In this post, we will look at your options and give you the information you need to decide what is best for your family when deciding whether to bring them to the UK. 

Depending on your situation and those of your family members, there are various ways to bring them permanently to the UK.

Moving family here is a reasonable alternative for many UK citizens. A visa may be right for your situation, regardless of whether you are married, in a civil partnership, have children or have other family members. You can make moving your family to the UK as easy as possible by being aware of the eligibility requirements, compiling the required paperwork, and getting professional support. You are able to bring your family to the UK providing they meet the eligibility requirements laid out in this post.

Partner or spouse visa

If you are married or have a civil partnership, your spouse or partner may be able to apply for a visa to join you in the UK. Your partner must meet specific eligibility requirements, such as having a certain level of English and passing the life in the UK test, to apply for a spouse or partner visa. 

Child dependent visa

Your child may qualify for a dependent child visa if you want them to travel to the UK with you. Your child must meet eligibility requirements, such as being unmarried and financially dependent on you, to apply for this visa. 

Parental visa

Your parents might be qualified for a parent visa if they want to travel to the UK with you. Your parents must meet specific requirements, such as being over 65 and being financially dependent on you, to apply for a parent visa. 

Other family members

If you want a family member, such as siblings or grandparents, to join you in the UK, they might qualify for a family member visa. Your family must meet eligibility requirements, such as financially dependent on you, to apply for this visa. 

After determining whether your family members are eligible, you must gather the required paperwork and finish the application process. To make sure that your application is approved, it is recommended that you talk with an attorney or immigration specialist. 


How long does the UK family visa process take?

If you are applying to settle in the UK as the spouse, partner, or family member of someone who has British citizenship or is settled in the UK, you should receive a decision within 24 weeks after attending your appointment at the visa application center.

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