UK Fiance Visa
What is this visa about?
The UK Fiance/Fiancee Visa is also famous by the name of Prospective Marriage visa.
An individual is allowed to bring their Fiance/Fiancee to the country if they themselves have settled in the country, The Fiance/Fiancée Visa allows individuals to bring their fiancée to the UK if they themselves have settled status in the UK. If applicant is considered eligible for the Fiancée Visa, he or she is given permission to enter the UK. 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.
What is the eligibility criteria?
The UK Fiancée visa requirements are quite similar to the requirements of the Spouse visa. The essential eligibility requirements for the Fiancée visa are:
Both partners must be at least 18 years of age
They must have met each other prior to application and have the intention of permanently living with one another after marriage
The couple must prove that any previous relationships they may have had, have now ended
The couple must have appropriate accommodation not amounting to overcrowding under the UK Housing Act 2004
He must have sufficient funds to support themselves and any dependents without needing access to government funds
Meet the income threshold of £18,600 for sponsoring a non EU National – Please note there is a higher threshold for any children also sponsored; £22,400 for one child and an additional £2,400 for each child thereafter. The visa is valid for 6 months during which time the couple must marry in the UK or the foreign national will be required to leave the UK
Are there financial requirements to this visa?
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:
the permitted sources of income/savings
the time periods and permitted combinations of sources applicable to each permitted source relied upon
the evidence required for each permitted source relied upon
Exceptions to Financial Requirement
Children of Fiancée visa holders who are under 18 years of age are permitted to accompany their parent to the UK. Fiancée 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.
Fiancée Visa Benefits
Benefits of a UK Fiancée visa:
The applicant is able to marry the UK citizen and settle permanently here in the UK
Whilst initially unable to work, after marriage the applicant is free to undertake any type of employment without restrictions
Foreign national fiancée’s are permitted to bring their children under the age of 18 years with them to the UK
After the marriage, the applicant is entitled to the same benefits as UK citizens
This visa can be a route to permanent stay in the UK and British Nationality
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