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If she wishes to visit then you would have to apply for a visit visa again. If she has already been rejected then you may consider instructing a solicitor to do this for you.
You have to try and show them that she has continuing obligations in her home country which will continue after the visit and therefore convince them that she is not a risk of overstay because she at present has compelling family and social/work ties to her home country which mean that she will not attempt to secure a permanent stay here whilst she is visiting. Things like a letter from her employer stating she has a job (if he does) and is expected to return to continue that job, return flight tickets, evidence of continuing accommodation (eg. tenancy agreement of evidence of ownership of a property), bank statements showing the money she has available, letters from relatives/friends confirming any obligations she has to them.
In the long term if you marry outside of the UK and then propose to live the majority of time in the UK then she will have to apply from her home country for a spouse visa once you are married.
The webpage on spouse visas is here:
The eligibility criteria is here:-
If the application is well prepared and you meet the following eligibility criteria then it will make the application easy and quick to decide upon for the UKBA. To be eligible, you must show:-
- you and your partner are both aged 18 or over at the date of application;
- your partner is a British Citizen, or is present and settled in the UK, or is here with refugee leave or humanitarian protection;
- your partner is not related to you in a way that means you could not marry in UK law;
- you and your partner have met in person;
- your relationship with your partner is genuine and subsisting if you are married or in a civil partnership, your marriage or civil partnership is valid in UK law;
- if you are not married or in a civil partnership you have been living with your partner in a relationship akin to marriage or civil partnership for at least 2 years prior to the date of the application;
- you meet the suitability requirements
- any previous relationship has permanently broken down (this does not apply to certain polygamous relationships);
- you and your partner intend to live together permanently in the UK;
- You must meet the financial requirement:-
- This means that the UK based spouse must earn a minimum income threshold of £18,600. Alternatively, if you have savings of £62, 500.00 then you would not have to prove any salary. You can also use a mix of the two.
- You would also have to show that you meet the English language requirement:-
If your pension is above £18600 per annum then this will be sufficient to meet the financial requirement provided that you evidence it correctly.
She will need to apply for settlement (ie. spouses visa) by using form VAF4A Settlement, but the application is actually made online
I would strongly advise instructing a solicitor to prepare the spouse visa application before you marry because it is one of the most complicated visa applications that you can make. You can find Uk immigration solicitors through the following Law Society Website search engine:-
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