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If I am a British citizen and I marry a non British citizen

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If I am a British citizen and I marry a non British citizen abroad, and we live abroad, can that person become a British citizen? What status can they apply for, if any?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: UK Law
Expert:  Mark replied 8 years ago.



You will be able to sponsor your spouse for a marriage visa. If you have been married for less than 4 years your spouse's visa will last 2 years, after which your spouse will be eligible to apply for indefinite leave to remain.


There are a number of free online eligibility tests like this one:


I hope this answers your question.


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