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Hi experts,

All this time I've been under the impression that the more evidence you provide to support your relationship for a marriage visa, the better. Of course, not to over kill but a good amount of evidence is still required.

Browsing the gov.uk website today, I found this:

Proof of relationship

If you’re applying as a spouse or partner, you’ll be asked about:

1. your relationship with your partner, for example how you met and how often you see each other
2. how long you’ve lived together - you’ll need to send proof like council tax bills
things you pay for together
3. whether you’re your partner’s carer

You don’t generally need to send in things like WhatsApp messages, Skype history or photos of you together.


If I don't provide screenshots of Whatsapp etc. how am I supposed to substantiate my relationship? We don't live together (yet) so is a letter expressing our undying love for each other enough? :D
 

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It depends on your circumstances. If you are a married or unmarried couples, you are expected to have lived together, 2 years when unmarried. So they require evidence of cohabitation such as joint tenancy, joint bank account etc. If you are fiancees, then you should show other evidence of relationship such as communications, travels etc. If as couples you have lived apart for substantial periods, you need evidence of having kept in touch for ongoing commitment and devotion.
 

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Which visa are you applying for?

If unmarried partner, then, as Joppa says, proof of continuous co-habitation for two years.

If fiance visa and you have not lived together (which you have not, you have only met once), the proof of continuing communication during the relationship and proof of your marrying within 6 months of entering the UK - wedding arrangements, rings, booking of venues etc.
 
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