The number of visas issued to overseas nationals under the age of 18 in the Family Reunion category in each of the financial years 2004-05 to 2008-09 is shown in the following table. The Family Reunion category comprises dependents of (a) those granted refugee status before 2005 and (b) those granted refugee status and humanitarian protection after 2005, but such dependents are not recorded separately by the UK Border Agency.
Financial year Family reunion visa issue 2004-05 5,663 2005-06 4,714 2006-07 3,521 2007-08 3,069 2008-09 2,552 Total 19,519
Family reunion visa issue
There is no provision in the Immigration Rules for entry clearance to dependents of (c) those granted discretionary leave to remain before they have obtained indefinite leave to remain, or (d) those awaiting a decision on their application for leave to remain on the basis of their claim for asylum.