Guidance

Chapter 08: appendix FM family members (immigration staff guidance)

Immigration staff guidance on dealing with family applications made after 9 July 2012.

Documents

Appendix FM 1.7: financial requirement

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Appendix FM 1.7a: maintenance

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Annex FM 3.1: children

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Annex FM 3.2: children guidance

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Annex FM 3.2a

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Immigration staff guidance about handling applications from families applying after 9 July 2012 under the Immigration Rules, chapter 8, appendix FM.

Published 4 December 2013
Last updated 20 July 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated Appendix 7a to include coronavirus financial requirement concessions, the need to have permission to disclose Family Court Documents and to remove references to the guidance being applicable only to non-EA family members.

  2. Updated version of the document Appendix FM 1.7: financial requirement published. - COVID-19 financial requirement concessions have been added - changes made to reflect need to have permission to disclose Family Court Documents - references to the guidance being applicable only to non-EA family members have been removed.

  3. Removed guidance on the English language requirement as this is now in the collection "Family of people settled or coming to settle (immigration staff guidance)".

  4. Updated appendix FM section 1.21: English language requirement.

  5. Replaced 'Appendix FM 1.0a: Family Life (as a Partner or Parent): 5-year routes and exceptional circumstances for 10-year routes' with a new version.

  6. Updated to add partners, divorce and dissolution guidance.

  7. Updated guidance - Appendix FM 1.0a: Family Life (as a Partner or Parent): 5-year routes and exceptional circumstances for 10-year routes.

  8. Updated contact details in Appendix FM 1.7 Financial Requirement

  9. Updated "Appendix FM 1.0a: Family Life (as a Partner or Parent): 5-Year Routes" to reflect rules changes, minor corrections and alterations since August 2015. Changes have been made following various judgments.

  10. Replaced Appendix FM section 1.21: English language requirement with new version.

  11. Annex 1.6 removed as it is obsolete.

  12. Section 1.0a updated.

  13. Updated 'Family life as a partner or parent 5 year routes'.

  14. Appendix FM 1.0a, 1.7 and 6.0 updated.

  15. Updated appendix FM section 1.21: English language requirement.

  16. Updated guidance on 'Appendix FM 1.7: financial requirement'.

  17. Updated Appendix FM section 1.21 for use on or after 19 November 2015.

  18. Updated guidance.

  19. Updated Annex FM 1.7a: maintenance

  20. Updated Appendix FM Section 1.0a

  21. Updated appendix FM Section 1.0b guidance.

  22. New Appendix FM section 1.21 and Annex FM Section FM 1.7: financial requirement guidance.

  23. Updated guidance.

  24. Updated and new guidance.

  25. Updated document

  26. First published.