Consultation Family Fiance visa

A Family Fiance visa is a document that allows you to get married to a citizen or an official resident of the UK.

Further, an applicant has a right to apply for a Spouse visa to stay in the UK without leaving the country.

Family Spouse visa

A Fiance visa is issued for a period of 6 months, during which an applicant must enter into a legal marriage in the UK.

Who can apply for a Fiance visa?

– Applicants over 18 years of age
– Applicants who are planning to marry a citizen / official resident of the UK within 6 months from the visa start date, and then stay in the UK on a Spouse visa

Processing time

The processing time for a Fiance visa is at least 24 weeks (6 months).
Priority Visa Service is temporarily not available for applicants applying from the Russian Federation.

General requirements

Before applying for a Fiance visa, an applicant must check that he and his sponsor meet the basic Home Office requirements listed below.

To apply for a Fiance visa, you need:

– Have and be able to provide all general documents (please refer to the Documents section below on this page)

– Prove that the relationship between an applicant and his sponsor is genuine (the Genuine Relationship Test)

– Prove a minimum income level (£18,600 per year), in accordance with the Home Office financial requirements

– Prove that an applicant meets the English language requirements (see below)

– Prove that a sponsor and an applicant meet the Home Office accommodation requirement

– Submit biometrics at the Visa Application Center

– Submit a negative TB test certificate (see below)

– Prove that an applicant and his sponsor are planning to get married in the UK within 6 months from the visa start date

What is the Genuine Relationship Test?

An applicant for a Spouse visa must prove the relationship between him and his sponsor (an applicant’s official spouse – a citizen or a legal resident of the UK) is genuine.
An applicant and his sponsor must prove that they have met in person at least once prior to applying for a Fiance visa.

The following documents may help to prove the relationship is genuine:

– Emails from a restaurant or another location confirming the intention of the applicant and his sponsor to celebrate their wedding there

– Photos of the couple, ishowing an applicant and his sponsor spend time together, as well as with their relatives, friends

– Cover letters from parents/friends confirming the relationship between an applicant and his sponsor is genuine

– Screenshots of any personal correspondence between an applicant and a sponsor in social networks, confirming the nature of the relationship

– Scans of visas, confirmation bookings of accommodation and air tickets to prove an applicant and a sponsor travelled together

– Evidence of gifts or other goods bought for one another or for joint use (receipts)

– Any other documents confirming the intention of an applicant and a sponsor to live together in the UK

Financial Requirements

An applicant’s sponsor must prove his annual income is at least £18,600 before tax (gross annual income).

For each dependent child applying with an applicant, this increases to £2,400.

This income can come from:

– official employment in the UK

– employment

– self-employment (including directors of limited liability companies) in the UK

– savings (if they amount to more than £16,000)

– pension and benefits:
Disability Living Allowance
Severe Disablement Allowance
Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
Attendance Allowance
Carer’s Allowance
Personal Independence Payment
Armed Forces Independence Payment or Guaranteed Income Payment under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme
Constant Attendance Allowance, Mobility Supplement or War Disablement Pension under the War Pensions Scheme
Police Injury Pension

– Income from stocks, shares and property rentals

Some sources of income can be combined in order to obtain the necessary amount, in accordance with the financial requirements of the Home Office for a fiancé visa.

Sources of income are listed in the Appendix FM 1.7: Financial Requirement – Partner:

If you do not know which source of income to use in your case, doubt what documents to provide, or do not meet the financial requirements (for example, your sponsor’s annual income is less than £18,600), please contact us for a consultation.

Knowledge of English (English Exam Test)

Applicants for Fiance visas must prove the ability to speak English at least A1 level.

In most cases, an applicant must pass an English language test and provide a certificate to prove his level. Those who studied in the UK at colleges or universities, can provide a diploma to prove a degree taught in English (a diploma must have a confirmation from UK NARIC).

The English test must be done through a registered provider – called a Secure English Language Testing (SELT) provider.

The list of the official centers for English test is here:

*Please note that all the official centers where you can take an English language exam have temporarily suspended their work in the Russian Federation. Please contact us for advice.

Tuberculosis test

Applicants from certain countries (see the link below) must provide a negative TB test result.

The test must be taken at one of the official clinics listed on the UK Government website:

Our visa specialists successfully passed trainings and tests provided by companies accredited with OISC.


We will help to collect a complete package of documents for a visa

Correctly fill out the application form in English and sign up for the submission of documents to the visa center

We will help with the translation of documents and the preparation of all necessary cover letters

We will provide support throughout the visa process

A Fiance visa to tthe Family visa category, and allows you to stay in the UK for permanent residence, and apply for a spouse visa after marriage without leaving the UK, unlike a Marriage Visitor visa.

How much will it cost?

Main difference

Marriage Visitor visa Fiance visa
Validity period 6 months 6 months
Number of entries multi multi
Allows to get married in the UK within 6 months from entry Yes Yes
You can switch to a Spouse without leaving the UK No Yes
Allows you to further stay in the UK for permanent residence No Yes
Processing time* 6 weeks 24 weeks
Consular fees £100 £1538 and £1048

* please note a priority service is temporarily not available for applicants from the Russian Federation, the process takes longer.

Main documents for a Fiance visa:

Please note that there is no standard package of documents for a Fiance visa application. A list of documents is created individually for each case.

1. A visa application form (in English)
2. An applicant’s foreign passport (must be valid until the expiry date of the visa and have at least 2 blank pages)
3. An applicant’s Russian national passport
4. Applicant’s English language test results
5. A negative tuberculosis test result from an applicant
6. Documents confirming the intention of an applicant and his sponsor to get married in the UK within 6 months from the visa start date
7. Sponsor’s passport scan + a scan of the document confirming the resident status of a sponsor in the UK
8. A sponsor’s birth certificate
9. A cover letter from a sponsor
10. Documents confirming the source and the amount of a sponsor’s annual income, as per the financial requirements from Home Office
11. A document to prove that a sponsor and an applicant have an accommodation to live in the UK, as per the requirements from Home Office
12. Documents to prove the relationship between an applicant and his sponsor is genuine
13. Certificates of divorce of the applicant and sponsor, and birth certificates of minor children (if any)

For each dependent child applying with you you must obtain Dependant Children visas

Why choose us?

Cost of services

Consultation cost: 200 euros
Initial consultation is a separate service that you can use to clarify your questions about visa processing.

The cost of the Full support service: 1800 euros

Wife’s visa extension – 1500 euros

ILR (permanent residence) – 1100 euros


“Full support of the client in the process of obtaining a visa to the UK from the moment of collecting documents until receiving a response from the visa center.

You choose this tariff because you value your time and are ready to entrust the complex process of obtaining a visa to the UK to a team with many years of experience – 17 years in the market. Our specialists have received professional training and have an official certificate from agencies accredited by the OISC (Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner).

We will make a brief and a list of documents for you, taking into account your data, according to which you will be able to quickly collect the necessary materials. You will have clear and detailed instructions for each document from the list. Leave all the difficulties with registration and paperwork to our team. You will only have to come to the consulate on the specified day and time for the delivery of biometrics.”

The package of services includes:

— consultation in two languages (English and Russian);

— detailed analysis of each stage in the visa processing process;

— list of requirements for submitted documents;

— analysis of your situation, determination of disputable points and provision of possible solutions;

— assessment of your chances of obtaining a visa;

— answers to your questions on the topic;

— drawing up a list of documents for your case

+ instructions for payment of consular fees;

+ registration for the delivery of biometrics;

+ uploading documents to TLScontact’s personal account (our specialists will check and translate all documents into the required format before uploading to the website);

+ final instructions before submitting documents;

+ support during the preparation and waiting for a decision on a visa

+ “Insurance in immigration”

As a bonus, you receive instructions from our team on how to independently check the status of the application on the website: how to log in to your personal account, when you can check the status of the application, what stages your documents go through, etc.

Additional service “Express preparation in 3 working days”:

In addition to each tariff, you can purchase the service “Express preparation in 3 working days” – this is a service aimed at speeding up the process of registration and submission of documents to the consulate. Your application will be processed by our specialists first of all. That is, the standard period for consideration of 1 package of documents is 10 days, and with this service, the consideration period is reduced by 2 times*

Cost: +50% of the cost of the selected tariff

“You choose this service because you want to get a quick response from the visa application center or you need to apply for an urgent visa to the UK.

On any tariff – Royal Standard or Royal Premium – your package of documents will be considered by us in priority from other applications. Our specialists process your case, prepare a list of documents taking into account your data and make the necessary adjustments. Uploading documents to the website, recording for the submission of biometrics and other services for you are also performed first of all.”

*The standard review period and work with one case is 10 days. When purchasing the “Express preparation in 3 working days” service, the application is considered first.


The processing speed of your case also depends on you. Our specialists prepare documents for uploading to the website, and your task is to be in touch and promptly supplement the package of documents, update information and provide the necessary information.

Contacting the Royal Visa company is your contribution to your future. You have been entrusting your stories to our team for 17 years, and we are glad to be involved in the creation of new international families, the reunion of lovers and tourist discoveries. Each story is individual, but everyone has something in common – a starting point. We invite you to start your journey with us so that it is easy and convenient. Our specialists will take care of everything, and you just have to choose the right package for the road.

Before applying for a visa, you can order an EXPRESS consultation and EVALUATE your chances of obtaining a VISA

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