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Immigration Child Dependent

You may be eligible to settle in the UK if at least one of your parents is settled in the UK. You must be under 18 and dependent on your parent(s).

In order to make the application in this category one of your parents must also be applying or have applied for a visa or to extend their permission to stay as a partner and the partner, they are joining is your other parent who is settled in the UK. You can also join your parent who is settled in the UK and who has sole parental responsibility for you.

You may still be eligible to apply for if there are serious and compelling reasons to let you come to, or stay in, the UK and there are plans for your care.

You must not be married or in a civil partnership or have formed an independent family unit to be eligible for a child dependent category.

If you are 18 or over your parent can include you in their application as a dependant, or you can apply separately yourself. However, you can only apply if you had permission to stay in the UK (‘leave to remain’) on a family visa before you turned 18 and you have not yet formed an independent life.

Vestra Lawyers are aware how it can adversely impact a family being separated especially where this concerns children. We understand the importance of being close to family and we want to help you be close to yours. We have a wealth of experience in dealing with these types of matters and to discuss your matter, we offer comprehensive advice based on your and your child’s situation and needs.

Call us today on 0121 728 5999 / 0203 929 5999, or email us on to discuss your immigration case with a highly trained and skilled lawyer. Our friendly team are here to help you from your first point of contact until your case is concluded. Do not hesitate to get in touch today so that we can help you.

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