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CERTIFICATE OF APPROVAL TO THE UK

Individuals who are not British nationals or citizens from another EEA country or who do have not permission to live in the United Kingdom permanently require the Home Office's authorisation to marry or to enter into a civil partnership in the UK .

Individuals you wish to marry in the Church of England you do not need to apply for a Certificate of Approval.

The Free Certificate of Approval visa Eligibility Assessment is designed to instantly determine if you are eligible to apply for a UK Family visa. It uses criteria set by the UK Border Agency and is the most comprehensive and technologically advanced online Migration Assessment tool available.

CERTIFICATE OF APPROVAL BASIC REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must have been given permission to stay in the UK for more than six (6) months and must still have three months remaining on their visa to apply for a Certificate of Approval. In some cases, in the absence of sufficient leave to remain the in the UK , applicants may still apply, provided they show that the proposed marriage or civil partnership is genuine.

CERTIFICATE OF APPROVAL ENTITLEMENTS

If the application for a certificate of approval is successful, visa holders will be allowed to marry or enter a civil partnership in the UK . The certificate is valid for three (3) months from the date it is issued. Holders must give notice to marry or register their civil partnership within this time. The certificate allows holders to give notice to marry or register a civil partnership and does not mean they will be guaranteed leave to remain as a spouse or civil partner.