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    • CamilaL
      CommentAuthorCamilaL
      Got married 28 months ago
      Posted: May 20th 2015
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    Need some help!

    As some of you know, I'm Brazilian, currently living in Brazil, and my fiance is British and live there. We were expecting to hear about a scholarship I applied for my master course, but I didn't get it. This means our whole wedding plan is in halt at the moment.
    The point is, to be with him, I am looking for all the options.
    He doesn't fit the financial requirement for sponsor my spouse visa (he would have to earn 18600/year). So I would need to be there with a previous visa... anyway, if I explain all I'm gonna spend the whole day here typing.

    The point is, I want to know if we can get married in the Registry Office and, after a few months after that, get married in the Church (CoE).
    Can anyone help me?
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: May 20th 2015
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    You wouldn't be able to get married twice. You could get married in a registry office and then have a blessing xx

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    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17
      Got married 29 months ago
      Posted: May 20th 2015
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    I was going to say the same as flossie. you can have a blessing where you say your vows etc in a church but you can only do the legal bit once

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    • CamilaL
      CommentAuthorCamilaL
      Got married 28 months ago
      Posted: May 20th 2015
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    Yeah, sorry, that's what I meant. So, I can have the church wedding (without the legal bit) even if we are legal married to each other?! =D

    That's what we want! :D
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    • MrsEmmaP
      CommentAuthorMrsEmmaP
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: May 20th 2015
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    As long as you only actually get married once then you can do that :) x

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    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17
      Got married 29 months ago
      Posted: May 20th 2015
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    yes you can :)
    they are shorter ceremonies than the proper one but can include hymns readings sermon etc. same as normal. walk up the aisle.... everything

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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: May 20th 2015
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    hi hun .....

    as people have said you can only "legally" get married once ..... you can however have a church blessing.

    what visa will you be here on ?

    are you planning on living here permanently ?

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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: May 20th 2015
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    Marrying a UK Resident
    Author: Louise Smith, barrister - Updated: 18 May 2015 | commentsComment
    Marrying A Uk Resident


    UK residents who are over the age of 18 and are either permanently settled in the UK or are returning there to live may bring with them their wife, husband or civil partner. UK residents with more than one spouse may only bring one to live with them in the UK under these provisions.

    Entry Requirements
    Before the wife, husband or civil partner of a UK resident may join them in the UK they will have to obtain entry clearance. This should be applied for in their own country before they travel to the UK.
    To be entitled to live in the UK as the spouse or civil partner of a UK resident the spouse will have to satisfy the relevant immigration authorities that they are legally married to, or have entered into a civil partnership with, the UK resident. In addition they will also have to prove that:

    They are aged at least 18;
    They will live with the UK resident permanently once they get to the UK;
    They have actually met the UK resident; and,
    Together with the UK resident they will be able to support and house themselves, as well as any dependents they may have, without having to rely on help from public funds.
    The Immigration Status of a UK Resident’s Spouse
    In most cases the wife, husband or civil partner of a UK resident will be allowed to live and work in the UK for an initial two-year period. If the couple is still together towards the end of the two-year period, the husband, wife or civil partner of the UK resident may apply for permanent UK residence.


    In the case of couples who have been married or joined in civil partnership for at least four years the husband, wife or civil partner may be granted permanent resident status as soon as they arrive in the UK. However, the couple will have to prove that they spent the four years of their union living together and that they are now returning to the UK to settle there permanently.

    Couples Who Wish to Get Married in the UK
    The fiancé, fiancée or proposed civil partner of a UK resident who lives permanently in the UK, or is returning to the UK to live there permanently, may join them in the UK if they can prove that:
    They intend to marry or enter into a civil partnership within a “reasonable period” after coming to the UK. A reasonable period is usually considered to be six months;
    They intend to live with the UK resident permanently once they are married;
    They have met the UK resident; and,
    Pending the marriage or civil partnership they have somewhere to live and that they can support themselves and any dependents without having to work or rely on public funds.
    They must also apply for fiancé / proposed civil partner entry clearance or a visa before travelling to the UK. The current fee for this is £500.
    If they satisfy the above requirements they will be allowed to stay in the UK for an initial six-month period during which they are not allowed to work. Once they are married to the UK resident they may apply for further leave to remain in the UK. If the application is successful they will be given permission to live and work in the UK for two years. Towards the end of those two years they may apply for permanent residence if they are still married to or in a civil partnership with the UK resident.

    The Certificate of Approval for Marriage
    In some cases foreign nationals in the UK who wish to marry there will have to apply for a Certificate of Approval in order to do so. Foreign nationals who have permission to be in the UK for six months or more, and have three months of that permission remaining, may apply for a Certificate of Approval and must do so before they give notice to a registrar of their intention to marry. Obtaining a Certificate of Approval is only a preliminary step in obtaining permission to marry and live in the UK. A non-refundable fee of £295 is currently payable. Those who intend to marry in an Anglican church do not require a Certificate of Approval.

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    • CamilaL
      CommentAuthorCamilaL
      Got married 28 months ago
      Posted: May 20th 2015
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    I would need a fiancee visa to get married (or a student one). Then we would need a spouse visa, and it would last 2 years and a half. But the problem is to prove the financial requirements :(
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    • CamilaL
      CommentAuthorCamilaL
      Got married 28 months ago
      Posted: May 25th 2015
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    So, just to update you ladies! :D
    We are thinking about getting legally married here in Brazil by November this year =D
    We're gonna talk to the vicar and to the registry office this week to sort everything out.

    I'm pretty happy cause things are going fine and I can see a light in the middle of such darkness. Like he usually says, "it will be fiiiiiine" lol
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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: May 25th 2015
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    Oh wow... That's a bit of a change around! How come it's now November??

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    • RachaelB76
      CommentAuthorRachaelB76
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: May 25th 2015
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    glad to hear its all coming to plan and you can start your wedding plans again xx




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    • CamilaL
      CommentAuthorCamilaL
      Got married 28 months ago
      Posted: May 25th 2015
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    Well, he booked tickets to visit me in November and we were trying to find a solution for the situation. Then we found out that for the legal bit of the wedding here he wouldn't need a visa, just some documents. So, we've decided for that. We are having the legal wedding here this November. After he leave, I'm gonna apply for the spouse visa and go to the UK. And we're gonna have the church blessing there, November next year, with the reception and everything we always wanted. Sounds good to us and I hope it work out :D
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    • JennK
      CommentAuthorJennK
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: May 25th 2015
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    wow camila that sounds lovely, and much sooner than you thought! :)

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    • CamilaL
      CommentAuthorCamilaL
      Got married 28 months ago
      Posted: May 25th 2015
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    Yeah, I know. I hope things keep going right now. :D
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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: May 25th 2015
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    Glad it sounds like it's all coming together.

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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: May 25th 2015
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    Goodness, well good luck planning for November!

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    • CamilaL
      CommentAuthorCamilaL
      Got married 28 months ago
      Posted: May 25th 2015
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    Well, it's just the register thing lol we're not even planning on having a cake (maybe) lol
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: May 26th 2015
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    That's fab news, excellent that you will be able to do it sooner than you thought, you must be so excited :) sounds like the perfect way to do it x

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    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17
      Got married 29 months ago
      Posted: May 26th 2015
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    Im so glad it worked out for you! that's great x

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