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Child Dependent Visa UK

At Westkin, our team of Immigration Lawyers are experts in helping families to gain their Child Dependent Visas. Our team has a wealth of experience in assisting with family immigration cases, and are ready to help you today.

If you are moving to the United Kingdom under an immigration visa, you may be considering bringing your family with you. Many UK visas allow you to bring family members and dependents with you to the United Kingdom. The UK has a number of provisions in place for children who are not British to enter and remain in the UK with their parents here. There are a number of benefits in place for dependents under the age of 18 living with you in the United Kingdom.

Child dependent visa for the UK: Requirements

Sole responsibility

To apply for a UK Child Dependent Visa, applicants must be able to prove that the child’s parents are either British or have permanent settlement status in the UK. The most common reason for refusal in Child Dependent Visa cases is when one of the parents is still in their home country, and only one of them is in the UK. In these circumstances, the parent who wishes for their child to join them in the UK will need to demonstrate they have sole responsibility for the child, and that the other parent abroad will not have any influence in the upbringing of the child.

Demonstrating sole responsibility is often a complicated matter and is commonly the pivotal point in Child Dependent Visa applications. Applicants will need to prove that the other parent will not have any day-to-day contact with the child and that they will not make any important, long-term decisions in relation to the child.

These decisions can include:

  • Where the child goes to school.
  • Where the child lives.
  • Whether the child is allowed to travel on holiday or on school trips.
  • What religious occasions of the child will observe.

Independent life

Another requirement of the UK Child Dependent Visas is that the child should not be leading an independent life, i.e. they should not be financially independent and should not have their own family unit.

The parent(s) in the UK should also be able to demonstrate that they can support the child financially, and accommodate them without recourse to public funds.

“I have nothing but praise for the team at Westkin. I decided to use their help following several unsuccessful consultations with a number of immigration firms in London. Their professionalism, guidance and attention to detail was second to none.They guided us smoothly and step by step throughout the whole process,enabling us to secure a visa for my husband and a dependent visa. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Westkin to any of my friends or relatives who may require assistance in any UK immigration matter.”

If you are looking for assistance in bringing your child to join you in the UK, our team can help. Get in touch through our website to find out how we can assist you with your case.

What are the child visa UK fees?

The cost of applying for a UK Child Dependent Visa depends on how you apply, and the number of dependents being added to your application. The cost for each dependent being added to your visa application is £1,523 per person for individuals applying from outside the UK, and £1,033 per person for those applying from within the UK.

Our team of expert immigration lawyers in London can assist you with adding dependents to your UK visa so that your children can join you in the UK. We don’t offer a set price for our immigration services, because we know that every case is different and has different requirements. Because of this, we invite all of our clients to have an initial cost-free, commitment free chat with us, so that our lawyers can assess your case and give you a tailored price. This also gives you the chance to decide if you want to work with us with no string attached.

If you require assistance with your Child Dependent Visa, please get in touch with our team today. You can call our office on 020 8038 0203 or get in touch through our website.

Why choose Westkin for assistance with your Child Dependent Visa application?

Although dependent visas are very common in UK immigration, they can be very difficult to correctly evidence, which leads to many cases where the visa is not granted. Our immigration lawyers in London are highly experienced in assisting with child dependent cases. Your assigned lawyer will assist you in collating and submitting the necessary evidence to support your case, providing you with the best possible chance of your visa being approved.

We understand that having your family together in the UK is very important, so we want to make this process as stress-free and simple for you as possible. Get in touch with our team today to find out how we can assist you with your Child Dependent Visa.

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