To qualify for a UK Fiancé Visa, the applicant needs to meet the following requirements:
Your partner is British or Irish, is settled in the UK, has been granted pre-settled or settled status, holds a Turkish Businessperson or Turkish Worker visa or has refugee status or humanitarian protection;
You are both over the age of 18;
You have met in person;
Your relationship is genuine and subsisting;
You intend to marry within six months of your arrival in the UK;
Any previous relationships have broken down permanently;
You intend to live together permanently in the UK;
You will be adequately maintained in the UK without recourse to public funds;
There is adequate accommodation for you and any dependents;
You can speak and understand English to the required level.
Intention to Marry in the UK Within 6 Months
The applicant must be seeking entry to the UK to enable marriage to take place in the United Kingdom. Because Fiancé Visas are valid for a period of 6 months, you will need to satisfy the Home Office that you intend to get married within 6 months of your arrival in the UK. The Home Office will generally expect to see some evidence of wedding planning and / or arrangements for your wedding day.
To demonstrate that you can be adequately maintained in the UK without recourse to public funds, the applicant will need to satisfy the Fiancé Visa financial requirement.
The financial requirement for a UK Fiancé Visa application state that, unless exempt, you will need to demonstrate that your Fiancé has a gross annual income of at least:
£18,600 or above; plus
£3,800 for a first child (who is not British, holds indefinite leave to remain in the UK, has pre-settled status or settled status or is an EEA national with a right to reside in the UK); plus
£2,400 for each additional child (who is not British, holds indefinite leave to remain in the UK, has pre-settled status or settled status or is an EEA national with a right to reside in the UK).
Different considerations will apply if your fiancé is in receipt of certain state benefits or entitlements for example, Carer allowance, Disability or Personal Independence Payment allowance. In this situation, the sponsor needs to satisfy that they can ‘adequately maintain and accommodate’ the family member being sponsored to enter or remain in the UK.
When you apply for entry clearance as a fiancé, you will need to provide evidence that there will be adequate accommodation available to you and your fiancé, without the need to rely on public funds, in accommodation which you own or occupy exclusively.
English Language & TB test Requirements
Unless exempt, as part of your Fiancé Visa application, the applicant needs to meet English language requirement and TB test requirements.
When applying for entry clearance or to switch into the UK from a different category, you will need to demonstrate competence in the English language to at least CEFR level A1 or above. When you apply for further leave to remain as a spouse you will need to demonstrate competence in the English language to at least CEFR level A2 or above.
TB test requirements will apply if you are applying for entry clearance only and your country of origin is on the Home Office list of TB test requirements.
The exact requirements you will need to satisfy may vary depending on your personal circumstances. Please feel free to contact our immigration team at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss further.