If you are a child and you want to join or stay with a parent or family member in the UK, you may be eligible to enter and remain in the UK.
Child Visa Application
Who may qualify?
You’ll need a ‘family of a settled person’ visa if you’re from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland and you want to join, for 6 months or more, a family member who is living in the UK or returning to the UK permanently.
You will be making an Entry Clearance application if you are living outside the UK, or a Leave to Remain application if you are living in the UK
*A decision should be made within 8 weeks if you apply online or by post/ on the same day if you use the premium service
You must be under 18
you’ll be living with your parent or parents
you’re not married, in a civil partnership or living an independent life
you’ll be supported and accommodated adequately without using public funds, or you meet the financial requirement
Your family member can either:
be a British citizen
have settled in the UK (Indefinite Leave to Remain or EEA Permanent Residence Card)
have asylum or humanitarian protection in the UK
bring some family members
get public funds for yourself and any dependants.
Extend your stay: You may be able to apply to extend your visa or settle in the UK permanently.
Eligibility: Your parent or family member must have one of the following:
settlement in the UK
asylum or humanitarian protection in the UK
Please contact us if you would like to discuss how we can help with this application.
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