You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from immigration solicitors in LondonManchester or Birmingham in relation to your entry clearance for parent of a British child visa and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service. Our team of immigration solicitors are experts in dealing with UK entry clearance application for parent of a British child visa. The quality of our immigration service is self-evident from the reviews of our clients about the service provided by our team of expert immigration solicitors.

Requirements For Entry Clearance For Parent Of A British Child Visa

An applicant seeking entry must:

  • be outside the UK
  • have made a valid application for entry clearance as a parent
  • be over the age of 18
  • meet the relationship requirement
  • not fail the suitability requirement
  • be able to maintain and accommodate themselves without recourse to public funds
  • meet the English language requirement.

Relationship Requirement

The child of the applicant must be:

  • under the age of 18 at the date of application
  • living in the UK
  • a British citizen or settled in the UK.

The applicant must have sole parental responsibility for the child, or be the parent or carer the child normally lives with and must be:

  • a British citizen or settled in the UK
  • not the applicant’s partner
  • ineligible for entry clearance as a partner under Appendix FM.

The applicant must provide specified evidence he/she:

  • either has the sole parental responsibility for or access rights to the child
  • is taking, and intend to continue to take, an active role in the child’s upbringing.

Evidence Of Access Rights To The Child

Under the Immigration Rules the applicant must prove they have access rights to the child by submitting either:

  • a residence order or a contact order granted by a court in the UK, or
  • a sworn affidavit from the UK resident parent or carer of the child, the affidavit must:
    • confirm the parent applying can have access to the child
    • describe in detail the arrangements to allow for this, If contact is supervised, the supervisor must swear the statement, and
    • be sworn before, and certified by a legal officer.

Maintenance and accommodation requirement

Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules say the applicant must provide evidence:

  • To show they can maintain and accommodate themselves and any dependants in the UK without recourse to the public funds. And
  • There will be adequate accommodation in the UK, for themselves and/or family, without recourse to public funds.. This includes any family members not included in the application, but who live in the same household.

Accommodation will not be adequate if:

  • it is overcrowded
  • it contravenes public health regulations.

English Language Requirement

The applicant must provide specified evidence that he/she:

  1. is a national of a majority English speaking country; or
  2. has passed an English language test in speaking and listening at a minimum of level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages with a provider approved by the UK Border Agency; or
  3. has an academic qualification recognised by NARIC UK to be equivalent to the standard of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or PhD in the UK, which was taught in English; or
  4. is exempt from the English language requirement because at the date of application:
    • the applicant is aged 65 or over;
    • the applicant has a disability (physical or mental condition) which prevents the applicant from meeting the requirement; or
    • there are exceptional circumstances which prevent the applicant from being able to meet the requirement prior to entry to the UK.

For How Long Will I Be Granted Entry Clearance As Paent Of British Child?

As a result of a successful application for entry clearance as a parent of a British child, you will be granted initially 30 days entry clearance endorsement on your passport and upon entry in the UK within 30 days, you will be granted Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) for a period of 33 months.

How Can I Challenge The Refusal Of Entry Clearance For Parent Of British Child Visa?

A refusal of an entry clearance application as a parent of British child is challenged by way of an Entry Clearance Appeal Against Refusal Of UK Visa As Parent Of A British Or Settled Child

Why Sunrise Solicitors For Switching Into Parent Of British Child Visa?

  • Experts In Parent Of British Child Visa Applications: Our team of immigration solicitors is expert in dealing with parent of British child visa applications;
  • Fixed Fee For Our Services: We will agree a fixed fee for our professional services which will cover all our work on your application until a decision is made by the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) on your entry clearance (visa) application;
  • Initial Assessment By Senior Immigration Caseworkers/Supervisors: The eligibility of the applicant for parent of British child visa will be initially assessed by one of the Supervisors/Senior Immigration Caseworkers/Solicitors who will:
    • Take detailed information from the applicant pertaining to the relevant criteria to be satisfied and then assess the eligibility of the applicant in light of such information to advise the applicant to what extent the applicant will be satisfying the relevant criteria for the grant of the application;
    • Advise the applicant on the relevant criteria to be met by the applicant for the application to be successful;
    • Identify weaknesses and strengths of the application and devise a strategy to overcome the weakness, where possible;
    • Agree a plan of action which will be followed by the relevant caseworker and the applicant under the supervision of the relevant supervisor;
    • Prepare and email the list of documents to the relevant caseworker and the applicant so that both follow the list prepared and approved by the Supervisor;
    • Address all the queries of the applicant in relation to the application.
  • High Success Rate: Our team of immigration solicitors has very high success rate in parent of British child visa applications;
  • Fast, Friendly, Reliable and Professional Service: Our team of immigration solicitors will provide fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service for your parent of a British child visa application;
  • Clients’ Testimonials: Our team of immigration solicitors provide high quality service to our clients. The quality of our service is self-evident from the reviews of our clients about the service provided by our team of immigration solicitors;
  • Effective Communication: Where necessary, our team of immigration solicitors can use the modern means of communication to communicate with you including contacting through emails, skype, WhatsApp etc
  • Very Clear, Transparent & Through Approach: Our team of immigration solicitors will demonstrate a very clear, transparent and thorough approach in dealing with your application for parent of British child visa;
  • High Quality Control: We have very high-quality control in place whereby all the casework carried out by the relevant immigration caseworker/solicitor is actively supervised by the relevant supervisor to ensure that the plan of action as agreed during the initial consultation session is followed by the caseworker/solicitor. All the documents prepared by the caseworkers are thoroughly checked, amended and approved and signed by the relevant supervisor before the same can be submitted to the Home Office UKVI. The firm works under the overall supervision and management of principal immigration solicitor who has 10 plus years of post qualification experience (PQE) and where the need arises, the immigration caseworkers, solicitors and supervisors would benefit from the expertise of the principal immigration solicitor to ensure that the case strategy is such that the case has highest possible chances of success.

How We Can Help With Your Entry Clearance Application For Parent Of British Child Visa?

If you instruct us to represent you in your application for parent of British child visa, the work to be carried out by our team of immigration solicitors will include the following:

  • Assessment of your eligibility: We will assess your case and advise you on the prospects of success in the case;
  • Advice on relevant criteria (requirements): We will advise you on the relevant requirements to be met for the application to succeed;
  • Advice on total costs: We will advise you in advance on all the costs involved in the application including our fixed fee and any other third-party charges e.g. UKVI fees;
  • Advice on procedures: We will advise you on the procedures to be followed for preparation, submission and processing of the application including timeframe within which the application is likely to be decided by the Home Office UKVI;
  • List of relevant documents: We will prepare and email you the list of documents which you should provide us to be submitted in support of your application;
  • Assessment of documents: We will assess all the documents you provide us to advise you whether or not the documents you provide would satisfy the UKVI criteria for the grant of the application;
  • Completion of the application form: We will complete the online application form and share the same with you to ensure that all the factual information given by us in the application form is correct;
  • Booking your appointment with the application centre: Upon submission of the application form online, we will book your appointment with the application centre for your biometrics to be enrolled;
  • Cover letter in support of the application: We will prepare cover letter in support of the application explaining the background of the case, the relevant legal requirements, documents being provided in support the application to meet the relevant requirements and where necessary addressing the key issues in the case. We will share the draft cover letter with the applicant to ensure that all the factual information and the documents listed in the cover letter are correct. The cover letter is finally approved by the relevant supervisor before it is submitted to the Home Office UKVI in support of the application to ensure the high quality of work carried out by the relevant caseworker;
  • Uploading all your documents online: We will upload all your documents online in PDF format to the UKVI online portal including cover letter prepared by us to be considered in support of the application;
  • Further Representations: Where necessary, we will prepare and submit further representations to the Home Office UKVI to enhance chances of success in the case;
  • Chasing up the Home Office UKVI for decision on the application: Where the UKVI has not decided the application within the service standards as published by the UKVI on their website, we will chase up the UKVI for a decision on the application by sending chase up letters to the UKVI;
  • Keeping you informed on the progress of the case: We will keep you informed on the progress of the case and will contact you through your preferred mode of contact to update you on the progress of the case;
  • All the follow up work until decision on the application: We will carry out all the follow up work until decision by the Home Office UKVI including dealing with any enquiries by the Home Office UKVI or request for further information/evidence in support of the application.

Our Fees For Entry Clearance Application For Parent Of British Child Visa

  • We will charge you a fee from £1,000 (No VAT) for our professional immigration services in relation to your entry clearance application for parent of a British child visa. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
  • If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your matter, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and rest of the fee can be paid by monthly installments.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office on the application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by the company on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Home Office fee etc.