Q: I am an Australian living in the UK on a Tier 2 visa. My fiancée is on a EU passport- Italian (born in South Africa) and we are getting married and would like to know if you can advise us on the best way to handle the rules and regulations so that we can remain in the UK as a couple.
Would I need to go home and get married or is there some way I can get a UK Spousal Visa because of my fiancée’s passport?
A: Marriage to an EU citizen will allow you to apply for the EEA Family Visa (Residence Card). This visa will be granted for a period of five years, during which you will be able to undertake fulltime, unrestricted employment.
Upon completion of the five years you will qualify for permanent residence. Provided that your current visa is still valid, you can get married in the UK and apply for the visa from within the UK as well.
JP Breytenbach | Director of Breytenbachs Immigration Consultants
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