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Visitors for marriage or civil partnership

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This section describes the immigration category of visitor for marriage or civil partnership.

The information here is based on paragraphs 56D-56F of the Immigration Rules.

If you want to come to the UK to get married or register a civil partnership, and you and your partner intend to leave the country within 6 months, you can apply for a visa as a visitor for marriage or civil partnership.

If you want to live in the UK after your marriage or civil partnership ceremony, you cannot come here as a visitor. Our Partners and families section explains how you can apply to come to the UK.

Can you come to the UK as a visitor for marriage or civil partnership?

Find out whether you meet the requirements to be a visitor for marriage or civil partnership.

What documents do you need?

Information about documents that will support your application to enter the UK as a visitor for marriage or civil partnership.

How to apply

Before you can come here as a visitor for marriage or civil partnership, you must obtain a visa. This page explains how you can apply.

Can you extend your stay?

Find out whether you can extend your stay in the UK when your permission to stay expires.

What happens if you are refused permission?

This page explains whether you can appeal if you are refused permission to enter the UK as a visitor for marriage or civil partnership.