Dependent Child Visa

The Dependent Child visa allows eligible non-EEA dependent children of a British Citizen to enter and remain in the UK, usually they will be granted Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)..

To be eligible for a UK Child Dependent Visa the child must be:

Be under the age of 18 years old

Not be leading an independent life

Not married or in a civil partnership

Not formed an independent family unit

There are supplementary requirements with more for an adopted child. Contact us on to discuss or fill in the online contact form 

If the parent of the dependent child wishes to apply as a partner or parent in order to enter or remain in the UK they must met the financial requirements, whereas, all other cases require the parent to show they can accommodate the child without recourse to public funds.

In some cases, depending on the settlement status of the parent(s), the child may need to make an application as a points-based system (PBS) dependent.

As long as the child is eligible for a Dependent Child Visa, they will be granted Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK. The child can usually apply for British Naturalisation once they have lived in the UK for a continuous five years.

Here at Alexandra & Spencer we appreciate how much having your family members around you means which is why our immigration experts will submit a strong application form backed with solid evidence to obtain the best outcome. You application form will be accompanied by a Letter of Representation highlighting the merits of your case and relevant law. We will liaise with the Home Office until a decision is made. Contact a member of our team on or complete the online contact form to discuss the chances of being approved for a UK Dependent Child Visa and get the application started.

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