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There are lots of place in London where you and your partner can marry (ie. civil partnership. Simply google "civil partnership venues London" and it will generate lots of result which you can then contact separately.
If your partner is here on a visa (other than a long term visitors visa) and you marry then he can apply for a Residence Card as the non-eea family member of an EEA national. He would have to apply using the UKBA's form EEA2 (available for download from their website) and he would receive an endorsement in his passport following the application confirming his right to residence here under European Law.
In order to be naturalised as UK citizens here you would first have to have resided here for 5 years and then apply for Permanent Residence. Once you have PR you would have to wait a further 12 months and then you can apply to be naturalised as a UK citizen.
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In addition to the above you will have to apply for a certificate of approval from the UKBA. Here is the UKBA's page on applying for a certificate of approval so that you can see what is required:-
Once he has the COA you will be free to arrange your civil partnership.
He would have to apply for a residence card as explained in the above post. The UKBA aims to reach a decision on all applications within 6-8 weeks, but this is not enforceable against them and they frequently overrun.
He should get his application in before his current visa expires.
The application for a COA is fairly straightfoward - you can probably do that yourself after checking the forms and literature on the link I sent you.
The application for a residence card is more complicated. Some people instruct solicitors, some don't. They would charge around £750-1000 +VAT to prepare it for you. You could prepare it yourself and ask a solicitor just to check it for you. This would probably cost in the region of £300 +VAT.
You original question states that you are Italian (therefore EEA) and your partner is Nigerian (not EEA). If this is the case then he will have to apply for a COA and you will not.
Im so sorry about all the question, but we both are from different country so we need to understand clear ...
so...if I got all clear... have some more question:
1- I ( italian) do not need any paper or document to married in UK?
2- my friend ( Nigerian) need to feed the UKBA's form EEA2 and also the COA form only ?
3- the COA form must be fill from me(italian) or from my friend (nigerian) seems that I dont need this ? ( im talking about the section 1 " applicant's details" on that form )
4-what are the differences and beneficial between choosing to "married" or "civil partnership"?
What I need to understand now, its all WE need to get married .. About a work permit we will going to think after married
Im so sorry again for all question, I thank you in advance for your help
1 - You will need to produce your passport when you are arranging who is to carry out the civil partnership
2 - He can only apply for a registration card using form EEA2 once you are married. To get married you both need to apply for COA
3 - you both need to complete form COA and apply for a certificate of approval
4. Getting "married" is only available for persons of opposite sexes. A "civil partnership" is in effect a "marriage" between homosexual persons.
about the line 3, I understand that we both need to complete the form COA,
but in our case, who is the "" applicant's "" (section 1) , and who have to fill the section 2 as a ""fiance or civil partner"" ?? or it does not matter how you fills ?
I hope I was clear in the request
One COA form should be complete. Your Nigerian partner is the applicant, you are the civil partner.
hi ..this is Fabio the italian.....I just would like to know if the limit of reply and question its over for us, seems that my partner send you a question 2 times but we do not get any answer...just to know if we can still rely on your help, I think it is legitimate for us to request at least one answer to this .......
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