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I am a Norwegian (member of EEA countries) national settled

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I am a Norwegian (member of EEA countries) national settled in the UK for the past 7-8 years. I am working full time and earning over 28k annually.

I am engaged to a Pakistani citizen who is currently living in Pakistan. I want for her to live with me in the UK. How would I go about applying for visa etc or is there an alternative way?
Also what is the approximate cost and duration of this process? What documentation is required from me and her?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Howard replied 3 years ago.
If you are settled in the UK (you hold Permanent Residence) then your Fiance could apply for a Fiance visa:

http://bia.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/partners-families/citizens-settled/fiancee-proposed-cp/

Once here you would need to get married and she would have to apply for a Spouse visa within 6 months. English language evidence is required along with meeting the Financial Requirement.

If you are exercising Treaty Rights in the UK as an EEA National and not legally settled then an application for a EEA Family Member visa could be made once you are married:

http://bia.homeoffice.gov.uk/eucitizens/eea-family-permit/

Costs and application processing times depend on what type of visa she applies for. Documents required again depend on the type of visa application and guidance for this is available on the links that I have provided.
Expert:  Howard replied 3 years ago.
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Expert:  Howard replied 3 years ago.
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