Children and Parents
We have a wealth of experience in dealing with children and young persons who have been separated from their parents or guardians and are living alone in the UK, or who wish to join their parents or guardians in the UK on a temporary or permanent basis.
The Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009 requires the Home Office to take into account the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in the UK and the Immigration Rules allow for a variety of applications to be made where there is a child involved.
Children seeking to join their parents or guardians in the UK must:
Adult Dependent Relatives
The rules regarding adult dependent relatives are very strict and there are certain requirements which must be met in order to make a successful application.
Along with satisfying all of the eligibility, suitability and relationship requirements, an applicant must:
The applicant must then provide that they would be adequately maintained, accomodated and cared for by the sponsor in the UK, without recourse to public funds.
How can our experienced team help you?
To assist you in navigating the complex Immigration Rules and ensuring that your application is given the best prospects, we can represent you throughout your case for a fixed fee of £1,200 plus VAT for non-complex cases.
We believe a fixed fee makes it easier for you to budget for your application and therefore we will not vary from this price unless we feel that your application will require significantly more work than a standard application. In this event, we will discuss this with you in advance of beginning work on your matter.
Our service includes: providing you with a tailored list of documents which we believe are necessary for you to provide in your particular circumstances; drafting a letter of legal representations which explains to the decision-maker how you meet the appropriate requirements; preparing and submitting your application on your behalf; and liaising with the Home Office as and when necessary until a decision is reached on your case.
As an alternative to full representation, we also offer consulatancy and document-checking services, in order to provide you with initial guidance or to check through your application for errors and omissions before you submit it. This is charged at our hourly rate.
Once we receive the appropriate documents from you, we will submit your application promptly and generally within 10 days of receipt of these. We will take note of your preferences when it comes to application submission and try to work with you to achieve your desired outcome.
We are unable to guarantee how long the Home Office will take to decide on your application, although unnecessary delays that exceed 6 months may be unlawful in your matter. You can read current Home Office processing guidance here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/visa-decision-waiting-times-applications-outside-the-uk.