During the Christmas and New Year period, research shows that a high number of couples decide to get engaged to be married. If you are engaged and wish to join your fiancé in the UK you must apply for a Fiancé visa in order to get married in the UK. If you are already married and you wish to live with your partner permanently in the UK you must apply for a Spouse visa. Our solicitors can advise you as to what application will be best suited for you and your fiancé and assist you with submitting your application.Apply for a Visa to Join your Fiancé with LEXVISA Solicitors
Entry Clearance as a Fiancé
Entry Clearance as a fiancé allows you to come to the UK to marry your partner. Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules will grant you a maximum of 6 months leave to remain in the UK if you meet the following requirements:
- Your fiancé must be either British, settled or with refugee leave or humanitarian protection
- You must be outside of the UK
- You must meet the suitability and eligibility requirements
- You and your fiancé must not be within the prohibited degree of relationship
- You and your fiancé must be above the age of 18
- You and your fiancé must have met in person
- Your relationship with your fiancé must be genuine and subsisting
- You and your fiancé must intend to live together permanently in the UK
- You and your fiancé must be able to financially support each other without recourse to public funds
- You must meet the English Language Requirement unless you are exempted.
In order to successfully make an application for entry clearance as a fiancé you will need to meet the above requirements and evidence this within your application. Our team of solicitors can advise you as to whether you meet the requirements and assist you with making a successful application in order for you to join your partner in the UK.
Entry Clearance as a Spouse
If you are already married and wish to join your partner in the UK, you can apply for a Spouse visa. Under Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules, a Spouse visa will grant you a maximum of 33 months leave to remain in the UK to live with your partner. Upon the expiration of this leave you will need to apply to renew this visa and then after a total period of 5 years you may be eligible to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain.
The requirements for a Spouse visa are similar to those mentioned above and our team of solicitors are able to advise and assist you with making an application for a Spouse visa or Indefinite Leave to Remain.
Evidential Requirements for a Successful Application
UK Immigration authorities refuse a high number of spouse and fiancé visa applications every year because applicants are failing to provide the required evidence. In order to be successful, you need to show that you meet the above requirements with robust and unquestionable evidence within your application.
Our team of solicitors will advise you as to what evidence is needed within your particular application in order for you to successfully join your partner in the UK.
Legal Advice on Application to Join your Fiancé in the UK
Our team of solicitors and barristers bear in mind the paramount duty of all legal representatives to act in your best interest whilst complying with the strict letter of the law. Our team of specialists can be distinguished from other law firms with our client-tailored approach and scrutiny of options available to you from the outset. We will be able to advise you in respect of the merits of your UK Fiancé or Spouse Visa application by providing you with advice from our leading team of solicitors before your matter even reaches the Home Office. We can assist you with the preparation of your visa application and ensure that you meet all the requirements of the relevant rules.
If you wish to consider your options, please call our Immigration Team so we can assess your matter and if necessary advise you of the next steps you should take in a consultation.
We are based in the legal epicentre of London, just across the road from the Royal Courts of Justice in order to ensure we get the best results for our clients. We are minutes away from the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal, the Royal Courts of Justice and other central London courts.
If you need professional legal advice about submitting a successful UK Fiancé Visa application please contact us for a case assessment on 02030110276. You can also reach us via our contact form.