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Marriage Visitor Visa

The UK Marriage Visitor Visa is a specific type of visa designed for individuals who intend to visit the United Kingdom for the sole purpose of getting married or entering into a civil partnership with a UK resident or settled person. This visa is part of the family visitor visa category, and it allows foreign nationals to come to the UK for a short period to celebrate their wedding or civil partnership.

Key points about the UK Marriage Visitor Visa:

  1. Temporary Stay: The Marriage Visitor Visa is a temporary visa, typically valid for up to six months. It is essential to understand that it is not meant for individuals seeking to settle in the UK permanently; its sole purpose is to facilitate the marriage or civil partnership ceremony.

  2. Eligibility: To be eligible for this visa, you must demonstrate that you intend to marry or enter into a civil partnership in the UK, and you must prove that you have a genuine and subsisting relationship with your UK partner. You also need to show that you can financially support yourself during your stay without relying on public funds.

  3. No Work or Study: Holders of a Marriage Visitor Visa are not allowed to work or engage in any form of employment or business in the UK. Additionally, they cannot undertake any studies, such as enrolling in a full-time academic program.

  4. Return Requirement: After the marriage or civil partnership ceremony, you are expected to return to your home country as this visa does not lead to settlement or long-term residency in the UK.

  5. Ceremony Plans: You should have a planned wedding or civil partnership ceremony during your visit to the UK. It’s advisable to have the necessary documentation and arrangements in place with the local registry office or venue where the ceremony will take place.

  6. Application Process: You need to apply for the Marriage Visitor Visa from your home country. The application process includes submitting specific documents and attending a visa interview or biometric appointment at a visa application center.

It’s important to consult the official UK government website or a qualified immigration advisor for the most up-to-date information and guidance on the UK Marriage Visitor Visa, as immigration rules and requirements can change. This visa is designed to make it possible for couples to celebrate their special day in the UK while ensuring that the intent remains focused on the marriage or civil partnership ceremony.

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