We haven't lived together as I am in South Africa.
We've known each other 7 years and only started a serious relationship around February 2014.. I think.
We did spend time together over Christmas 2014 and decided we need to find out how to go about getting married legally and to live and work in the UK once my studies are completed if not sooner.
Thank you info. The whole idea is to get married and build a life together. The big thing would be : if I apply fiance visa and go live with him long as I'm allowed and as long as we need to satisfy the rules (or even get married) ; supporting ourselves means both of us have to work. Can I apply fiance visa, go to the UK and work there in the meantime ?