Great. That means you should receive your Certificate of Civil Partnership following the ceremony. This is the equivalent of a Marriage Certificate and you can use it to apply for a spouses visa (settlement) to the UK.
The UKBA do not permit any applications to be made when a person is on a visitor's visa and they are very strict about that.
Your partner will have to apply for settlement here once the ceremony has been completed. The eligibility criteria for obtaining a spouses visa is as follows,
You will have to show:-
- 1. That you are legally married to each other (civil partnership certificate)
- 2. You have met before (statements, correspondence)
- 3. You are present and settled in the UK (eg. Passport, proof of accommodation)
- 4. You intend to live permanently together here in the UK as civil partners (statements, correspondence)
- 5. You can support each other without the need for public funds (bank statements, evidence of income)
- 6. You have suitable accommodation which is owned or lived in only by you or your household and where you and your dependents can live without any help from public funds (tenancy agreement, land registry docs if you your own home)
- 7. That neither of you are younger than 21 years of age. (birth certificates, passports)
You will see that I have put common documents submitted with such applications in brackets, but there is no exhaustive list and you should include and refer to any document you consider may be relevant. There is also a UKBA document which may assist:-
They will also have to demonstrate that they can speak and understand very basis English. You can see how to do this here:-
It would be best for a UK solicitor to prepare the application prior to your marriage to appraise you of the merits of your case and organise it so that you have the best chance of success without the need to appeal a rejection by the UKBA. it would cost around £700-1000+VAT. You can find immigration solicitors near you here:-
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