- Page Contents
- Spcialist Child Visa Solicitors
- Eligibility Requirements
- Grant Of Leave As A Child
- Super Priority Service
- Re-Applying After Refusal
- How Can We Help?
- How Much We Charge?
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
You can apply for switching into leave to remain as a child under the age of 18 if you are already in the UK and your parent has leave to remain in the UK as a parent or partner.
Our specialist team of child visa solicitors are experts in dealing with child visa applications. The quality of our service is self-evident from the clients' reviews about the service provided by our child visa solicitors. Our expert team of child visa solicitors in London, Manchester and Birmingham can provide fast, friendly, reliable and fixed fee service for your application for leave to remain as a child of a person who has leave to remain as a parent or partner. Ask a question to our specialist child visa solicitors for free immigration advice or book an appointment for detailed immigration advice concerning your application for leave to remain as a child.
For the application for leave to remain as a child under the age of 18 of a person who has leave to enter or remain as a partner or parent, the child:
- must be in the UK;
- must have made a valid application for leave to remain as a child;
- must not fail the suitability requirement;
- must meet the financial requirement as set in Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules;
- must provide evidence that there will be adequate accommodation, without recourse to public funds, for the family (including family members not included in the application who live in the same household);
- must meet the suitability criteria as set out in Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules.
If the child meets the requirements for leave to remain, the child will be granted leave to remain for a period in line with his/her (non-settled) parent.
In most cases, the child would be making an application for leave to remain at the same time as the parent of the child is making an application for renewal of leave to remain as a partner or parent. If the child is making an application under this category at the same time when his/her parent is applying for his/her renewal, the child will be included in the application form of the parent.
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 leave to remain application whereby decision on your leave to remain application will be made by the Home Office UKVI within 24 hours of the enrolment of biometrics at a designated service centre.
Our specialist child visa solicitors can prepare and submit your leave to remain application to the Home Office, UKVI through Super Priority Service (SPS) and get a decision on your leave to remain application within 24 hours. This way, you will not have to wait for the decision on your leave to remain application for months (sometimes years).
If your application for leave to remain as a child has been refused by the Home Office, UKVI and you believe that the decision to refuse your application is valid and lawful and therefore cannot be challenged successfully by way of appeal, you have the option to re-apply for leave to remain as a child within 14 days of your section 3C leave ending. We can provide the required legal help and assistance with re-applying for leave to remain as a child through our Super Priority Service.
As your legal representatives, our child visa solicitors can represent you in your application for leave to remain as a child and carry out all the work on your leave to remain application until a decision is received from the Home Office UKVI. If instructed to represent you regarding your leave to remain application as a child, the immigration casework to be carried out by our child visa solicitors will include the following:
- Assessing your eligibility for leave to remain as a child by considering all your personal circumstances;
- Advising you on the weaknesses and strengths of your leave to remain application as a child;
- Advising you on the relevant documents to be submitted in support of your leave to remain application as a child;
- Assessing your documents to ensure that the documentary evidence is as per requirements of the Home Office UKVI immigration Rules;
- Completing and submitting the online application form to apply for leave to remain as a child by gathering all the relevant information from you;
- Helping you with paying the application fee and the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) online;
- Booking your appointment with the application centre for verification of documents and enrolment of biometrics;
- Where necessary, preparing detailed witness statement of the applicant and the spnosoring parents explaining the relationship of the applicant with the sponsoring parent(s) and other relevant factors pertaining to the leave to remain application;
- Preparing a detailed cover letter to introduce and support your application;
- Uploading online all the relevant supporting documents before you attend your appointment for enrolment of your biometrics;
- Liaising with the Home Office UKVI for a timely decision on your application.
Unless your matter is very complicated, our fixed fees for leave to remain as a child are as given in the fee table below:
|Our Service||Our Fee|
|One-off immigration consultation/advice for leave to remain as a child||£80 (inclusive of VAT)|
|One-Off leave to remain Application Checking Service / Documents Assessment||£240 (inclusive of VAT)|
|Full service for leave to remain as a child to cover all the work until decision by the Home Office UKVI||From £1,000 + VAT To £1,500 + VAT|
The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of the application and the volume of casework involved in the leave to remain application. In addition to our fixed fee for leave to remain application as a child, the applicant will also have to pay the Home office UKVI fees for the application.