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I'm hoping to get marry to my girl friend, shes korean and

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Hi There
I'm hoping to get marry to my girl friend, shes korean and im british. What procedure do I need to take? check online but very confusing.
Many Thanks
Mark
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Republic of Ireland Law
Expert:  T_Graham12 replied 1 year ago.

Ho

Do you live in the UK?

Tom

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi ThomasI live in Dublin. But im hoping to get register in UK.
Expert:  T_Graham12 replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

Do you propose to live in Dublin once you are married or in the UK?

Tom

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have my restaurant business over here in dublin so we are going to live in Dublin.
Expert:  T_Graham12 replied 1 year ago.

Okay.

Where do you propose to marry?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im hoping in Aberdeen.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Scotland
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thats where im from
Expert:  T_Graham12 replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

Ultimately, you will have to apply for the equivalent of an EEA family permit (a UK permit) under Irish law (not UK law) so I will request the question is transferred there.

However if you proposed to marry in Aberdeen then she woud have to apply for a marriage visit visa if you were not intending to settle permanently in the UK:

https://www.gov.uk/marriage-visa/overview

Unfortunately, she would probably have to leave the UK and go to her home country in order to make the application for whatever Irish permit you have to apply for though.

I will request the question is transferred to Irish law and hopefully someone wil assist you.

Tom

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
can she apply for british citizenship if we marry in ireland?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thats why we prefer to marry in aberdeen so she could apply for citizenship once we married.
Expert:  T_Graham12 replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

It doesn't work like that I'm afraid. The only way she would be eligible for UK citizensihp would be if you married on a fiance visa (different to my previous link), then switched to a spouse visa to live in the UK.

SHe would then have to remain living with you in the UK on this spouse visa for 5 years, then she could apply for "indefinite leave to remain" (permanent right to stay in the UK) and then apply to naturalise as a UK citizen by making a futher applicaition.

Tom

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
she would need to apply for marriage visit visa after apply for a fiancee visa? how can she change from fiancee visa to spouse visa? also if we do decide to get marry in ireland would she be legally to live with me or not?
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