Family Visa

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Who is eligible for a Family Visa?
If you’re a non-EEA national and want to live and work in the UK for an extended period of time, you will need to make a UK Visa application. There are different types of visas available depending on your circumstance. A Family Visa is needed to join family members in the UK for a period longer than 6 months. If you’re living outside of the UK, you can apply to a Family Visa to join your spouse, fiancee, partner, child, parent or relative who will provide long-term care for you.  
What are the UK Family Visa types?
 
If you are a non-EEA national and intend to stay in the UK for a period that exceeds 6 months, you will need to make a Family Visa application if you meeting one of the following requirements:

  •     Your family member/ spouse is a British citizen
  •    Your family member/ spouse has ILR or settled status
  •    You have an eligible relationship with an individual in the UK with refugee status or humanitarian protection 

If you are currently living in the UK on a different visa, you may be able to switch to a family visa in order to stay with your child, fiancee or partner. There are many variations of a UK Family Visa, all of which depend on the relationship that you have with the UK settled person. 
Below, you’ll find information on the different types of UK Family Visas that are available for no-EEA nationals.