Children

If your parent(s) or relatives are present and settled in the UK, you may apply to join them under one of the following circumstances:

  • Both parents are present and settled in the United Kingdom;
  • Both parents are being admitted on the same occasion for settlement;
  • One parent is present and settled in the United Kingdom and the other is being admitted on the same occasion for settlement;
  • One parent is present and settled in the United Kingdom or being admitted on the same occasion for settlement and the other parent is deceased;
  • One parent is present and settled in the United Kingdom or being admitted on the same occasion for settlement and has had sole responsibility for the child's upbringing;
  • One parent or a relative is present and settled in the United Kingdom or being admitted on the same occasion for settlement and there are serious and compelling family or other considerations which make exclusion of the child undesirable and suitable arrangements have been made for the child's care.

You must also meet the following requirements:

  • You are under 18
  • You are not leading an independent life, are not married or a civil partner, and have not formed an independent family unit
  • You can, and will, be accommodated adequately by the parent, parents or relative you are seeking to join without recourse to public funds in accommodation which the parent, parents or relative you are seeking to join, own or occupy exclusively
  • You can, and will, be maintained adequately by the parent, parents, or relative you are seeking to join, without recourse to public funds
  • You hold a valid Entry Clearance for entry in this capacity.

If your application is successful you will have the right to enter/remain in the UK permanently (also known as indefinite leave to enter/remain).