Our team understands the importance of a non-British parent being able to support their child in the UK and that sometimes this means applying for a parent visa to allow a parent to come and live in the UK closer to their child. There is some provision within the Immigration Rules for a parent to be able to join their child in the UK, but there are numerous legal requirements which will need to be met for a parent visa to be successful.
Most non-British parents of children in the UK, will apply for a parent visa under the provisions contained within Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules. Under these provisions, a non-British parent can apply to join or remain in the UK with their child who is a British Citizen, settled in the UK, or in the UK with limited leave under Appendix EU. The child must be under the age of 18 and the parent must either have sole parental responsibility for the child, or the parent/carer that the child normally lives with must be a British Citizen in the UK, settled in the UK, or in the UK with limited leave under Appendix EU.
The parent must usually demonstrate that they have either sole responsibility for the child or direct access (in person) to the child. They must also meet the suitability, financial, English language, and accommodation requirements.
If their visa is granted, the applicant will be granted leave to enter or remain in the UK for up to 33 months and may work and study. Leave under this category may lead to settlement after five or ten years, depending on the applicant’s ability to meet the requirements throughout this period.
Our team offers legal representation and support services for UK parent visas and can help applicants navigate the complex legal requirements. Our team has a great deal of experience in parent visas, for those parents seeking entry clearance, leave to remain or settled status in the UK.
UK Parent Visas – Full Representation
Full representation is a comprehensive service, that allows our firm to become your legal representatives and to represent you in all matters concerning your UK parent visa. This includes preparing the appropriate forms and liaising with UKVI or the Home Office on your behalf.
If you decided that full representation was the appropriate service for you and your family, we would take detailed instructions from you, issue a client care letter and other appropriate paperwork to you, plan works according to what we consider to be your best interests, advise you of any documents or information that we may need to prepare the case efficiently and lodge your parent visa application for you. We would ensure that you are updated on any key developments on your matter and remain as your legal representatives until a decision is reached on your parent visa for the UK.
We would endeavour to be on hand throughout the parent visa application process to guide you and answer any questions you might have about the process. Once the parent visa matter has been concluded, we would send you a closing letter outlining any items that we think you may wish to know moving forwards.
Full representation may not be suitable for all clients, but our experience is that for those who have utilised this service with us, they have found it to be very helpful indeed. We would encourage readers to consider the wide range of positive reviews which are available on the internet, relating to our services.
We are proud to be able to offer a fixed fee for full representation in your application for a parent visa for the UK. Many of our clients find this to be useful in managing their costs and expectations. Although the below pricing information provides a cost range, you will always be given a precise cost on instruction and this will be detailed in your client care letter. The reason that we provide a cost range is because cases can vary considerably according to their complexity.
UKVI (Usual) Fee: £1523 plus £624 per year for NHS Health Surcharge (plus conversion fees and those for using biometric submission centres and any additional services that an applicant opts for) Note that settlement applications are likely to cost £2389 and attract no NHS Health Surcharge; &
Curzon Green (London based client) Fee: £1800-£2500 plus VAT; or
Curzon Green (Buckinghamshire based client) Fee: £1200-£1800 plus VAT.
(Please note that VAT may not be payable where the applicant is not resident in the UK.)
Please do not hesitate to contact our team for advice on a precise fee for representation in your matter or with any queries that you may have.
UK Parent Visas – Consultancy Services:
Our charges for these consultancy services are outlined below.
Curzon Green (London based client) Fee: £250-£350 plus VAT per session which lasts up to an hour (depending on the experience of the person you book your consultation with); or
Curzon Green (Buckinghamshire based client) Fee: £200-£250 plus VAT per session which lasts up to an hour (depending on the experience of the person you book your consultation with).
If you are unsure as to which service might be appropriate for your matter, or have any other queries about our immigration services, we warmly invite you to contact our team of experienced practitioners. You can do this by clicking on the links below or by telephoning or emailing our offices. You can explain to the receptionists that you are seeking to speak with the immigration team.
Telephone our offices:
London: 020 3443 9576
High Wycombe: 01494 451355
Marlow: 01628 958445
Email our immigration practitioners: firstname.lastname@example.org