Bringing Your Family to the UK

Our experienced and well established team of immigration lawyers are well equipped to handle all aspects of family migration to the UK. Our expertise in this area means that we are able to guide you through what can otherwise be a daunting process with a minimum of fuss and with clear advice as to the requirements that you will need to satisfy.

At the outset, we will provide you with an understanding of how the visa application process works and the information and documents you will need to provide. We are aware of the importance placed by the Home Office on the specific documents required for an application to be approved and we can liaise with your employer and/or accountant to ensure that the documentation provided meets these standards. Should any issues arise with your application, we will be on hand to liaise with the Home Office on your behalf.

We realise that obtaining the visa may not be the end of the assistance you require when moving to the UK so we can also be on hand to put you in touch with advisers who can help with finding schools for your children, a place to live and provide wealth management advice.

If you wish to bring your spouse or partner to the UK, we can advise you on the English language and maintenance requirements to qualify for a spouse or partner visa. There are many different ways to satisfy the maintenance requirement in order to show there are sufficient funds to support the family. Although the requirements can seem quite daunting we will guide you through the various options, which can range from submitting evidence of employment, self employment or savings, depending on your circumstances.

Recent examples of work

  • We successfully assisted with a same sex partner settlement application where the applicant previously had a visit visa refusal
  • We have assisted a client granted humanitarian protection, to bring her adopted child to the UK


Nicolas Rollason heads the firm's immigration offering and is highly respected in the sector. He has extensive knowledge of EU immigration law and has experience in taking cases to the ECJ as well as lobbying government on behalf of his clients.

Chambers UK, A Clients Guide to the UK Legal Profession

Elspeth Guild is celebrated for her magisterial command of EU immigration law. Her academic and legal standing is such that she regularly engages with the UNHCR, the Council of Europe and the EC as an expert.

Chambers UK, A Clients Guide to the UK Legal Profession

Always prompt and factual, Kingsley Napley LLP provides an excellent level of service."

Legal 500 UK

"Kingsley Napley leads the immigration outfits in the UK"

Who's Who Corporate Immigration

The practice has gone from strength to strength. The group is 'at the top of its game,' whilst clients are keen to highlight that the department is 'extremely informative and good at reporting policy changes'..." 

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession

"Interviewees agree that Kingsley Napley is home to a superb team of immigration lawyers"

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession

“absolutely superb” 

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession

“top of the tree, with admirable depth and breadth” 

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession

“genuinely ground-breaking work that requires this firm’s impressive brainpower” 

Chambers UK, A Clients Guide to the UK Legal Profession

"Kingsley Napley LLP has ‘enormous experience and great depth of practice'" 

Legal 500 UK


For more information about our immigration services please contact Nicolas Rollason at or a member of the team.

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