The Fiance Visa is for engaged partners of British Citizens or those holding Settled Status in the UK who wish to enter the UK and marry within six months of arrival. Applications for a Fiance Visa must be submitted from outside the UK.
UK Fiance Visa Application Requirements
In order to submit a valid Fiance Visa application you must meet the following requirements:
- You and your partner are both over the age of 18;
- Your partner is a British Citizen or holds Settled Status in the UK;
- Your relationship is genuine and you intend to live together in the UK;
- You intend to marry and submit a Spouse Visa application within six months of arrival;
- You can understand and speak English to the required level;
- You are both free to marry.
The Financial Requirement
You are required to demonstrate that you meet a minimum level of income or available savings. If you are applying outside the UK then only the British Citizen’s income can be considered. If you are applying inside the UK then joint income or the income of either partner can be considered.
The minimum level of income is currently £18,600 per annum and this increases if you have children. Alternatively, or in addition to income, savings of over £16,000 held jointly or by either applicant can be used to meet the requirement.
The financial requirements can be quite complex, depending on your situation, and in particular for self-employed and Company Directors. Our Consultants have extensive experience with these applications and will be able to ensure that your application has the best possible chance of approval.
The English Language Requirement
The applicant must demonstrate that they have a minimum level of English language ability and this requirement can be bet by nationality, having a degree taught in English or an approved English language test.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I apply for a Fiance Visa in the UK?
No, you can only apply from outside the UK.
Can I work while I have a Fiance Visa?
No, you must marry and apply for a Spouse Visa in the UK within six months of entry. Once your Spouse Visa has been granted you can work in the UK.