You’ll need a ‘family of a settled person’ visa if you’re from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland and you want to join, for 6 months or more, a partner or family member who’s living in the UK permanently.
You don’t need a ‘family of a settled person’ visa to visit your family for up to 6 months, but you should check if you need a Family Visitor visa.
Your family member can:
If you meet the eligibility requirements, you can apply to:
You may need to apply in a different way if:
You should get a decision on your visa within 12 weeks. Check the guide to processing times to find out how long getting a visa might take in your country.
You can use your ‘family of a settled person’ visa to:
You can’t get public funds for yourself and any dependants.
You may be able to apply to extend your visa or settle in the UK permanently.