UK Child Dependent Visa | Bring your Child to the UK
UK Child Dependent Visa allows the child to join or stay with their parents in the UK. It is also known as the UK Settlement visa for the Children. When you apply for your child dependent visa for the UK the application is processed within 8-12 weeks. You can also include your child / children in the application – the child / children could for example be from a previous relationship or your partner’s child. A child is defined as somebody aged under 18 at the time of application. UK Settlement visa enables the child to live in the UK long term.
In other cases a child can apply from overseas to join their parent(s) who is already in the UK and who may be settled in the UK or hold British citizenship. Child Dependent Visa UK allows the child to enter and remain in the UK, attend state school, access medical care from the NHS and much more.
When both parents are in the UK or will be in the UK an application may be relatively straightforward. However, if only one parent will be in the UK the application may be difficult because it will encounter issues of “sole responsibility”.
Child Visitor Visa UK allows the children to visit the UK for a short period of time, this visa does not lead to settlement.
If you are an EEA National or your children are EU/EEA Nationals you might be able to submit an application Under the EU Settlement scheme for settled status for children under 18.
If the parent is a British Citizen by birth you do not need to apply for a UK Visa for child of British Citizen, they can simply apply for child’s British Citizenship.
Parents of a British Child can apply for a UK Visa to live with their children. If your child is a British Citizen and you are not, you can apply to join or remain with your British Child, you can read more about applying for a Parent of a British Child Visa UK.
British Citizenship for child can be applied based on their parents, the application procedure will differ depending on if the child was born inside the UK or outside the UK.
Please note your Child can come to the UK on a Student Dependent Visa if you are in the UK or applying to come to the UK on a Student Visa.
Requirements for a Child Dependent Visa
If the child is applying with their parents their application will be included with their parent’s. If the child is applying alone the application will be dealt with by the UK visa centre or the Home Office in the UK.
The requirements for the visa application depend on the circumstances. The family relationship must be proved and it will be necessary to show that there will be sufficient finance to support the child and appropriate accommodation for them.
In cases involving “sole responsibility” the evidential requirements are more complex, which we will advise you about.
What we can do for a successful Child Dependent Visa
We can initially advise you about the strength of the application and if there are likely to be any difficult issues.
We can advise you about submitting the right documents so that you will have the best possible application.
We will complete your application forms and advise how the application is submitted and where and when the Biometrics will take place.
We will ensure we have up to date information to ensure your application is submitted smoothly.
We will continue to make ourselves available during and after the submission of your application until a decision is made.
We will provide a representation letter to support your application
We will work hard to advise you so that you have the best chance of success.
Contact us now to apply for your Child’s Dependent Visa
Why not give us a call to discover that we are the best Child Visa Immigration Lawyers in London, and Harrow. We work with clients from all over the UK, so if you are not in London or Harrow do not worry, we can assist you wherever you are. We provide the best immigration advice in London at OISC Level 3 for a Child Dependent Visa to clients from all over the UK, including, Harrow, Wembley, Ealing, Birmingham, Oxford, Slough, High Wycombe, Milton Keynes, Bristol and even Scotland.
Our clients come from all over the world including Russia, Saudi Arabia, UAE, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Ghana, Tanzania, Morocco, Iran, Egypt, USA, Canada, Italy, Nigeria, Brazil, Columbia, Sri Lanka, Iraq, Vietnam & China to name a few.
We have experienced Immigration Lawyers in London, and we also have Immigration Lawyers in Harrow, so you have access to the best Immigration Advice in London.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can my children accompany me to the UK?
Yes, if you are moving to the UK and wish for your children to accompany or join you in the UK you can apply for their child dependent visa.
What are the requirements for Child Dependent Visa?
Your children should be under 18 and not leading an independent life, this also means that they are not married and have family of their own.
Can I bring my adopted child to the UK?
Yes, you can bring adopted children to the UK by demonstrating that you and the children are meeting the relevant requirements. We have helped parents to bring their adopted children to the UK successfully.
My child is turning 18 in a few months should I apply for them now or it doesn’t matter?
As per the Immigration rules you can only bring children under 18 via this visa route, if your child is turning 18 in a few months it is better to apply now even if they turn 18 during the time the application is in process with the UKVI it will not have a negative effect on your application.
Can I apply ILR for child born outside the UK?
You can apply for child born outside the UK to enter the UK with a visa or your can apply for their British Citizenship it depends if you are meeting the requirements of the immigration rules.
I want to bring my children to the UK but I am disabled and does not have much income, can I still bring my children to the UK?
You should obtain Immigration advice specific to your circumstances and your Immigration Adviser should be able to explain your options to bring your children to the UK.
I am British Citizen by Descent, does my children also need a visa to enter the UK or I can apply for their British Nationality straight away?
It depends if your children were born inside the UK or outside. We can assess your specific circumstances and advise you on the matter.