UK Fiancée and Proposed Partner Visa
If you wish to bring your fiancé(e) or proposed civil partner to the UK to make arrangements for your wedding or civil partnership ceremony, this can be possible under the current UK immigration rules. First, the UK-based partner must be qualified to sponsor you in terms of their immigration status:
Qualifying for a UK Fiancé Visa: Your Partner’s Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for a UK Fiancé Visa, your partner’s immigration status must fall under one of these categories:
1- British or Irish Citizen in the UK: Your partner is either a British or Irish citizen residing in the UK.
2- Indefinite Leave to Remain, Settled Status, or Permanent Residence: Your partner holds indefinite leave to remain, settled status, or permanent residence status in the UK.
3- Pre-Settled Status under Appendix EU: If your partner holds pre-settled status under Appendix EU, they meet the eligibility criteria.
4- Limited Leave to Remain as a Turkish Businessperson or Worker: Your partner qualifies if they hold limited leave to remain as a Turkish Businessperson or Worker under Appendix ECAA.
5- Refugee Leave or Humanitarian Protection Status: If your partner has refugee leave or humanitarian protection status in the UK, they are eligible.
UK Fiancee Visa Requirements
As part of your application, you will need to demonstrate that you meet the visa requirements. The Home Office will expect to see evidence of genuine relationship, intention of marriage within 6 months of arriving and financial capacity alongside other additional criteria.
You will also need to meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply for a fiancé visa:
You and your fiancé must both be over 18 years old.
- You must have met each other.
- You must plan to live together permanently after your marriage/civil partnership ceremony.
- Within six months of the visa, you want to register your marriage or civil partnership
- There will be adequate accommodation for you and any dependents, and you will be able to support yourself and any dependents without receiving public funds.
- Any prior marriages or unmarried relationships of you and your fiancé must have ended.
- You can meet the financial requirement threshold is £18,600 annually in one of the ways outlined in the relevant guidance. If there are dependent children in the application, the minimum threshold will be higher in line with the number of children joining the application.
- A1 level English language proficiency must be proven.
In order to qualify for a UK Fiancé and Proposed Civil Partner Visa, you and your partner must not be within a prohibited degree of relationship as defined in the Marriage Act 1949, the Marriage (Prohibited Degrees of Relationship) Act 1986 and the Civil Partnership Act 2004.