If she intends to reside here permanently then the most secure way to do this would be for you to marry here and then apply for a spouses visa after marriage.
You would have to apply for a certificate of approval for marriage prior to marring. There is information on applying for the certificate here:-
You will have to apply by using Form COA and you can download this from the UKBA website.
Once you are married you can apply for a spouses visa.
You will have to show:-
- 1. That you are legally married to each other (marriage certificate)
- 2. You have met before (statements, correspondence)
- 3. You are not in breach of the immigration rules (your visa)
- 4. Your decision to marry was not due to you potentially being deported)
- 5. Your wife is present and settled in the UK (eg. Passport, proof of accommodation)
- 6. You intend to live permanently together here in the UK as husband and wife (statements, evidence of her (statements, correspondence(
- 7. You can support each other without the need for public funds (bank statements, evidence of income)
- 8. You have suitable accommodation which is owned or lived in only by you or your household and where you and your dependents can live without any help from public funds (tenancy agreement, land registry docs if you your own home)
- 9. That neither of you are younger than 21 years of age. (birth certificates, passports)
You will need to apply for settlement (ie. spouses visa) by using form FLR (M) Settlement, available for download from UKBA's website. It would be best for either a solicitor in the UK to prepare it in consultation with both you and your wife before submitting it.
Your wife can find Uk immigration solicitors through the following Law Society Website search engine:-
You could apply for an unmarried partner's visa but you would have to show that you have been in a relationship for two years prior to the application and less applications tend to get accepted under this method.
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