Claiming asylum in the UK

Refugee Family Reunion

As a Refugee you can apply for your spouse and minor children to be reunited with you in the UK. You would act as a sponsor for your family members.

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You talk, we listen.

Talk to a legal expert about your problem, we’ll listen and then recommend the best next steps for you.


We’ll show you the options.

We’ll show you the best package for your needs, or create a custom package if that works better, with no obligation to buy.


We’ll help you every step of the way

Everything is managed through your own personalised online dashboard, and we’re always at the end of a phone.

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What are the requirements for an application for family members to join refugees in the UK?

The requirements for family reunion for the spouse and minor children of a refugee are:

  • You were married or in a civil partnership before you fled your country
  • If you are not married you lived with your partner for 2 years in a relationship akin to a marraige before you fled
  • You and your spouse/partner intend to live together permantly in the UK
  • Your spouse/partner would not fall for exclusion under Article 1F of the Refugee Convention
  • Your child is under the age of 18
  • Your child is not living an independent life and was living as part of your family before you fled
  • Your child is not married or in a civil partnership

What else do you need to know

What else do I need to know about family reunion

An application for a Refugee Family Reunion  can be very complex so it is advisable that you seek the help of an immigration ;awyer before you make an application. Our immigration lawyers can offer you step-by-step guidance with your Family Reunion Visa application. We can assess whether you and your family members qualify and can  help you to prepare and lodge your application.

We can help you with as much or as little advice and assistance as you need with tailored packages or individual services giving you flexibility to chose all the assistance you need when you need it. You’ll also have the benefit of access to our innovative client portal, giving everything you need at your fingertips.

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I have been using Immigration Advice Centre ... I have been using Immigration Advice Centre in Middlesbrough since I moved to England five years ago. The staff very friendly, helpful and provided fantastic service. I would highly recommend them to anyone who struggles to get their head around a visa application. Special thanks to Jan, Liam and colleagues for helping me to get my indefinite to remain visa. Ainur Sabirova
I have received an excellent service… I have received an excellent service from you guys. Thanks a lot Jan and colleagues. Well done Marian Udegbune
Top quality service time and again It has been my pleasure to have known and used this service on four occasions now. The fact that I keep coming back tells a story. My wife and son now live with me here in England and it could never have happened were it not for the quality of service we received from Jan at the Immigration Advice Centre in Middlesbrough. They have never failed to meet my expectation, well done. Andrew Somerville
Brilliant Service Brilliant service, really helpful and friendly staff. Would recommend to anyone Struggling to get their head around a visa application Stu
I cannot praise this company enough I cannot praise this company enough, my husband and I had great service. All staff were professional, friendly, helpful and always kept us timeously informed of the progress of the application for citizenship from start to finish. Thank you so much again to the centre. Also last thought very reasonable. Kathleen Dumont

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