UK Fiancé and Marriage Visas

A marriage visa is required:

• if you wish to get married or register a civil partnership in the UK
• you want to give notice of a marriage or civil partnership in the UK
• you are not planning to stay in the UK after your marriage or civil partnership

A standard visitor visa is sufficient for somebody coming to the UK wishing to convert their civil partnership into a marriage.

A marriage visa applicant will need to show the following:

• s/he is 18 or over
• s/he is free to give notice of marriage, to marry or enter into a civil partnership in the UK within 6 months of arrival
• s/he is in a genuine relationship
• s/he is visiting the UK for less than 6 months
• s/he is leaving the UK at the end of the visit
• s/he is able to support her/him/self without working or help from public funds, or that s/he can be supported and housed by relatives or friends
• s/he is able to meet the cost of the return or onward journey

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