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11. November 2009 by Marie 0 Comments

More and more British men are discovering that HotRussianbrides.com offers a safe and secure way to meet quality Russian and Ukrainian women.


Although HotRussianBrides.com is a US-based company, we recognize and value our members from the "other side of the pond," and offer these tips for bringing your bride to the UK. While immigration is a lengthy process, you should not have any problems if you yourself have settled status - that is, living legally - in Great Britain.


Initial visas

Your fiancee can apply for a UK visit visa from a Visa Application Centre in her home country. It's also possible to apply online. The visa is good for six months.


An alternative, if you are sure you want to marry, is obtaining a Fiancee/Prospective Civil Partner Visa. These are good for six months and are awarded only for the purpose of traveling to Britian to marry or register a civil partnership.


Marriage visas

After six months, you and your bride can apply for a two-year Marriage Visa. After this period, your wife can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), also known as permanent residency. The ILR is valid as long as you stay married. To begin this process, both you and your fiancee must be at least 21 years old.


To qualify for a UK Fiancee/Prospective Civil Partner Visa, you and your Russian bride must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Plan to marry within about six months
  • Live together permanently after marriage
  • Have met eachother
  • Have a place to live
  • Be able to support any children or other dependents on your salary alone and without public assistance.
  • Not allow your Russian bride to work


Your Russian bride will need to get Entry Clearance before she arrives. Learn more at: http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/


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