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Old 3rd September 2018, 09:59 AM
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Hi there,

I am planning on marrying my partner next month in a civil ceremony, I am on a Tier 5 YMS visa and he is a British citizen. I have been reading the requirements for notifying the register and saw that they can extend the notification period if they think we are marrying for immigration purposes. We are not, though my visa runs out in 6 months and am worried they will assume this is why we're marrying. Is there a high chance of this happening? We are moving in together next month as well, as we have had to wait for our leases to be sorted respectfully.

Any advice on what to expect or how to prevent this is appreciated!!

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There's a low risk, but I have seen a Home Office referral happen before. The maximum they can extend is up to 70 days. Have you given notice yet? You need at very least 28 days between giving notice and having the marriage performed, but it really would be safest to not plan an elaborate ceremony less than 70 days after the date you give your notice.

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We've not given notice yet, as I am worried about the risk of them assuming it's a shame because we do not yet live together. We are planning just a wedding at the register's office for the moment as immigration and visa fees will set us back quite a bit. Is it typical for this to happen if we do not have the same address? What are the typical reasons for extending it? Do they always extend it if we are both not UK citizen's?

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You're not expected to live together before you get married. They don't care if you're sharing an address

They MAY extend to 70 days if they think that your immigration status is questionable. They don't always extend the period. As I said before, it's rare.

If you are just having a simple registry office wedding then it doesn't even matter if it's extended, since your visa expires in 6 months. You have plenty of time. Don't worry about it

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