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Where are you to settle permanently as man and wife following marriage?
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Can you confirm at least that once married in the UK your wife will leave the UK with you to settle somewhere else (wherever that ends up being).
She will have to apply for a special visitor's visa for the purpose of marriage. Here is a link to the visitor's visa page of the UKBA's visa services website:-
Scan down to the section marked: Special visitors: Visitors coming to get married
The visa will be granted for a period of 6 months in which she shall be permitted to remain here in order to get married. You will also see that the link to the appropriate visa form for this and guidance notes is also available in this section.
She should submit this to the nearest UK embassy.
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Page ten of the application form itself lists a number of documents that you must submit. There is no exhaustive list that you should submit, since each case is different and your particular details may mean that you need to submit documentary evidence to prove a particular part of the form.
She will though have to submit:-
1. Her passport.
2. Evidence of her leave to remain in the country from which the application is made (eg. Norway if it is to be Norway)
3. Documentary evidence of how you are to pay for the trip, so bank statements from the previous year for you both showing the funds available to you both during your stay evidencing the fact that you will not require access to public funds during your stay.
4. Criminal records if she has committed a crime
5. Evidence of her continuing obligations where she is living (or to live following marriage). For example, evidence of continuing employment (eg. contract of employment, letter from her employer), accommodation (tenancy agreement, land title deeds) and responsibilities
5. Divorced decree if she has been married before
6. Evidence that she intends to leave the UK after marriage, flight tickets or onward travel information
7. Statements from you both confirming your plans to marry, full details, and your plans following marriage (ie. that you are to become resident in some other country to settle
8. Evidence that you are in fact to get married (booking of a venue for marriage, correspondence between you, evidence of invitations to the wedding.
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