This visa category is for engaged partners of British citizens, persons with indefinite leave to remain in the UK or limited leave to remain under Appendix EU or Appendix ECAA who wish to enter the UK and marry within 6 months of their arrival.

Eligibility requirements

You must satisfy the decision maker that

  • Your partner is British, holds indefinite leave to remain, limited leave to remain under Appendix EU or limited leave to remain under Appendix ECAA;

  • You are both over the age of 18;

  • You have met in person;

  • You are both free to marry;

  • Your relationship is genuine and you intend to live together permanently in the UK;

  • You intend to marry within six months of your arrival in the UK;

  • Any previous relationships have broken down permanently;

  • You will be adequately maintained in the UK without recourse to public funds;

  • There is adequate accommodation for you and any dependents;

  • You speak and understand English to the required level.

    How long you can stay

    This visa is valid for six months.

    Switching to Fiance Visa

    It is not possible to switch to this visa. An application for Fiance visa must be made from outside the UK.

    Further information, help, and advice

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