Family reunion in the UK refers to the process of reuniting family members who have been separated due to immigration or other reasons. The UK government recognizes the importance of family unity and has established rules and regulations to enable family members to join their loved ones in the UK.
How it Works
Family reunion can be possible for those who are in the UK as refugees or have been granted humanitarian protection. They can apply for their family members to join them in the UK under the Family Reunion Immigration Rules. Under these rules, the family members who can apply to join include the spouse or partner, children under 18 years of age, parents and grandparents. The process requires the family member in the UK to make an application on behalf of their family member abroad, and certain criteria must be met.
For those who are settled in the UK, such as those who have been granted Indefinite Leave to Remain, they can also apply for their family members to join them under the Immigration Rules. The family members who can apply to join include the spouse or partner, children under 18 years of age, parents and adult dependent relatives.
It is important to note that the rules and requirements for family reunion can be complex and may vary depending on the circumstances of each case. It is recommended to seek legal advice from a qualified immigration lawyer to guide you through the process and increase your chances of success.