Dependent Child Visa
If a child (under the age of 18 years old) from outside the EU has parents who both have settled status in the UK (holders of ILR or British Citizenship or both), he or she may apply for a child visa to stay in the UK indefinitely. If only 1 parent has settled status, the child may still be eligible for a child visa, subject to individual circumstances.
Dependent Parent or Grandparent Visa
An adult parent or grandparent who is dependent on a person settled in the UK (holder of ILR or British Citizenship or both) may be eligible to apply for a dependent visa with Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK. The dependent must show that they need daily care, which is unavailable or unaffordable in their home country, and that their child or grandchild in the UK has enough funds to maintain them for at least 5 years.
Parent of Child Student Route
If a child under the age of 12 from outside the EU is studying in the UK on a Child Student Route, their parent may apply for a Parent of a Child at School visa to stay in the UK and look after them. The visa has to be renewed annually, and work is not allowed.
Victim of Domestic Violence
If a person has leave to remain in the UK as a spouse, civil partner, or unmarried partner of a settled person (holder of ILR or British Citizenship or both), and their relationship broke down permanently because they were on the receiving end of domestic violence, then they may be eligible for Indefinite Leave to Remain on this basis.
If you think you may be a victim of domestic violence, please kindly contact our office without any further delay.
Dependents of Someone with Limited Leave to Remain in the UK
Dependents of those who have limited leave to remain in the UK (Tier 1, Tier 2, Sole Representatives, Ancestry visa, etc) may apply to stay in the UK for the period of the main visa holder’s leave. At some point down the line when the main visa holder is eligible for Indefinite Leave to Remain, their dependents may also apply along with them without having to satisfy the residential requirements.
Dependents of those who have limited leave to remain in the UK (Tier 1, Tier 2, Sole Representatives, Ancestry visa, etc) may If a Commonwealth Citizen can prove that they have at least 1 grandparent who was born in the UK and was a British Citizen, then they may apply from abroad for an ancestry visa. If granted, it will be valid for 5 years and the holder can study and work without restriction. At the end of the 5-year period, the holder may be eligible for Indefinite Leave to Remain, if not they can extend their ancestry visa for another 5 years.
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