Family Relationship Applications

There are many different rules governing the ability of foreign national individuals to enter the UK to join their family members and what they can do once they arrive. We have a vast amount of experience in dealing with the applications of family members of British citizens, settled persons, EEA nationals exercising Treaty rights and migrants with leave under the points based system.

Submitting an application for a family member to join in the UK can be an incredibly stressful experience but we are able to guide you through every stage of the process, from advising on the options available to individuals based on their and their family’s circumstances to preparing and submitting the application and advising on the conditions of leave. In all circumstances we look at the whole picture to decide on the best option, both in terms of the initial application for leave to enter and ensuring families can legally remain together in the UK.

Representative Family Relationship Applications Work

Examples of our family relationship applications work include:

  • Advised an unmarried partner of an EEA national on securing a residence card which involved successfully arguing that the Home Office should exercise its discretion in waiving the requirement for the couple to have lived together for two years.
  • Advised family members of EEA nationals on the requirements of obtaining permanent residence in the UK in circumstances where the family relationship had broken down.
  • Advised numerous clients on securing leave to remain in the UK on a UK ancestry visa and, in many cases, advised their spouses on also obtaining leave to remain in the UK.
  • Advised the family members of British citizens on the requirements for obtaining leave to enter and remain in the UK.

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