Question: Can I Live In The UK If I Marry A British Citizen?

Can I stay in the UK if I get married?

The visa or permit you need depends on where your partner is from and whether you want to live in the UK after your ceremony.

You can apply for: a marriage visitor visa – if you’re not going to live in the UK and will stay less than 6 months..

What happens if you marry a British citizen?

How do I get British citizenship by marriage? British citizenship by marriage is a fundamental step for foreign spouses who wish to settle in the UK with their partners. Once you are a naturalized British citizen, you will be able to live and work in the UK free from immigration controls.

How long does it take to become a British citizen through marriage?

You can apply for British citizenship by ‘naturalisation’ if you: are 18 or over. 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.

How hard is it to get UK citizenship?

Becoming British is one of the most arduous and expensive citizenship processes in the world. Many of the tens of thousands of people who are accepted as UK citizens each year will have faced years of preparation and bills of between £5,000 and £10,000.

Can I live in the UK if I am married to a British citizen?

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).

Can I live in the UK if I have a British passport?

You can live and work in the UK free of any immigration controls if you’re a British citizen. You can also get a UK passport. You might be a British citizen depending on: where and when you were born.

Do I need to apply for settled status if I am married to a British citizen?

Even if you are married to a British citizen, unless you are an Irish citizen or already hold valid ILR, you still have to apply for Settled Status (or pre-Settled Status) and prove that you were resident in the UK before 31 December 2020.

Are babies born in UK automatically citizens?

You’re usually automatically a British citizen if you were both: born in the UK on or after 1 January 1983. born when one of your parents was a British citizen or ‘settled’ in the UK.

How long can British citizen stay outside UK?

If you need to live outside the UK in the future, you should apply for settled status. You can live outside the UK for 5 years without losing your settled status. With indefinite leave to remain, you can only live outside the UK for 2 years. Find out what you need to apply for settled status.

Can I bring my unmarried partner to the UK?

UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) offer a visa to Non-EU partners who are in a genuine and subsisting relationship to live and work together in the UK. If your partner is a British national or has settlement status in the UK, you can apply for the Unmarried Partner Visa or Same-Sex Partner Visa.

Does UK allow dual citizenship?

Dual citizenship (also known as dual nationality) is allowed in the UK. … You do not need to apply for dual citizenship. You can apply for foreign citizenship and keep your British citizenship. Many countries do not accept dual citizenship.

How long can British citizen stay away from UK?

You must not have: Spent more than 90 days outside the UK in any 12 months.