UK Family Visa
UK immigration policy works to keep families together. Select the appropriate category from the list below and find out if you are eligible to visit the UK, settle in the UK, or even become a British citizen through your relationship with a person in the UK.
Visas are available for persons who wish to visit family members in the UK. The Family Visitor visa category is for nationals of countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland. Nationals of the EEA and Switzerland do not need a visa to visit the UK.
The family member you are visiting must be a British citizen; settled in the UK; have been granted asylum in the UK; or have Humanitarian Protection status.
To apply for a Family Visitor visa, use application form VAF1B.
UK Family Visa
Children (under the age of 18) of British citizens, settled persons, and persons who have been given permission to settle in the UK are eligible for a visa. They may apply for a temporary visa using application form VAF4. Once in the UK, they may apply for British settlement (Indefinite Leave to Remain) and eventually citizenship.
Children and partners of migrants under the points-based system may apply for a UK visa. You may apply for a visa using application form VAF10.
Children and partners of persons who have sought asylum in the UK may apply for visa to join their family using application form FLR(P). Once in the UK, you may apply for British settlement (Indefinite Leave to Remain) and eventually citizenship.
UK Partner Visa
Partners (husband, wife, civil partner, unmarried or same-sex partners) of British citizens and settled persons can apply to visit the UK temporarily with application form VAF4A. They may apply to settle in the UK as the partner of a British citizen or settled person with application form SET(M).
UK Fiancé(e) Visa
Fiancé(e)'s or proposed civil partners of British citizens and settled persons can apply to visit the UK temporarily with application form VAF4. You and your partner must intend to live together permanently in the UK to be eligible. Once you are married or have become civil partners, you may apply for British settlement (Indefinite Leave to Remain) and eventually citizenship.
Do I need a visa to travel to the UK?
You may not need a visa to travel to or remain in the UK. The following people do not need a visa: