UK Marriage Visa

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Love is a universal language that transcends borders. If you have found your soulmate in the UK, you may be wondering how to make your love official. The UK Marriage Visa is a visa that allows you to marry your partner in the UK. As your UK Marriage Visa Consultants, let us provide you with a comprehensive overview of this Visa, including eligibility criteria, the application process, and frequently asked questions.

What all you can do with a UK Marriage Visa- 

  • In the UK, if you want to get married or have a civil partnership within six months of your arrival, you need to do it at a place that's licensed for these ceremonies. This means you must choose a venue that is legally allowed to host weddings and civil partnerships.
  • If you're just passing through the UK on your way to another country, these rules don't apply to you. They are mainly for those who plan to get married or have a civil partnership in the UK.

What all you cannot do with a UK Marriage Visa- 

  • You can't get public funds or benefits.
  • You can't bring your family members (dependents) with you on the same visa; they need to apply separately.
  • You can't live in the UK for long periods by making frequent visits.
  • You can't extend your visa or switch to another type of visa.
  • You can't work in the UK, except for certain activities related to your work or business overseas, like attending meetings.
  • You can't study on this visa.

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You must apply for a UK Marriage Visa if- 

  • If you want to get married or register a civil partnership in the UK.
  • If you need to give notice of your marriage or civil partnership in the UK.
  • If you don't plan to stay or live in the UK after your wedding or civil partnership.
  • If you meet all the other requirements for this visa.

You do not need a UK Marriage Visa (if any one of the conditions is true)- 

  • If you have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme.
  • If you have applied to the EU Settlement Scheme, but haven't received a decision yet.
  • If you are an Irish citizen.

Eligibility Criteria

As your UK Marriage Visa Consultants, we are making the process seamless for you. To be eligible for this Marriage Visa, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be 18 or older.
  • You can give notice of marriage, marry, or enter into a civil partnership in the UK within 6 months of your arrival.
  • You must be in a genuine relationship.
  • Your visit to the UK should be for less than 6 months.
  • You intend to leave the UK at the end of your visit.
  • You won't live in the UK for extended periods through frequent or successive visits, or make the UK your main home.
  • You have the means to support yourself during your trip or have funding from someone else to support you.
  • You have the financial means to pay for your return or onward journey or have funding from someone else for this.
  • You can provide evidence of any other activities you wish to do in the UK, as allowed by the Visitor Rules.

What is the application process for applying for a UK Marriage Visa?

The application process for a UK Marriage Visa involves several steps:

  • As part of the application process, you'll need to schedule an appointment at a visa application center to confirm your identity and submit your documents.
  • Make sure to factor in time for attending your appointment, as the visa application center might be located in another country. 
  • During your appointment, they'll take your fingerprints and a photo (this is called 'biometric information').
  • After the appointment, you'll be informed once a decision has been made about your visa.
  • Be aware that the visa application center may retain your passport and documents while they process your application.
  • The earliest you can apply for the visa is 3 months before your planned travel date.
  • After applying online and completing the identity verification and document submission, you can generally expect a decision on your visa within 3 weeks.

Must attach Supporting Documentation 

You need to have a valid passport that covers your entire stay in the UK and has an empty page for your visa. To support your application, you can provide the following:

  • Information about the marriage or civil partnership, along with evidence that you've made payments for some of its expenses.
  • Proof that you intend to get married in the UK, such as a booking confirmation or emails exchanged between you and the venue.
  • If you have been married before and want to marry again or enter into a civil partnership, you need to provide proof that you are legally free to do so. The evidence you can use includes a "decree absolute," which is a legal document showing the finalization of your previous divorce, or a death certificate of your previous partner, if applicable.

Application fees for applying for a UK Marriage Visa-

  • If you're in a hurry to get a decision on your visa application, you can pay extra for faster processing.
  • For a decision within 5 working days, you can pay an additional £500.
  • For an even quicker decision within 24 hours (excluding weekends and holidays), you can pay £1,000.
  • Remember to inquire about these options at your visa application center to see if they're available for your case.

Why choose IRA Immigration?

At IRA Immigration, we are committed to helping you reunite with your loved one in the UK. We understand that the visa application process can be daunting, but we are here to guide you every step of the way.

Here are some of the benefits of choosing IRA Immigration as your trusted advisor:

Expertise: Our team of experienced UK Marriage Visa consultants specializes in immigration matters, ensuring you receive accurate guidance.
Personalized Service: We understand that each case is unique. We provide personalized solutions tailored to your specific situation.
Documentation Assistance: Navigating the paperwork can be daunting. We will assist you in gathering and organizing all the required documents.
Application Support: We will guide you through every step of the application process, from submission to follow-up.
Peace of Mind: With IRA Immigration by your side, you can have peace of mind knowing that experts are handling your visa application.

The UK Marriage Visa is your key to uniting with your loved one in a country filled with history, culture, and opportunities. At IRA Immigration, we are here to simplify the process, providing you with expert guidance and support every step of the way. We believe that love has the power to conquer all, and we are here to help you achieve your happiness ever after.

Frequently Asked Questions

The processing time for a UK Marriage Visa can vary depending on your location and individual circumstances. On average, it takes approximately 2 to 12 weeks.

You will need to provide documents such as payslips, bank statements, and a letter from your sponsor^s employer to demonstrate your financial stability.

In some cases, you may need to prove your English language proficiency. However, this requirement depends on your specific circumstances.

If your visa application is refused, you have the option to appeal the decision or reapply after addressing the issues mentioned in the refusal letter.

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