Subject  to  the  requirements  of  Paragraph  297  of    the  Immigration  Rules,  indefinite leave  to  enter  the  United  Kingdom  may  be  granted  to  a  child  under  18  years  of  age  where:

  • both  parents  are  present  and  settled  here, or  are  being  admitted  on  the  same  occasion for settlement; or
  • one  parent  is  present  and  settled  here and  the  other  is  being  admitted  on  the same occasion for settlement at the time  the child is seeking admission; or 
  • one parent is present and settled here or is being admitted on the same occasion for settlement, and the other parent is dead; or
  • one parent is present and settled here or is being admitted on the same occasion for settlement, and has had sole responsibility for the child's upbringing; or
  • one  parent  (or  a  relative)  is  present  and  settled  here  or  being  admitted  for settlement, and there are serious   and   compelling   family  or  other considerations  which  make  the  child's  exclusion  undesirable, and suitable  
    arrangements have been made for the child's care.

The Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) must be satisfied from the information and evidence provided that:

  • the child is related as claimed;
  • the child is under 18 years of age;
  • the   applicant   is   not   married,   is   not   a   civil   partner   or   leading   an   independent life;
  • there  is  adequate  and  appropriate  maintenance  and  accommodation  for  the child, provided by the sponsor, without recourse to public funds. 

The refusal rate is very high in cases where the UK sponsor has to establish the sole responsibility for the child as it is not easy to meet the sole responsibility requirement.

Why Choose Sunrise Solicitors For Indefinite Leave To Enter Application For Your Child?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with applications for entry clearance for Indefinite Leave to Enter by a child. 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 Indefinite Leave to Enter application 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 Indefinite Leave to Enter as a child, 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 Indefinite Leave to Enter application as a child;
  • Discussing your Indefinite Leave to Enter application in detail with you and advising you about the weaknesses and strengths of your Indefinite Leave to Enter application as a child;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your entry clearance application for Indefinite Leave to Enter as a child;
  • 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 Indefinite Leave to Enter application 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 Indefinite Leave to Enter application wherein our immigration solicitors will explain in detail how all the requirements of the rules are being met for the Indefinite 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 Indefinite Leave to Enter application;
  • Protecting your interests while your Indefinite Leave to Enter application 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 Indefinite Leave to Enter application.

Our Fee For Entry Clearance Application for Indefinite Leave to Enter As A Child

  • We will charge you a fee from £1,000 (No VAT) for our professional immigration services in relation to your entry clearance application for Indefinite Leave to Enter as a child where the application does not involve proving sole responsibility for the child. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
  • We will charge you a fee from £1,500 (No VAT) for our professional immigration services in relation to your entry clearance application for Indefinite Leave to Enter as a child where the application involves proving sole responsibility for the child. 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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