UK Family Visa Applications
UK Family Visa Services
At Alexander Boyd Solicitors, we bring our unmatched expertise to the table, ensuring you reunite with your loved ones through the UK Family Visa process. We understand that family is paramount, and we aim to simplify this process for you.
Why Choose Alexander Boyd Solicitors for Your Family Visa?
- Commitment and Clarity: We don’t just assist with paperwork; we pave a clear path for you to live with your family in the UK.
- Bespoke Consultation: Every family’s situation is unique. We offer tailored advice that takes into consideration every nuance of your individual needs.
Our Expertise in UK Family Visa Applications
Our rich history in handling visa intricacies positions us uniquely to guide you through the Family Visa process. We ensure a smooth transition, minimising roadblocks, and personalising your application journey.
UK Family Visa Essential Summary
Who can apply?
If you’re planning to live with a family member in the UK for over 6 months, you require a family visa. Eligible relationships include:
- Spouse or partner
- Fiancé, fiancée, or proposed civil partner
- Relative offering long-term care
If you’re in the UK for less than 6 months, consider checking if a Standard Visitor visa or Marriage Visitor visa is more appropriate.
Switching and Extending Family Visas
- Switching: If you initially entered the UK on another visa type, there may be an opportunity to switch to a family visa. This is applicable for those wishing to stay with a spouse, partner, child, or parent.
- Extending: Those in the UK on a family visa can apply for an extension before the current visa expires. Before doing so, it’s crucial to understand the required amount of time needed to settle in the UK.
The Application Process
Duration: For applicants outside the UK, decisions are typically made within 24 weeks. If you apply from within the UK using the standard service, the decision usually takes 8 weeks. Using the super priority service, a decision is made by the next working day if your biometric appointment falls on a weekday.
Super Priority Service: For an additional £800, applicants from within the UK can expedite the decision-making process. However, this service is unavailable for adults coming to the UK for care by a relative.
Complications: Decisions might be delayed if:
- The income requirement isn’t met
- Proof of English proficiency is lacking
- An interview is required
- Essential documentation isn’t provided
- There are past criminal convictions or other personal circumstances
Documentation and Information Required
A successful application necessitates a myriad of essential documents and information, including:
- Personal details: Names, date of birth, passports, previous immigration applications, criminal convictions, national insurance numbers (if any), and parents’ details for applicants outside the UK.
- Partner details: If you have a partner, their information, including previous relationships, financial support details, and proof of relationship, is required.
- Children: Details about all children, even if they’re not part of the application, are essential.
- Life outside the UK: Information about countries you’ve lived in, visited, and contacts therein.
Additional documents might be necessary based on specific situations, like sponsorship forms from family members in the UK.
Embrace the Journey with Alexander Boyd Solicitors
The path to reuniting with your family is an emotional one. With Alexander Boyd Solicitors, you’re never alone. Our commitment is to ensure that your journey towards obtaining a UK Family Visa is as seamless as possible. Let’s embark on this journey, together.
Visa Success Story
Our clients’ feedback is a testament to our commitment, expertise, and success.
Adis Tusku: “Alexander Boyd was the only solicitor that helped my family and me. After two unsuccessful attempts with different law firms, the application made by Alexander was successful. I brought my mother to Scotland, and my father has a two-year permit visa. I strongly recommend Alexander Boyd for any immigration issue.“
Alexander Boyd Solicitors are committed to helping you navigate the UK Visa application process. Contact Us and start your journey with us today.
UK Family Visa