The UK Immigration Rules allow parents of British or settled children living in the UK to apply for a visa to come and live with them. If you are a parent of a British child and do not meet the requirements of the parent visa under 5 years route, you can apply for the parent of a British child visa under the 10-year route.
To apply for the visa, you will need to complete an online FLR (FP) application form pay the home Office fee and immigration health surcharge and book an appointment to enroll your biometrics. You must upload all the supporting documents to the online UKVCAS portal before attending the appointment. Our expert UK immigration solicitor can guide you through every step of your application process.
The applicant’s child must be under the age of 18, living in the UK, and a British citizen or settled in the UK. The applicant must have sole parental responsibility for the child or be the parent or carer the child normally lives with and must not be the applicant’s partner. The applicant must provide evidence that they have direct access to the child and are taking an active role in the child’s upbringing.
If the applicant does not normally live with the child, they must demonstrate that they have direct access to the child in person, as agreed with the parent or carer with whom the child normally lives or as ordered by a court in the UK.
Under the Immigration Rules, the applicant must prove they have access rights to the child by submitting either a residence order or a contact order granted by a court in the UK or a sworn affidavit from the UK resident parent or carer of the child. If the applicant does not have sole parental responsibility for the child, they must supply evidence to show the parent or carer with whom the child normally lives is a British citizen or settled in the UK.
If you have been granted initial leave to remain as a parent under the 10 years route, you can switch to the parent of British child visa under 5 years route as soon as you meet all the requirements under Appendix FM of the immigration rules.
Our expert UK immigration solicitor will provide you with detailed immigration advice and assess your supporting documents. You will have direct access to your case handler and supervisor, and we offer both remote via calls) and face-to-face services. We will submit your immigration application after your approval, book an appointment for you to enroll your biometrics, and prepare our legal representations/cover letter. We will also upload all the supporting documents and provide unlimited chase-up letters to the Home Office. We will keep you updated with every stage of your application.
Hire our specialist immigration lawyer to help you through this process and ensure a successful outcome for your visa application. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you with your immigration matter.