If you want to get married and settle in the UK, our immigration solicitors in London can provide legal advice and assistance with a UK Fiance visa application.

Table of Contents

  1. What is a Fiance visa UK?
  2. UK Fiance visa application
  3. Requirements for a Fiance visa UK?
  4. What is the income requirement for a Fiance visa?
  5. What is the English language requirement for a Fiance visa?
  6. What is a genuine relationship requirement?
  7. UK Fiance visa document checklist
  8. UK Fiance visa appeal process
  9. UK Fiance visa processing time
  10. Priority visa services for Fiance visa applications
  11. How much does a UK Fiance visa cost?
  12. How can immigration solicitors help with UK Fiance visas?
  13. Frequently Asked Questions
  14. Need Legal Advice & Assistance?

What is a Fiance visa UK?

A fiancé or fiancée visa grants you permission to enter the UK to marry your British fiancé(e) within six months validity period of the UK Fiance visa. On Fiance via, you can marry to a British citizen or a person with UK settled status.

You can apply for a Spouse visa from inside the UK once you are married under the Fiance visa category. The UK Spouse visa allows you to work full-time in the UK and will initially be granted for a period of 30 months.

UK Fiance visa application

You can apply for a UK Fiance visa online or get expert legal advice or assistance for your Fiance visa application from our UK immigration solicitors in London.

How to apply for a Fiance visa?

Steps for UK Fiance visa application are as follows:

  • Check your eligibility for a Fiance visa UK (if not sure, our immigration solicitors can help);
  • Complete and submit the Fiance visa application form online;
  • Pay the Fiance visa application fee;
  • Upload all the supporting documents;
  • Book a biometric appointment;
  • Attend an interview (if invited).

Requirements for a Fiance visa UK?

Key UK Fiancé or fiancée visa requirements are as listed below:

  • You and your partner both must be 18 or over;
  • You intend to marry within six months validity period of the UK Fiance visa;
  • Your partner must be a British citizen or a settled person in the UK;
  • You intend to live together permanently in the UK once you are married;
  • You need to prove that your relationship is genuine and subsisting;
  • You must meet the income requirement;
  • You must meet the requirements for adequate accommodation;
  • You must meet the English language requirement.

You must meet all other requirements depending on your circumstances. Feel free to ask as a question to our expert immigration solicitor regarding Fiance visa requirements.

What is the income requirement for a Fiance visa?

To meet the financial requirements of a UK Fiance visa application, your partner must have an income of at least £29,000 gross per year. You need to meet this income threshold requirement if you want to settle in the UK within 5 years.

You might need an extra income threshold depending on your circumstances.

What is the English language requirement for a Fiance visa?

You may need to meet the English language requirement for the UK Fiance visa application if you are from a non-English-speaking country. You may be exempt from taking or passing the English language test.

You can prove your knowledge of the English language with an academic qualification, or by passing an approved English language test.

You must pass at least level A1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) scale for your first visa application.

What is a genuine relationship requirement?

You and your partner must have met in person and you need to provide strong evidence to prove that your relationship with your partner is genuine & subsisting.

UK Fiance visa document checklist

You must provide the following supportive documents along with your Fiance visa application:

  • Current valid passport;
  • Previous passports (if any);
  • Two passport-size photos;
  • Evidence to prove your relationship is genuine with your partner;
  • Proof you meet the English language requirement;
  • Proof you meet the income requirement;
  • Details of any criminal convictions.

You may need to provide additional supporting documents depending on your circumstances such as information about previous marriage(s), children etc.

Book an appointment with our immigration solicitor in Wembley, London to get a full Fiance visa assessment and comprehensive UK Fiance visa document checklist.

UK Fiance visa appeal process

If your UK Fiance visa application has been refused and you think the Fiance visa refusal is unlawful, then you may appeal against the decision.

You should follow the steps below to lodge a Fiance visa appeal:

  • Read your Fiance visa refusal letter to understand the reasons for the refusal;
  • Check whether you have a right to appeal (this will be stated in your refusal letter);
  • You must lodge a Fiance visa appeal within 28 days if you applied outside the UK. You will have 14 days if applied from inside the UK;
  • Prepare your appeal or get legal assistance from our highly experienced immigration solicitors to maximise your chance of success. You must demonstrate why the decision should be reversed;
  • Attend the appeal hearing at the First-tier Tribunal;
  • Wait for a decision on your appeal.

UK Fiance visa processing time

Usually, UK Fiance visa applications take 6 months to decide using standard service. The processing time starts from the date of your appointment at the visa application centre.

Priority visa services for Fiance visa applications

Priority and super-priority services for new Fiance visa applications continue to be suspended. UKVI continue to monitor this, and updates will be provided once these services are ready to be resumed.

Click here to learn about important changes to Priority Visa Services made by UKVI on 23 September 2022.

How much does a UK Fiance visa cost?

The fee for a UK Fiance visa application is £1,538. It does not include Immigration Healthcare Surcharge (IHS).

Click here to find out the latest Family visa fees and Healthcare surcharges.

How can immigration solicitors help with UK Fiance visas?

Our expert team of UK immigration solicitors and lawyers will be able to assist you with any type of UK Family visa or immigration application.

Immigration solicitors at Wembley Solicitors will:

  • Provide detailed immigration advice.
  • Assess your personal circumstances and eligibility for a UK Family visa.
  • Assess the eligibility of your sponsor.
  • Explain the entire UK Family visa application process.
  • Give you a completed checklist of documents according to the type of visa application and your circumstances.
  • Check all the supporting documents to ensure that they are sufficient and in the correct format.
  • Fill out the complete application form and prepare detailed representations/cover letters for the Home Office UKVI in reference to the Immigration Rules.
  • Book an appointment for you to enrol your biometrics.
  • Upload all the supporting documents.
  • Liaise with the Home Office UKVI throughout the process until we receive the decision.
  • Keep you updated with every stage of your application.

Contact our UK Family visa solicitors in Wembley, London on 020 3417 3700 or fill in the enquiry form for immediate legal advice & assistance with your UK visa application.

Frequently Asked Questions

A Fiancé(e) visa allows individuals to enter the UK to marry their British citizen or settled fiancé. Immigration solicitors specialise in navigating complex immigration laws and procedures, ensuring a smooth application process.

Immigration solicitors can assist with document preparation, form submission, legal advice, and representation throughout the application process. They help ensure that all necessary documents are in order and guide you through each step of the process.

Solicitors will provide a detailed list of documents needed for the application, assist in obtaining and organising them, and review everything to ensure completeness and accuracy.

No, if you're applying as a fiancé, fiancée or proposed civil partner then you will not be allowed to do any paid or unpaid work in the UK.

Both you and your partner must show that there will be sufficient funds in the UK without requiring public funds before and after the marriage.

Yes, you can switch from a Fiance visa to a Spouse visa before the expiry of your Fiance visa. You must meet all the eligibility requirements for a Spouse visa.

Yes, individuals with settled status in the UK can sponsor their fiancés for a fiancé visa. Immigration solicitors can guide you through the specific requirements for such applications.

In the unfortunate event of a denial, immigration solicitors can advise on the reasons for refusal, help you understand your options, and assist with the appeal process if applicable.

Yes, it is possible to switch to another visa category. Immigration solicitors can guide you through the necessary steps, requirements, and documentation for a smooth transition to a different visa status.

We provide expert advice, practical assistance, and professional representation to guide you through the application and decision-making process, from start to finish. 

We're authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), so you know you're in safe hands.

Contact our solicitor today to get legal advice and assistance with your UK immigration matters.

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