Essentially, if you meet the requirements to get married or form a civil partnership in the UK, it is likely that you will qualify for a visa to get married in the UK. Essentially, you must be:
- Aged 16 or over (if aged under 18 years, you will need the permission of your parents).
- Free to marry (i.e. currently single, divorced or widowed)
- Not closely related
The marriage visit visa should not be confused with the fiancé visa. That visa is for when one of you are settled in the UK or a British national. The marriage visit visa is suitable for you if you have no intention of staying longer than six months or settling in the UK.
Once you enter the UK, you will need to give notice of your intended marriage or civil partnership at a local registry office to where you intend to get married. You should make enquiries before coming to the UK and as soon as you enter the UK. You can find your local register office online.