Question: What happens if I marry a British citizen?

Marriage or civil partnerships in the UK does not automatically grant citizenship to the spouse that is not a UK resident. Therefore, when a person marries a UK citizen and ultimately wishes to remain and live in the UK, they must apply for legal recognition of their status to remain in the UK.

Do you get citizenship if you marry a UK citizen?

You can apply for British citizenship by naturalisation if you: are 18 or over. are married to, or in a civil partnership with, someone who is a British citizen. have lived in the UK for at least 3 years before the date of your application.

Can I stay in the UK if I get married?

If you are a Non-EU national and are married or are in civil partnership with a settled person in the UK, you can apply for a Spouse or a Civil Partner Visa to enter and then remain in the UK. A Settled person being someone who is either a British citizen, or who has Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK.

Do I need settled status if I am married to a British citizen?

Before you apply. You need to have permission to live in the UK permanently - for example, getting indefinite leave to remain or settled status from the EU Settlement Scheme. You need to do this even if your husband, wife or civil partner is a British citizen.

Will I be deported if my visa expires?

Exceeding the Time Limit of Your Visa Typically, if you exceed your visa for more than 180 days, you will face removal proceedings to be deported from the U.S. Additionally, if you stay over 180 days but less than a year, you will be inadmissible to enter the U.S. for three years after that time.

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