Parent visa route is intended for a parent who has responsibility for or access to their child following the breakdown of their relationship with the child’s other parent. The route is also for applicants who:

  • have sole parental responsibility for their child; or
  • do not live with the child (who lives with a British or settled parent or carer), but they have direct access (in person) to the child, as agreed with the parent or carer with whom the child normally lives, or as ordered by a court in the UK; or
  • (for a leave to remain application) are the parent with whom the child normally lives, rather than the child’s other parent who is British or settled.

Parent Of British Child Visa UK (5 Years Route)

A person who is granted leave to remain as a parent of a British child under 5 years route is eligible to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) after 5 years residence in the UK with leave to remain as a parent of a British or settled child granted under 5 years route. Following are the various applications which parent of a British or settled child can make to the Home Office UKVI under 5 years parent route:

Entry Clearance As A Parent of A British or Settled Child
Switching Into Parent Visa (5 Years Route)    -   [Super Priority Service Available For Decision Within 24 Hours]
Renewal Of Parent Visa (5 Years Route)     -     [Super Priority Service Available For Decision Within 24 Hours]
ILR As Parent of British or Settled Child (5 Years Route)   -    [Super Priority Service Available For Decision Within 24 Hours]

Parent Of British Child Visa UK (10 Years Route)

Following are the various applications can be made to the Home Office UKVI under 10 years parent route:

Switching Into Parent Visa (10 Years Route)     -    [Super Priority Service Available For Decision Within 24 Hours]
Extension/Renewal Of Parent Visa (10 Years Route)     -    [Super Priority Service Available For Decision Within 24 Hours]
ILR As Parent of British or Settled Child (10 Years Route)    -    [Super Priority Service Available For Decision Within 24 Hours]

Challenging Refusal Of Parent Of British Child Visa UK

If your application for parent visa has been refused by the Home Office, UKVI, we can provide the required legal help and assistance with challenging the refusal of your application through one fo the following legal remedies:

Entry Clearance Appeal Against Refusal Of Parent Of A Child Visa
Appeal Against Refusal Of Leave To Remain As Parent Of A Child
Pre-Action Protocol (PAP) For Judicial Review (JR) Against Decision Of The UKVI To Certify THe Human Rights Claim As Manifestly Unfounded
Judicial Review (JR) In The Upper Tribunal (UT) Againt Decision Of The UKVI To Certify The Human Rights Claim As Manifestly Unfounded

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FAQs - Parent Of A British Child

I am living outside the UK with my British son who is under the age of 18. I am having the sole responsibility of the child and child is living with me. Can I apply for UK visa as a parent of a British child?

You can apply for UK visa as a parent of a British child. Your application may not succeed within the Immigration Rules because the Immigration Rules require that your child must be in the UK at the time of your entry clearance application. Based on the best intersts of your British child, your application as a parent of a British child may be successful outside the Immigration Rules.

Can I switch from visitor to parent of a British child visa from inside the UK?

Uder the UK immigration Rules, it is not possibel to change from visitor visa to parent of British child visa from inside the UK. However, outside the Immigration Ruels and based on compelling and compassionate circumstances, an application for parent visa may succeed under the 10 years parent route.

Can I switch from 10 years parent route to 5 years parent route?

You can switch into 5 years parent from out 10 years parent route category from inside the UK. Your time to qualify for ILR under the 5 years route will start from scratch and you will be able to apply for ILR once you have spent 5 continuous years in the UK with leave to emain granted under the 5 years route. We can provide Super Priority Service (decision within 24 hours) for your application for switching from 10 years parent route to 5 years parent route.

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