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My girlfriend lives in Ukraine, we want to take our relationship

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My girlfriend lives in Ukraine, we want to take our relationship further and for her to come to the uk, I realise that we would have to apply for a fiancé visa, I am confused as how to go about it because of 'life in the uk test' and language tests, do you have to take these in the uk?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
Hello,

She does not need to take the Life in the UK test but she needs to pass the English language test which she needs to take in Ukraine.

You may read about the requirements here

http://www.ixpvisas.com/uk-visas/fiance-visa.html

The British council in Ukraine conducts English tests for the visa. As it is not a settlement visa, no life in the UK test required.

Hope this helps
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Hi, thanks for the reply,
Obviously she will have to take the life in uk test after we marry because we would have to apply for a settlement visa after, is that correct? Also I am struggling to find fiancé visa application forms on the gov website.
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
Yes, the life in the UK test comes much later, when it is time for settlement.

The application has to be made online, see here

https://www.gov.uk/apply-uk-visa
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