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Can I confirm if your boyfriend is a British Citizen?
Allright, in that case, if you missed the opportunity to apply and get pre-settled status in the UK, once you will enter into a civil partnership with your boyfriend, you may apply for the UK spouse visa, but for this, you will be required to leave the country and apply from outside the UK from your main residence country.
I see, but one of the eligibility requirements for the marriage visitor visa is that you’re not planning to stay or settle in the UK after your marriage or civil partnership
If you are planning to stay in the UK after a civil partnership you are not eligible for the marriage visitor visa.
The option you have is suggested above but if you can not register your civil partnership due to lack of a relevant visa at present, you may apply for the fiancee visa first from outside the UK and once you are here and register your civil partnership, you can switch to the spouse visa.
1) You leave the UK, apply for the fiance visa, once it is granted, you come to the UK register your civil partnership within 6 months
2) Apply for spouse visa from inside the UK
As you have stated you are a Swiss Citizen, you can apply from there too.
It costs around £1523 and can take up to 12 weeks decision to be made.
the process above will be the same but if you will marry or register the civil partnership outside the UK, it will be easier, in the sense that you will apply for the spouse visa straight away from outside the UK.
You have to apply either from your country of nationality or where is your main residence is.
Hope it helps! Thank you
it is not only about how long you have to live there it is about if your life is based there.
You have to be there a minimum of 6 months or more as I see. Then it depends on the Home Office caseworker if he/she considers Ireland as your main residence.