Introduction to refugee family reunion: 2 CPD

About this course

This course was last updated in March 2022.

When someone is granted refugee status in the United Kingdom this opens up the possibility of the refugee sponsoring family members to join him or her in the UK. This is often referred to as “refugee family reunion”. There are special rules from which refugee family members benefit and a specific set of paragraphs of the Immigration Rules which apply to such cases.

This online training course covers the nuts and bolts of refugee family reunion applications, who can apply, the requirements to meet, avoiding refusals and how to appeal.

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For developments since this course was last updated, check Free Movement articles tagged “family reunion”.

Modules within this course

  1. How to apply for refugee family reunion

    How to apply for refugee family reunion from inside and outside the UK
  2. What requirements must be met

    Covering the general criteria that have to met to qualify for refugee family reunion and then the criteria for different types of family member
  3. Who can sponsor an application

    Covers the rules on what type of refugee or person granted protection can sponsor a family member for refugee family reunion
  4. Avoiding refusals

    Looks at some of the classic reasons for refusal of refugee family reunion applications and how to try to deal with such issues at the application stage, or if necessary on appeal
  5. Challenging refusals

    Looks at how to pursue an appeal or other legal remedy against refusal of an application for refugee family reunion