Family Visa Application

Rely on our experienced family visa solicitors to guide you seamlessly through UK family visa applications, extensions and switches.

Applying For A Family Visa

Family visas allow applicants to live in the UK with close relatives for over 6 months. Options exist to apply, extend or switch from other visa categories.

As accredited immigration specialists, our family visa solicitors provide expert guidance navigating the nuances smoothly based on years of experience.

Who Can Apply?

Applicants can initially apply to live with your:

  • Spouse or partner
  • Fiancé, fiancée or proposed civil partner
  • Child
  • Parent
  • Relative who’ll provide long-term care for you



Extending Existing Visas

Per government guidance, current family visa holders can apply to extend stay if:

  • Applying before existing visa expiration
  • Continuing cohabitation with the same relative
  • Meeting eligibility term thresholds for settlement

Switching From Other Categories

Switching typically requires transitioning before current visa expiry. Some exceptions exist for visitors/temporary residents affected by bereavement or domestic abuse.

Application Complexities

Processing applications demands meeting strict evidentiary thresholds related to:

  • Income
  • Accommodation
  • Relationship legitimacy
  • Ongoing dependency
  • And more

Also, in some circumstances you cannot apply for, or switch to, a family visa if:

  • Your family member has a work visa or student visa
  • You cannot apply for a family visa if your family member is in the UK temporarily on a work visa or student visa.

You can apply to stay with them as a dependant instead.

If you have a visitor visa or a visa for 6 months or less

You’ll usually need to leave the UK to apply for a family visa if either:

  • You have permission to be in the UK as a visitor
  • Your visa is for 6 months or less

However, you might be able to switch to a family visa in the UK if you have either:

  • A 6-month family visa as a fiancé, fiancée or proposed civil partner
  • Permission to stay in the UK for the outcome of a family court case or divorce



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How Our Family Visa Solicitors Make The Process Simple

We get how family visa processes can be a huge burden, both financially and emotionally. Plus, there’s the administrative hassle to deal with.

Applicants sometimes have to deal with complex regulatory hurdles, which can be especially tough when you’re feeling vulnerable and far away from your loved ones.

Fortunately, our accredited specialists ease these stresses through compassionate, individualised guidance centred on simplifying each step. We assemble watertight applications to efficiently reunite families, taking ownership over cases as our own.

Years perfecting streamlined systems enable smoothly preparing flawless submissions, liaising with decision makers to expedite positive outcomes and clearing any obstacles maintaining responsive support.

Let our expertise protect what matters most.


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