UK Family Visas

What is a UK Family Visa?

UK Family visas allow those who have UK citizenship or who hold a valid immigration status, to bring other overseas family members to visit.

Those who are UK or Irish citizens, who have ILR or Settled Status, who are a refugee or have humanitarian protection can use these visas to reunite with family members.

Some UK Family visas allow your family to stay longer than a standard Visitor visa.

We can help you identify the right type of visa for your family and then support your application. Our experience means you can trust us to make the entire visa process less stressful.

UK Family visas

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The overseas family member must apply to join others in the UK.  You can apply for a family visa to live with your:

  • Spouse or partner
  • Fiancee, fiance or intended civil partner
  • Child
  • Parent
  • Relative who will provide long term care for you

Family members of citizens  eligible for the EU Settlement Scheme can apply for a family permit in place of a family visa.  This will enable you to come to the UK for up to 6 months, and you can work or study during that time.  You must be the family member of someone from:

  • The EU
  • Switzerland
  • Norway 
  • Iceland
  • Lichtenstein
  • Northern Ireland
  • The UK (in certain circumstances – ‘Surinder Singh’ application)

If you are Ukrainian national but have family settled in the UK, you can apply for a Ukraine family scheme visa to join your family here.  This visa:

  • Is free to apply
  • Allows you to live, work and study in the UK and access public funds

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