Family Route Applications

There are several different ways to join a family member in the UK.  These rules change depending on the type of visa your family member has in the UK.

In most cases, you can apply to join your spouse or partner, child, parent or a relative who will provide long-term care for you.  You can normally apply for a dependent visa if your family member has temporary residence on a work or student visa.

An EEA family permit is also an option if you are coming from outside the European Economic Area and have a family member in the UK who is of EEA or Swiss nationality.  There are other routes under the “family” banner, including the much-publicised Surinder Singh route.

How we can help

With so many options and varying levels of complexity, you need someone who understands the different routes and the requirements of each.  Herrington Carmichael’s experienced Immigration team can ensure your application is managed in a co-ordinated manner, with you kept updated every step of the way.

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Clients of Herrington Carmichael LLP ‘always receive a consistently high level of service’ from the immigration team, which is praised for its ‘excellent knowledge of immigration law and the procedures and processes behind it, ensuring that all avenues are considered so as to mitigate against any risks’. Headed by Imelda Reddington (who is ‘highly regarded in the field of immigration law’), the practice has cultivated a firm following among employers nationwide, who regularly instruct the firm on licence application compliance, Brexit-related immigration issues, and ongoing compliance with sponsor duties and recruitment of migrant workers, among other matters.

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