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She will need to apply for a spouses visa (ie. Settlement) once you are married if she is to come here to settle with you permanently.
If the application is well prepared and you meet the following eligibility criteria then it will make the application easy and quick to decide upon for the UKBA. To be eligible, you must show:-
You have to produce to the UKBA documentation that proves the above. This would be some of the following:-
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She will need to apply for settlement (ie. spouses visa) by using form VAF4 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 so that you can take the application with you to marry so that she can submit it immediately.
It generally takes around 6 weeks for the UKBA to determine an application. They have only had one case since September 2011 and decided it within 5 days.
You can find Uk immigration solicitors through the following Law Society Website search engine:-
The best thing you can do is to instruct a solicitor to prepare the application for you.
The visa will be granted for a period of 27 months. She can apply for indefinite leave to remain once she has been here for 24 months. 12 months later she can apply to be naturalised as a UK citizen provided she has not spent a lot of time outside the UK during the 36 months total.
I've generally found that prospective applicants find the process more complicated than they expected.
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