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Applications to join British Residents in the UK

Secure your place with loved ones in the UK with visa application assistance from CWC Solicitors in Plymouth. Find out how our Immigration solicitors can help you.

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Applying for a spousal visa

Joining family in the UK is a path filled with hope and potential complexities. At CWC Solicitors, we understand the emotional weight carried by such visa applications. Our compassionate immigration solicitors, based in Plymouth, specialise in navigating the intricate regulations governing the right to live with your British resident family members. We offer comprehensive guidance, ensuring your application to join your loved ones in the UK aligns with the latest immigration policies while emphasising your personal circumstances.

Understanding the visa application process

Navigating the UK immigration system can be daunting, especially when it involves family. CWC Solicitors takes pride in providing tailored support throughout your visa application process. We meticulously prepare your case, ensuring each necessary document is submitted correctly, while simplifying the legal jargon to help you understand every step. Our objective is to demystify the journey, providing you with a clear pathway towards reunion with your loved ones.

How will our immigration law solicitors support you?

We’re not just solicitors; we’re advocates for your family’s unity. The immigration solicitors at CWC commit to personal, individualised support from day one. We take time to understand your story and forge a partnership based on trust and clear communication. From filling out forms to prepping for potential interviews, we stand with you, advocating for your rights and striving for a successful outcome.


What types of applications are available to join British residents?

There are various routes to join British residents, including family visas, spouse visas, partner visas, and dependent visas. Each route has its own eligibility criteria and requirements.

Who can apply for a family visa to join British residents?

Family visas are available for close family members of British residents, including spouses, partners, children, parents, and other dependent relatives. The specific eligibility criteria vary depending on the relationship to the British resident.

What is a spouse visa, and how can I apply for one?

A spouse visa allows spouses or civil partners of British residents to live and work in the UK. To apply, you must meet specific financial, accommodation, and relationship requirements, as well as pass an English language test.

Can unmarried partners apply for a visa to join British residents?

Yes, unmarried partners can apply for a partner visa if they have been living together in a relationship for at least two years. The application process and requirements are similar to those for spouse visas.

Are there age restrictions for dependent visas to join British residents?

Dependent visas are available for children and other dependent relatives of British residents. There are no specific age restrictions for dependent children, but other dependent relatives must demonstrate their dependency on the British resident.

How long does it take to process an application to join British residents?

Processing times vary depending on the type of visa and individual circumstances. Typically, applications can take several weeks to several months to process. Our team will provide guidance on expected processing times based on your specific situation.

What documents are required for an application to join British residents?

Required documents may include passports, marriage certificates, evidence of relationship, financial documents, and proof of accommodation. Our solicitors will assist you in gathering and organising the necessary documentation for your application.

What if my application to join British residents is refused?

If your application is refused, you may have the right to appeal the decision or apply for administrative review, depending on the circumstances. Our experienced solicitors will assess your options and advise you on the best course of action to challenge the refusal.

Why choose CWC Solicitors?

Choosing CWC Solicitors means selecting a local, empathetic team deeply familiar with the intricacies of immigration law. We relate to our Plymouth, Tavistock, and Devon communities, ensuring a personalised approach that respects your family dynamics and cultural values. Our commitment to your success stems not just from legal expertise but from our dedication to keeping families together.

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