You can apply for switching into BN(O) Household Member visa from inside the UK if you are an adult child, born on or after 1 July 1997, of a BN(O) citizen. The BN(O) Household Member, and any dependent partner or child applying under the BN(O) Household Member route must form part of the same household as the British National (Overseas) citizen.

As specialist BN(O) visa solicitors, we can provide fast, friendly, reliable and fixed fee legal services for your application for switching into BN(O) Household Member visa from inside the UK. Ask a question to our expert team of immigration solicitors for free immigration advice or book an appointment for detailed legal advice concerning your BN(O) Household Member visa.

Eligibility Requirements For Switching Into BN(O) Household Member Visa

The applicant must meet the following requirements to successfully switch into BN(O) Household Member visa from inside the UK:

  • The applicant must submit a valid application for switching into BN(O) Household Member visa;
  • The applicant must have been born on or after 1 July 1997;
  • The applicant must be aged 18 years or over on the date of application;
  • The applicant must not have or have last had permission as a BN(O) Adult Dependent Relative on the BN(O) Status Holder route;
  • If the applicant is applying for switching into  BN(O) Household Member visa and they do not have permission on the Hong Kong British National (Overseas) route on the date of application, the applicant:
    • must be the child of a person who is being granted permission on the BN(O) Status Holder route at the same time that the applicant is being granted permission; and
    • must form part of the same household as the BN(O) Status Holder. A person will form part of the same household as the BN(O) Status Holder if they normally live with the BN(O) Status Holder.
  • The applicant must be ordinarily resident in the UK, the Bailiwick of Guernsey, Bailiwick of Jersey, the Isle of Man or Hong Kong on the date of application;
  • If the applicant is applying for switching into BN(O) Household Member visa and has been living in the UK with permission for 12 months or more on the date of application, they will meet the financial requirement. If the applicant is applying for switching into  BN(O) Household Member visa and they have been in the UK for less than 12 months on the date of application, the decision maker must be satisfied that the applicant, or a person who is being granted permission on the BN(O) Status Holder route at the same time as the applicant, is able to, and will, maintain and accommodate the applicant adequately in the UK without recourse to public funds for at least 6 months.
  • The applicant must not fall for refusal under Part 9: grounds for refusal.
  • The applicant must not be:
    • in breach of immigration laws, except that where paragraph 39E applies, that period of overstaying will be disregarded; or
    • on immigration bail.
  • If the applicant is applying for permission to stay and:
    • their last grant of permission was for 6 months or less; and
    • the applicant was present in a country listed in Appendix T of these rules for more than six months immediately prior to their last grant of permission,

the applicant must provide a valid medical certificate confirming that they have undergone screening for active pulmonary tuberculosis and that this tuberculosis is not present in them.

Terms & Conditions Of Grant Of BNO Household Member Visa

The applicant will be granted permission which ends on the same date as the permission of the BN(O) Status Holder who is part of the same household as the applicant.

The grant will be subject to all the following conditions:

  • no access to public funds; and
  • work (including self-employment and voluntary work) permitted except for employment as a professional sportsperson, including as a sports coach; and
  • study is permitted, subject to the condition in Appendix ATAS; and
  • if Part 10 applies the applicant will be required to register with the police.

Super Priority Service (Decision Within 24 Hours) For Switching Into BNO Household Member Visa

As one of the expert immigration solicitors based in London, Manchester and Birmingham, we are registered with the Home Office, UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) and its commercial partners UKVCAS Sopra Steria to provide Super Priority Service (SPS) for your application whereby decision on your application will be made by the Home Office UKVI within 24 hours of the enrolment of biometrics at a designated service centre.

Our immigration solicitors can prepare and submit your application to the Home Office, UKVI through Super Priority Service (SPS) and get decision on your immigration application within 24 hours. This way, you will not have to wait for the decision on your application for months (sometimes years).

How Can We Help For Switching Into BN(O) Household Member Visa?

Our specialist team of BN(O) visa solicitors can provide fast, friendly, reliable and fixed fee legal services for your application for switching into BN(O) Household Member visa from inside the UK. As your appointed legal representatives for BN(O) Household Member visa application from inside the UK, our work can include the following:

  • assessing your eligibility for switching into BN(O) Household Member visa from inside the UK by considering all the relevant eligibility requirements;
  • advising on relevant documents to be submitted in support of your application for switching into BN(O) Household Member visa;
  • assessing the documentary evidence to ensure that the documents are in line with the Home Office UKVI requirements for switching into BN(O) Household Member visa from inside the UK;
  • completing online application form for switching into BN(O) Household Member visa from inside the UK;
  • preparing a detailed cover letter in support of your application to explain in detail how all the relevant requirements for switching into BN(O) Household Member visa have been satisfied by the applicant;
  • submitting the application online, paying the Home Office UKVI fees for the application and booking applicant's appointment with the UKVCAS application centre;
  • uploading all the supporting documents online in support of the application;
  • doing all the follow up work including responding to any queries raised by the Home Office UKVI until decision is reached on your application.

Our Fee For Switching Into BN(O) Household Member Visa

Unless your matter is very complicated, our fees for providing expert legal help and assistance with an application for switching into BN(O) Household Member visa from inside the UK are as given in the fee table below:

Our Service Our Fee
Complete help and support with application for switching into BN(O) Household Member visa to cover all the work  until decision by the Home Office UKVI on your application From £700 + VAT To £1,200 + VAT

The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of the application for switching into BN(O) Household Member visa and the volume of casework involved in the application. In addition to our fixed fee for helping with an application for switching into BN(O) Household Member visa, the applicant will also have to pay the Home office UKVI fees for the application.

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