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We’ve finally put the finishing touches to our comprehensive online training course on Appendix FM to the Immigration Rules. This is the bit of the rules dealing with the entry of family members, including spouses, partners, children, parents and grandparents. We cover the evidential requirements at Appendix FM-SE as well, of course.

This course was a group effort, with Nath Gbikpi and I doing most of the heavy lifting. It also incorporates material from blog posts originally written by Gabriella Bettiga, Nick Nason and Nick Webb.

You can see the contents here and members can click through to take a look:

Module 1Introduction to Appendix FM
Unit 1Appendix FM 
Unit 2Who is covered by Appendix FM? 
Unit 3Who is considered "unsuitable"? 
Module 2Spouses and Partners
Unit 1Introduction 
Unit 2Fiancé(e)s and proposed civil partners 
Unit 3Relationship requirements 
Unit 4Financial requirements 
Unit 5Language requirements 
Unit 6Additional considerations with leave to remain applications 
Unit 7Limited leave as a partner 
Unit 8Indefinite leave as a partner 
Unit 9Bereaved partners 
Module 3Parent of a Child in the UK
Unit 1Introduction 
Unit 2Relationship requirements 
Unit 3Other requirements 
Unit 4Indefinite leave as a parent 
Module 4Exceptional Circumstances and Human Rights
Unit 1Introduction to the exceptions 
Unit 2Paragraph Gen.3.1. 
Unit 3Paragraph GEN.3.2. 
Unit 4Section EX 
Unit 5Leave outside the Immigration Rules 
Module 5Children
Unit 1Introduction 
Unit 2Entry clearance as a child 
Unit 3Leave to remain as a child 
Module 6Final Quiz and Feedback Form
Unit 1Quiz 
Unit 2Feedback form 

We’re estimating this one as around 4 CPD hours to give you an idea of approximate length. Of course, lawyers will be aware that CPD hours don’t really exist as such these days, as there’s no minimum number of hours the regulators require lawyers to undertake. But we’re hanging onto the concept as we think it is still a useful guide.

There’s a feedback form at the end and we’re always interested to hear what you think of our courses. If you prefer, you can email us or use the contact form. If there’s demand we can look at turning it into a downloadable ebook, as with some of our other courses.

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Colin Yeo

Immigration and asylum barrister, blogger, writer and consultant at Garden Court Chambers in London and founder of the Free Movement immigration law website.