The IAS Visa Wizard is the easy way to find the correct visa for you
Also known as a Spouse Visa, the UK Marriage Visa requirements are notoriously strict. You will have to provide extensive evidence that your relationship is genuine and that you will be able to support yourselves in the order to qualify for a marriage visa UK.
To meet the UK Marriage Visa requirements, your UK spouse or partner will have to prove that they meet the financial requirements by earning at least £18,600 per year. This will increase for each dependent also applying on your marriage visa UK. You will need to show your marriage certificate and proof of extended contact if you have not been living together. There is also an accommodation requirement to prove that your UK sponsor has space in their house for you and your family to live.
The Home Office have become increasingly less tolerant of fake relationships. You will need to make sure that you can prove without a doubt that you meet the UK Marriage Visa requirements.
We understand the importance of a Marriage Visa UK application. Our lawyers have a wealth of experience in helping couples unite in the UK. With our services, your lawyer will ensure that you meet the UK Marriage Visa requirements before you submit your application. They will also advise you on documents you can use as evidence.
You will receive a Letter of Representation written by your lawyer. This details the merits of your case to the Home Office, giving you the best chance of success for your marriage visa UK.
To get in touch with an expert immigration lawyer, contact us today by using our online contact form or calling 0333 363 8577.
Or, see our FAQs below for more information.
The application process will depend on where you are applying from. If you are applying from within the UK, the Premium Service available could mean your decision will only take two weeks.
Applying from within the UK will depend on what type of visa you already hold. Those on visitor visas cannot apply to switch to a Marriage Visa UK.
The Premium Service may also be available outside the UK in your home country. However, this type of service will only push your application to the front of the queue.
A Marriage Visa UK application could take up to 12 weeks if extra checks are required. Processing times can also vary depending on which country you are applying from.
The UK offers a range of partner visas depending on your relationship status. If you are not entering the country as a fiancé(e) or a spouse, you may be eligible for the Unmarried Partner Visa.
This visa route is highly difficult and requires even more evidence than a typical Marriage Visa for the UK.
For more information on the Unmarried Partner Visa route.
Most Marriage Visa UK are granted for an initial 30 months. After this, you can apply for another 30 months.
Once you have lived here for at least three years on a Marriage Visa, you may be eligible to apply for British Citizenship by Marriage or, alternatively, ILR from a Spouse Visa.
These applications will regulate your status in the UK if you and your partner intend to remain in the UK for a long period of time.
Because the different categories of the Partner Visa are so similar, understanding which one is right for you can be challenging.
IAS can provide you with an experienced lawyer to assist with your application and help you understand the different options available to you. We will review your case and ensure you meet the UK Marriage Visa requirements before continuing with your overall marriage visa UK application.
Our services include:
Comprehensive immigration advice tailored to your circumstances and goals
Designed to make your visa application as successful, smooth and stress-free as possible
Premium application service that ensures your visa application is submitted to meet your deadline
Ensure you have the greatest chance of a successful appeal. We will represent you in any hearings/tribunals
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