The family reunion rules allow for those who have been granted refugee status or humanitarian protection to apply for their family members to join them in the UK. The family relationship must have pre-existed their departure from their country of origin. If the relationship began after they left their country of origin, the normal rules for partners or children apply, which are much harder to meet.
Child applicants must be under the age of 18, not leading an independent life or be married or in a civil partnership and must not have formed an independent family unit when the application for family reunion is submitted. Partner applicants must either be married to or in a civil partnership with the refugee/ person with humanitarian protection. There are also provisions for unmarried partners and same-sex partners, but they need to provide evidence that they had lived together in a relationship akin to either a marriage or a civil partnership which had subsisted for two years or more.
If the child seeking entry under the family reunion provisions is over the age of 18 at the date of the application, then the application is likely to be refused unless there are human rights arguments and exceptional or compassionate circumstances which warrant a grant of leave to enter.
There is no need to show a certain level of income to be able to maintain the family member(s) joining in the UK, but they must be able to prove they are related as claimed.
Family Reunion – Full Representation
Full representation is a comprehensive service, that allows our firm to become your legal representatives and to represent you in all matters concerning your UK visa. This includes preparing the appropriate forms and liaising with UKVI or the Home Office on your behalf.
If you decided that full representation was the appropriate service for you and your family, we would take detailed instructions from you, issue a client care letter and other appropriate paperwork to you, plan works according to what we consider to be your best interests, advise you of any documents or information that we may need to prepare the case efficiently and lodge your visa application for you. We would ensure that you are updated on any key developments on your matter and remain as your legal representatives until a decision is reached on your visa for the UK.
We would endeavour to be on hand throughout the visa application process to guide you and answer any questions you might have about the process. Once the visa matter has been concluded, we would send you a closing letter outlining any items that we think you may wish to know moving forwards.
Full representation may not be suitable for all clients, but our experience is that for those who have utilised this service with us, they have found it to be very helpful indeed. We would encourage readers to consider the wide range of positive reviews which are available on the internet, relating to our services.
We are proud to be able to offer a fixed fee for full representation in your application for a visa for the UK. Many of our clients find this to be useful in managing their costs and expectations. Although the below pricing information provides a cost range, you will always be given a precise cost on instruction and this will be detailed in your client care letter. The reason that we provide a cost range is because cases can vary considerably according to their complexity.
Curzon Green (London based client) Fee: £1800-£2500; or
Curzon Green (Buckinghamshire based client) Fee: £1200-£1700.
Please do not hesitate to contact our team for advice on a precise fee for representation in your matter or with any queries that you may have.
Family Reunion – Consultancy Services:
Our charges for these consultancy services are outlined below.
Curzon Green (London based client) Fee: £250-£350 plus VAT per session which lasts up to an hour (depending on the experience of the person you book your consultation with);
Curzon Green (Buckinghamshire based client) Fee: £200-£250 plus VAT per session which lasts up to an hour (depending on the experience of the person you book your consultation with).
If you are unsure as to which service might be appropriate for your matter, or have any other queries about our immigration services, we warmly invite you to contact our team of experienced practitioners. You can do this by clicking on the links below or by telephoning or emailing our offices. You can explain to the receptionists that you are seeking to speak with the immigration team.