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Our wedding has been approved and registered in the UK and we are now back in the US before return to the UK in the summer to marry. Do we still need a fiance visa for my fiance if the marriage registration has been approved?
 

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Even though I'm a permanent resident? Do I need the spousal return visa?
You need to give more information. Are you a UK citizen? Is your fiance? Where are you going to be residing after the wedding?
 

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You need to give more information. Are you a UK citizen? Is your fiance? Where are you going to be residing after the wedding?
I am a UK citizen and live in the US where I have a green card already. Do I just change my status when I return?
 

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Marriage and immigration as two seperate entities. Congratulations! You will have to adjust your status in the US and process name changes with Social Security, DMV, HR ... To be on the save side - get at least one certified copy with an apostille.
What kind of Green Card do you currently hold?
 

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You do realize that your fiance will need to obtain a marriage visit visa in order to get married in the UK? It's for those who intend to marry in the UK but reside elsewhere.
 

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You do realize that your fiance will need to obtain a marriage visit visa in order to get married in the UK? It's for those who intend to marry in the UK but reside elsewhere.
We asked the registry office in the UK when we registered and they said he didn't need a visa... We are confused as other places say you do.
 

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We asked the registry office in the UK when we registered and they said he didn't need a visa... We are confused as other places say you do.
It's not the job of the registry office to know immigration law. As you and your fiance intend to marry in the UK but not live there, he must obtain a marriage visit visa.
 

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You do realize that your fiance will need to obtain a marriage visit visa in order to get married in the UK? It's for those who intend to marry in the UK but reside elsewhere.
We were told by the UK registry office that he didn't need one as we went through an international registry office. I've seen on other websites that we do... So am confused.
 

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You dont need one if your getting married in the states and you plan on going back to the UK after the wedding. If your having him google things you have to keep in mind the differnt things google.com and google.Co.uk will give you.
 

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You dont need one if your getting married in the states and you plan on going back to the UK after the wedding. If your having him google things you have to keep in mind the differnt things google.com and google.Co.uk will give you.
It's a good idea to read through the whole post to get the facts straight. The OP is in fact getting married in the UK and then returning to the US. No one mentioned google.
 

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Directly from the UKBA website:

You must obtain a visa before you can come to the UK as a visitor for marriage or civil partnership.

The 'visitor for marriage or civil partnership' category is for nationals of countries outside Europe.

Also from the UKBA website:

To come to the UK as a visitor for marriage or civil partnership, you must also be able to show that:

you are 18 or over;
you intend to visit the UK for no more than 6 months;
you intend to leave the UK at the end of your visit;
you intend to get married or register a civil partnership during your visit;



Here is a link to the UKBA website (the only one with definitive information on visas):

UK Border Agency | Can you come to the UK for marriage or civil partnership?
 

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It's a good idea to read through the whole post to get the facts straight. The OP is in fact getting married in the UK and then returning to the US. No one mentioned google.
It was just a suggestioned. Sorry should have worded it a bit different. And I was referring to google because the OP said they had read so.many different things online.
 

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You dont need one if your getting married in the states and you plan on going back to the UK after the wedding. If your having him google things you have to keep in mind the differnt things google.com and google.Co.uk will give you.
Please read the whole thread. OP intends to marry in the UK.
 
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