Fiance Visas UK is now replaced by the “family of a settled person visa”. This visa category is applicable to Fiancée or Spouses who want to join their partners who own a settled person status in the UK. If the Fiancé is living outside the UK or the European Union, he/she can apply under the family of a settled person visa, which permits them to enter the UK for a period of 6 months
The application fee for this visa category is from April 2017 to onwards is £1,464.00. The Fiancé can apply 3 months prior to traveling to the UK. Only the online applications are accepted and the fiancé must file the complete form after paying the processing charges.
· Both the fiancée should not be less than 18 years of age
· Have a proof of relationship
· Previously lived together for 2 years
· Have an intention to live permanently with each other
· Fulfill financial requirements
· The settled person (fiancé living in the UK) must have an adequate accommodation
English Language Requirement
With a view to applying for a fiancé visa UK, the applicant should have a good knowledge of English. You can prove your English language proficiency in following ways.
- Through an academic qualification (Bachelor’s, Master’s or P.H.D Degree) taught in English
- Pass European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) under minimum level A1
Financial requirements of a Fiancé visa / Spousal visa UK
The following financial requirement should be fulfilled by the applicant.
- Minimum income of £18,600 per year if the fiancé is coming to the UK without any dependants
- £22,400/year for your Fiancé and one child
- £2,400/year for each additional dependant or child
The partner of the applicant is not bound to fulfill the financial requirement if he/she obtains these benefits.
- Disability Living Allowance
- Attendance Allowance
- Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
- Severe Disablement Allowance
- Armed Forces Independence Payment or Guaranteed Income Payment under the
- Personal Independence Payment
- Carer’s Allowance
In addition, the following non-employment income may also be used to meet the minimum income requirement
- Payments under the Armed Forces Benefits or War Pensions Scheme
- Income from property rental
- Interest from savings
- Ongoing structured legal settlement, insurance payments or royalty payments
- Dividends from shares
- Widowed Parent’s and Bereavement Payment Allowances
Some other Ways to Meet the Financial Requirement
The applicant of fiancé visa UK can combine salaried income with non-employment income while meeting the financial requirements. For instance, the cash savings and a pension can be combined for this purpose. The amount associated with the cash savings, which is not less than £16,000 should be held by the partner of the applicant. Such a partner should have this amount in his/her bank account or they hold this savings jointly for a period not less than 6 months before making an application. It is essential to ascertain that the saving amount should be accessible by the partner of the fiancé or both of them in case of any financial need. This is done to make sure that the fiancée should not utilize public fund during their stay in the UK.