Extension Of BNO Dependant Visa
You can apply for extension of BNO dependant visa from inside the UK if the main applicant is either applying for extension or ILR as a BNO citizen. BNO dependants who were granted initial leave for a period of 30 months (2.5 years) will have to apply for extension for a further period of 30 months to complete 5 years in the UK on dependant visa to qualify for ILR as a BNO dependant.
Our specialist team of dependant visa solicitors can provide fast, friendly, reliable and fixed fee legal services for extension/renewal of BNO Dependant visa. As specialist work visa solicitors, we have wealth of knowledge and extensive experience of dealing with all types of dependant visa applications. Ask a question to our work visa solicitors for free immigration advice or schedule an appointment for detailed immigration advice concerning extension/renewal of your BNO dependant visa.
As a dependent partner or child under the age of 18 of BNO citizen, you should satisfy the following requirements to be eligible for extension of BNO dependant visa:
- The applicant must make a valid application for extension of dependant visa;
- The applicant must meet the relationship requirement as set out in Appendix BN(O);
- An applicant applying for extension of BNO dependant visa must be in the UK and 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 extension of BNO dependant 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 extension of BNO dependant visa and has been in the UK for less than 12 months on the date of application, the decision maker must be satisfied that the applicant or the BN(O) Status Holder are able to 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 extension of BNO dependant visa and they have permission as a dependent partner on the BN(O) Status Holder route on the date of application, they will meet the relationship requirement.
The applicant must be:
- the child of a parent who has, or is at the same time being granted, entry clearance or permission as either:
- a BN(O) Status Holder; or
- the partner of a BN(O) Status Holder; or
- the grandchild of a grandparent who has, or is at the same time being granted, entry clearance or permission as either:
- BN(O) Status Holder, or
- the partner of a BN(O) Status Holder.
Each of the applicant’s parents must either be applying at the same time as the applicant, or have permission to be in the UK (other than as a visitor), unless:
- the parent with permission as a BN(O) Status Holder or as a partner of a BN(O) Status Holder is the sole surviving parent; or
- the parent with permission as a BN(O) Status Holder or as a partner of a BN(O) Status Holder has sole responsibility for the child’s upbringing; or
- there are serious and compelling reasons to grant the child entry clearance or permission to stay with the parent who has permission on the Hong Kong BN(O) route; or
- the applicant falls within HK 15.1(b) and there are serious and compelling reasons to grant the applicant entry clearance or permission to stay with the parent or grandparent who has permission as a BN(O) Status Holder on the Hong Kong BN(O) route.
The applicant must live with a parent who has permission on the BN(O) Household Member route during their stay in the UK, unless they can demonstrate a valid reason why they should not live with that parent. There must be suitable arrangements for the child’s care and accommodation in the UK, which must comply with relevant UK legislation and regulations.
The child applicant must be under the age of 18 at the date of application.
BN(O) dependant visa will normally be granted in line with the expiry date of the BN(O) citizen. If the BN(O) dependants are applying for BN(O) dependant visa along with the BN(O) citizen, the dependants will either be granted for 30 months or for 60 months depending on for how long the BN(O) citizen has applied for his/her visa. Dependants will be able to apply for extension, if necessary, to complete 5 years in the UK to be eligible for Indefinite Leave to Remainn (ILR) as BN(O) dependant.
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 ATAS condition in Appendix ATAS; and
- if Part 10 applies the applicant will be required to register with the police.
As specialist BN(O) visa lawyers, we can represent you in your application for extension of BN(O) dependant visa and carry out all the work on your application until a decision is recieved from the Home Office UKVI on your immigration application. Our work on your application can entail the following:
- assessing your eligiblity for extension of BN(O) depenant visa;
- advising you on relevant requirements, documents, procedures and costs relating to your application for renewal of BN(O) dependant visa;
- assessing your documents to be submitted in support of your application and discuss the same with you;
- completing the relevant application form online by gathering all the relevant information you;
- submitting the online application, paying the Home Office UKVI fee and Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) online;
- booking your appointment online with the UKVCAS application centre for enrolment of your biometrics and verification of your documents;
- preparing a detailed cover letter to introduce and support your application for extension of BN(O) dependant visa;
- uploading all the supporting documents online in support of your application;
- dealing with any enquiries made by the Home Office for further information or evidence to consider the application;
- doing all the follow-up work until decision is made by the Home Office on your application for renewal of BN(O) dependant visa.
Unless your matter is very complicated, our fixed fees for various applications for dependant visa are as given in the fee table below:
|Our Service||Fixed Fee Range|
|Entry clearance for Dependant visa||From £800 To £1,200 (VAT not applicable)|
|Switching into Dependant visa from inside the UK||From £800 + VAT To £1,200 + VAT
|Extension / Renewal of Dependant Visa||From £800 + VAT To £1,200 + VAT|
|ILR as a Dependant||From £800 + VAT To £1,200 + VAT|
|Administrative Review of Dependant Visa Entry Clearance Refusal Refusal||From £600 + VAT To £1,000 + VAT|
|Administrative Review Of Refusal Of In-Country Application For Dependant Visa||From £600 + VAT To £1,000 + VAT|
|Additional fee for each dependant applying along with the main applicant||From £300 + VAT To £500 + VAT|
|Naturalisation as a British Citizen after the grant of ILR||From £700 + VAT To £1,200 + 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 legal services in relation to your application, the applicant will also have to pay the Home office UKVI fees for the application.