application;
  • do all the follow-up work on your immigration application until a decision is received from the Home Office UKVI.

Do you need an immigration lawyer for the UK Fiancé visa application?

UK Immigration law is an extremely fast-changing and complex area of law. There are high chances of getting a visa refusal if you are not fully aware of relevant immigration law(s) and eligibility criteria.

Most of the applicants seek professional legal help with their UK Fiancé visa applications from highly experienced immigration lawyers to boost their chances of success. A well-prepared application can significantly increase your chances of success.

Our fee for Fiancé visa application

We are experts in dealing with Fiancé(e) visa applications and we will carry out all the work on the application until the decision is received from the Home Office UKVI. Please contact an expert UK immigration lawyer at Rex Law Chambers to assess your eligibility for an entry clearance by considering all the relevant information so that we can advise you on the chances of success in your application in particular if you have any exceptional circumstances or personal history.

Our fixed fee

We charge a fixed fee starting from £1000 for our professional legal services in relation to Fiancé(e) visa application. The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.

Do you need legal help?

Contact Rex Law Chambers, if you have any questions or need legal help with any UK immigration law related matter. At Rex Law Chambers, we specialise in a wide range of UK visas and nationality applications and our principal immigration lawyer has wealth of experience and expert knowledge to deal with all types of UK visas and immigration applications. He has successfully handled many complex and high-profile cases and also represented clients in their immigration matters.

We can provide one-off FREE general legal advice via live chat or our "Enquiry Form". The FREE advice does not cover the advice in relation to complex legal issues or advice about documents to be submitted in support of the application. If you would like to to get detailed legal advice then please schedule an in-person, Zoom, Skype or phone consultation by using our "Appointment Request Form".

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