Family in the UK – Spouse, Civil Partner or Unmarried Partner

The foreign spouse, civil partner or unmarried partner of a British citizen or person settled in the United Kingdom can apply to live with him or her in the United Kingdom. Both the applicant and the partner must be at least 18 years old, and the applicant must demonstrate sufficient English language skills and meet minimum income requirements.

Work: migrants in this category can work and study in the UK.
Successful applicants will receive a work permit for up to 2.5 years and can apply for an extension of stay.
Settlement: leave under this category can lead to settlement.

Parent

An overseas parent of a British child or a child who is settled in the UK can apply to be reunited with the child in the UK. The child must be under the age of 18 and the applicant must have sole or joint parental responsibility.

Migrants eligible to apply as partners must apply that way, not as parents.
Family members can receive up to 2.5 years of leave and can apply for an extension of stay.
Settlement: A leave of absence under this category may result in settlement.

Child

An overseas child of a person who is settled in the UK can apply for immigration leave to live with a parent.

The leave will be granted according to the status of the parent.
In most cases, financial requirements must be met.
Settlement: permission under this category may result in settlement.

 

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