How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • Go back-and-forth until satisfied
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Lawyer21 Your Own Question
Lawyer21
Lawyer21, CILEx Lawyer & SRA Accredited Immigration Adviser
Category: Immigration Law
Satisfied Customers: 2722
Experience:  CILEx Lawyer & SRA Accredited Immigration Adviser
31642296
Type Your Immigration Law Question Here...
Lawyer21 is online now

My tier 4 visa expires in January 2020 and my finance is

Customer Question

Hello
JA: Hi. How can I help?
Customer: my tier 4 visa expires in January 2020 and my finance is about to start his Own masters in January on a tier 4 visa, can we get married here and I apply for a dependent visa while in the uk?
JA: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any paperwork with the UK government? What country do you live in? What is your citizenship?
Customer: no I haven’t filed any paper work and i am currently in the uk
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer about the tier 4 visa?
Customer: no I haven’t
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: no this is all for now
Submitted: 23 days ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Lawyer21 replied 23 days ago.

Hi, Welcome to JA

I will read your question and respond

Expert:  Lawyer21 replied 23 days ago.

There are a couple of issues here, the first is trying to get married before your visa expires in January 2020.

Customer: replied 23 days ago.

what is ideal in this situaton

Expert:  Lawyer21 replied 23 days ago.

So if you are both on Tier 4 Student visa you have the right to get married in the UK.

Expert:  Lawyer21 replied 23 days ago.

You can also switch from inside the UK. That said, if you are unable to get married and extend your visa you will need to return and re-enter as a Tier 4 dependant in the UK. You cannot apply to remain in the UK as a Tier 4 dependant if you are not married.

You can however apply to remain in a different category such as a Work permit. Otherwise you will need to return and come back in once you are married

Expert:  Lawyer21 replied 23 days ago.

Thank you

Customer: replied 23 days ago.

Okay

thank you for your time

Expert:  Lawyer21 replied 23 days ago.

Most welcome