Child Visa
Partner & Family Visa
Are/have a child (under 18) who has a parent in the UK who is either a British citizen or has Indefinite leave to remain or equivalent e.g. pre settled / settled status

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Child Visa

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 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.

Faqs

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:

  • It is possible for the child to come to the UK to live with both parents and either:
  • Both parents have British citizenship or they have indefinite leave to remain in the country, or they are both being admitted for settlement at the same time; or
  • There is one parent who is a British citizen, or has indefinite leave to remain, and the other parent is applying to come to the UK.

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

  • It is either one of the parents is a British citizen or has indefinite leave to remain, and the other parent is dead; or
  • There is one parent who is either a British citizen or who has indefinite leave to remain in the UK, and that parent is solely responsible for raising the child;
  • There is a parent who is a British citizen, or who has indefinite leave to remain in the UK, and there are serious and compelling family or other considerations which make it unpalatable for the child to be expelled from the UK.
  • Children who are going to live with a relative who is not their parent and who is a citizen of Great Britain or has indefinite leave to remain, and where there are serious and compelling family or other reasons why the child should not be excluded from the UK.

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

  • Their parents or other relatives are related to them as claimed; and
  • The applicant is under the age of 18 at the time of application; and
  • The couple is not married, in a civil partnership, or living independently; and
  • The child is provided with adequate housing and maintenance, without relying on public funds.

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:

  • It is possible for the child to come to the UK to live with both parents and either:
  • Both parents have British citizenship or they have indefinite leave to remain in the country, or they are both being admitted for settlement at the same time; or
  • There is one parent who is a British citizen, or has indefinite leave to remain, and the other parent is applying to come to the UK.

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

  • It is either one of the parents is a British citizen or has indefinite leave to remain, and the other parent is dead; or
  • There is one parent who is either a British citizen or who has indefinite leave to remain in the UK, and that parent is solely responsible for raising the child;
  • There is a parent who is a British citizen, or who has indefinite leave to remain in the UK, and there are serious and compelling family or other considerations which make it unpalatable for the child to be expelled from the UK.
  • Children who are going to live with a relative who is not their parent and who is a citizen of Great Britain or has indefinite leave to remain, and where there are serious and compelling family or other reasons why the child should not be excluded from the UK.

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

  • Their parents or other relatives are related to them as claimed; and
  • The applicant is under the age of 18 at the time of application; and
  • The couple is not married, in a civil partnership, or living independently; and
  • The child is provided with adequate housing and maintenance, without relying on public funds.

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:

  • A child of a parent who is in the UK, or who is applying to come to the UK, as a partner;
  • An applicant’s parent’s partner is also the applicant’s parent, unless either of the following is true:
  • the applicant’s parent is the only parent; or the applicant’s parent shares full parental responsibility.
  • The child cannot be excluded due to serious and compelling family or other considerations, and suitable arrangements have been made for the child.

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

  • When applying for an extension of leave, the applicant must be under the age of 18 at the time of application, unless they have subsequently reached 18, but have not yet settled;
  • Neither of them is married, in a civil partnership, nor do they lead an independent life;
  • The child is adequately housed and maintained without public assistance.

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.

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.

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Free Initial Assessment

Revieve a free, no obligation assessment. The free assessment is carried out by an expert member of our Assesments Team. We’ll identify your needs and objectives and figure out what your options are and whether you meet the requirements. We’ll also explain exactly how we can help and issue you with a no obligation detailed proposal to take your case on. You decide if you want us to help you through the journey having now understood your options.

1-1 Legal Consultation

If we can help you and you have accepted our proposal of service, we’ll get you booked in for a one to one legal consultation with a lawyer.

This is normally done over the phone but can be facilitated in person too if necessary.

During the legal consultation with a fully regulated expert solicitor, we will explain of the detailed requirements of your chosen visa type and check and rectify any problems and create a legal strategy and documentaton list.

We’ll also give you a step by step guide of your tailored road map.


Documentation

During the legal consultation, our lawyers will discuss documentary requirements. We’ll explain exactly which documents you’ll need to support your application. We’ll work with you to ensure we have everything we need and address any issues your personal circumstances present. Together, we’ll ensure we have all of the required documentation.

Strategic Assistance

It’s rarely the case that you will have the correct documents available in a format which is acceptable to UKVI without our help.

Too often, we see clients have followed poor internet guides, made assumptions or followed a strategy which worked for someone they know.

We ensure we have a winning strategy in place and provide proactive advice on how to overcome any challenges you face.



File Submission

We’ll work with you through every step of the way to ensure that we have everything we need are we are both happy with your application by sharing a draft with you. Once you have confirmed you are happy with our prepared application, we will submit this for you via secure transmission. We assist with all elements of booking necessary appointments and related processes.

Visa Granted

Having submitted your application, we’ll guide you on how long we can expect the process to take.

We will monitor the application decision and where possible, will proactively review and liaise with the Home Office.v

We’ll deal with any queries raised and make any required legal respresentations for you.



UK Visas & Immigration requires the following requirements in order to grant you a SPOUSE VISA:

  • If your partner is a British national, holds indefinite or limited leave to remain under the Appendix EU or be entitled to limited leave under the Appendix ECA;
  • both of you are over 18 years of age;
  • the two of you have met in person and are legally married;
  • You intend to live together permanently; Your relationship is genuine;
  • Any previous relationships have ended permanently;
  • No public funds are required to support you in the UK;
  • You and anyone with you in the UK has adequate accommodation;
  • The level of English that you understand and speak is sufficient.
  • 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.

Free Initial Assessment

Revieve a free, no obligation assessment. The free assessment is carried out by an expert member of our Assesments Team. We’ll identify your needs and objectives and figure out what your options are and whether you meet the requirements. We’ll also explain exactly how we can help and issue you with a no obligation detailed proposal to take your case on. You decide if you want us to help you through the journey having now understood your options.

1-1 Legal Consultation

If we can help you and you have accepted our proposal of service, we’ll get you booked in for a one to one legal consultation with a lawyer.

This is normally done over the phone but can be facilitated in person too if necessary.

During the legal consultation with a fully regulated expert solicitor, we will explain of the detailed requirements of your chosen visa type and check and rectify any problems and create a legal strategy and documentaton list.

We’ll also give you a step by step guide of your tailored road map.

Documentation

During the legal consultation, our lawyers will discuss documentary requirements. We’ll explain exactly which documents you’ll need to support your application. We’ll work with you to ensure we have everything we need and address any issues your personal circumstances present. Together, we’ll ensure we have all of the required documentation.

Strategic Assistance

It’s rarely the case that you will have the correct documents available in a format which is acceptable to UKVI without our help.

Too often, we see clients have followed poor internet guides, made assumptions or followed a strategy which worked for someone they know.

We ensure we have a winning strategy in place and provide proactive advice on how to overcome any challenges you face.

File Submission

We’ll work with you through every step of the way to ensure that we have everything we need are we are both happy with your application by sharing a draft with you. Once you have confirmed you are happy with our prepared application, we will submit this for you via secure transmission. We assist with all elements of booking necessary appointments and related processes.

Visa Granted

Having submitted your application, we’ll guide you on how long we can expect the process to take.

We will monitor the application decision and where possible, will proactively review and liaise with the Home Office.v

We’ll deal with any queries raised and make any required legal respresentations for you.


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