You can apply under 5 years route as a parent of a British or settled child if you meet all the requirements of the Immigration Rules including the English language requirement and financial requirement.

Various applications which can be made as parent under 5 years route are as follows:

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 (5 Years Route)   -   [Super Priority Service Available For Decision Within 24 Hours]

One Off Immigration Services For Parent Visa

We can provide following one-off immigration services in relation to your application for parent visa under 5 years route:

Free Immigration Advice
Detailed Immigration Advice For Parent Visa
Documents Checking Service For Parent Visa

Refusal Of Parent Visa UK? We Can Help

We can help you challenge the refusal of your application as a parent of a British or settled child through one of the following legal remedies:

Entry Clearance Appeal Against Refusal Of Parent Visa For UK
Appeal Against Refusal Of Leave To Remain In The UK As A Parent
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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If you are on 5 years parent route category, you can Switching Into Parent Visa (10 Years Route). We can provide Super Priority Service for your application for switching from 5 years parent route to 10 years parent route.

Parent Visa (10 Years Route)   -   [Super Priority Service Available For Decision Within 24 Hours]

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FAQs: Parent Visa (5 Years Route)

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

  • have sole parental responsibility for their child; or
  • do not live with the child (who lives with a parent or carer who is a British Citizen or settled in the UK), 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
  • (only in a leave to remain application from inside the UK) are the parent with whom the child normally lives, rather than the child’s other parent who is British or settled person.

The parent route is not for couples with a child who are in a continuing genuine and subsisting partner relationship together.

As well as including a natural parent, under paragraph 6 of the Immigration Rules, a “parent” is defined as:

  • the stepfather of a child whose father is dead (and the reference to stepfather includes a relationship arising through civil partnership);
  • the stepmother of a child whose mother is dead (and the reference to stepmother includes a relationship arising through civil partnership);
  • the father as well as the mother of an illegitimate child where he is proved to be the father;
  • an adoptive parent, where a child was adopted in accordance with a decision taken by the competent administrative authority or court in a country whose adoption orders are recognised by the UK, or where a child is the subject of a de facto adoption in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 309A of the Immigration Rules (except that an adopted child or a child who is the subject of a de facto adoption may not make an application for leave to enter or remain in order to accompany, join or remain with an adoptive parent under paragraphs 297 to 303); and
  • in the case of a child born in the UK who is not a British Citizen, a person to whom there has been a genuine transfer of parental responsibility on the grounds of the original parent(s)’ inability to care for the child.

If your application for entry clearance as a parent of a child is successful under 5 years route, you will be granted 33 months entry clearance to stay in the UK.

If your application for leave to remain as a parent of a child is successful under 5 years route, you will be granted 30 months leave to remain.

You can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) as a parent of a child under 5 years route once you have spent 5 years continuous residence in the UK with leave to remain as a parent granted under 5 years route.

The following English language requirements apply for parent visa applications under 5 years route:

If your application for entry clearance or leave to remain as a parent has been refused by the Home Office UKVI, you can challenge the refusal by way of an immigration appeal to the First Tier Tribunal.

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