I'm a south african national currently on a visit visa in the Uk. I've come to visit my girlfriend after our last meeting in South Africa 8 months ago. We now plan in getting married and to live here in london. She has Uk residency, is it possible for me to get a visa in order for me to work and live here without needing to go back in my country and applying for a visa. Could anyone please kindly advise me as i cannot find proper information , maybe i'm not checking in the appropriate web sites.
You will have your permission to marry refused since you are on a "visit" visa, you need a marriage visa which you will need to apply for in SA, since she is Polish and only a resident and not a citizen in the UK you may be refused a marriage visa too.
I wouldn't recommend trying to overstay since getting a job will be difficult, none EU nationals have to have ID cards now and employers wont take the chance since they get a £10,000 fine for employing an illegal.
Best to take her back to SA.