Post # 1
I’m new here. My Fiance is British citizen and lives in London, and I live in the US but we’re both Nigerian! We’re getting at home in Nigeria
I have a few questions about the immigration process – if anyone has been through it and can offer any advice.
1. get married and then he goes back to London, I to the US. file for british marriage visa cost 660 gbp
2. file for british fiancee visa 6 months before the wedding, i move there, the get married and apply for the change of status 660 gbp + 730 gbp (change of status)
Apart from the cost savings, is there any particular advantage to either one?
Post # 3
Can you clarify something, you live in the US but you’re not a US citizen? I ask this because I would think if you got married and you were an american citizen he’d be able to stay here. I have no idea just speking from a small amount of personal experience. Dad was a brit married my Mum who’s US, sis married a brit, Aussie friend married a US girl, Austrian friend married a US girl and none of them had to go back to their home countries to wait for their visa’s to be processed so I’m guessing he would have to go back because you’re Nigerian not American?
Also are you moving to London or Nigeria or the US, sorry I’m just confused . . . silly American girl here ; )
Post # 4
I am a bit confused too. It sounds like you are getting a home in Nigeria so I don’t see why you would have to get a visa for the UK since you aren’t going to be living there. If that is the case, you probably don’t have to file anything since you are Nigerian citizens and can return there.
Post # 5
ok we’re going to live in the UK. I live in the US on a H1-B work visa..
Post # 6
Hmmmm well, I know nothing about this topic or the variations on visas, but I know that when my mum married my dad who is Czech in the Czech republic about 30 years ago, they moved back here (to the UK) and he didn’t need to pay for a visa, just a £60 for paperwork to say that he was really married. But that was the 80’s so really I have been no help what so ever – sorry!