He needs to do this ASAP as he is no longer a fiance. Also, they need to be aware that once he gets FLR(M), in 2.5 years he will have to apply again for ILR (Indefinite Leave to Remain). After that, he will be able to apply for citizenship if he so chooses. Needing to pay for 2 visas so close to each other is often why people chose to get married in the other country, and then only apply for spouse visa.Also - how long do we need to apply for this- he has 2 months left on his fiancé visa?
The biometric resident permit is a card which contains all the visa details. The vignette in his passport is his visa. He wouldn't have been issued a BRP but will be for FLR(M).Thanks for your quick and helpful reply. Have looked at the forms- a couple more questions:
Is the biometric residence permit the stamp in the passport issued for the fiancé visa that permitted entry into the UK in order to get married?
Does everyone need to have a police registration certificate - if so - how does one go about applying for one?
If the applicant is planning to remain in the UK - must he have travel documents ?
After going through all this for the Fiance Visa its daunting to have to do it again!!
Thanks AgainThe biometric resident permit is a card which contains all the visa details. The vignette in his passport is his visa. He wouldn't have been issued a BRP but will be for FLR(M).
His passport is his travel document.
He needs to apply before his visa expires.
South Africa is not on the list of countries whose citizens must register with the police:
First he needs to pay the NHS Surcharge of £500:
Then he needs to fill out FLR (M):
The requirements are essentially the same as for the fiance visa except instead of showing proof that you intend to get married you provide your marriage certificate. They have to meet the same financial, accommodation and relationship requirements.