British citizens or those who are settled in the UK may wish to be joined by their fiancé(e) or proposed civil partner in order to marry or enter into a civil partnership in the UK.
In order to enter the UK as a fiancé or proposed civil partner, an applicant must be able to demonstrate that:
Lengths and conditions of stay
Applicants can apply to come to the UK for an initial period of six months. Once their marriage or civil partnership has taken place they will then be able to apply to switch into the spouse and civil partner category from within the UK.
During their stay in the UK as a fiancé or proposed civil partner, an applicant will be unable to work. However, once the applicant has switched to the spouse and civil partnership category, they will have the right to work.