Apply for UK Family Visa if you wish to live with your family in the UK. Our immigration lawyer can help if you want to Apply, Extend or Switch to Family Visa.

Whilst we are a Manchester based UK immigration law firm, you do not need to be based in Manchester to seek the legal advice of our immigration lawyer. No matter where you live, we can provide legal assistance with your UK visa applications.

Family Visas UK

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  1. What is a Family visa UK?
  2. What are types of family visas uk?
  3. Extension of UK Family visa
  4. Switching to a Family visa UK
  5. What is UK Family visa processing time?
  6. Super priority service for Family visas
  7. How can we help with your UK visa application?
  8. Immigration lawyer fees for Family visas
  9. Do you need legal help?

What is a Family visa UK?

The UK Family visas allow you to travel to the UK and live with a family member in the UK for more than 6 months. If you're visiting the UK for less than 6 months, then you might need to apply for a Standard Visitor visa or Marriage Visitor visa .

There are several options available to get a UK Family Visa depending on your relationship to your sponsor and their UK status. We deal with all types of UK family visas including family visa as a partner or spouse, as a parent, as a child and so on.

What are types of family visas uk?

There is a range of UK Family visas that allow people to live with a family member in the UK for more than 6 months.

Fiancé(e) visa UK

Spouse visa UK

Unmarried Partner visa

Civil Partner visa

Proposed Civil Partner visa

Same Sex Partner visa

As a parent of a British or settled child

Extension of UK Family visa

You can apply for the extension of your UK Family visa to extend your stay with your family member, if you are already in the UK on a UK family visa. You can extend your Family visa at any time before the expiry of your current Family visa.

Speak to an expert UK immigration lawyer at Rex Law Chambers to get legal advice and legal assistance with your Family visa extension application or any other immigration matter.

Switching to a Family visa UK

If you came to the UK on a different visa other than UK Family visa, you might be able to switch to a family visa to stay with your spouse, partner, child or parent. You can switch to UK Family visa at any time before your current permission to stay in the UK expires.

What is UK Family visa processing time?

The general processing time for a UK Family visa application is 12 weeks, if you apply outside the UK. If you apply in the UK then usually it takes up to 8 weeks.

Sometimes it may take longer for the Home Office to decide your application due to the complexity of the matter or if there are further enquiries to be made.

Super priority service for Family visas

If you are applying for Family visa from inside the UK, you may be able to pay an extra £800 for the super priority service to get a faster decision. You will get a decision by the end of the next working day by using Super priority service.

How can we help with your UK visa application?

As part of our immigration services for your immigration application, our expert immigration lawyer will:

  • assess your eligibility for the relevant visa type by fully considering your circumstances;
  • advise you on the required supporting documents to be submitted in support of your immigration application;
  • assess all the documents to ensure that the documents you provide are as per the requirements of the Immigration Rules;
  • advise you on strengths and potential weaknesses in your visa application and how you can overcome such weaknesses if any;
  • complete the online immigration draft application form to share it with you for cross-checking;
  • submit your application online and schedule your biometrics appointments with the relevant commercial partner of the UKVI;
  • prepare a detailed cover letter in support of the immigration application explaining in detail how you are meeting all the requirements of the Immigration Rules so that you have the maximum chances of succeeding in your visa application;
  • upload all the supporting documents online in support of the immigration application in their correct format and order;
  • dealing and responding to any caseworker enquiries or correspondence from the Home Office caseworker for any further documents or information concerning your pending immigration application;
  • do all the follow-up work on your immigration application until a decision is received from the Home Office UKVI.

Immigration lawyer fees for Family visas

Our expert UK immigration lawyer will guide you through every step of the UK family visa application process including advice about legal requirements, eligibility criteria and required documents.

Our fixed fee

We charge a fixed fee starting from £1000 for our professional legal services in relation to UK family visa application. The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.

Do you need legal help?

Contact Rex Law Chambers, if you have any questions or need legal help with any UK immigration law related matter. At Rex Law Chambers, we specialise in a wide range of UK visas and nationality applications and our principal immigration lawyer has wealth of experience and expert knowledge to deal with all types of UK visas and immigration applications. He has successfully handled many complex and high-profile cases and also represented clients in their immigration matters.

We can provide one-off FREE general legal advice via live chat or our "Enquiry Form". The FREE advice does not cover the advice in relation to complex legal issues or advice about documents to be submitted in support of the application. If you would like to to get detailed legal advice then please schedule an in-person, Zoom, Skype or phone consultation by using our "Appointment Request Form".

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