If you are a British citizen and you are currently living abroad and would like to bring your child with you to the UK, or you are already in the UK with limited or indefinite leave to remain and wish for your children to join you, there are provisions in the UK Immigration Rules to enable you to do so on the basis of their relationship to you as a ‘dependent child’.
One of the requirements for entrance to the UK as a child of a parent, is that the applicant must show that the parent inviting the child has sole responsibility for the child’s upbringing. This is a factual matter to prove and will be decided based upon all the evidence we provide with the application. In order to succeed in an application, the entry clearance officers must be provided with all the evidence that goes to show that the requirements of the Immigration Rules are satisfied. The Applicant needs to demonstrate financial and emotional support, ongoing communications, the delegation of duties and if there are serious and compelling reasons, why the exclusion of the child is undesirable.
In most cases, financial requirements must be met. There is a requirement that you must earn £3,800 for the first child and an additional £2,400 for any further children. Leave will be granted in line with the parent’s status.
From the planning stage through to the arrival of their relatives in the UK, we are able to assist with applications from beginning to end and we help clients navigate the complex application process. Accordingly, please do not hesitate to get in touch for expert advice if you require assistance in understanding these requirements and If you would like to know more about how to apply.