7-Year Child Applications

If your child has lived in the UK continuously for 7 years, that person may benefit from the 7-year child application rule. Our team of expert immigration Lawyers and Solicitors in Bedford, UK, are always available to guide you through the process quickly and efficiently.

What is 7 year's child immigration?

A child who has lived in the UK for 7 years continuously can apply for leave to remain based on private life.

How to apply for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) for a child?

Once it has been established that the child has lived in the UK for 7 years, that person can apply for a leave to remain. The UK Border Agency will initially allow the child to remain for 30 months. Once that person has lived in the UK for 10 years, he can apply for an ILR or earlier if eligible. This enables a person to live in the UK without restrictions.
Aside from lawfully living in the UK for a certain period of time, other requirements to become eligible to apply for an ILR are:

  • A period of time spent outside the UK which doesn’t exceed 180 days in a 12-month period during the qualifying period.
  • Ability to prove that you meet the B1 level of English as set out by the Common European Framework of Languages.
  • No criminal record or breach of immigration laws during your stay in the UK.
  • Passing the Life in the UK test, which is a test based on British culture, history, and traditions.
  • You can apply online.

How Much Time is Require to Process a 7-year Child Application?

There is no specific timeframe, but the 7-year child rule processing time will normally take about 6 months. Sometimes this will depend on the expertise of your solicitor.

What are the Updated 7 years Child Immigration Rule 2021?

To promote the welfare of children in the UK, those who have been living in the UK for a continuous 7-year period may continue living there together with their parents.
The updated rule requires that:
  • The child is under 18
  • The child is in the UK
  • That person has lived continuously in the UK for at least 7 years (with no record of imprisonment)
  • It would be unreasonable to expect the child to leave the UK

What are the required documents for 7-year child Immigration in the UK?

After filling out the application form, the following 7-year child rule in the UK supportive documents are needed:
  • A Biometric Residence Permit (if you have one)
  • Accommodation information
  • A passport or valid travel document
  • The information which explains periods of absence (any time spent outside the UK)
  • Life in the UK test information
  • Proof of English language ability (this can be taken in centers throughout the UK to prove your language ability)

In addition, the following documents may be required:

  • A letter from a clinician if you have a long-term medical or physical condition
  • Birth certificates of any dependents if you are including them in your application
  • Documentation which details changes in circumstances
  • Evidence that proves cohabitation (if the application is through the partner route)

What is the success rate of the 7-year child route?

That’s hard to tell since this can be stressful and time-consuming, so it’s best to seek legal help. The professional lawyers of Deo Volente (DV) Solicitors, an award-winning law firm in Bedford. the UK, are ready to assist clients.

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Our experienced immigration lawyers are the best in the field. We can guide you every step of the way in your child’s journey to living in the UK. Our hardworking staff will assess your application, assist you in preparing the necessary documents, and help complete your application for good results.

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