The Marriage visitor visa is for those who are over the age of 18 years old and wish to visit the UK in order to give notice for marriage/civil partnership or get married or form a civil partnership in the UK. The visitors intending to come to the UK for this purpose must have a valid visit visa endorsed as a marriage visitor and the name of the visa holder’s fiance(e) or proposed civil partner to gain entry.
In order to qualify for a marriage visitor visa, the applicants must satisfy the following requirements.
The marriage visitor visa is suitable for those couples who just want to conduct their marriage or civil partnership ceremony in the UK and are not planning to stay or settle in the UK after. The applicants only need a standard visitor visa if they are just visiting the UK to convert their civil partnership into a marriage. The partners of British citizens or those settled in the UK taking this route, will not be allowed to switch to a spouse visa within the UK.
Our Immigration lawyers at City Legal have immense experience in handling marriage visitor visa applications and assisting our clients in putting together the necessary supporting documents to provide evidence of intention to get married within 6 months of visiting the UK. We are a multi award winning law firm and pride ourselves in being approachable, innovative and always going that extra mile to make sure our clients receive the individual attention they deserve. Our Immigration team maintains a high reputation and is committed to provide clear, transparent and reliable advice to our clients.