Entry Clearance on the Basis of Marriage
Mr Green is familiar with this aspect of the law like the back of his hand: having lectured on this nationally and having dealt with it day in and day out.
The rules are not as straightforward as they would appear
and many fall victim by not understanding the full
definition of the rules supplemented by IDIs and ADIs.
Failure to fully understand the significance of the
rules has caused many applications to be refused at
British Embassies globally. This leads to the expensive
and stressful exercise of Hearings. Note that once there
has been a refusal, future applications are no longer
straightforward. The previous applications and any
points of refusal will be revisited and taken into
consideration. They are never ignored.
To succeed, you are required to demonstrate your financial position such as ability to sponsor and support, adequate accommodation, intention to live permanently etc, and that you are married and parties to the marriage have met. This application will normally lead to a 30 month visa (33 if overseas). A further extension of 30 months must be sought before any application for settlement can be considered.
How do you prove it? We step in at this juncture. We will take you through a clear, step-by-step guide to take out the stress and ensure that the Immigration Officer knows your position and intentions.
In certain circumstances, we may even skip this step and proceed straight to a settlement visa or application for British nationality.
There is no requirement to be married to gain citizenship, so do not marry if you are not ready to get married. Refer at this point to our Fiancé Visa section. Do not be forced into getting married by advisers if you are not ready to get married yet. This will automatically result in your application being rejected and reflect badly on all future applications.
You may also want to see our pledge for LGBT+ persons and their rights.
At GIC we are authorised and regulated by the SRA. We have an impeccable record whilst maintaining authority and dignity. Be safe, not sorry.
Before you use any legal adviser, check their
credentials and experience at:
If a solicitor is not specifically on the list, then be wary.
Green Immigration Consultancy, Green Immigration
Solicitors and GIC Solicitors are all registered names under this firm.
Registration number: 470988
Our principal registration number is: 164385.