You can apply for fiancé(e) visa for the UK if  you are engaged to be married to a person who is British Citizen or settled in the UK (holding ILR). For the fiancé(e) visa to be granted, the applicant must:

  • meet the suitability criteria under Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules;
  • have met the UK sponsor in person and should provide the evidence of the same;
  • prove the genuineness of the relationship of the applicant with the UK sponsor;
  • prove that he/she is free to marry, if he/she was previously married;
  • prove that his/her fiancé(e) satisfies the financial requirement of earning £18,600 (or above if there are non-British Children);
  • prove that the UK sponsor has adequate accommodation to maintain the applicant without recourse to public funds;
  • prove that the applicant has passed the English language test at CEFR level A1 in listening and speaking only;
  • prove that the applicant and the UK sponsor intend to register their marriage in the UK during the validity of 6 months fiancé(e) visa.

An application as a fiance(e) can be made to the British Embassy/High Commission/Consulate for entry clearance as a fiancé(e) in order to join a person present and settled in the UK and get married in the UK after arriving in the UK as a fiancé(e). If application is successful, the applicant will be issued with six months leave to enter as a fiancé(e) and marriage must be registered in the UK within these six months to apply for further leave to remain in the UK on the basis of marriage. If an application for entry clearance as a fiancé(e) is not successful, the applicant will have a statutory right to appeal against the decision of the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) to refuse the application and the notice of appeal must be filed within 28 days of the date of receipt of the refusal letter.

Why Choose Sunrise Solicitors For UK Fiancé(e) Visa?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with application for fiancé(e) visa. The quality of our service is self-evident from the clients' reviews about the service provided by our immigration lawyers. You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from immigration lawyers in London in relation to your fiancé(e) visa application and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable, honest and professional immigration service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your fiancé(e) visa application, the casework to be carried out by our immigration solicitors will include the following:

  • Taking detailed instructions from you and advising you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) in your fiancé(e) visa application;
  • Discussing your application for fiancé(e) visa in detail with you and advising you about the weaknesses and strengths of your fiancé(e) visa application;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your fiancé(e) visa application;
  • Checking all the relevant documents to ensure that the documents to be submitted in support of the application are in accordance with the Home Office, UKVI requirements;
  • Arranging for the property inspection report for the accommodation occupied by the UK sponsor to comply with the Home Office requirement of adequate accommodation;
  • Completing the online application form for fiancé(e) visa and discussing the same with you;
  • Submitting the entry clearance application form online and arranging an appointment for you to hand over your application at a designated application centre.
  • Preparing a sponsorship declaration for the UK sponsor to confirm his/her relationship to the applicant and to confirm that the UK sponsor will maintain and accommodate the applicant in the UK without public funds, if necessary;
  • Preparing detailed statement of the applicant or the UK sponsor, if necessary, to explain the background of their relationship;
  • Preparing a cover letter to introduce and support the fiancé(e) visa application wherein our immigration solicitors will explain in detail how all the requirements of the rules are being met for the fiancé(e) visa to be granted by the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO);
  • Liaising with the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO), if necessary, for a timely decision on the fiancé(e) visa application;
  • Protecting your interests while your fiancé(e) visa application is pending with the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) and making further representations in support of the application, if necessary;
  • Doing all the follow up work until decision is reached on your fiancé(e) visa application.

Our Fee For Fiancé(e) Visa Application

  • We will charge you a fee from £1,000 (No VAT) for our professional immigration services in relation to your fiancé(e) visa application where the financial requirement is being satisfied only through employment of the sponsor. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
  • We will charge you a fee from £1,200 (No VAT) for our professional immigration services in relation to your fiancé(e) visa where the financial requirement is being satisfied through self-employment or savings of the sponsor/applicant. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
  • If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your matter, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and rest of the fee can be paid by monthly instalments.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office, UKVA on the application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by us on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Home Office fee, Immigration Healthcare Surcharge (IHS), etc.

FAQs: Fiance'(e) Visa

An applicant for UK fiance'(e) visa should meet the following requirements of Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules:

  • meet the suitability criteria under Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules;
  • have met the UK sponsor in person and should provide the evidence of the same;
  • prove the genuineness of the relationship of the applicant with the UK sponsor;
  • prove that he/she is free to marry, if he/she was previously married;
  • prove that his/her fiancé(e) satisfies the financial requirement of earning £18,600 (or above if there are non-British Children);
  • prove that the UK sponsor has adequate accommodation to accommodate the applicant without recourse to public funds;
  • prove that the applicant has passed the English language test at CEFR level A1 in listening and speaking only;
  • prove that the applicant and the UK sponsor intend to register their marriage in the UK during the validity of 6 months fiancé(e) visa;
  • must present at the time of application a valid medical certificate issued by a medical practitioner approved by the Secretary of State for these purposes, as listed on the Gov.uk website, confirming that they have undergone screening for active pulmonary tuberculosis and that such tuberculosis is not present in the applicant.

Fiance'(e) visa is granted for a period of 6 months and the applicant should register his/her marriage with the UK sponsor within this 6 months period.

Upon registration of your marriage and before the expiry of your fiance'(e) visa, you can switch into leave to remain as a spouse from inside the UK.

No, you cannot change from another visa category to fiance'(e) visa from inside the UK. The applicant must apply for entry clearance for fiance(e) visa and must be outside the UK to submit the fiance'(e) visa application.

You can check the visa processing times online so that you know how long you’ll have to wait for a decision on your fiance'(e) visa application. You also have the option to apply under priority service whereby the application will be decided relatively faster and you will be required to pay an additional fee for the priority service.

You should meet the English requirement at level A1 of CEFR in listening and speaking only.

If your fiance'(e) visa application has been refused by the Home Office UKVI, you can challenge the refusal by way of an immigration appeal to the First Tier Tribunal. Thd deadline to file the appeal is 28 calendar days starting after the date you received the refusal letter.

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