According to paragraph 316A of the Immigration Rules, the requirements to be satisfied in the case of a child seeking limited leave to enter the United Kingdom for the purpose of being adopted (which, for the avoidance of doubt, does not include a de facto adoption) in the United Kingdom are that:

  • The child is seeking limited leave to enter to accompany or join a person or persons who wish to adopt him in the United Kingdom (the “prospective parent(s)”), in one of the following circumstances:
    • both prospective parents are present and settled in the United Kingdom; or
    • both prospective parents are being admitted for settlement on the same occasion that the child is seeking admission; or
    • one prospective parent is present and settled in the United Kingdom and the other is being admitted for settlement on the same occasion that the child is seeking admission; or
    • one prospective parent is present and settled in the United Kingdom and the other is being given limited leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom with a view to settlement on the same occasion that the child is seeking admission, or has previously been given such leave; or
    • one prospective parent is being admitted for settlement on the same occasion that the other is being granted limited leave to enter with a view to settlement, which is also on the same occasion that the child is seeking admission; or
    • one prospective parent is present and settled in the United Kingdom or is being admitted for settlement on the same occasion that the child is seeking admission, and has had sole responsibility for the child’s upbringing; or
    • one prospective parent is present and settled in the United Kingdom or is being admitted for settlement on the same occasion that the child is seeking admission, and there are serious and compelling family or other considerations which would make the child’s exclusion undesirable, and suitable arrangements have been made for the child’s care; and
  • The child is under the age of 18; and
  • The child is not leading an independent life, is unmarried and is not a civil partner, and has not formed an independent family unit; and
  • The child can, and will, be maintained and accommodated adequately without recourse to public funds in accommodation which the prospective parent or parents own or occupy exclusively; and
  • The child will have the same rights and obligations as any other child of the marriage or civil partnership; and
  • The child is being adopted due to the inability of the original parent(s) or current carer(s) (or those looking after him immediately prior to him being physically transferred to his prospective parent or parents) to care for him, and there has been a genuine transfer of parental responsibility to the prospective parent or parents; and
  • The child has lost or broken or intends to lose or break his ties with his family of origin; and
  • The child will be adopted in the United Kingdom by his prospective parent or parents in accordance with the law relating to adoption in the United Kingdom, but the proposed adoption is not one of convenience arranged to facilitate his admission to the United Kingdom.

Why Choose Sunrise Solicitors For Entry Clearance For Limited Leave to Enter As A Child To Be Adopted In The UK?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with applications for entry clearance for Limited Leave to Enter as a child to be adopted in the UK. The quality of our service is self-evident from the clients' reviews about the service provided by our immigration lawyers. You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from immigration lawyers in London in relation to your Entry Clearance Application for Limited Leave to Enter as a child for adoption in the UK and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable, honest and professional immigration service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your Entry Clearance application for Limited Leave to Enter as a child to be adopted in the UK by your prospective adoptive parents, the casework to be carried out by our immigration solicitors will include the following:

  • Taking detailed instructions from you and advising you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) in your entry clearance application for Limited Leave to Enter as a child to be adopted in the UK by your prospective adoptive parents;
  • Discussing your Limited Leave to Enter application in detail with you and advising you about the weaknesses and strengths of your application for Limited Leave to Enter as a child to be adopted in the UK;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your entry clearance application for Limited Leave to Enter as a child to be adopted in the UK;
  • Checking all the relevant documents to ensure that the documents to be submitted in support of the application are in accordance with the Home Office, UKVI requirements;
  • Arranging for the property inspection report for the accommodation occupied by the UK sponsor to comply with the Home Office requirement of adequate accommodation;
  • Completing the online application form for Entry Clearance for Limited Leave to Enter as a child to be adopted in the UK and discussing the same with you;
  • Submitting the entry clearance application form online and arranging an appointment for you to hand over your application at a designated application centre.
  • Preparing a sponsorship declaration for the UK sponsor to confirm his/her relationship to the applicant and to confirm that the UK sponsor will maintain and accommodate the applicant in the UK without public funds, if necessary;
  • Preparing detailed statement of the applicant or the UK sponsor, if necessary, to explain the background of their relationship and covering the potential issues in the case;
  • Preparing a cover letter to introduce and support the Entry Clearance application for Limited Leave to Enter as a child to be adopted in the UK wherein our immigration solicitors will explain in detail how all the requirements of the rules are being met for Limited Leave to Enter to be granted by the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO);
  • Liaising with the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO), if necessary, for a timely decision on the Limited Leave to Enter application;
  • Protecting your interests while your Entry Clearance application for Limited Leave to Enter as a child to be adopted in the UK is pending with the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) and making further representations in support of the application, if necessary;
  • Doing all the follow up work until decision is reached on your Entry Clearance application.

Our Fee For Entry Clearance Application for Limited Leave to Enter As A Child To Be Adopted In The UK

  • We will charge you a fee from £2,000 (No VAT) for our professional immigration services in relation to your entry clearance application for Limited Leave to Enter as a child to be adopted in the UK. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
  • If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your matter, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and rest of the fee can be paid by monthly instalments.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office, UKVI on the application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by us on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Home Office fee, etc.

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