The IAS Visa Wizard is the easy way to find the correct visa for you
As the non-EEA fiancé(e) or proposed civil partner of a British Citizen or a person with settled status in the UK, you must obtain a Fiance Visa before travelling to the UK to get married or undergo a civil partnership ceremony (you cannot apply from inside the UK).
You must also marry your fiancé or register your civil partnership within six months of your arrival. You can then apply to switch into the category of Spouse Visa or Civil Partner Visa if you intend to stay.
You must satisfy the criteria for a Fiance Visa under the Immigration Rules. This includes suitability, relationship, financial and English language requirements. If you do not intend to marry or undergo a civil partnership ceremony or to do so within six months, then you must apply for an Unmarried Partner Visa.
If you want to get married here but do not intend to stay for more than six months then you should apply for a Visitor Visa for marriage or civil partnership.
IAS’ team of highly-qualified lawyers can help you successfully apply for your Fiance(e) Visa or your Proposed Civil Partner Visa. One of our immigration lawyers can assess your eligibility, and ensure your relationship qualifies as a ‘genuine’ one. Your lawyer will also prepare a Letter of Representation to accompany your application. This will outline the merits of your case and provide information on relevant case law to support your application.
Alongside this, he/she will complete your application form to the highest standard. Get in touch now to start your application with one of our expert lawyers.
Read our FAQs below for more information.
In order to be eligible for a Fiancé or Civil Partner Visa you must be able to demonstrate to the Home Office that:
If you do not intend to marry or undergo a civil partnership ceremony either immediately or within six months, then you must apply for an Unmarried Partner Visa rather than a Fiancé or Civil Partner Visa.
Applying for a Fiance Visa has a different cost depending on where you are applying from.
For applications from outside the UK, the Fiance Visa costs £1,523. Applications from within the UK cost £1,033 and £1,643 for using the premium service.
This charge will also increase with each dependent you are applying with.
If you intend to come to the UK for your marriage or civil partnership ceremony but you do not intend to stay in the UK for more than six months, then you should apply under the Standard Visitor Visa category for marriage or civil partnership.
This visa allows you to visit the UK for a maximum of six months but does not allow you to switch to a Spouse or Civil Partner Visa after your marriage.
When applying for a Fiancé Visa or a Proposed Civil Partner Visa, it is very important that you fill your application out properly and are able to prove the legitimacy of your relationship. Many people who apply for Fiancé or Proposed Civil Partner Visas have their applications refused because they are unable to do this properly and the Home Office do not believe their intentions or relationship are genuine.
We know how daunting this can be and, as a result, we make it our responsibility to guide you through each step of the application process.
Our services include:
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