Dependent Child Visa
Our immigration lawyers provide a variety of advice services for dependent children of UK citizens or settled individuals.
If you require assistance, you can call us at 0333 0124 253 for immediate help and guidance. Our team is available to assist you in person, over the phone, or online to address your specific situation and provide you with the support you need.
A non-EEA dependent child of a British Citizen or a person with settled status can enter and remain in the UK using a Dependent Child Visa. If the child is eligible for a Dependent Child Visa, they will typically be granted Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK. After living in the UK continuously for five years, the child can usually apply for British Naturalisation. This pathway provides a route for non-EEA dependent children to establish their status and eventually seek British citizenship.
At PLS, we understand the significance of being close to your family, and we are here to assist you in securing a UK Dependent Child Visa. Our dedicated team of lawyers is committed to helping you navigate the application process successfully.
Our services include:
- Assessing your or your child’s eligibility for a Dependent Child Visa in an un-timed session.
- Conducting a thorough document check for both you and your child to ensure all required documents are in order.
- Assisting in completing the application form accurately.
- Drafting a Letter of Representation to accompany the application, highlighting the strengths of your case and citing relevant UK immigration regulations in support.
- Maximising your chances of being granted a Dependent Child Visa.
To discuss your specific circumstances with one of our immigration lawyers and receive personalised assistance, you can contact us at 0333 0124 253 or make an online enquiry. Our office is located in Croydon or you can use our office finder to locate us. We are here to support you throughout the application process.
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Frequently Asked Questions
To be eligible for a Dependent Child Visa in the UK, you must meet certain criteria, including:
- You must be under 18 years of age.
- You should not be leading an independent life.
- You must not be married or in a civil partnership.
- You should not have formed an independent family unit while in the UK.
It’s important to note that there are additional requirements, particularly for adopted children, which may need to be considered as well. These requirements and any additional criteria should be carefully assessed and met when applying for a Dependent Child Visa in the UK.
Yes, as the parent of a child who is a British Citizen or settled in the UK, you can apply for permission to enter or stay in the UK. To do so, you must meet certain requirements, which include:
- Demonstrating that you have sole responsibility for the child or, at the very least, have access rights.
- Proving that you can support yourself financially without relying on public funds.
If you meet all these requirements, you will be granted temporary permission to remain in the UK for 30 months. You can extend your stay for an additional 30 months if you continue to meet the requirements. After a total of five years, you become eligible to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR).
If you are currently outside the UK, you must obtain your visa before traveling. If you are already in the UK, you may be eligible to apply, provided you are not on another Visitor Visa or temporary admission, your initial permission to stay was not granted for a period of fewer than six months (unless as a fiancé(e) or proposed civil partner), and you are not in breach of the Immigration Rules (overstaying for less than 28 days will not be taken into account). Meeting these conditions will enable you to apply for permission to enter or stay in the UK as the parent of a British Citizen or settled child.
PLS offers a wide range of immigration services to assist individuals from diverse backgrounds and circumstances in successfully obtaining UK Visas. Our team of expert immigration lawyers can provide personalised immigration road-map throughout the application process. Here are some of the key services offered by IAS:
1.We aim to meet or contact you within a day of your first contact to discuss your immigration needs.
2.Our lawyers will help you understand your eligibility for a Dependent Child Visa and provide guidance on the next steps and requirements.
3.We perform a comprehensive document check to ensure that all required documents are in order.
4.We can arrange a suitable time to liaise with you in person, over the phone, or via Skype to discuss your case.
5.Our lawyers prepare a Letter of Representation that references your supporting documents, relevant UK immigration laws, regulations, and cases to support your application.
6.We handle communication with the Home Office during your application process.
7.We assist you in completing your application form in full, ensuring it meets the highest standards.
If you are considering applying for a Dependent Child Visa in the UK, contact PLS today to explore how our immigration lawyers can help you successfully secure your Dependent Child Visa. We are dedicated to assisting you throughout the application process.