A Marriage Visitor visa allows an applicant to register marriage in the UK with a citizen or a legal resident of the country, or with someone who stays in the UK without an official residence permit (for example, stays in the UK on a student visa).

After marriage, an applicant must leave the UK, as a Marriage Visitor visa does not assume residence in the UK.

In case an applicant plans to stay in the UK after marriage, you should better consider a Fiance visa
Fiance visa

A Marriage Visitor visa is valid for 6 months, during which an applicant must legally get married in the UK. To apply for a spouse visa after that, an applicant must return to his country of residence, for example, to the Russian Federation.

Who can apply for a Marriage Visitor visa ?

Processing time

The processing time for a Marriage Visitor visa is about 6 weeks.

Please note that a priority service is temporarily not available for those applying from the Russian Federation, and the process now takes longer (from 3 months).

General requirements

Before applying for a Marriage Visitor visa, an applicant must check that he meets the general Home Office requirements listed below.

To apply for a Visitor Visa, you must:

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

– Prove that an applicant is planning to leave the UK within 6 months upon arrival

– Have enough money for the trip, including the cost of the return ticket

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

How long can I stay in the UK on a Marriage Visitor visa ?

A Marriage Visitor visa is issued for a period of 6 months, during which an applicant must get married and then return to his country of residence. An application for a Spouse visa must be submitted from the country of residence, for example, from the Russian Federation.

Financial Requirements

The Home Office does not have any specific requirements for the amount of money required to apply for a Visitor Visa.

However, the amount must be realistic for a trip of 6 months, including the cost of the return ticket.
The entire amount must be deposited into a bank account, since it can be problematic to prove cash savings.

An applicant’s future husband can fully or partially sponsor the trip. In this case, it is necessary to provide documents confirming the source and amount of his income.

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

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.

How much will it cost?

If you wish to apply for a Fiance visa that will allow you to stay in the UK, please go to Fiance visa

General Documents for a Marriage Visitor Visa Application

Please note that there is no standard package of documents for a Visitor visa.

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. Letter from the employer confirming the position, monthly income and the start date of work

5. Bank statements from an applicant for the last 6 months, showing the movement of funds and the receipt of salary

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. If an applicant has a sponsor – a scan of the sponsor’s passport

8. A cover letter from the sponsor

9. Documents confirming the source and amount of the sponsor’s income

10. Documents to prove the relationship between an applicant and his future husband is genuine

11. Certificates of divorce, birth certificates of minor children (if any)

If an applicant has children under the age of 18 he wants to take to the UK, they must get Visa for children 

Why choose us?

Cost of services

Initial consultation is a separate service that you can use to clarify your questions about visa processing.
The cost of the consultation: 100 euros

Full support – 700 euros

Support after refusal – 800 euros


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.”

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.

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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