You can apply for extension of your parent of a child child visa under 5 years route if you are already in the UK with leave to enter or remain as a parent of a child under 5 years route. The application for renewal of leave to remain as a parent of a child is made online using application form FLR (M). As a result of a successful application for extension of your parent visa under 5 years route, you will be granted further leave to remain for 30 months (2.5 years) to be able to complete 5 years in the UK and thus apply for ILR as a parent of British child under 5 years route. An application for parent visa renewal will be considered in accordance with requirements of the Immigration Rules as set out in Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules.

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Our expert team of family visa solicitors in London, specialise in applications for extension of parent of a child visa. Our specialist family visa solicitors have successfully helped thousands of clients with the applications for extension of parent of a child visa. Our best team of parent visa solicitors can provide fast, friendly, reliable and fixed fee immigration services concerning your application for extension of parent visa under 5 years route.

Requirements For Renewal Of Parent Of British Child Visa (5 Years Route)

To apply for extension of parent of a child visa under 5 years route, the applicant must meet the following requirements as set out in Appendix FM to the Immigration Rules:

  • The applicant and the child must be in the UK;
  • The applicant must make a valid application;
  • The applicant must be currently in the UK under the parent of a child visa route;
  • The child of the applicant must be:
    • under the age of 18 years at the date of application;
    • living in the UK; and
    • a British Citizen, settled in the UK, or in the UK with limited leave under Appendix EU in accordance with paragraph GEN.1.3.(d); or
    • has lived in the UK continuously for at least the 7 years immediately preceding the date of application and paragraph EX.1. applies.
  •  Either-
    • the applicant must have sole parental responsibility for the child or the child normally lives with the applicant and not their other parent (who is a British Citizen, settled in the UK, or in the UK with limited leave under Appendix EU in accordance with paragraph GEN.1.3.(d)), and the applicant must not be eligible to apply for leave to remain as a partner under Appendix FM; or
    • the parent or carer with whom the child normally lives must be-
      • a British Citizen in the UK, settled in the UK, or in the UK with limited leave under Appendix EU in accordance with paragraph GEN.1.3.(d).;
      • not the partner of the applicant (which here includes a person who has been in a relationship with the applicant for less than two years prior to the date of application); and
      • the applicant must not be eligible to apply for leave to remain as a partner under Appendix FM.
  • The applicant must provide evidence that they have either-
    • sole parental responsibility for the child, or that the child normally lives with them; or
    • direct access (in person) to the child, as agreed with the parent or carer with whom the child normally lives or as ordered by a court in the UK.
  • The applicant must provide evidence that they are taking, and intend to continue to take, an active role in the child’s upbringing.
  • The applicant must provide evidence that they will be able to adequately maintain and accommodate themselves and any dependants in the UK without recourse to public funds.
  • The applicant must provide evidence that there will be adequate accommodation in the UK, without recourse to public funds, for the family, including other family members who are not included in the application but who live in the same household, which the family own or occupy exclusively.
  • The applicant must meet the English language requirement to show that the applicant has English proficiency at CEFR level A2 as required by the UK Immigration Rules.

Super Priority Service For Decision Within 24 Hours

Our specialist team of Fast Track Immigration Solicitors can fast track your UK visa and immigration application to get you decision on your application faster under the Priority Service or Super Priority service. This way you will get decision on your application faster and will not to wait for a decision on your application for months (some time years).

Our fast track immigration solicitors can prepare your application faster and submit your application under the Priority Service or Super Priority Service to get you faster decision on your application.

As Fast Track Immigration Lawyers in London, we are registered with the Home Office, UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) and its commercial partners UKVCAS Sopra Steria to provide Priority Service or Super Priority Service for your application whereby decision on your application will be made by the Home Office UKVI faster. An application submitted through Priority Service is normally decided within 5 working days and an application submitted through Super Priority Service is normally decided within 24 hours (usually by end of next working day).

If You Do Not Meet The Adequate Maintenance Requirement

If you are currently in the UK under parent of a child visa 5 years route, and you do not meet the adequate maintenance requirement, you can apply for switching into parent of a child visa under 10 years route from inside the UK. Most applicants who switch from 5 years route to 10 years route will end up applying for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK under 10 years long residence category once they have lived in the UK continuously and lawfully for at least 10 years. All the time spent in the UK on all types of UK visa categories including parent of a child visa 5 years route and parent of a child visa 10 years route will be counted towards ILR under 10 years long residence - SET (LR) application.

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 A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages with a provider approved by the Home Office, UKVI; or
  3. has an academic qualification recognised by UK Ecctis 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.

Our Fixed Fees For Parent Of A Child Visa Applications

Our fixed fees for parent of a child visa applications are as given in the fee table below:

Our Service Our Fixed Fees Range
Full service for parent of a child visa Entry Clearance to cover all the work until decision by the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) From £1,200 To £2,500 (no VAT)
Full service for switching into parent of a child visa from inside the UK through Super Priority Service to cover our work until decision on your application From £1,200 + VAT To £2,500 + VAT
Full service for extension of parent of a child visa from inside the UK through Super Priority Service to cover our work until decision on your application From £1,200 + VAT To £2,500 + VAT
Full service for ILR as a parent of a child from inside the UK through Super Priority Service to cover our work until decision on your application From £1,200 + VAT To £2,500 + VAT

The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of the application and the volume of casework involved in the application. In addition to our fixed fee for the application, the applicant also has to pay the Home office UKVI fees for the application.

Service Options For Your Immigration Application

Our specialist team of immigration solicitors and lawyers offer following service options for your UK visa and immigration application:

Full Service

Our immigration lawyers can provide full service for your immigration application for a fixed fee. Under the full service, our fast track immigration lawyers will carry out all the work on your immigration application until you get a decision on your application through priority or super priority service. Work to be carried out by our fast track immigration lawyers will include the following:

  • Advice on requirements: Our immigration solicitors will advise you on the relevant requirements you meet for your immigration application to succeed;
  • Documentary advice: Our immigration lawyers will prepare and email you a comprehensive list of supporting documents to be submitted in support of your immigration application;
  • Assessing documents: Our immigration lawyers will assess your documents to make sure that all the documents you provide in support of your application are in accordance with the requirement of the immigration rules;
  • Completing the application form: Our immigration lawyers will complete the relevant application form your immigration application;
  • Submitting application through Priority or Super Priority Service: Where possible, our fast track immigration lawyers will submit your online immigration application through priority or super priority service to get faster decision on your immigration application;
  • Booking an appointment with the application centre: After the online submission of your immigration application, our fast track visa solicitors will book your appointment with the application centre for you to enrol your biometrics;
  • Detailed cover letter: Our specialist immigration solicitors will prepare a detailed cover letter in support of the immigration application to explain all the relevant legal requirements and how such requirements have been satisfied by the applicant with the documents being submitted with the application;
  • Uploading documents online: Before the biometrics enrolment date, our immigration lawyers will upload online all the supporting documents to be considered in support of the immigration application;
  • Follow up work: Our immigration lawyers will carry out all the follow up work until decision by the Home Office UKVI on the immigration application.

One-Off Immigration Services

Our specialist immigration lawyers can provide following one-off immigration services for in relation to your UK visa and immigration application:

Remote Legal Services For Your Immigration Matter

Our specialist team of immigration solicitors and lawyers can provide you with expert immigration advice and representations remotely from our offices in London. Using modern technology, our Fast Track Immigration Lawyers can handle your matter remotely without the need for you to visit our offices. Whilst we are more than happy to welcome clients into our offices, if this is their preference, we are proud to be able to offer our legal services remotely to save your time and travel cost.

  • We can provide immigration advice service remotely through Zoom / Skype / Phone / Microsoft Team etc to assess your matter fully and give you appropriate legal advice on your matter;
  • Following initial immigration advice, if you instruct us for your immigration matter, we can send you all relevant documents electronically for you to digitally sign and return the same to us;
  • You can send and receive all documents electronically in PDF format;
  • We will complete your application form and prepare any witness statement (where necessary) by sharing our computer screen with you in a Zoom / Microsoft Team meeting so that you are fully aware of all the information given in the form or statement;
  • We will keep you fully informed on the progress of your matter through active email correspondence.

Why Choose Us For Your Immigration Application?

  • Your immigration application will  be prepared by a specialist immigration solicitor with huge experience of 19 years and specialist knolwedge of immigration laws, requirements, documentary evidence and relevant procedures;
  • Your immigration application will be prepared in shortest possible time under the fast track service;
  • You will get decision on your application faster under the Priority or Super Priority Service;
  • If your application does not succeed for any reasons, our immigration lawyers will challenge the refusal with no additional cost. In the alternative, our immigration lawyers will prepare and submit a fresh application at no extra cost;
  • Our immigration solicitors and lawyers can provide you with expert legal advice and representations remotely from our offices in London. Using modern technology, we can handle your matter remotely without the need for you to visit our offices. Whilst we are more than happy to welcome clients into our offices, if this is their preference, we are proud to be able to offer our legal services remotely.