Marriage Visitor Visa

The marriage visitor visa is for those persons wishing to come to the UK to marry their British or settled partners. As it is a visitor visa, you are granted a visa for a maximum of 6 months, in which time you are required to marry your partner. You should not have the intention to settle in the UK.

Eligibility

You must be able to establish the following:

  • You are aged 18 or over
  • Free to give notice of marriage, to marry or enter into a civil partnership in the UK within 6 months of your arrival
  • You are in a genuine relationship with your partner in the UK
  • You are able to support yourself without working or help from public funds, or any third parties
  • You will be visiting the UK for no more than 6 months and intend to leave the UK at the end of your visit

Benefits

  • You are able to use the marriage visitor visa to marry or enter into a civil partnership in the UK
  • You are able to marry in any location in the UK, intended for this purpose

Cost

Application fee GBP 87.00

Procedure

The following table breaks down the application process into eight basic steps:

1
STEP 1

Provide you with a list of documentation to collate for your application and a Preliminary Questionnaire to obtain information about you.

2
STEP 2

Drafting relevant letters and providing template letters for your application.

3
STEP 3

Liaising with any relevant third parties.

4
STEP 4

Gathering all the relevant documentation from you and reviewing and advising on each document.

5
STEP 5

Covering letter will be drafted to accompany your application.

6
STEP 6

Complete the online application form, pay the relevant fee and book an appointment at the visa center.

7
STEP 7

Print off the form and collect your supporting documentation and take to the visa center. You are required to have your photographs and fingerprints taken at the visa center.

8
STEP 8

You will be provided with a visa valid for 28 days. You must arrive in the UK within this period. You must collect your Biometric Residence Permit within this period when entering the UK, which has the validity of your visa

LOCATION

Located in Europe, the United Kingdom is a group of islands located off the western coast of Europe.

CAPITAL

London

DIFFERENCE

UTC-4

TOTAL AREA

242,495 sq. km.

AGE DEMOGRAPHICS

0-14: 23.36%, 15-24: 17%,
25-24: 42.31%, 55-64: 9.53%,
65+: 7.8%

LANGUAGE

English (official), Punjabi, Urdu, Hindu, Bengali, Tamil, Gujarati, Polish, Spanish,

RELIGION

Christian, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism

GOVERNMENT TYPE

The UK has a parliamentary government based on the Westminster system, whereby the Prime Minister leads the government with the support of the Cabinet and ministers.

CURRENCY

Pound Sterling (£)

EXCHANGE RATE

1 USD = GBP 0.75 (October 2017)

MAIN INDUSTRIES

Finance and banking, information technology, construction, oil and gas, Government, healthcare, manufacturing, wholesale and retail.

MAIN AIRPORT

England – London Heathrow (LHR)
Ireland – Belfast International Airport (BFS)
Scotland – Glasgow Airport (GLA)
Wales – Cardiff Airport (CLW)

CLIMATE

With its close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, The UK experiences mild summers and cool winters.

DRIVES ON THE

Left

CALLING CODE

+44

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