UK Child Visa
Children of a British Citizen or a Settled person can join then in the United Kingdom, provided that they are under the age of 18 years – or above 18 in very exceptional circumstances. The parent will need to satisfy the condition that the sole responsibility of the children is with the parent settled in the UK and it is not reasonable for the child to stay outside the United Kingdom. If you are able to satisfy the requirements, then you can apply for a child dependent visa or child settlement visa from overseas. Once the child is granted the visa they are generally granted Indefinite Leave to Enter only if they are applying alone.
The parent/s will also need to provide evidence that they are able to provide the child with adequate accommodation and maintenance and, where necessary, relevant education arrangements have been put in place for the child applying for Entry Clearance from outside the UK.
You will be able to apply under this category of UK visa even if you are an adopted child. However, adoption arrangements and paperwork should be fulfilled inside the United Kingdom.
The parents will also need to prove that the child is financially dependent on them. If the child is over 18 years of age, exceptional circumstances should be in existence.
If the parent is an EEA/EU national the age limit for children is 21 years, an application can be made from inside and outside the United Kingdom under this category.
The required evidence changes according to circumstances so please seek advice from one of our experts today.