Eligibility requirements for entering the UK via the Parent Route depend on whether the child in question is British or ‘settled’ (meaning they have naturalisation or indefinite Leave to remain in the UK.
The requirements we have displayed are not exhaustive. The level of funds required by those individuals wishing to bring family members to the UK will vary according to the category in question, and will be higher in some circumstances than others i.e. when bringing dependants to the UK.
For further expert and professional advice and assistance in relation to family visas, including with regards to fees and the amount of funds needed for each of the respective family visa categories, application methods and processing times and the necessary requirements and eligibility criteria, please do not hesitate to contact our immigration team who are ready and able to help you.
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If your spouse and/or family members come from outside the EEA, then they will need to apply for visas to enter and remain in the UK.
A spouse visa, (also known as a UK marriage visa), allows individuals who are married to a person settled in the UK – i.e. are not subject to any visa restrictions, to come to the UK to live, work and/or study.
To obtain a UK spouse visa, the following requirements must be met:
If you are already residing in the UK under a different visa – for example, a Student Visa, then you may be able to switch to a spouse visa, as long as you and your spouse meet the eligibility requirements.
There are four main categories of family migration:
You and your sponsoring partner must both be 18 years of age or over and intend to live together on a permanent basis.
If you have a child in the UK, as a parent, you can apply for a visa to join them via the ‘Parent Route’. The term ‘parent’ is defined as: