Parent Of A British Child (10-Year Route)
You can apply for a parent of a British child visa (10-year route) if you’re a parent of a British child & do not meet the requirements under the 5-year route.
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Parent Of A British Child (10-Year Route)
The Immigration Rules permit parents living overseas, who have British or settled children living in the UK, to apply for a visa to come to live with them.
You can apply for the parent of British child visa under the 10-year route if you are a parent of a British child and do not meet all the requirements of the parent visa under 5 years route under Appendix FM of the immigration rules. An application for a parent visa under 10 years route is generally made by those applicants who cannot meet the adequate maintenance requirement, immigration status requirement or English language requirement.
If you have been granted initial leave to remain as a parent under the 10 years’ route, you can switch to the parent of British child visa under 5 years route as soon as you meet all the requirements under Appendix FM of the immigration rules.
How Can We Help With Your UK Visa Application?
Our expert UK immigration solicitor will guide you through every step of your application process including advice about legal requirements, eligibility criteria and required documents.
- Detailed immigration advice
- List of documents and assessment of supporting documents
- Direct Access to your case handler and supervisor
- Remote & face to face service
- Submission of your immigration application after your approval
- We book an appointment for you to enrol your biometrics
- We prepare our legal representations/cover letter
- We upload all the supporting documents
- Unlimited chase up letters to the Home Office
- We keep you updated with every stage of your application
- 24/7 support in urgent matters
What is Parent Route Visa?
Appendix FM to the Immigration Rules allows parents to join their children, under the age of 18, in the UK. There are several relationship requirements, which differ slightly when applying for entry clearance or leave to remain as a parent.
How to make an application for a parent route visa?
You will need to complete an online FLR (FP) application form, pay the Home Office fee and immigration health surcharge to book an appointment to enrol your biometrics. You then must upload all the supporting documents to the online UKVCAS portal before attending the appointment.
Direct Access to the child
If the applicant does not normally live with the child, they must demonstrate that they have 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.
Relationship requirement under Parent visa route
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 leave to remain 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 intends to continue to take, an active role in the child’s upbringing.
Evidence of direct access to the child for Parent visa route
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.
If the applicant does not have sole parental responsibility for the child, they must supply evidence to show the parent or carer with who the child normally lives with is a British citizen or settled in the UK.
Evidence can include:
- a British passport
- a foreign passport endorsed with ‘indefinite leave to remain’ or ‘no time limit’
- letters from the UK Border Agency confirming that the person is resident in the UK.
Parent Visa Documents Checking Service
It is important that you get your application form checked and approved by a specialist before making the application. Our experienced parent visa solicitors can check the parent visa application and documents and we will provide our feedback on the application.
To get the parent visa documents checking service, please call us now on 01612258181 or book an appointment online.
Super Priority Service For Parent Visa Application (Decision within 24 hours)
As specialist parent visa solicitors based in Manchester, we are registered with the Home Office, UKVI and its commercial partner UKVCAS Sopra Steria to provide Super Priority Service. Under Super Priority Service, you will get the decision within 24 hours.
Our team of parent visa lawyers can prepare and submit your parent visa application under super priority service to get a faster decision.
Our legal fee
We charge a fixed fee starting from £800 + VAT to £1200 + VAT for our professional legal services in relation to a Parent of a British Child (10-Year Route) visa application. The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.