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Need some help, with spouse visa application, have Not done

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Need some help, with spouse visa application
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: have Not done anything yet, Need some clarification im in London, I’m British my fiancé , had and Indian passport, and lives in USA
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer about the family visa?
Customer: She been there 10 years and since I proposed to her ,she will leave her job and move back home to Ghana , where her parents are , and spend time family ,, .. till we can get married
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: The question is , that

Hi, Welcome to JA

I am a UK Lawyer and will be happy to assist you today

Kindly go ahead with your question (s)

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
We are unable to travel
So can’t marry
And therefore ,we can’t start visa application.... can I ring u..?

Yes you will see an prompt allowing you to do this

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Anyway, in short , if a virtual wedding is legal in some state in the us

It is not permitted

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Would be a hindrance fo

It must be recognised in accordance with English law - I have not known previously where proxy marriage is acceptable and valid like this.

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
If it’s legal in usa,
If notarised should it not be here?I have ample evidence to prove how long we been tog
4 years
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Would like help with application process
Customer: replied 11 days ago.

If she wishes to come on a fiancée visa to come and join you with a view to get married, then this would be possible. She would be getting married in the UK.

Let me set out the requirements for you

In order to qualify for a UK Fiance visa, you will need to satisfy UK Visas and Immigration that:

  • Your partner is British, holds indefinite leave to remain, limited leave to remain under Appendix EU or limited leave to remain under Appendix ECAA;
  • You are both over the age of 18;
  • You have met in person;
  • You are both free to marry;
  • Your relationship is genuine and you intend to live together permanently in the UK;
  • You intend to marry within six months of your arrival in the UK;
  • Any previous relationships have broken down permanently;
  • You will be adequately maintained in the UK without recourse to public funds;
  • There is adequate accommodation for you and any dependents;
  • You speak and understand English to the required level.

In order to demonstrate that you can be adequately maintained in the UK without recourse to public funds, you will need to satisfy a financial requirement.

The financial requirement for a UK Fiance visa application states that you will need to demonstrate that your partner has a gross annual income of at least:

  • £18,600;
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
We meet all the requirements :;;
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
That’s not the issue
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Looked in to virtual Wedding only to expedite application
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
We ha e been apart too long

She can come to the UK on a Fiancée visa. The virtual wedding would NOT be acceptable!

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
We didn’t meet for ages

I see

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
I went in January to boston and propsed
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
6 month gone by
Due to Covid, we didn’t meet for near a year in 2020
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
If it’s legal in a particular state in usa, it is then legal in all states

You need to check with the state in USA and whether it is recognised in accordance with English law

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Surely, that after verification,, it needs to notarised and check it should be accepted here?
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
I have checked
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
It’s all ok
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
My question is , in application.. the question.. when did u last meet ...Is the point ..

You will need to provide the date you last met. Honestly is always the best policy

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
I will be honest, for sure
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
I’m asking if I can demonstrate that it’s all genuine,
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Then can’t we explain why we haven’t met ...for long time... Covid etc
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
we only looking into this , to expedite and move forward in our lives ....

You need to explain the reason for the delay due to Covid and so on.

Lawyer21 and 4 other Law Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
would it be ok?
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
In current circumstances:;

You must check regarding the marriage as explained before. Thanks