If you are a national of the (EEA), Switzerland and are the Parent of a British Child or Settled Child etc. you can apply for residence.
Under this category if you are a national of a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland and are the Parent of a British Child or Settled Child or Child who has lived in the UK for a continuous period of 7 years and it would be unreasonable for the child to live outside the UK, you can apply for residence.
This visa can be applied for either from within the UK or from outside the UK.
In order to apply, the following requirements must be met:
Child must be:
– a British Citizen, or
– Settled in the UK (Indefinite Leave to Remain or Permanent Residence holder), or
– have lived in the UK for a continuous period of 7 years, if you are applying from the UK
– Applicant must be over 18 years of age and your child must be under 18 years of age on the date of application.
The applicant does NOT have to meet the Financial Requirement, English Language Requirement, Accommodation requirement if you are applying from within the UK. Evidence of the relationship and having an active role in the child’s upbringing is required.
You must be the biological parent of the child and your relationship must be evidenced with a Birth Certificate.
You should play an active role in the upbringing of the child, either in the form of living and taking care of the daily needs of the child.
If living separately from the child but you have access rights and take part in the major decisions in the child’s life with the other parent while having regular contact with the child, this will also be taken into consideration.
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