Family and Settlement
You can apply under the Family and Settlement visa routes if your sponsor is your partner (Spouse/Civil/ Unmarried Partners or Engaged), your parent, child/children or a relative you depend on. Your sponsor would usually need to be a UK citizen, or residing in the UK with Indefinite Leave to Remain or Refugee status but exceptions may apply depending on your case.
You may be granted leave to remain in the UK on a 5 years or 10 years route to settlement, depending on your case.
The types of visas under the Family routes include applications under appendix FM (adult dependent, children, parent, or partner) and EEA/ EU Settlement Scheme applications.