A Fiancée prospective civil partner visa application is made by a person who is engaged to be married to or to enter into a civil partnership (same-sex relationship) with a person settled in the UK.
A settled person is someone living in the UK who is either a British citizen, holds indefinite leave to remain, or holds leave as a refugee or under humanitarian protection.
The settled person is called the “sponsor”. The applicant has to show that the relationship is genuine and that the couple genuinely intends to get married/enter into a civil partnership.
A Fiancée prospective civil partner visa application can only be made from outside the UK, and the visa allows the applicant to come to the UK so they can get married/enter into a civil partnership with their partner.
The visa is granted for six months, and the applicant is expected to get married/enter into a civil partnership within that period. Once they have done so they are expected to then apply for a spouse/civil partner visa; this application can be made in the UK.
The applicant has to show that a financial requirement is met, either from earnings, savings or a combination of the two. Earnings or savings from either the applicant or their partner may be taken into account.
The applicant must also show that there will be sufficient accommodation for them and their partner and any dependants. There is also an English language requirement.
The Fiancée prospective civil partner visa does not allow the migrant to work in the UK but the migrant will be allowed to work at such time as they are granted a spouse/civil partner visa.
Also, see Spouse Visa.