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My daughter (British Citizen living in UK) recently got married to a SA Citizen in the UK on a Fiance visa. I would appreciate advice on the next stage of changing the fiancé visa to a married visa - UK home affairs site doesnt make it that clear.

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https://www.gov.uk/remain-in-uk-family/overview

First he needs to pay the NHS Surcharge of £500:

https://www.gov.uk/healthcare-immigration-application/pay


Then he needs to fill out FLR (M):

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/423021/FLR_M__04-15.pdf

Guidance notes:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploa...a/file/419540/FLR_M__guidance_notes_04-15.pdf

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.
 

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biometric residence permit

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!!
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Also - how long do we need to apply for this- he has 2 months left on his fiancé visa?
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.
 
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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!!
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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).

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:

https://www.gov.uk/register-with-the-police
 

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Brp

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).

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:

https://www.gov.uk/register-with-the-police
Thanks Again:)
Do we need to apply for the BRP?
 

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The BRP is part of the process. If he applies by post, he will receive a letter sometime after his application has been received in Sheffield, asking him to enrol his biometrics (photo and fingerprints) at a post office. There is a fee. If he applies in person, his biometrics will be taken on the day of his appointment and the fee is included in the in person booking fee.
 

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Brilliant - you are so helpful
This sure beats having to sift through the reams of info on the application
Many Thanks
 

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on applying for the nhs healthcare immigration they ask which Visa Route..
1) do they mean the route he is on at the moment ie Fiance (what Tier no is this - in his passport the visa type says Multi
2) or do they mean the route he is applying for ie Married / Family in which case what Tier no is this?
appreciate any advice on this
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new surname

Thanks for all the help so far. They are now married. My daughter needs to change her surname. We are in the process of applying for the FLR (M) does she use her married surname or her maiden name as per her passport. Does she need to change her name in her passport within a certain time?
Any advice:confused2: Nicky

https://www.gov.uk/remain-in-uk-family/overview

First he needs to pay the NHS Surcharge of £500:

https://www.gov.uk/healthcare-immigration-application/pay


Then he needs to fill out FLR (M):

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/423021/FLR_M__04-15.pdf

Guidance notes:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploa...a/file/419540/FLR_M__guidance_notes_04-15.pdf

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.
 

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We are now filling in the FLR (M) - can you advise re my daughter UK passport in her maiden name - now that she is married and has a new surname. Do we use her married name in the FLR or her maiden name as her passport has not been changed?
Any help appreciated
 

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Hi - we are filling in the FLR (M) for my British daughter and her ZA husband who share our house - one question :
In the guidance notes on page 9 of 9 they say that "In addition you must have adequate accomodation for you and your partner and any dependents that live with you. The property must be occupied only by you, your partner and dependents. Further information about accomodation requirements is on our website. " is this a problem ? the only by you, your partner and dependents part?
Have searched the gov website with no further trace of this
Any ideas?
Nicky
 
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