When to apply for a UK spouse visa

You are planning to get legally married. to a British citizen.

Your main purpose is not to live permanently in the country.

YOU MUST LEAVE THE UK WHEN YOUR VISA EXPIRES – FOR 6 MONTHS. THERE IS NO PROVISION UNDER UK LAW FOR AN EXTENSION OF THIS VISA.

What is needed to apply for a Bridal visa

Make sure you have all the documents you need.

Pay the visa fee.

Complete the online application form on the British Embassy website.

What you cannot do.

You are not allowed to work or take on part-time, unpaid work.

Take courses lasting more than one month.

Changing visa types while in the UK.

Use medical services which are free of charge.

Change visas during your stay in the UK.

Receive financial support from the government.

Start your own business and invite other family members.

Time required to apply for UK fiancée visa

Number of days 3 days 7 days 10 days 15 days

% of decisions made 5% 17% 65% 99%

If you plan to visit England to get married, you need to apply at least three months before your planned marriage. You will receive a positive or negative reply within 3 weeks.

UK fiancée visa fee

Bride Visa Cost ($)

Marriage or civil partnership 119

How to apply for a UK Bridal visa

How to apply for a UK fiancée visa

A fiancée is entitled to apply in the following circumstances:

The girl is of legal age.

Guarantees to leave the country after a set period of time.

The bride will be able to pay for her own ticket and accommodation without taking up employment.