A Refugee Family Reunion Visa

Your partner or child can apply to join or stay with you in the UK if you were separated when you were forced to leave your country and have been given asylum or five years humanitarian protection; but no British Citizenship yet. Your partner or child are unable to apply if you have a decision on an asylum application pending and you are under the age of 18 years old. If successful, your family members will be given permission to enter and stay in the UK with the same leave as you have been granted.

In order to be eligible your partner must meet the following requirements:

Provide evidence that you are in a genuine relationship with your partner as married or in a civil partnership. If unmarried or not formed a civil partnership, your partner may be eligible to apply if you were granted refugee status or humanitarian protection on or before 9 October 2006 and you have lived together in a relationship akin to marriage or a civil partnership for two years. You both must intend to live together and continue your relationship after you have applied and granted the visa.

Your child must meet the following requirements:

Is under the age of 18 years old

Going to live with you and your partner

Going to be supported by you without recourse to public funds

Not married or in a civil partnership

Not in full-time employment

You are required to apply online for a Refugee Family Reunion Visa and you will need to have your fingerprints and photograph (biometric information) taken at a Visa application centre as part of your application. You cannot apply online if you are applying from North Korea.

If successful your entry clearance visa is only valid for 30 days, therefore if you do not intend to travel till much later it is advisable to mention this on the application form.

If your partner and child are applying from in the UK the following requirements need to be met:

You have refugee status or humanitarian protection in the UK

Your family member is already in the UK and is making their first application to stay with you

They can provide evidence of your relationship before your departure from your home country because of persecution

Applications of this nature are very complex so it is recommended that you seek legal help from an immigration adviser before you make your application. Our team of immigration experts can assist you each step of your application. We will assess the eligibility of your family members, complete the necessary forms and ensure enough documentation is being included with your application in order to submit a thorough application. We will highlight the merits of your case and provide a Letter of Representation in support of your application. We will liaise with the Home Office throughout the process, on your behalf.

UK Immigration rules are complex and challenging which is why we work to our client's best interest and understand what is at stake.

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