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Child Dependent Visa UK

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.

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Our Child Dependent Visa Services

he 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. 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.

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.

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Further detail

Detailed information about our Child Dependent service

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.

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.

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.

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.

FAQS

Your frequently asked questions

Yes. It is easier to bring your children to the United Kingdom if both parents are due to reside in the United Kingdom. Once that has been proven, you only need to prove that you are financially able to look after them.
If one parent is not in the UK, then you must prove that a parent in the UK has sole responsibility for the child's upbringing.
You prove this by showing that though you may not have lived with the child recently, you have been making the key decisions in the child's life.
These applications are incredibly complex and require an incredible amount of detail. We think it is imperative that you find legal help and haver a team dedicated to this who are ready to advise on your case.
Yes. In fact, it is probably seen as desirable that children remain with their siblings regardless of where they live internationally.

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