Category: Family Visa UK

UK family settlement under Appendix FM Immigration RulesThis category explains the details of UK family visa 5 and 10 years settlement route for spouse/partner, parents, chid, other dependent relatives and private life under Appendix FM of Immigration Rules. Accordingly, covers the requirements for entry clearance, leave to remain (or switching), further leave to remain and settlement in the UK for partners, children, adult dependent relatives and parent of a child visa routes.

The UK family visa 5 and 10-year ILR routes

The 5-year route under Appendix FM is for those who meet all the suitability and eligibility requirements of Immigration Rules at every stage. Perhaps, the spouse/partner visa predominates the family visa 5-route under Appendix FM. However, if a family member such as a spouse or partner does meet all the requirements then is not eligible under the 5-year route. Accordingly, if exceptional circumstances apply then the decision-maker can consider such applications under the 10-year route.

10-year ILR route on the basis of private life in the UK

Apparently, Appendix FM also provides for ILR (settlement) under the 10-year route on the basis of private life only from inside the UK.

An invalid application under Article 8

Apparently, an applicant can make an invalid application under Appendix FM on the basis of Article 8 family or private life. Accordingly, an applicant can make an application under the UK family visa route:

  • as part of an asylum claim, or as part of a further submission in person after the refusal of an asylum claim
  • where a migrant is in immigration detention
  • in an appeal

However, the Home Office only considers Article 8 leave to remain applications under the 10-year family settlement route. Therefore, the Home Office only considers valid UK family settlement visa applications under the 5-year route.

UK family visa route for adult dependent relatives

Moreover, Appendix FM also allows UK family visa application for Adult Dependant Relatives (ADR) under the 5-year route. Apparently, these may include an elderly parent, grandparent, sibling, children aged 18 years or over.

Settlement routes other than private life and family route

The posts in this section only relate to settlement on the basis of family and private life under Appendix FM. Accordingly, the category does not cover the details of settlement grants under other routes such as:

  • Claim to the right of abode upheld & other grants
  • Own right or on a discretionary basis. Perhaps, these relate to work, asylum, Special vouchers. And also Commonwealth citizens resident on 1 Jan 1973.

Contact specialist UK family visa solicitors London

For UK family settlement visa applications, reapplications and appeals against refusals and refused application, please contact specialist immigration solicitors London.

Exceptional Circumstances Appendix FM and Compassionate Grounds

UK Visa Outside Immigration Rules on Compassionate Grounds

This relates to the details of exceptional circumstances Appendix FM relating to minimum income requirements and unjustifiably harsh consequences under the 5-year settlement route on the basis of family life. And also explains the UK visa application outside the rules due to compelling compassionate circumstances. Perhaps, a refusal of entry clearance or leave to remain…

Parent Visa UK Requirements: parent of a child visa Appendix FM

This relates to entry clearance, leave to remain and ILR applications under Appendix FM, Immigration Rules as the parent of a child in the UK under the 5-year settlement route on the basis of family life. Accordingly, the post explains the eligibility requirements to apply for parent visa UK. And also covers suitability, relationship, financial…

Bereaved Partner ILR requirements under immigration rules

Requirements for Indefinite Leave to Remain as a Bereaved Partner

This relates to bereaved partner ILR in the UK for spouse and a civil partner under the family route as per Appendix FM of Immigration Rules. Accordingly explains the eligibility and suitability requirements for the grant of indefinite leave to remain as a bereaved partner. And also the refusal reasons. Apparently, these rules are not applicable…

Spouse visa refusal reasons UK: checklist of 29 possible reasons

Common Reasons for UK Spouse or Partner Visa Refusal

In terms of Appendix FM, a spouse, civil, unmarried, same-sex partner and fiancé(e) or proposed civil partner visa may be refused due to a number of factors. Therefore, this provides the details and checklist of 29 possible UK spouse visa refusal reasons. Please note: usually, the spouse visa refuses due to failure of an applicant…

Spouse Visa English Requirement: language test and exemptions

English Language Requirement for Spouse Visa

This relates to Spouse Visa English Requirement: language test and exemptions in the light of Appendix FM for Family Members of the Immigration Rules. Accordingly, covers the following topics: What is the spouse visa English language requirement? Immigration rules for spouse visa English requirements Exemptions for meeting the spouse visa English requirement Who is a national of…

Spouse Visa Accommodation Requirements: support letter templates

Spouse Visa Adequate Accommodation Appendix FM

This relates to Adequate Accommodation Requirements for UK spouse or partner visa under Appendix FM. Accordingly, discusses the details relating to Proof of Adequate Accommodation. Moreover, also provides a checklist of UK spouse visa relating to accommodation in the UK. Please note: it is not mandatory to make any payments for accommodation until the applicants receive a decision…

UK Settlement Visa Processing Time | UK Spouse Visa Timelines!

UK Settlement Visa Processing Time

This relates to UK family settlement visa processing time 2019 for entry clearance applications from outside the UK. And also ILR (settlement) timelines from inside the UK. Usually, settlement visa from outside the UK essentially refers to the family or spouse visa. Apparently, the UK spouse visa timelines from outside the UK predominates the UK settlement visa timelines. Moreover,…

Adult Dependent Relative visa UK: Appendix FM family settlement

Adult Dependent Relative Visa UK: Purpose & Requirements

This relates to adult dependent relative visa UK applications for elderly parents and dependent relatives such as brother, sister and other family members under Appendix FM of Immigration Rules. Accordingly, the post covers the following topics: Purpose of the UK adult dependent relative visa route Requirements for adult dependent relative visa entry clearance application Documentary…

Fiance Visa UK guidance for fiancée or proposed civil partner!

Fiancé Visa is for enabling marriage or civil partnership in UK

This relates to Fiance Visa UK 2019: guidance and requirements for fiancée or proposed civil partner entry and extension under Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules. Accordingly, the post covers the following topics: UK fiance or proposed civil partner visa: purpose and FAQs Duration Application cost UK fiance visa: the difference between fiancé and fiancée? What is…

Set DV Modernised Guidance for Spouse Visa Domestic Violence UK

Set DV Modernised Guidance for Spouse Visa Domestic Violence UK

This relates to Set DV guidance for victims of domestic violence. Accordingly, the post covers the details for spouse visa domestic violence UK and requirements to apply for an ILR in terms of Appendix FM, Immigration Rules. Spouse Visa Domestic Violence UK This category is for those applicants who have been granted a limited leave…