People who claim asylum in the UK, and are either recognised as refugees or given humanitarian protection, are able to apply for their separated family members to join them. The UK’s Immigration Rules allow married or civil partners, same-sex partners and children aged 17 or under to apply to reunite here as long as they were part of a family unit before the refugee had to flee, and if they can meet certain evidential requirements.

To find out more about our experience of supporting refugee families in the North West to reunite, please read our full briefing below.