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

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.