I am a British national, currently engaged to a Japanese national. Our intentions are to reside permanently in Japan from next year, but want to marry in the UK first.
Our current plan is for him to apply for a Marriage Visit visa, come some time in December, and marry in March 2019. After we've got married I will apply for a Spouse Visa to live in Japan and move over there.
We have no intentions of living in England permanently, but my fiance was in England from May to November this year on a 6 month tourist visa (i moved back home after living in Japan for 3 years), and I'm worried that because of this, he wont be eligible for the marriage visitor visa.
If anyone has any experience in this, or any advice, I'd be very appreciative.