FIANCÉ(E) VISA

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What is a Fiancé(e) visa?

The Fiancé(e) UK visa route allows an individual to enter or remain in the UK on the basis of their family life
(engagement) with a person who is a British citizen or settled in the UK

Financial requirements as set out in the Immigration Rules:

  • The British citizen or settled individual (or the applicant, if the applicant is in the UK with permission to work) must have a gross annual income of at least £29,000.  This will be raised to £34,500 and finally £38,700 by early 2025
  • In addition to salaried employment income, other income sources can be relied on either individually or combined to meet the financial requirement including self-employment of the British citizen or settled individual (or of the applicant, if the applicant is in the UK with permission to work), cash savings, pension income and additional non-employment income sources including property rental income, dividends or other income from investments, stocks and shares, bonds or trust funds and interest from savings
  • You must provide evidence that there will be adequate accommodation, without recourse to public funds, for your family, including other family members who are not included in the application but who live in the same household, which the family will own or occupy exclusively

    Further Information and FAQs

    • What categories of individuals are deemed to be ‘settled’ in the UK?

      ‘Settled’ individuals include the following:

      • Irish citizens
      • People who have been granted settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme
      • People with indefinite leave to enter or remain in the UK (also known as ‘settlement’)

    • Do you need to satisfy an English language requirement for a Fiancé(e) visa?

      You must satisfy a basic English language requirement in speaking and listening at a minimum of level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (unless an exemption applies).

      For further leave to remain in the UK after having previously been granted leave as a fiancé(e) or proposed civil partner, you must satisfy an increased English language requirement in speaking and listening at a minimum of level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (unless an exemption applies).

      Exemptions apply if you are a national of a majority English speaking country such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the USA, if you are aged 65 or over or if you have a disability (physical or mental condition) which prevents you from meeting the requirement.

    • Can you work in the UK if you hold a Fiancé(e) visa?

      No, you cannot undertake any employment in the UK with a Fiancé(e) visa.

    • How long is a Fiancé(e) visa valid for?

      The visa will be granted for a period not exceeding 6 months. You can apply to extend your visa if the marriage or civil partnership did not take place during 6 months as long as there is ‘good reason’ why and evidence that it will take place within the next 6 months of leave granted. Cancellation of a wedding or civil partnership ceremony due to COVID-19 should be considered a good reason.

      If you wish to stay longer in the UK, you may wish to check if you qualify for leave to remain in the UK on the Spouse visa route for a further 30 months after the marriage or civil partnership has taken place.

    • Can you apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) as a Fiancé(e) visa holder?

      No, the Fiancé(e) visa route does not provide the opportunity to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK. However, after your marriage or civil partnership has taken place, you can switch to the Spouse visa route from within the UK and can apply for ILR on that route after having spent a 5-year continuous period in the UK as a partner.

    • How long will your Fiancé(e) visa application take to process – inside of the UK?

      If you apply from inside the UK, the application can take up to 8 weeks to process.

      You can get your visa faster by the next working day if you pay an extra fee of £1000 for the super priority visa service.

    • How long will your Fiancé(e) visa application take to process – outside of the UK?

      If you apply from outside the UK, the application can take several months to process.

      You may be able to get your visa faster within 30 working days if you pay an extra fee of £500, subject to availability at your visa application centre.

Why Viaje

Why use VIAJE for Fiancé(e) visa matters?

Extensive experience in making successful applications based on cash savings, salaried employment, self-employment, investment liquidation and property sales as a means of meeting the financial requirement

It’s all taken care of: we provide expert legal advice specific to your matter

Excellent technical knowledge of all aspects of Fiancé(e) visa applications

Cost effective service with upfront fixed fees so that you know what to expect

Being able to contact your lawyer out of traditional office hours, assisting clients globally

Unwavering commitment to delivering excellent client care

Meticulous preparation of all supporting documentation to expedite the approval process

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