Fiancé & Marriage Visas

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Fiancé Visa Applications

If you are engaged to someone who is British or has indefinite leave to remain in the UK, then you may be able to apply to join them here as their fiancé(e) or their proposed civil partner. You cannot apply for this type of visa from inside the UK.

You will have to show that you meet the following requirements:

  • You are both aged 18 or over at the date of the application
  • You have met in person
  • Your relationship is genuine and you that it is the intention of both of you to live together permanently
  • Any previous relationship that either of you has had has is not still active
  • There will be the required accommodation for you and for anyone else who lives with you without relying on public funds, both prior and proceeding the marriage or the civil partnership
  • You can speak and you can understand English to the required Standard
  • That you meet the UK Border Agency’s financial requirements

A fiancé(e) or proposed civil partner visa will be issued for a six month period. In this time period you cannot work in the UK. Once you are married you will be able to apply to change into the spouse or civil partner visa category. When this happens you need to meet the requirements set out above in relation to spouses and civil partners.

Marriage Visa Financial requirements

You will need to demonstrate that your spouse or partner in the UK has a gross annual income of £18,600 or more. If you are bringing a child with you (who is not British, an EEA national or otherwise settled in the UK), your spouse or partner’s gross annual income will have to be £22,400. For each additional child, add £2,400 to this total to see how much income your spouse or partner will need to have.

The UK Spouse/Marriage visa category enables a husband, wife or civil partner of a British National or a person who is settled in the UK to apply for leave to enter, or leave to remain in the country.

The spouse/civil partner must apply for entry clearance before travelling to the UK. Entry clearance visas are issued for an initial 33 month period and they can be extended for a further period of thirty months. Children of the marriage/partnership who are under 18 years of age are granted entry to the UK as dependents in line with the main applicant.

After lawfully remaining in the UK for four years and 11 months under the spouse/marriage visa category, the spouse/civil partner of a British citizen will be eligible to apply for settlement (ILR) in the UK.

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  • review rating 5  I used Whiterose Blackman solicitors for my wife's spouse visa after visiting several firms this was the one that stood out for me because of their detailed knowledge and professionalism. I am absolutely delighted and thankful to the Immigration team, from start to finish they offered legal expertise, reassurance and expert advice resulting in my wife's Visa being promptly approved on the first attempt. Anita and Mudasir have specialised knowledge, friendly approachable manner and great attention to detail. I would highly recommend this firm to my friends and family.

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    10/22/2019
  • review rating 5  I and my family met Anita when the previous solicitor Anuf was leaving the firm. Anita has a heavyweight knowledge of a boxer and did an excellent work to get our citizenship application successful. I would heavily recommend her to everyone as she provided great service and a patient heart.

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    8/22/2019
  • review rating 5  I used Whiterose Blackmans Solicitors to apply for my spouse visa and the case was dealt with by Mudassir Ali. Mudassir was very friendly and efficient and was certainly an expert in this field with his detailed knowledge and professionalism. The service was excellent from start to finish. The advice and requirements were made very clear to me and Mudassir was very thorough, spending a significant amount of time putting the case together and making sure nothing was missed. I was kept up to date on a regular basis and was successful with the visa being approved quickly and on the first attempt. I would like to thank Mudassir Ali and the staff at Whiterose Blackmans for all their hard work and the excellent service during the case. I would also highly recommend this firm to friends and family in the future. Excellent service and a very happy customer.

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    1/23/2020
  • review rating 5  Thank you so much Mr MUDASSAR i got my LEAVE TO REMAIN in 2 weeks time. Thanks for understanding my situation and the detailed information of this knowledge you have its amazing. You did my all paperwork with reasonable fees. Thnx man it means a lot to me. Naveed shahzad

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    1/29/2020
  • review rating 5  I had very good experience with then..... Especially with Mudassir Alir. He is very professional and always is there when we need... is so attention person !

    thumb Monica Donavan
    5/13/2020
  • review rating 4  It was a rocky start but it turned out good. Anita was very professional and thorough and because of that we felt confident that everything was going to have a positive outcome.

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    7/09/2019
  • review rating 5  Whiterose Blackmas solicitor is the best solicitor for immigration as far as I have seen. They gave me hope to proceed in the route which will be ideal for me and accessed all the relevant evidences. Specifically Anita Tahir an immigration expert ,  who took my case perfectly and  helped me get the decision swiftly and provided me updates then and there . I would recommend them  to whoever ask me for guidance .

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