UK Marriage Visitor visa for those who want to get married or register a civil partnership in the UK. A marriage visitor visa allows you to stay in the UK for up to 6 months. You cannot apply for a UK marriage visitor visa if you are planning to stay or settle in the UK after your marriage or civil partnership ceremony.

One of the key factors in the marriage visitor visa entry clearance applications is to satisfy the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) that the applicant has strong family, financial and social ties to the country of origin and therefore he will return to the country of origin upon visiting the UK.

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The applicant must not:

  • take employment
  • produce goods or provide services within the UK
  • intend to undertake a course of study
  • be a child under the age of 18
  • intend to receive private medical treatment
  • be in transit to a country outside the common travel area
  • do any of the activities of a business, sports or entertainer visitor.

There is no provision within the Immigration Rules for an extension of stay as a visitor for marriage or civil partnership.

Mariage visitor visa requirements

You must prove that you are 18 or over and free to give notice of marriage, to marry or enter into a civil partnership in the UK within 6 months of your arrival. You also need to prove that you are in a genuine relationship and will leave the UK at the end of your visit.

Below is a list of the main UK Marriage Visitor visa requirements:

  • you're 18 or over
  • you're free to give notice of marriage, to marry or enter into a civil partnership in the UK within 6 months of your arrival
  • you're in a genuine relationship
  • you're visiting the UK for less than 6 months
  • you'll leave the UK at the end of your visit
  • you'll not live in the UK for extended periods through frequent or successive visits, or make the UK your main home
  • you're able to support yourself during your trip (or have funding from someone else to support you)
  • you're able to pay for your return or onward journey (or have funding from someone else to pay for the journey)
  • you have proof of any other activities you want to do in the UK, as allowed by the Visitor Rules

You must meet all other requirements depending on your circumstances.

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