Family Reunion is a complex area of immigration law. It is Appendix FM to the Immigration Rules that currently sets-out the requirements for a person to enter or remain in the UK on the basis of his/her family life with a person who is a British national or settled in the UK or in the UK with a limited leave as a refugee or a person granted humanitarian protection.
Broadly, Appendix FM covers entry clearance, extensions and switching, as well as settlement by partners, parents, adult dependent relatives & children (entry and or leave to remain).
Family Reunion engages the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in particular Article 8 – Family & Private life.
Family Reunion covers the following categories:
- Entry clearance as a partner
- Leave to remain as a partner
- Paragraph EX.1
- Indefinite leave to remain (ILR-Settlement) as a partner
- Indefinite leave to remain (ILR-Settlement) as a bereaved partner
- Indefinite leave to remain (ILR-Settlement) as a partner-victim of domestic violence
- Parent of a child settled in the UK
- Children – Indefinite leave to remain (ILR-Settlement)
- Children entering with or to join a parent who has limited leave
- Private life in the UK – Claims under Article 8 (ECHR)
Indeed, different requirements are applicable in each category of family reunion. This necessitates very specialist advice and help.
Contact Team (MT UK Immigration & Human Rights) – Department for that expert advice and assistance for delivering that legal solution for your very much need family reunion.