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Is it intended that your partner will come here to settle permanently?
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It's more complicated than that I'm afraid. I think you're referring to a visitor's visa, which you can obtain by using a letter of invitation.
In order for your partner to come here, marry here and then settle permanently you will have to apply for a fiance visa.
Once married he would then have to apply for a spouses visa (settlement). Two applications, two application fees.
The eligibility criteria is largely similar for both applications
Your partner will also have to pass and english language test showing they have a basic command of spoken and listening English. Your partner can find out approved test providers in their area by contacting the UK embassy nearest to them.
You will need to apply for fiance/spouses visa using form VAF4 which is available for download from the UKBA website
The above is taken to mean that you shall not claim any more benefits than that which you already claim and it helps if you can give them evidence of the type of jobs your fiance would be able to do to support you both when they are here. You should submit job advertisements for jobs they can do in your area.
You should consider instructing a immigration solicitor to prepare an application for you. You can find local solicitors via:-
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