You can apply for family visa UK to join or stay with your UK family member if you meet the relevant requirements of the Immigration Rules to qualify for family visa UK. Family visa UK include spouse visa, unmarried partner visa, civil partner visa, same sex partner visa, parent of a child visa UK, UK visa as a child and Adult Dependent Relative (ADR) visa UK. Family visa applications are mostly made in accordance with requirements as set out in Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules. You can apply for family visa from outside the UK through Priority Service and family visa from inside the UK through Super Priority Service for a faster decision on your family visa application.
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Family Visa Applications
As specialist family visa solicitors, we can provide expert immigration advice and legal representations for the following family visa applications:
- Fiancé Visa UK
- Proposed Civil Partner Visa UK
- Spouse Visa UK
- Unmarried Partner Visa
- Civil Partner Visa UK
- Same Sex Partner Visa UK
- ILR As A Partner Under Appendix Settlement Family Life
- ILR As A Victim Of Domestic Violence - SET (DV) Application
- ILR As A Bereaved Partner
- Parent Of A Child Visa UK
- Children Of British Citizens / Settled Persons
- Adopted Children Of British Citizens / Settled Persons
- Applications By Surrogate Children
- Adult Dependent Relative (ADR) Visa UK
- Dependant Visas UK
Priority / Super Priority Service For Family Visa UK
For all family visa enry clearance applications from outside the UK, our family visa solicitors can submit your family visa entry clearance application through Priority Service to get you a decision on your family visa entry clearance application within 30 working days.
For all in-country applications for family visa UK, our family visa solicitors can submit your application through Super Priority Service to get you a decision on your family visa application within 24 hours. As fast track family visa solicitors, we are registered with the Home Office, UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) and its commercial partners UKVCAS Sopra Steria to provide Super Priority Service for family visa applications whereby decision on your family visa application will be made within 24 hours if your application is submitted through Super Priority Service This way, you will not have to wait for the decision on your application for months (sometimes years).
Our team of specialist family visa solicitors offer fast track family visa services 7 days a week. Under the fast track family visa service, our team of family visa solicitors will prepare and submit your family visa application faster and get decision on your family visa application faster through Priority and Super Priority Visa Service.
Challenging Refusal Of Family Visa Refusals
You can challenge the refusal of your family visa refusal by way of one of the legal remedies as listed below:
- Immigration Appeals UK
- Administrative Review Of UK Visa Refusal
- Pre Action Protocol (PAP) Against Home Office UKVI
- Judicial Review (JR) Against The Home Office UKVI
FAQs - Family Visas UK
Following are the various Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about family visa UK:
Family visa UK applications are applications made under Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules to stay in the UK with the UK qualifying family members. The familly visa applications include application for stay as a spouse / partner, application for stay as a parent of a qualifying child, application for stay as a child of British or settled person, application for stay as Adult Dependent Relative (ADR) and various other applications based on family life with a UK qualifying sponsor.
Most family visa UK from outside the UK can be made through Priority Service for a decision on your family visa application within 30 working days.
Most family visa applications from inside the UK can be submitted through Super Priority Service to get a decision on your family visa application within 24 hours.
Most family visa UK applications can be challenged by filing an appeal to the First Tier Tribunal (FTT) against the refusal decision.
Where the applicant has not been granted an appeal right against the refusal decision, the decision may be challenged either by way of Administrative Review or Pre Action Protocol (PAP) letter followed by Judicial Review (JR).
You must be related to the UK qualifying sponsor as his/her spouse, partner, parent or child to apply as a family member under the family visa UK category.
The family visa UK is normally granted for 33 months if the applicant applies for family visa entry clearance from outside the UK or 30 months (2.5 years) if the applicant for applies for family visa from inside the UK.
The family visa UK are granted either under 5 years route to settlement or under 10 years route to settlement.
Under the 5 years route to settlement, you can apply for ILR after 5 years of your residence in the UK under the family visa and under 10 years route to settlement, you can apply for ILR after 10 years of residence in the UK under the family visa.
To apply under the 5 years family visa route, you have to meet the English language requirement at level A1 in listening and speaking only.
To apply for extension of family visa under 5 years route, you have to meet the English language requirement at level A2 in listening and speaking only.
To apply for ILR under family visa 5 years route, you have to meet the English language requirement at level B1 in listening and speaking only.
You do not have to meet the English language requirement at any stage if you are submitting an application under the family visa 10 years route.
To apply for family visa UK, you have to either meet the financial requirement of earning not less than £18600 gross per year or adequate maintenance requirement whichever is applicable to you depending on the type of your family visa application and your personal circumstances.
Yes, you can apply for family visa UK with fee waiver option if you are applying under 10 years route and you are not able to pay the Home Office UKVI fees including application fee and the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS).
The most common reasons for refusal of family visa UK including the following:
- not meeting the financial requirement or adequate maintenance requirement (whichever is applicable);
- not meet the requirement of subsistence of relationship with the UK qualifying sponsor;
- not meeting the English langugage requirement.
Yes, you will have permission to work in the UK unless you are in the UK on fiance visa or proposed civil partner visa.
Yes, a family visa UK is a multiple entry visa which means you can travel multiple times to and from the UK.
Yes, youc can switch from family visa to work visa from inside the UK. However, your qualifying period for ILR may start from scratch if you switch from family visa to work visa from inside the UK.
You should apply for renewal or extension of your family visa UK 28 days before the expiry of your family visa.
You can apply for the renewal of your family visa through Super Priority Service to get decision on your family visa renewal application within 24 hours.