Any child under 18 of settled parents, travelling to the UK for the Entry Clearance refers to the process where Entry Clearance Officers outside the UK will check applications to come into the UK.
This is to ensure that applicants qualify and meet the set criteria for entry into the UK for the visa category they are applying for. Entry clearance applications can only be made by individuals from outside of the UK.
This will usually be from the applicant’s country of origin or a country where they have a legal right to reside in. The following are a list of most of the applications an individual can submit for entry clearance applications relating to a spouse, child or dependant parent.
Broadly speaking, a dependant in the UK is any of the following purpose of settlement, or one of whom is British, may apply for entry clearance in the child dependant category.
The same entry clearance visa can also be applied for by any spouse or partner under the relevant category. You will have to consider issues such as sole responsibility for the child’s upbringing, or whether their exclusion from the UK would be undesirable, and suitable arrangements have been made for their care.
The process will be more complex if natural parents are separated, and it is, therefore, vital to seek expert legal advice as early as possible.
Our expert team of solicitors can represent you and help draft your application for UK visa entry clearance. We can carry out all the work on your application until a decision is made by the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) on the entry clearance application.
As your appointed legal representatives, our expert team immigration solicitors can carry out the following work on your behalf: