Thank you so much for your answer. Please may I request further answers from you?
I am planning to get married in India, therefore should I apply for a spouse visa after my marriage? Plus, I have been told to bring evidence of last six months bank statements, statements from savings accounts, gas and electricity bills, telephone bills, council tax evidence, letting agents letter to confirm the rental income, plus I need a letter from a solicitor to confirm that I and my wife can live in my mother's house. Do you agree with this advice, and if so, is there anything else I should take to India with me?
I have been informed that the person that I wish to marry will have to take an English test in India. English is a second language for her. Will she have to take any other tests?
How long does the whole process normally take? I guess what I am asking is how long before my wife can come to England to stay with me?
I am not sure about the home office rules on UK Spouse Visas. Please may I also ask, is it I who has to apply for the UK spouse visa, and if so, can it be done in India after our marriage, or once I return to England?
Sorry if I am not being clear above. It is just we are a little nervous about rules in India, plus the UK immigration rules. I would like to be as prepared as possible when I arrive in India.
I look forward to your response.