Child Visa UK

This visa category is appropriate if you are the parent of a child under 18 who has a parent in the UK, either a British citizen or an individual with Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) or equivalent status, such as pre-settled or settled status.

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What is the Child Dependent Visa UK?

As a child under 18 living overseas, if you have a parent or other relative who is settled in the UK or applying, then you may be eligible to apply for a child visa, which lets you enter and stay in the UK for as long as you want.

You can get a child visa UK for limited leave if you are the child of a parent who has, or is applying for, a limited leave as a partner (spouse, civil partner, unmarried partner) of a British citizen or settled person. Dial 0203 384 4389

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Who is eligible for the Child Visa?

UK Visas & Immigration requires the following requirements in order to grant you a Child Visa:

Depending on your circumstances, you may need to satisfy different requirements, so it is strongly advisable to confirm your eligibility in advance of making an application.

If you are the child of a parent or family member who is settled in the UK, you may be eligible to apply for a leave to remain indefinitely in the following circumstances:

If you are bringing your child to live with only one of your parents in the UK and either:

In addition, the child must demonstrate that they meet these requirements:

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Children who wish to enter or remain in the UK on a limited visa must meet certain requirements

A child’s parent may apply for limited leave to enter or remain in the UK in this category if they are applying for entry clearance or leave to remain as a partner of an already-established British citizen or settled person in the UK, or if they have already been granted entry clearance or leave to remain.

If the child wants entry clearance or leave to remain as the child of a partner with limited leave, the child must be able to demonstrate that:

To qualify, the child must also meet the following requirements:

In addition, the UK sponsor has to prove they meet a financial need by earning at least £18,600, plus £3,800 for the first child (who is not a British, settled, or EEA citizen), and £2,400 for the second and subsequent children (who are not British, settled, or EEA citizens). Certain benefits will be considered differently if the UK sponsor receives them. For details, call 0203 384 4389

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Important Considerations for Child Visa UK Applicants

They will be granted indefinite leave to enter the United Kingdom if the child’s application for a visa as the child of a parent or relative who is settled in the UK, or who is applying for settlement, is approved.

When the child is granted leave to enter or remain in the UK as a child of a parent with limited leave to remain as a partner, the child will benefit from the parent’s leave. The child may be eligible to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain once the parent has been granted Indefinite Leave. TO understand the technicalities call now at 0203 384 4389

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How can UK Immigration Solicitors help me?

In addition to offering immigration services, our immigration lawyers assist individuals from around the world to obtain UK Child Visas for the UK.

In order to obtain a UK Child Visa, our immigration lawyers can be of assistance to you in assessing the merits of the application, overcoming challenges, assisting in preparing the application or representing you in challenging a decision to refuse an application.

Having a proactive approach to understanding and meeting the needs of our clients is something we take pride in. Our team is committed to providing clients with clear and reliable immigration advice within a professional and friendly environment.

By now you would have realised that when it comes to Child Visas, we are the go-to experts.

We are the original and still the best! Proud to be the UK’s #1 Immigration Law Firm. Dial 0203 384 4389

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Back in 2012, after carefully listening to the frustrations of clients who could not find reliable immigration advice online, we pioneered the provision of legal representation for immigration cases online. This was a revolutionary transition and since our innovations, there have been a whole multitude of online immigration service providers.

UK Immigration Solicitors are immensely proud of our reputation and our ability to deliver a truly global, comprehensive service to our clients without the need for them to step foot outside of the comfort of their own homes in most cases. To discuss your case call 0203 384 4389

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We have helped people from more than 100 countries get a UK visa without them leaving their homes!

We can help you get a visa from the comfort of your own home wherever you are in the world.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Most of the time, a child needs a visa in order to live in the UK. For instance, if their parent is a foreign national working or studying in the country, the child may need a Child Dependant Visa.

Yes, we can provide a letter of consent for your child’s UK visa application. Please provide us with the necessary details, including your child’s full name, age, and the purpose of travel to the UK. Once we have this information, we’ll prepare the letter of consent for you.

The requirements for a Child Dependant Visa in the UK typically include:

  1. Eligibility: The child must be under 18 years old and not leading an independent life.

  2. Sponsorship: The child must have a parent or legal guardian who is a British citizen, settled in the UK, or has refugee status or humanitarian protection in the UK.

  3. Financial Support: The sponsor must demonstrate the ability to financially support the child without recourse to public funds.

  4. Accommodation: Evidence of suitable accommodation for the child and any dependants.

  5. Parental Relationship: Documentation proving the relationship between the child and the sponsoring parent or legal guardian, such as birth certificates or legal adoption papers.

  6. English Language Requirement: Depending on the child’s age, they may need to meet certain English language requirements.

  7. Healthcare Surcharge: Payment of the Immigration Health Surcharge.

For a UK Child Dependent Visa, the required documents typically include:

  1. Passport: A valid passport for the child.

  2. Biometric Information: If applicable, biometric information (fingerprints and a digital photograph) will need to be provided at a visa application centre.

  3. Birth Certificate: Original or certified copy of the child’s birth certificate, showing the names of both parents.

  4. Parental Consent: A letter of consent from both parents or legal guardians if they are not accompanying the child to the UK.

  5. Evidence of Relationship: Documentation proving the relationship between the child and the sponsoring parent or legal guardian, such as birth certificates, adoption papers, or court orders.

  6. Financial Evidence: Proof that the sponsoring parent or legal guardian can financially support the child, including bank statements, employment letters, or other evidence of income.

  7. Accommodation Details: Evidence of suitable accommodation for the child and any accompanying family members in the UK.

  8. English Language Requirement (if applicable): Depending on the child’s age and nationality, they may need to demonstrate English language proficiency.

  9. Healthcare Surcharge Payment: Payment of the Immigration Health Surcharge, unless exempt.

  10. Other Supporting Documents: Any additional documents requested by UK Visas and Immigration to support the visa application.

The financial requirement for a UK Spouse Visa when applying with a child typically involves meeting a minimum income threshold, as well as providing evidence of additional financial support for the child. 

  1. Minimum Income Threshold: As of my last update, the sponsoring partner (the British citizen or settled person) must typically earn at least £18,600 per year to sponsor their spouse or partner, plus an additional £3,800 for the first child and £2,400 for each additional child.

  2. Alternative Income Sources: If the sponsoring partner does not meet the income threshold through employment alone, they can also use savings, non-employment income, or a combination of both to meet the financial requirement.

  3. Evidence of Income: The sponsoring partner will need to provide evidence of their income, such as payslips, bank statements, tax documents, and employment contracts.

  4. Financial Support for the Child: Along with meeting the financial requirement for the spouse or partner, the sponsoring partner must also demonstrate that they can adequately support the child financially. This may include providing evidence of the child’s living expenses and any additional support or benefits they receive.

  5. Exemptions and Considerations: There are certain exemptions and considerations for meeting the financial requirement, such as if the sponsoring partner receives certain disability-related benefits or if there are exceptional circumstances.

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