What is a CDV?
The UK provides for children who are not British and are under 18 years of age to enter and remain in the UK with their parent(s).
A child who is under the age of 18, living overseas, and who has a parent or other relative, either settled or applying for settlement in the UK, may be eligible to enter and remain in the UK indefinitely.
A child who is under the age of 18 and who has a parent with Limited Leave to remain in the UK and who arrived as a spouse, civil partner, or unmarried partner of a British Citizen may be eligible to seek leave to remain in circumstances in line with that parent.
What are the requirements?
For an application to be successful, a number of requirements have to be met including:
- The dependant must prove the relationship which is claimed with the parent or other relative and provide documentary evidence,
- The dependant must be under the age of 18 at the date of the application,
- The dependant must not be married, in a civil partnership or leading an independent life,
- Proof that adequate accommodation is available,
- Evidence that there are funds of at least £18,600 available to support the dependant without recourse to public funds,
- The dependant’s parent(s) must have sole responsibility to make important decisions such as where the dependant lives, attends school, travels, religion and medical treatment etc,
- Whether or not there are serious compelling family or other considerations which make exclusion of the dependant undesirable
How can we help?
If you are struggling to understand the complex immigration rules we are able to help, advise and action: our process will enable you to avoid unnecessary expenses and to take the stress and uncertainty out of your application.
We have a proven track record of successfully advising and guiding clients through the immigration application and appeals process.
Who can I contact for help?
Please feel free to contact our Immigration Team through the following who will be happy to speak to you and guide you:
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