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Are their any firm plans for when you might marry and, if so, have you considered whether you would do so in the US or UK?
Thanks for your reply.
Are you cohabiting with your partner?
If so please state the length of the cohabitation.
Where is your partner based at present?
How long have you been in a relationship for and have you ever actually cohabited
I'm afraid that the criteria for an unmarried partners visa is that you must have been in a relationship and cohabited for two years prior to the date of any application for a visa of this type.
If you are not to work in the UK then you would also not be able to apply for any of the working visas either.
If you are to marry in the future in the UK then you could apply for a fiance visa so that you could travel to the UK and marry within 6 months of the date of the visa.
The criteria for a fiance is as follows and it is much the same for a spouses visa (which you would need to apply for following marriage:-
You will also have to pass and english language test showing he has a basic command of spoken and listening English. You can find out approved test providers in your area by contacting the UK embassy nearest to You.
You would need to apply for fiance visa using form VAF4 which is available for download from the UKBA website.
Until such time as you are ready to apply for a fiance visa you will have to put up with visitor's visas, these are granted for 6 months at a time. There must obviously be a gap between one visitor's visa and the next though.
I would consider instructing a UK solicitor to prepare the fiance visa application for you when the time comes, you can find solicitors via:-
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