Intime Immigration Solicitors are professional experts in dealing with different types of UK Visa and Settlement Applications.
If your child is a foreign national, it may be in your child’s best interests to register them as a British citizen providing that they meet one of the requirements under the British Nationality Act 1981 or where there are exceptional circumstances where you believe the Secretary of State can exercise their discretion.
Just like an adult being naturalized as a British citizen, where they are eligible, a child may be “registered” to become British and if accepted, they will be granted all rights which an existing British citizen has and will be eligible to apply for a British passport.
A UK Child visa is issued to a child of a parent who is legally present in the UK. The parents need to prove that they have the responsibility to look after the child. Children are classified as a person who is under the age of 18 years before the date of application. Children will be granted the same length of visa as their parents in the UK. This is also known as a dependent visa for the child.
Our certified child registration solicitors or lawyers can help you with Cchild visa or British citizenship requirements. Call us for a no-obligation assessment.
The visa requirements for dependent children can be complex and it may vary from one applicant to the other. There are a certain number of general requirements that need to be fulfilled to get the final approval of the UK child visa to ensure the way of the child’s British nationality. These include:
If you are a parent who holds British citizenship or indefinite leave to remain, you should show proof that you will be able to support and accommodate the child without depending on public funds.
In case you are a parent who is unmarried, or you have applied under Indefinite Leave to Remain or you are a fiance or spouse of a British national, then you should prove that you have an income of more than £18,600 per year, plus £3,800 for the first child.
In addition to your annual salary, you can also use other sources of income to prove the financial requirements for a child dependent visa. These income sources may include cash savings, property rentals, money earned from a pension, etc. Required Evidence
You will need the following documents-
A youngster will be granted a child visa in accordance with Appendix FM of the immigration rules. In simple words, the applicant will be issued a temporary one-month visa before being able to get their biometric residence permit from a relevant post office, which will be valid for 2.5 years.
In-country applications take 8 weeks to 6 months, while applications from outside the UK can take 8 to 12 weeks unless you purchase priority service. An applicant can apply for settlement in the UK after 5 years of residency in the UK.
Children who reach the age of 18 after coming to the UK must demonstrate that they live with their parent(s) and are still financially dependent on them.
A dependent child visa application fee from outside the UK is £1,538 plus the Immigration Health Surcharge of £1410 if applying under Appendix FM or another dependent category. You will be charged a Government fee of £1,048 plus an Immigration Health Surcharge of £1175. If applying for Indefinite Leave to Enter from outside the UK, the only fee is £1538 and there is no Immigration Health Surcharge.
We first understand all your current situation and child-visa registration-related requirements before we start working for you.
Understanding your child’s registration requirements, we will pair you up with the best immigration lawyer.
We will help you fulfil those certain requirements to apply for registration of a child under 18 as a British citizen.
Whether it is about applying for British nationality or British citizenship for EU children born in the UK, we will make the journey smooth.
If you seek legal representation for British citizenship, we have a team of the best immigration solicitors and lawyers to help.
There are many documents which must be provided to the Home Office when making the application and our expert immigration lawyers can advise you on the exact documents which are required to increase the chances of a successful application.
Along with completing the whole application process on your behalf, our immigration/ British Nationality specialists will represent your child’s case in their best interests and draft legal representation which will accompany their application to the Home Office.
It could be possible that your initial application for a UK child visa will be denied. This might happen for a variety of reasons, including providing false paperwork, failing to disclose previous visa or immigration concerns, or expecting that the Home Office would be lenient or would locate information itself.
You should avoid making such errors so that the Home Office does not have the opportunity to deny your child visa application. Get in contact with us today for legal guidance on your UK child visa application.
How to check whether your child is already a British citizen?
Consult our experienced and certified UK child registration solicitors/lawyers if you are unsure whether your child is a British citizen.
If you have permission to remain permanently in the UK when your kid is born, they will be granted British citizenship automatically. However, you must show the proof that you have:
If you have permanent residence, but there is no document to prove it, you can talk to our child visa lawyers or solicitors.
If you, your child, and the child’s other parent have all resided in the UK for the last 5 years, you can apply to register your child as British. You must have all resided lawfully in the UK for the last 5 years, and your child must have been settled for 1 year.
If you, your child, and the child’s other parent are all lawfully present in the UK and your child has lived here for the last ten years, you can apply to register your child as British.
It makes no difference where the other parent lives or what their immigration status is if your child does not have frequent contact with them.
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