I am preparing to get married in the UK in the not too distant future to my fiancé who is not a British Citizen. I myself am a British citizen.
We looked over the choices for going to the UK, and we decided that a longer term stay isn’t possible for us under the current requirement to have £18,600 per year/other financial routes. We therefore opted for just staying in the UK for (up to) 6 months, get married, and return overseas before the visa expires. This is the category “Visitors for marriage or civil partnership” (I hope I have the correct forum section!).
The standards for the short term visit seem to be quite a bit lower than for a long term stay, but we are still uncertain about some of the requirements, especially financially.
- What exactly are they looking for in terms of seeing that she is financially able to provide for herself during her stay in England? Is there an approximate amount they are looking for in her bank account statements?
- My parents have written a supporting letter saying that she will stay with them during her stay in England. Is it worth also having my Father send bank account statements with the application showing that he is able to provide financially for her during her stay? Or is it just from her personally that they are looking for evidence of financial stability?
- One of the requested documents for the application is “evidence that you have given notification of marriage to the registry office in the UK where your partner lives” and “details of the marriage or civil partnership and evidence of money paid towards costs related to it”. It seems to me that these two documents are part of the same thing? The evidence of your booking the marriage and payment of it can all come together. Or am I mistaken in this?