Services

  1. Family visas: apply, extend or switch

    Get a family visa for the UK, live with your spouse or relative - eligibility, proof, renewing, financial and English language requirements

  2. Visit the UK for a holiday or to see family or friends

    Find out what you need to do if you're visiting the UK for a holiday or to see family or friends. Find out what visa to apply for, and what you need to do before you visit.

  3. Apply for an EEA family permit from outside the UK

    Get an EEA family permit if you want to join your family or partner in the UK and they're from the European Economic Area (EEA) - eligibility, cost

  4. Marriage Visitor visa

    Apply for a visa to visit the UK if you want to marry or register a civil partnership within 6 months - eligibility, documents, how to apply, how much it costs

  5. UK Ancestry visa

    Apply for a UK Ancestry visa if you're a Commonwealth citizen and can prove that one of your grandparents was born in the UK - eligibility, fees, documents, how to apply and how long it takes

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Applying for a UK visa: approved English language tests
  2. Guidance for dependants of UK visa applicants (Tiers 1, 2, 4, 5)
  3. Chapter 08: appendix FM family members (immigration directorate instructions)
  4. Applications for a fee waiver and refunds
  5. Inform UKVI of a relationship breakdown: statement and consent form
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News and communications

  1. UKBA consultation on family migration: consultation response
  2. Sham marriage: Church of England handling exemption for non-EEA national marriage applications
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Research and statistics

  1. Home Office – Statistics at Home Office
  2. Independent Family Returns Panel: 2014 to 2016
  3. Independent Family Returns Panel: 2011 to 2012
  4. Independent Family Returns Panel: 2012 to 2014
  5. Response to the Independent Chief Inspector's report on marriage and civil partnerships
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Chapter 8, section 9: unmarried and same sex relationships
  2. Chapter 8, section 2: civil partners
  3. Chapter 8, section 1: spouses
  4. Adult dependent relatives: review
  5. Chapter 8, section 5a: children
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Applications for residence cards under the Surinder Singh directive
  2. Number of non-EEA partner applications on hold pending outcome of judicial review
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