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If your fiancé is a UK citizen or holds UK settled status, and you live overseas, Birmingham Immigration Lawyers can help you apply for a UK fiancé visa to join them in the UK and get married. With UK visa rules constantly changing, getting the right advice is crucial.

For more information about the UK Fiance Visa, eligibility requirements, and how to apply, contact one of our OISC-certified visa lawyers on 0121 667 6530 or complete our online enquiry form for immediate assistance.

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    UK Fiance Visa: An Overview

    The UK Fiance visa allows non-EEA nationals to come to the UK to marry or enter into a civil partnership with their UK-based fiance. This visa grants you legal entry into the UK for 6 months. To be eligible for this visa, you must prove that you have plans to get married or form a civil partnership within this 6-month timeframe.

    Fiance Visa Fees

    Currently, it costs £1,538 to apply for a Fiance Visa from abroad and £1,048 to apply from inside the UK. The application can include other fees, such as a public healthcare surcharge. These additional fees vary depending on your specific circumstances.

    Fiance Visa Processing Times

    The processing time for a UK Fiance Visa can vary, but it typically takes two to three months. This timeframe can vary depending on the complexity of your case and the volume of applications being processed. It is possible to pay a fee to get a faster decision using the priority or super-priority service, which cost £500 and £1000, respectively.

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      Is It Difficult To Obtain a Fiance Visa In The UK?

      Obtaining a Fiance Visa in the UK is difficult. The UK government enforces strict immigration rules to ensure that only genuine applicants succeed. You must meet several requirements to be eligible.

      Many applicants find the process daunting due to the meticulous preparation required for a successful application and the fear of rejection. The rejection rates can be high, particularly for those navigating the process without professional guidance. Therefore, having an experienced immigration lawyer by your side can significantly increase your chances of success.

      Fiance Visa Eligibility 

      You may be eligible to apply for a fiancé visa if you meet the following criteria:

      • Both you and your fiancé must be over 18 years old.
      • You must have met each other in person.
      • You must be in a genuine relationship and intend to live together permanently after your marriage.
      • You must plan to get married within six months of your arrival in the UK.

      Document Requirements

      Some document requirements you must meet include:

      • Proof of Relationship: You must provide evidence that your relationship is genuine and has been ongoing. This can include photographs, communication records, and statements from friends and family who can attest to your relationship.
      • Intent to Marry: You must demonstrate that you intend to marry within six months of your arrival in the UK. This can be shown through wedding plans, booking receipts for the venue, and other relevant preparations.
      • Financial Requirements: You must prove that your combined annual income is at least £29,000. The combined income requirement is lower if you already have this visa and it is with the same partner. You must prove that your combined income is at least £18,600 yearly. If there are dependent children, the required income increases by £3,800 a year for the first child and £2,400 a year for each additional child you have.
      • Accommodation: You must show that you have suitable accommodation arrangements in the UK where you and your partner will live. This could include a rental agreement, mortgage documents, or a letter from the property owner confirming your arrangement.
      • English Language Proficiency: The applicant must demonstrate a basic knowledge of the English language. This typically involves passing an approved English language test at A1 level or higher.
      • Previous Marriages: If either party has been previously married or in a civil partnership, you must provide legal evidence that these have ended, such as divorce certificates or death certificates.
      • Health Requirements: You may need to undergo a tuberculosis (TB) test if you are from a country where TB is prevalent.

      Why Use a Lawyer To Help You With The UK Fiance Visa?

      Using a lawyer to assist with your UK Fiance Visa application provides numerous benefits. Here are some key reasons why seeking professional legal help is advantageous:

      Expertise and Experience

      Immigration lawyers have in-depth knowledge and experience dealing with visa applications. They are familiar with the latest immigration laws, policies, and procedures. This means that they can ensure that your application complies with all requirements.

      Personalised Advice

      Every visa application is unique. A lawyer can provide tailored advice based on your circumstances, helping you avoid common pitfalls.

      Efficiency

      The visa application process can be time-consuming and complex. A lawyer can streamline the process by helping you to gather the necessary documents to submit an accurate application. This will also reduce the risk of delays or refusals.

      Problem-Solving

      If any issues arise during the application process, a lawyer can address them promptly and effectively, providing solutions you might not be aware of.

      Peace of Mind

      Knowing that a professional is handling your application can relieve stress and anxiety, allowing you to focus on other important aspects of your move to the UK.

      If you are an individual seeking to bring your fiancé to the UK, an immigration lawyer can provide the expertise and support you need to navigate the complex visa process.

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        How Much Does a UK Fiance Visa Solicitor Cost?

        The cost of hiring a UK Fiance Visa solicitor can vary depending on several factors, such as the complexity of your situation and the level of service required. At Birmingham Immigration Lawyers, we offer competitive rates and a transparent pricing structure.

        We understand that every client’s situation is different, and we tailor our services to meet your specific needs. To get an accurate cost estimate for your particular case, we encourage you to contact us directly on 0121 667 6530. Our team will be happy to provide a detailed quote and explain our pricing.

        How Our UK Fiance Visa Lawyers In Birmingham Can Help You

        At Birmingham Immigration Lawyers, we are committed to helping you achieve a successful visa application. Here are some ways we can assist you:

        • Initial Consultation: We offer an initial consultation to assess your situation and provide personalised advice on the best way to proceed with your application.
        • Document Preparation: We help you gather and prepare all the necessary documents, ensuring that your application is complete and meets all the requirements.
        • Application Submission: We handle the submission of your application, ensuring that it is presented in the best possible light.
        • Communication with Authorities: We liaise with UK immigration authorities on your behalf, addressing any questions or issues that may arise while processing your application.
        • Appeals and Reapplications: If your application is denied, we can assist with appeals and reapplications, providing the support you need to achieve a positive outcome.
        • Ongoing Support: We offer ongoing support and advice throughout the entire visa process, helping you navigate any challenges that may arise.

        By choosing Birmingham Immigration Lawyers, you benefit from our expertise, dedication, and commitment to client satisfaction. We strive to make the visa application process as smooth and stress-free as possible, ensuring you can focus on your future together. If you have any queries about a Fiance Visa or any other services we offer, call us on 0121 667 6530 or contact us online.

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          With our Application Package, your dedicated immigration lawyer will advise you on your application process and eligibility. Your caseworker will then complete and submit your forms to the Home Office on your behalf.

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            Our Fast-Track Application Package is a premium service for those who need to submit their application in time with their deadlines. Your case will become a top priority for our lawyers and you will benefit from our highest-quality services.

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              By choosing our Appeal Package, you can rely on our lawyers’ legal knowledge and experience to ensure you have the highest chance of a successful appeal. We will also fully represent you in any hearings/tribunals.

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                  FAQs

                  No, you cannot work in the UK on a Fiance Visa. You must wait until you are married and have switched to a Spouse Visa, which allows you to work.

                  If your application is refused, you can appeal the decision or reapply. Our lawyers can help you understand the reasons for the refusal and assist with the appeal or reapplication process.

                  Yes, after marrying your UK-based partner, you can apply to switch from a Fiancé Visa to a Spouse or Civil Partner Visa. This new visa will allow you to live and work in the UK.

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