A parent of a qualifying child can apply for a visa to either enter or remain in the UK in order to have contact with that child.


Who is a qualifying child?

A qualifying child is a:

  • Child under 18 who is a British citizen.
  • A child who has lived in the UK for a continuous period of 7 years and who it would not be reasonable to expect to leave the UK.


What are the other requirements?

  • The parent must provide evidence of direct contact with the child, either a Court order or a letter from the parent the child normally lives with.
  • The parent must take an active role in the child’s upbringing.
  • The English Language requirement must be met.
  • The accommodation requirement must be met.
  • The maintenance requirement must be met.
  • The general grounds of refusal must not apply.

How can Drummond Miller help?

We offer initial fixed fee consultations at which we can review your case against the criteria and advise you on your prospects of success.

If you choose to select our full service, we will offer you a fixed fee and we will provide the following:

  • Bespoke legal representations to accompany your application, setting out clearly why your application meets the terms of Appendix FM.
  • A Drummond Miller package that meets the onerous requirements of Appendix FM and the Specified Evidence Rules.
  • Advice on all aspects of the process and procedures to be followed.
  • Assistance with completion of all visa application forms.
  • Correspondence with your employer (if required).
  • We can assist applicants living in the UK and outside the UK.
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