Fiancé (e) Visa

Fiancé Fiancée Visa also known as Engagement Visa or Fiancé (e) s and proposed civil partners Visa allows the applicants to bring their fiancée to the UK for the purpose of getting married, provided that their fiancé or partner has indefinite leave to remain in the UK or holds a British Citizenship

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If successful, the Applicant is granted a 6 months visa to enter the UK in order to get married. The applicant must get married within 6 months and thereafter he can make an application for leave to remain in the UK as a spouse. They can apply for indefinite leave to remain in the UK after 5 years continuous stay in the UK on a spouse visa.  The requirements for a fiancée visa are very similar to that that of spouse visa in terms of income and the English Language Test.

Fiancé (e) Visa law

Know the basics

  • British citizens and those who are legally recognized as settled in the UK can apply for their Non-EEA national Fiance to join them in the UK
  • The reason behind applying for Fiance Visa is to help Non-EEA nationals arrive in the UK in order to marry their partners.
  • The success of a Fiance Visa Application depends upon whether or not the applicant and the sponsor meet the Home Office’s stringent criteria.
  • The applicant and sponsor would be required to prove that their relationship is genuine and the primary reason behind entering the UK is to get married.
  • If the couple is above 65 years of age, they will not need to meet English language knowledge requirement

What is Fiancé (e) Visa?

The UK Fiance 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.  An application for a UK Fiance visa must be made from outside the UK. Immigration rules are complex and subject to regular changes and revisions. This itself presents problems as it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure they are aware of and have complied with any changes to the routes, processes and evidence requirements. 

Failure to meet strict rules is likely to result in the application being refused which, in turn, is likely have an emotional and financial strain on you and your family. 

It is our job to ensure we are fully aware of the latest immigration rules, policies and procedures. We don’t leave matters to chance. Once you become a client of ours, we explain our strategy and tell you exactly how we propose to get you the right result. We will pinpoint the positives and negatives of your circumstances and explain where issues may arise and what would need to be done to fix them. We provide step by step guidance and advice throughout the entire process professionally. Our vast experience allows us to foresee problems before they arise and pro-actively adopt a strategic action plan.

Who is Eligible for Fiancé (e) Visa?

UK Home Office has provided sufficient information about the necessary requirements that applicant and the sponsor need to meet. The eligibility criteria include but are certainly not limited to the following points:

  • 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 our Fiancé (e) Solicitors can Help?

  • Our immigration specialists carry out a free detailed assessment with you to understand your circumstances and needs.
  • The collated information is then reviewed by a senior immigration solicitor who will have no less than 8 years’ immigration experience.
  • Based on the information collected, the senior solicitor will then confirm what your options are and will also confirm if we are able to help you.
  • We will offer you an Agreed Fixed Fee quotation for us to handle your entire case until the initial conclusion without obligation. 
  • If we have officially taken your instructions, we will create a client file for you and collect detailed initial information.
  • We will then ensure you receive a personalised one-to-one legal consultation with a senior immigration solicitor who will take your full instructions by exploring your circumstances in detail and advise you on the best way to meet your objectives. The solicitor will explain the relevant legislation and provide you with advice on the steps that we would need to take to get a successful result.
  • The senior solicitor who carried out your legal consultation will then send you detailed written legal advice explaining everything that needs to be done and which documents will be required as part of the process. We will tell you about any problem areas and formulate a strategy to overcome/mitigate these. 
  • We will carefully review any documents that you have provided in support of the application. These documents are then validated and formatted to ensure that they meet the UKVI specified evidence requirements. Where they do not, we will explain what needs to be done to address the issues.
  • Where required, we will prepare any necessary written legal arguments or representations that are required to support your application and gain approval. Often, we may be required to make discretionary submissions.

You can easily avoid all the visa-related complexities and delays if you consult a professional and a reliable team of lawyers. Harding Mitchell’s specialist team of Fiance Visa Solicitors in London can help. are the best choice in this regard. Our lawyers are not only well-versed with all the requirements of visa application but also are capable of providing up-to-date information about any modifications in the rules of Fiance visa. Furthermore, our Fiance Visa Solicitors in London will provide you with apt, reliable, and most appropriate advice after analyzing your circumstances regarding the chances of visa application success or failure. In a majority of cases, such applications are approved and only those which contain errors or the evidence provided is not sufficient, then the Home Office denies entry to the UK.

Fiance visa is granted for 6 months. During this time, the couple is required to get married or register as civil partners. Once married, the couple will apply for Spouse Visa or Partner Visa.

Fiance Visa vs. Spouse Visa:

Many times, people get confused between Fiance visa and Spouse visa primarily because the rules and requirements for both are quite identical. The main difference between the two visas is that Fiance visa applicant needs to prove that the sole intention of entering the UK is marriage; and that they will get married within 6 months from the date of issuance of Fiance Visa. Conversely, the proof of cohabitation will not be required from Fiance visa applicants while this is necessary for those applying for a Spouse Visa.

What about Dependants?

There is every possibility that the applicant or sponsor has children who are under 18 years of age. It is possible for the applicant to make an application for his/her dependents at the same time. If the applicant is granted leave to enter, the dependents are normally granted leave to enter in line with the applicant.

How to prove English Language Knowledge?

It is a mandatory requirement for those seeking leave to enter the UK as partners, civil partners, spouses and fiances mandatory need to provide evidence that they have sufficient know how of written and spoken English. So applicants of Fiance visa would have to demonstrate their English language skills by passing a test from an accredited test provider.

In this regard our team of Fiance Visa Solicitors in London can assist you. We will inform you about all the relevant tests for almost every country across the globe and even make arrangements for your test. Do contact our UK immigration team of lawyers if you want to know more about Fiance Visa application and your eligibility status.


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