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7-Year Child Concession

Since 9th July 2012, applicants can rely upon a provision in the law to remain in the UK if their children have been in the United Kingdom for a 7-year continuous period.

The Immigration Authorities will accept a human rights claim where a child who is under the age of 18 has lived in the UK for the last 7 years.

Once it is proven that the child has lived here that long, the UKBA will grant them and their parents, and one assumes siblings under 18, status in the United Kingdom.

Please bear in mind that it is not enough simply to state that the child has lived for 7 years, this must be proven through documentation.

Where there is a British national child, the rules are slightly different. In most circumstances, success can be achieved without the need for 7-years residence on the part of the child.

The rules do however require that the child and the parent must have a genuine and subsisting parental relationship in the UK. It seems likely therefore, that an absent father would not benefit from a child he had no contact with, falling under these rules.

It must also be proved that it would not be reasonable to expect the child to leave the UK.

It seems that this test is drafted to be relatively easy to meet, especially given the fact that the child is likely to be in full-time schooling at the time of the application.

How to commence with Westkin for your 7-year child case.

1. Call our offices and we will spend a few moments assessing your case. This is to check whether on a preliminary basis, it seems that the case might have merit.

2. If the case, seems like it has merit, you will then be invited to a consultation with an experienced lawyer who can spend an hour going through the evidence and case with you. The cost of this consultation is £125 plus VAT (£150 in total).

3. If you wish for us to take your case and make the application for you, we can do so. For more information, please contact us.

4. Before you make any payment to us, we will send you a client care letter which sets out what your chances of success are and how our service works. You can read this at your leisure, and only once you are happy, you can make payment to us.

5. Payments can be made in two installments if you wish. The first is to start the case. The second is before the application is sent out. Please note, that delay in making the second payment, can delay sending out the application.

6. Decisions from the Home Office are taking around 3-9 months, however, it could be shorter or longer. We chase the application without additional charge at reasonable intervals, as defined by us and keep you informed of any developments without any additional charge.

Westkin Associates

info@westkin.com

5th Floor, Maddox House,
1 Maddox Street
Mayfair
London
W1S 2PZ
United Kingdom
0207 118 4546

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