The time has come to start thinking, stressing, worrying, taking some steps to bring my wife (to be) here to the UK. Me polish, have been in this country almost 7 years. How difficult it was for you guys to bring your wives over here? I'm worrying that having two dependents from previous relationship may unable to come Lyn over here, especially as I don't earn much. Accommodation, savings (I hope 2000 pounds will be enough) prove of our love, photos, etc won't be a problem. My uncle who is also here is married to an African woman (can't remember what country she came from). He said that getting her here was a nightmare. He had problems everywhere (she had to stay a year in Poland, during this time police was coming many times to visit her, invitation letters has been denied, her marriage visa has been refused, no one was willing to help him, he had to get a solicitor) on the airport when she finally arrived after everything has been granted. When I think I will have to go through solicitor, many people who are not willing to help me makes my blood pressure high... I'm thinking whether it is worth of her coming here to the UK on tourist / fiancée visa to make a record of her visit? Maybe this will ease things a bit? Or maybe fiancée visa and civil wedding here? I really want to rush civil wedding for a certificate to start processing all the documents (church wedding can wait). I have no idea how to start..