Family visa is of different categories having different requirements.
To bring a spouse or partner to United Kingdom, you should satisfy the Home Office that you and your partner:
• are lawfully married and/or in a genuine and subsisting relationship
• are both over the age of 18 at the time of submitting the application.
• are not in a forbidden relationship with your partner (i.e. too closely related).
• have met with each other in person.
• are in a genuine and subsisting marriage.
• were free to marry (i.e. any previous marriages have been legally ended);
• intend to live together permanently.
• have sufficient income (at least £18,600 p.a.) to support yourselves
• have access to accommodation
• speaks an adequate level of English
• is free from Tuberculosis
The financial aspect of these applications seems intimidating for most of the clients. In case you are self-employed, director of a limited company or relying on pension income than the evidence need to provide by you is very specific and make sure that it is in order before submitting documents to Visa Application Centre.
In limited circumstances you may be able to rely on exceptional offers of funding from third parties or job offers to support an application.
If you are successful, your partner will be granted 30 months of leave to remain in the UK on a 5-year route to settlement. If not, the Mamoon Solicitors can also assist you in troubleshooting that what went wrong with application refused or lodge an appeal against a refusal.
In case your children are outside of UK and you have limited leave to remain in UK, it is possible for them to come and re-join you here. If they are applying alongside your partner, then you should have sufficient funds to support them.
If you are settled with indefinite leave to remain in UK, you can apply for your children to be given indefinite leave to enter the country. In order to achieve this:
• You’ll need to have sufficient accommodation and maintenance to support your child
• The child does not have an independent life outside of the UK
• The role you have in making decisions for your child as a parent whilst separated
• Any other compelling reasons for entry
you can sponsor any family member over 18 to join you but must be able to prove that they have medical illness or disability for which the care they require is either not available or not affordable in their country of origin along with prove that you can accommodate them and that they will not require any state support for at least 5 years.
Due to change in laws these applications are usually complex and notoriously challenging. In this regard, the appropriate medical evidence is crucial if you wish to proceed.
For specialist advice on this category and how it applies to your individual circumstances, please contact us for appointment contact us on 0161 465 1814 or complete our enquiry form and we will contact you.
We have a strong success rate in helping families to reunite in the UK and navigating the entry clearance process.