Joining Family in the UK - Immigration

Family Migration - Immigration Applications

If you are a non-EEA national you can apply to join your family members in the UK if they are British citizens or hold Indefinite Leave to Remain.

Am I eligible for Family Migration?

On 9 July 2012, the family migration rules were overhauled and significantly changed by the government. If you want to join your family in the UK you now need to show that you meet the criteria, including:

  • Suitability
  • Eligibility (Finance and Accommodation)

The Home Office now require specific evidence to support applications - therefore it is important that you ensure these are correct to increase your chances of success.

The previous rules continue to apply to family members who entered the UK before 9th July 2012.

Eligibility criteria varies depending on whether your family members wish to stay in the UK as Points Based Migrants, EEA nationals or people holding Refugee Status or Humanitarian Protection.

What category can I apply for?

You can make an application under any of the following categories:

  • Spouse/Unmarried
  • Civil partner
  • Fiancé(e)
  • Dependent relatives, including adults and children
  • Parent of a child at school
  • A parent exercising rights of access to a child
  • Parents and grandparents

Legal Services - Fixed Fee Immigration Applications starting at £99

How can Simpson Millar LLP help me?

We can help with extension applications for those who arrived in the UK before and after 9th July 2012. The Immigration Solicitors at Simpson Millar LLP can also assist you with new applications for family members abroad wanting to join you here.

We prepare and present appeals for all family migration problems. So for friendly, complete and realistic advice on Family Migration applications give us a call today.

Contact our solicitors now to get the immigration advice you need. Complete our no obligation online enquiry form and we will call you back or you can call us directly on freephone: 0808 129 3320.

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