A UK Family visa category allows you to travel to the UK and live with a family member in the UK for more than 6 months. If you want to visit the UK for less than 6 months, then you might need to apply for a Standard Visitor visa or Marriage Visitor visa.

If you want to apply, extend, or switch to a UK Family visa such as a fiancé(e) visa, spouse visa/marriage visa, unmarried partner visa, or parent visa then our immigration solicitors in Wembley, London can help with your Family visa application.

Table of Contents

  1. Types of UK Family Visas
  2. Switching to a Family Visa
  3. UK Family Visa Processing Time
  4. Priority Visa Services for Family Visa Applications
  5. How Much Does a UK Family Visa Cost?
  6. How Can Immigration Solicitors Help with UK Family Visas?
  7. Frequently Asked Questions
  8. Need Legal Advice & Assistance?

Types of UK Family Visas

There are several types of Family visas available depending on your circumstances. Some common UK Family visa applications are as listed below:

Whether applying from inside the UK or outside the UK, our Family visa and immigration solicitors in London can assist with any type of UK Family visa application.

Switching to a Family Visa

You might be able to switch to a family visa to stay with your spouse, partner, child or parent if you came to the UK on a different visa.

You can switch to a Family visa at any time before the expiry of your current permission to stay in the UK.

UK Family Visa Processing Time

Usually, UK Family visa applications take 6 months to decide if you are applying from outside the UK using standard service. The processing time starts from the date of your appointment at the visa application centre.

Priority Visa Services for Family Visa Applications

Priority and super-priority services for new family visa applications continue to be suspended. UKVI continue to monitor this, and updates will be provided once these services are ready to be resumed.

Click here to learn about important changes to Priority Visa Services made by UKVI on 23 September 2022.

How Much Does a UK Family Visa Cost?

£1,538 is the fee for a UK Family visa if you are applying from outside the UK and £1,048 for inside applications. It does not include Immigration Healthcare Surcharge (IHS).

How much a UK Family visa cost depends on how you apply and the type of Family visa application. Click here to find out the latest Family visa fees and Healthcare surcharges.

How Can Immigration Solicitors Help with UK Family Visas?

Our expert team of UK immigration solicitors and lawyers will be able to assist you with any type of UK Family visa or immigration application.

Immigration solicitors at Wembley Solicitors will:

  • Provide detailed immigration advice.
  • Assess your personal circumstances and eligibility for a UK Family visa.
  • Assess the eligibility of your sponsor.
  • Explain the entire UK Family visa application process.
  • Give you a completed checklist of documents according to the type of visa application and your circumstances.
  • Check all the supporting documents to ensure that they are sufficient and in the correct format.
  • Fill out the complete application form and prepare detailed representations/cover letters for the Home Office UKVI in reference to the Immigration Rules.
  • Book an appointment for you to enrol your biometrics.
  • Upload all the supporting documents.
  • Liaise with the Home Office UKVI throughout the process until we receive the decision.
  • Keep you updated with every stage of your application.

Contact our UK Family visa solicitors in Wembley, London on 020 3417 3700 or fill in the enquiry form for immediate legal advice & assistance with your UK visa application.

Frequently Asked Questions

It is not mandatory to hire a solicitor for UK Family visa applications or other immigration matters but most of the applicants seek professional legal help with their applications from highly experienced immigration solicitors to boost their chances of success.

UK immigration law is a complex area of law and there are high chances of getting a visa refusal if you are not fully aware of immigration rules related to your UK Family visa application or immigration matter. A well-prepared visa application can significantly increase your chances of success.

Yes, long-term UK Family visa holders are allowed to live and work in the UK full-time.

You are NOT allowed to work in the UK on short-term family visas such as a fiancé, fiancée or proposed civil partner.

Our fixed-fee immigration solicitors in London charge a flat fee between £800 to £1000 + VAT (if applicable) depending on the type of the Family visa application.

We provide expert advice, practical assistance, and professional representation to guide you through the application and decision-making process, from start to finish. 

We're authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), so you know you're in safe hands.

Contact our solicitor today to get legal advice and assistance with your UK immigration matters.

You can call us on 02034173700 or leave your details here for a callback request regarding your legal matter.