I wish to marry my fiance(e) but cannot get an appointment with the marriage registrar – what can I do?

If your 6-month leave will expire before you can book an appointment with the marriage registrar, you can apply for a temporary extension until 28 February 2021 by filling in the COVID-19 UK Visas & Immigration form.

In the alternative, the Immigration Rules already include a provision that allows fiance(e) applicants to extend their status if there is a valid reason why they cannot marry.

Note that this is not an ideal solution; extending as a fiance(e) means that the Applicant will continue to have no permission to work in the UK until such time that their leave as a spouse/civil partner is approved. The Applicant also needs to pay to extend their visa, despite the impossibility of getting married in the current circumstances.

Please contact Latitude Law for more information.