Tel: 0203 319 3643

Fax: 0208 894 5300

Emergency: 0750 625 5550


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.

Services Provided

  • Receiving your instructions and analysing the same.
  • Advising on law, procedure and evidence – all legal requirements under the immigration rules, human rights articles and the relevant case law on “Family Reunion” – spouse, partner or children.
  • Collating and verifying all the evidence including experts (i.e. DNA reports etc), if required.
  • Completing and submitting the relevant prescribed form (determining the required form on the basis of ECO application, in country application or settlement application).
  • Preparing and settling the required bespoke written representation covering factual background, legal framework and submissions relevant on family reunion/extension/settlement.
  • Advising on the outcome of the application including the appeal rights if required.


i. Application submission

Applications from instructions received, on average, is likely to take up between 1 – 12 weeks depending on which service is used (Normal, Priority or Super Priority) and complexity of the case.  MT UK will indicate at the earliest opportunity if the matter is likely to take longer than the above period.

ii. Application decision

MT UK cannot predict the outcome of your application.  To find out more about the Home Office/ECO processing and decision timescale, visit the Home Office/ECO related website.


Category of Costs: Agreed/Fixed Costs

Costs: Average from £2,500.00

(All quoted figures exclude VAT unless specifically stated; if chargeable, VAT shall be charged @ 20%).

On average, this type of work takes 15 hours plus to complete.  The precise number of hours depend on the complexity of the case.

Costs quoted do not include:

(All quoted figures exclude VAT unless specifically stated; if chargeable, VAT shall be charged @ 20%).

Who will carry out the work:

  • Solicitor/Director assisted by a Paralegal
  • All work supervised by the concerned Director