Parents with access rights to children in UK

A person who seeks leave to enter / leave to remain in the UK to exercise access rights to a child resident in the UK are that:

  • the applicant is the parent of a child who is resident in the United Kingdom; and
  • the parent or carer with whom the child permanently resides is resident in the United Kingdom; and
  •  the applicant produces evidence that he has access rights to the child.

NB: – There are additional requirements to be satisfied so please contact us for further information

Is entry clearance mandatory?

Yes. Entry clearance is mandatory for all nationalities, except EEA and Swiss nationals, exercising their right of access to a child resident in the UK.

Initial visa / Leave to enter / Leave to Remain

If the applicant satisfies all the requirements of the Immigration Rules then he/ she would be granted with an initial 12 months period, in the first instance.

Indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a person exercising rights of access to a child resident in the United Kingdom

A person exercising rights of access to a child resident would be eligible to apply for indefinite leave to remain provided that

  • the applicant completed a period of 12 months as a person exercising rights of access to a child; and
  • the applicant takes and intends to continue to take an active role in the child’s upbringing; and
  • the child visits or stays with the applicant on a frequent and regular basis and the applicant intends this to continue.

NB: – There are additional requirements to be satisfied so please contact us for further information.