What rights do I have if I marry a British citizen?
According to UK nationality law, being married to, or in a civil partnership with a UK national does not automatically grant you the right to acquire British citizenship. If you wish to ultimately settle in the UK with your partner, you need to follow the naturalisation route.
Can I live in the UK if I marry a British citizen?
Marriage to a British citizen does not grant you the automatic right to live in the UK. However, you can live in the UK if you are married to a British citizen and meet requirements such as demonstrating that your spouse has enough money to support you and that your marriage is genuine.
What visa do I get if I marry a UK citizen?
Also known as a UK marriage visa, a spouse visa allows married partners of UK citizens to immigrate to the UK because they are married to someone who is ‘settled in the UK’ – i.e. a person who is ordinarily resident in the UK and has no immigration restrictions on how long they can stay in the UK.
Can I stay in the UK if my partner is British?
It’s free and easier than applying for a visa. Your partner can apply for pre-settled or settled status if you have British or Irish citizenship – or both. … British or Irish citizenship – or both. an immigration status that let them live in the UK permanently – for example, indefinite leave to remain.
Does marrying a British citizen give you citizenship?
You can apply for British citizenship by ‘naturalisation’ if you: … are married to, or in a civil partnership with, someone who is a British citizen. have lived in the UK for at least 3 years before the date of your application.
Do I need settled status if I am married to a British citizen?
You need to have permission to live in the UK permanently – for example, getting indefinite leave to remain or ‘settled status’ from the EU Settlement Scheme. You need to do this even if your husband, wife or civil partner is a British citizen.
Can a spouse of a British citizen work in the UK?
With a spouse or partner visa you can work in the UK without restrictions. You can apply for this visa if you are married to a British citizen or a person who has a right to live and work or settlement status in the UK (i.e. a person who holds a valid visa, Indefinite Leave to Remain [ILR] or right of abode).
How much do you have to earn to bring spouse to UK?
You and your partner must have a combined income of at least £18,600 a year if: you’re applying as a partner. you want to settle in the UK (get ‘indefinite leave to remain’) within 5 years.
Can I marry a UK citizen on a tourist visa?
When you’re visiting the UK on a standard visitor visa you can’t give notice of a marriage, get married or enter into a civil partnership, you must apply for a marriage visitor visa to be able to do so.
Does having a British passport make you a British citizen?
Having a British passport doesn’t mean you’re a citizen either. British citizens, overseas territories citizens, overseas citizens, subjects, nationals (overseas) and protected persons can all apply for a passport.
How much does a marriage visa cost UK?
As it currently stands, the Spouse Visa costs £1,523 for applications made outside the UK – this allows the visa holder to live in the UK with their spouse/partner typically for a period of 33 months. For those applying for an extension to their Spouse Visa from within the UK, the cost currently stands at £1,033.