Status and rights of family members

United Kingdom

Country Report: Status and rights of family members Last updated: 24/04/24


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Family members do not receive the same status as their sponsor. They receive ‘leave in line’ i.e. leave to remain to expire at the same time as their sponsor. If the sponsor has limited leave, the family members all apply for settlement at the same time. There are difficulties for estranged partners in these circumstances.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection