Child Visa UK
The Child Settlement visa leads to the grant of indefinite leave to remain or indefinite leave to enter (ILE) as a child under 18 living abroad and your parent (s) or other relatives are either person and settled in the UK. This visa category also allows the child to be considered for a child visa to enter or remain in the UK indefinitely or leave to remain. This will depend on the status of your parents.
What are the requirements for indefinite leave to Enter the UK as a Child
The applicant is seeking to remain with a parent, parents or a relative in one of the following circumstances:
- both parents are present and settled in the United Kingdom; or
- one parent is present and settled in the United Kingdom and the other parent is dead; or
- one parent is present and settled in the United Kingdom and has had sole responsibility for the child’s upbringing or the child normally lives with this parent and not their other parent; or
- one parent or a relative is present and settled in the United Kingdom and there are serious and compelling family or other considerations which make exclusion of the child undesirable and suitable arrangements have been made for the child’s care; and
- has or has had limited leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom and
- The child is under the age of 18 at the date of application and
- The child is related to the parent or other relative and
- The child is not married, in a civil partnership or leading independent life and
- There is adequate accommodation and maintenance for the child without recourse to public funds
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What are the requirements for Limited leave to Enter of Remain in the UK as a Child
The child must be able to show:
- They are the child of a parent who is in the UK as, or applying to come to the UK as, a partner;
- The applicant’s parent’s partner is also the applicant’s parent, unless either:
- The applicant’s parent has sole responsibility for the child; or
- Ther there are serious and compelling family or other considerations which make exclusion of the child undesirable and suitable arrangements have been made for the child’s care.
- The child or children are under 18 at the date of application, unless applying to extend leave granted in cases where the applicant has subsequently reached the age of 18 but not yet obtained settlement;
- They are not married, in a civil partnership or leading an independent life;
- There is adequate accommodation and maintenance for the child, without relying on public funds.
Will I be granted indefinite leave to enter or limited leave to remain in the UK?
If your application for settlement is successful, you will be granted indefinite leave to enter the UK. Indefinite leave to enter (ILE) is similar to Indefinite leave to remain (ILR) in the UK. If the parent’s immigration status is limited leave to remain, the child or children will be granted leave to remain in line with the parent’s status in the UK.
How we can help?
It is your legal right to be reunited with your child or children living abroad. At My Legal Service we appreciate the important or family reunion and the significance of family reunion.
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Our Top Register Child Visa UK FAQ’S
There are various categories open to apply for a Child visa in the UK. If your child or children are under 18 and are living overseas and have a parent or other relative or is settled or applying for settlement in the UK, the child may be eligible for a child to enter or remain in the UK indefinitely.
If your child is born in the UK or born overseas, he/she may be eligible to register as British citizen or apply to remain in the UK.
The application fee for a dependent child visa from outside the UK is £1,523 and from inside the UK, you will pay a Government visa fee of £1,033 plus £19.20 for the Biometric Fingerprints plus the Immigration Health Surcharge
Yes, different rules will apply on the type of visa that is being applied for. It is important that you get the correct advice before applying.
The Tier 4 – Student (Child) visa is for children between the ages of 4 and 17 years who intend to study at a UK educational institution in a full time course. The Tier 4 (Child) Student visa is flexible and allows students to study in courses of at least 6 months in duration.
The ways for children to get British citizenship if they were born abroad outside the UK, is through adoption, naturalisation or (usually) registration. A child must be registered as a British citizen before they can apply for a British passport. They must also be registered before they can enter the country.
You must register your child’s birth according to the regulations in the country where the child was born. They’ll give you a local birth certificate. This local birth certificate should be accepted in the UK, for example when you apply for a passport or register with a school or doctor.