I've been in a long distance relationship for almost 5 years and now finally want to settle down with my fiance in the coming months. My fiance is from Bulgaria and I am from India. I had a couple of questions regarding the process leading to application for immigration and the ease of doing it from various places.
I am currently working in India and have my own business, however, my fiance is currently employed and is a PhD candidate in the UK. Whats the easiest and the cheapest way for me to get permit (work/family etc) to settle in with my fiance in the UK. We intend to marry asap.
Would it be easy to do it all in the UK? I know the application for such a visa is expensive and includes additional NHS costs as well. Over and above it seems far more paper and legal work. Since my fiance is a EU national, we do have the choice of getting married in any EU country (including Bulgaria). However, are there any advantages/drawbacks to this when applying for UK family permit (or whatever visa grants me entry and work permit in UK?). Finally would it be any helpful if we register our marriage in India first and then apply for the required visa?
We haven't lived together for more than a month since the first year being together. However have managed to see each other atleast once in 7-8 months either in UK, India or Bulgaria.
Any help/inputs will be much appreciated.