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Family Reunion with a person present* and settled* in the UK


There are a number of categories of individuals who may qualify to join a family member who is a person present and settled in the United Kingdom. The following are:


  • A parent exercising the right of access of a child present and settled in the UK.
  • A child (under 18 years of age) applying to join one or both parents who are present and settled in the UK.
  • A parent, both parents, grandparents or any other family member applying to join their children or their family members who are present and settled in the UK.

* a person present and settled means either a British citizen present and settled in the UK or a person with the status of Indefinite Leave to Remain who is present and settled in the UK.

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Family Reunion with a person who has been granted Refugee status or Humanitarian Protection in the UK


A spouse, a child or a parent of a person who has been granted Refugee status or Humanitarian Protection in the UK may qualify to join their family member in the UK. 


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Family Reunion with a person who is granted leave to remain in the UK under the Point Based System (PBS)


For more information please see the relevant section under 'Point Based System'.



Family Reunion with an European Economic Area family member


EEA and Swiss nationals are free to enter and reside in the UK without a visa. However, non-EEA dependant relatives (children, parents or any extended family members) of an EEA national living in the UK need to apply for an EEA family permit to enter the UK or apply for a residence card if they are currently residing in the UK with their family members.


EEA Family Permit Requirements:


To qualify for an EEA Family permit, applicants must be a non-EEA dependant relative of an EEA or Swiss national living in the UK.


A dependant relative is:

  • a husband, wife or civil partner; or
  • a child or grandchild under the age of 21; or
  • a parent or grandparent.


EEA Family Permit Entitlements:


An EEA Family permit entitles the holder to enter the UK for a period of up to 6 months with their dependant family member. 


When in the UK, he/she may apply for a residence card and if meeting the requirements of the Immigration (EEA) Regulations 2006 (as amended) he/she may be entitled to a residence card which would be valid for 5 years. 


On completion of 5 years residency, in the capacity as a family member of an EEA citizen (who has exercised their Treaty Rights him/herself), an individual with such a residence permit may apply for permanent residence in the UK.


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