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I am trying to weigh up the merits of 2 possible paths . 1) my Brazil GF and myself marrying in Brazil and then applying for visa to live in Uk or 2) to apply for her to marry in the UK , which form would this be ? She has very little evidence of a firm tie to Brazil , she works online in Brazil earning 2000 Reils only per month. Any advise ?

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Just the merits of each option , marriage in Brazil or marriage in Uk and any possible barriers

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Solicitor: Clare, Solicitor replied 11 months ago
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Thank you for your question

My name is Clare

I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first

Do you meet the income requirement - and can your girlfriend meet the language requirement for a spouse visa?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I am on target to earn greater than 18600 by the end of the tax year 2018, demonstrated by a Uk self assessment tax return.She holds a 5.5 on an IELTS, but I don't believe this is relevant to any application to apply to visit U.K simply to marry
Solicitor: Clare, Solicitor replied 11 months ago

Does she not wish to remain in the Uk after your marriage?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
of course she wants to live with me in the UK after marriage.It is my understanding that marriage in the UK would not stop.us living together in the UK after marriage in the UK . I am fully aware that she needs to return to.her country after the marriage and then re apply a second visa to return .
Solicitor: Clare, Solicitor replied 11 months ago

In fact you have three options

You can marry in Brazil and then she can apply for a Spouse Visa

She can apply for a Fiancee visa and come to the Uk - get married and then apply for the Fiancee visa to be turned into a spouse visa

She can apply for a marriage visa, return home and then apply for a spouse visa

As a couple you appear to fulfil the requirements of the first two options - although option number two involves paying double fees to the government!

The third option could be problematic as the immigration authorities will take some convincing that she will return after the wedding - and again you have double fees to pay

If this is the option you wish to follow the form is here

https://www.gov.uk/marriage-visa/apply

In the end of course it is a very personal choice

I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I am fully aware of the 3 options , but my question is asking about the 'merits' of these 3 options when compared to each other.For example , does marrying in Brazil create more difficulty later in terms of
Applying for the visa to settle in Uk ?Does marrying in the UK make it easier later for the application to settle in the UK at a later stage .The answer doesn't compare the merits of the 2 main options . Please elaborate
Solicitor: Clare, Solicitor replied 11 months ago
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