UK Fiancee Visa Requirements 2024 | Eligibility And Documents

To apply for a fiancé visa successfully, you must meet all the fiancee visa requirements. This guide will explain all the fiancée visa requirements.

UK Fiance Visa | Application & Requirements | How to Apply

To qualify for a UK fiance visa, you must meet the requirements and submit all the required documents.

To qualify for a fiance visa you must satisfy the following criteria:

  • You and your future spouse must be 18 years old or above to apply for a fiancee visa
  • You and your UK future spouse must have met in-person
  • You and your UK spouse must intend to live together permanently once married
  • You must provide evidence of being in a genuine and subsisting relationship
  • You meet the financial requirement of £18,600
  • You need to have a suitable accommodation to live with your spouse in the UK

You can contact us to discuss the exact requirements for a fiancée visa application according to your circumstances.

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To discuss your fiancée visa, you can call our experienced fiancée visa lawyers on 01614644140 or 07827126843. You can book an appointment with our fiance visa lawyers to discuss your fiance visa application.

minimum age requirement for fiance visa

You and your UK fiancée must be over the age of 18 when making a fiancee visa application to get married in the UK.

Minimum age to register marriage in the UK

The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Act 2022, which gained Royal Assent in April 2022, has come into force on 27 February 2023. It means that 16 and 17 year olds will no longer be allowed to marry or enter a civil partnership, even if they have parental consent.

Status of the uK Spouse for fiance visa

The UK spouse must be:

  • Be a British or Irish citizen in the UK; or
  • Have indefinite leave to remain, settled status or permanent residence in the UK; or
  • Have pre-settled status under Appendix EU; or
  • Have limited leave to remain as a Turkish Businessperson or Turkish Worker under Appendix ECAA; or
  • Have refugee leave or humanitarian protection status in the UK.

Income requirement for a Fiancée visa UK

Financial requirement for a fiancee visa is one of the key requirement towards fiancee visa requirements.

You will need to prove to the Home Office that you meet the financial requirement and you can support yourself without public funds.

Your fiancé’s annual income must be at least £18,600. If you have any child dependents who will be joining you, this sum increases by £3,800 for your first child and £2,400 for each child after your first.

You can prove your finances through any of the following:

  • Regular salary through employment
  • Self-employment
  • Statutory sick pay, maternity, paternity or adoption pay
  • Savings
  • Stocks and shares
  • Pension payments
  • Property financial gains, such as a regular income from rent

What is the English language requirement?

If you are from a non-English-speaking country, you will need to meet English language requirement, unless one the following exemption applies.

You must prove that your level of English in reading, writing, listening and speaking is at least to the level of A1 as set by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

You will need to submit your IELTS certificate in support of your visa application.

You will be exempt from the English language requirement if:

  • You hold a degree or higher qualification taught in English at an educational institution recognised by Ecctis
  • You are over the age 65
  • You are a recognised refugee
  • You are living in the UK as an orphan or widow
  • You are a victim of domestic abuse
  • You have a mental or physical condition which prevents you from sitting the exam

Genuine relationship requirement

To qualify for a UK fiance visa, you must prove that you are in a genuine and subsisting relationship to meet all the fiancee visa requirements.

You can submit following documents to show that you are in a genuine and subsisting relationship:

  • Reference letters from family and friends
  • Pictures together
  • Documents showing that you have met in person
  • A personal statement elaborating the background of your relationship

You can contact our fiance visa lawyers to discuss if you meet the relationship requirement or not.

Intention to marry in the UK within 6 months

You must be seeking entry to the UK as a fiancée to enable your marriage to take place in the United Kingdom. This is one of the key requirement in fiancee visa requirements.

The UK fiance 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.

However, if you are concerned about having any evidence, you can speak to our immigration lawyers.

Accommodation requirement

If you are applying for a fiancee visa application, ensure that you and your fiancée have provided adequate accommodation. You must submit the required evidence that you have a suitable accommodation to live with your UK Spouse.

What if i do not meet one of the fiancee visa requirements?

You can arrange an appointment with our fiancee visa specialist to discuss the alternative options to meet the relevant requirement.

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Fiancee visa requirements – frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What are the fiancee visa requirements?

To be eligible for a fiancee visa, you and your fiance or proposed civil partner must both be aged 18 or over, and your fiancé must either:

  • be a British or Irish citizen
  • have settled permanently in the UK, for example, they have indefinite leave to remain, proof of permanent residence or settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • be from the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland and have pre-settled status under the EUSS
  • have either a Turkish businessperson visa or Turkish worker visa
  • have either refugee status or humanitarian protection in the UK.
How much does a fiancé visa application cost?

A Fiance Visa UK costs £1,846 in 2024.

Can you bring your fiancé to UK?

You can apply for a family visa to live with your: spouse or partner. fiancé, fiancée or proposed civil partner.

Can I apply for a fiancé visa while in the UK?

No, fiance visas can only be made from outside the UK.

Can I switch from a Fiance visa to a Spouse visa?

Yes, you can switch from a Fiance visa to a Spouse visa before the expiry of your Fiance visa. You must meet all the eligibility requirements for a Spouse visa.

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