MARRIAGE VISITOR VISA
Applicants wishing to come to the UK, for entering into a marriage or civil partnership, can apply as a Marriage Visitor Visa.
To be eligible to apply for the Marriage Visitor Visa, the applicant must be able to show that they want to visit the UK for not more than six (6) months and they plan to marry or register a civil partnership within the period of leave granted. They must prove that they can support themselves and any dependants financially whilst in the UK and have every intention to leave UK at the end of their visit.
Successful applicants can stay in the UK for a maximum period of six (6) months at one visit. During this period, they may be allowed multiple entries to the UK.
Does a non-visa national require a visitor visa?
Applicants who visa nationals need an entry clearance to enter the UK as a visitor. A non-visa national does not require an entry clearance prior to their entry, they need to satisfy the Immigration Authorities at the port of entry that they are a genuine visitor and intend to leave UK after their visa. Non-visa nationals may wish to apply for a visa where they are in doubt about their admissibility; for example, they may have been refused a visa / entry in the past, and should not be discouraged from applying.
What is the frequency and duration of visit?
What is multiple visa entry?
Foreign nationals from outside the European Economic Area making certain applications to the Home Office have to apply for a biometric residence permit. This applies to both postal applications and applications made in person (known as ‘premium applications’). The biometric residence permit is a residence permit which holds a migrant’s biographic details (name, date and place of birth) and biometric information (facial image and fingerprints), and shows their immigration status and entitlements while they remain in the UK. This also means that a UK visa will no longer be stamped in applicant’s passport and all applicants will be issued one of the new Biometric visa cards instead. These cards look very similar to a (pink) UK driving license except they have a microchip on the back.
Conditions of Stay?
No recourse to public funds;
Intend to leave UK after the end of your stay;
No intention to work; or produce goods or study (unless a student visitor).
Can I get National Health Service (NHS) treatment?
Treatment given in an accident and emergency (A&E) department or in an NHS walk-in centre that provides services similar to those of an A&E department;
Treatment for certain infectious diseases (but for HIV/AIDS, only the first diagnosis and counselling that follows it are free);
Compulsory psychiatric treatment; and
Family planning services.