I wish to marry my fiance(e) but cannot get an appointment with the marriage registrar – what can I do?
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. Although there has been no specific guidance as to whether Coronavirus-related delays will be acceptable in an application of this type, we expect that they would be.
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.