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Dear Sir/Madam I am writing on behalf of my partner who is a Pakistan National living in Pakistan. I myself am a UK citizen living here. We understand we meet the criteria to apply for a marriage visa for him to come to UK for our marriage. We also understand that he needs to apply from his home in Pakistan and this is where we foresee where problems could arrise. I need to know if it is safe and confidential for him to apply as we are a same sex male couple and as such our marriage would not be legal in Pakistan. Obviously the safety and privacy of his application is paramount as it has major implications on his life there if an application is denied or not even considered. I would be grateful if you could give us some advice John Slattery
I should add my annual salary is not within the required amount but i am in receipt of disability allowance (PIP)
No we have made no arrangements to marry yet or even applied for a visa. We want to know if it is safe for him to apply for a marriage visa from Pakistan for him to marry in the UK.
We have been together for nearly 3 years and met whilst he was a student studying a Masters in Engineering here in the UK. He returned to Pakistan in September 2014 when his student visa expired (he did not overstay).
Thank you for the reply. Maybe I wasnt specific enough with my question. It really relates to a fiance or marriage visa application he would have to make via the UK embassy in Pakistan.
As we are a same sex couple would they still reconise this a a valid marriage application or dismiss it on the grounds that they do not reconise same sex couples?
Once we know that an application would be viewed in the same way as hetrosexual couple then we can plan dates for a marriage etc and show the requirements you mention in your repsonse