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INC, Solicitor-Advocate
Category: UK Immigration Law
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Experience:  LL.B, Pg.Dip, LL.M, M.B.A (Pending), Solicitor-Advocate. UK Practising Certificate issued by SRA., DIFC Courts Registered (Dubai)
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Mr M a British Citizen goes to Kenya and marries Miss H a kenyan

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Mr M a British Citizen goes to Kenya and marries Miss H a kenyan citizen with the intention of bringing her back to live with him in the UK after their marriage. Visas applicataions he understands can take a few months to obtain. Is it possible to submit a visa application before the marriage actually takes place obviously with the priviso that the marriage certificate is produced prior to receipt of visa.

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INC : Hi, the short answer to your question is no, an application for a spouse visa cannot be submitted until you hqve a marriage certificate.
INC : The alternative is to apply for a fiancee visa and then marry your partner in the uk.
INC : If a fiancee visa is granted, it is for a period of 6 months during which you must marry.
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