Parents and Grandparents
The immigration rules allow for British national or somebody holding indefinite to remain ILR to sponsor their parents or grandparents to settle in the United Kingdom.
As immigration lawyers and immigration solicitors are aware of the requirements for this application are stringent.
The basic requirements are:
(i) That the Parent or Grant must be over 65 years of age. If they are not, then some exceptional compassionate circumstances must be shown. Please contact our leading immigration lawyers for more guidance on what exceptional compassionate circumstances means in practice. If the applicant is over 65 or shows compassionate circumstances then there are other further requirements
(ii) Those requirements include the need that the UK based sponsor is financially able to support a Parent or Grandparent once they come to the United Kingdom. This requires a detailed analysis of the employed or self-employed earnings of the sponsor as well as an assessment if needed, of their savings.
(iii) The immigration authorities also require the UK sponsor to have adequate accommodation in the United Kingdom to house the parent or grandparent. This means usually means in practice that a spare bedroom exists for the parent or grandparent. Our immigration lawyers have good relationships with local housing assessment officers and reports can be obtained at short notice to fulfil this accommodation requirement.
(iv) Another aspect of the immigration law on parents and grandparents is the requirement that they have no relatives outside of United Kingdom in the home country that the parents or grandparents can turn to for financial support. This does not mean that the parents or grandparents cannot apply from you to the UK if they have relatives in their home country. Rather it means that if the relative in the country is financially able to support the parent in that country then the immigration authorities may refuse the application.
(v) The final aspect and the one that most concerns immigration clients in our experience is that a parent or grandparent must be mainly or only financially dependent on the UK sponsor. This means that the UK sponsor must be sending the parent or grandparent money either their complete expenses or for most of their expenses.
It is especially important and attractive as it allows for instant indefinite leave to remain or indefinite leave to enter the United Kingdom.
Also attractive is that this is one of the only these categories that can be applied for whilst migrant is on a visit or tourist visa.
Please contact our leading immigration lawyers if you need further assistance.
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