London Solicitor Parent of a Child in the UK Visa
Are you a parent of a child in the UK and wish to know whether you can regularise your stay in the UK on this basis?
You can apply for entry clearance and leave to remain on the basis of family life as a parent of a child in the UK.
It is a route intended for a single parent who has responsibility for or access to their child following the breakdown of their relationship with the child's other parent.
This route is for single parent applicants who:
- have sole parental responsibility for their child; or
- do not live with the child (who lives with a British or settled parent or carer), but they have direct access (in person) to the child, as agreed with the parent or carer with whom the child normally lives, or as ordered by a court in the UK; or
- (for a leave to remain application) are the parent with whom the child normally lives, rather than the child’s other parent who is British or settled.
For applications for entry clearance as a parent, the relevant child must be:
- Under the age of 18 at the date of application;
- A British citizen or settled in the UK;
- Living in the UK.
For applications for leave to remain, the relevant child must be one who has lived in the UK continuously for at least 7 years immediately preceding the date of an application, and for whom it is not reasonable to expect them to leave the UK.
You will need to meet suitability requirements, along with the financial requirement that you will be able to adequately maintain and accommodate yourself and any dependents in the UK without recourse to public funds.
If you meet the requirements for entry clearance as a parent of a child in the UK, you will be granted leave to enter for a period of not more than 33 months. If you continue to meet all the requirements you can subsequently apply to extend your stay.
There may be further requirements to meet depending on your specific circumstances.
Please call us for more information and/or advice on 020 8004 9199 / 0208 679 5100 or alternatively, on 07724 513 822 or send us an email to see how we can help you.
At MFI Law Limited Solicitors, our Immigration Solicitors are passionate about the work they do on behalf of their clients. They are able to deal with a wide range of matters concerning parent based categories. Whether it is an application for entry clearance or leave to remain or indefinite leave to remain, our Immigration Solicitors can help you.
Our Immigration Solicitors have the experience and expertise to handle any applications concerning parent based categories. At MFI Law Limited Solicitors, we will endeavour to ensure that your application is prepared carefully in accordance with the relevant Immigration laws including Appendix FM and that is submitted to the Home Office in a timely manner.
How we can help you
For a majority of our immigration matters, we charge a fixed fee.
It is our usual practice to require any fees that are payable for work to be done on your behalf to be paid in advance before any work is carried out. This means that you must pay before any work is started, including applications that need to be submitted to the Home Office or for any appeals that need to be lodged with the First‐tier Tribunal.
However, we do understand that not everyone will be able to pay in this manner. That is why we offer flexible payment options for individual clients.
For a confidential consultation to speak with us about how we can help you about your immigration matter, please call us on 020 8004 9199 / 0208 679 5100 or alternatively, on 07724 513 822 or send us an email.
We are happy to discuss your immigration matter with you over the telephone initially so that you can decide before what you want to do or how you wish to proceed. If you are interested in seeking more information and/or advice and want to see us for an appointment in person, we ask for an initial payment on account of £150.00 to be made in advance to us after which an appointment is arranged with one of our Immigration Solicitors.
If you do instruct us and proceed ahead with the making of any application or appeal, this initial payment will be taken off the cost of the matter that we deal with on your behalf. However, in the event that you do not proceed and instruct us on any matter, then the initial payment will cover the cost of the appointment and will be non‐refundable.