If you are planning to come to the UK to get married or register a civil partnership with someone who is already settled or settling here, and you want to stay in the country afterwards, you will need entry clearance (permission to enter) as a Fiancé(e) or proposed civil partner.

Duration of Fiancé Visa

A fiancé visa grants you entry to the UK for a period of six months during which time you are required to marry your fiancé in the UK. Once you are married you can apply for a spouse visa from within the UK.

What Requirements Do I Need to Meet?

To qualify for a fiancé visa you must satisfy the following criteria:

  • You and your future spouse must be at least 18 years of age
  • You must have met each other
  • You and your future spouse must intend to live together on a permanent basis once married
  • You must show that any previous relationship that you or your partner were involved in has ended (whether it was as a married or an unmarried couple)
  • You must show that you have enough funds to support yourselves (and any dependants) without claiming public funds
  • Your fiancé must be earning a minimum of £18,600 per annum or have savings to be able to sponsor you. The level of this financial requirement will increase if you are also sponsoring children as dependants
  • You must have suitable accommodation available for you, your future spouse and any dependants
  • You must be able to prove that you can speak and understand the English language. As part of your application you will need to provide evidence to show that you are either from a majority English speaking country have a qualification equivalent to a UK degree that was taught in English or have passed an English language test from an approved test provider.


What To Do Next

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