Parents of children who are British citizens or are settled in the UK can apply for a visa to remain in the UK indefinitely through this visa category if they have sole parental responsibility and it is in the children’s best interest for the parent to be granted indefinite leave to remain in the UK.

Apart from general visa requirements, there are certain conditions that must be met by the applicant for this visa category; such as:

  • relationship requirements (applicant must be the parent of the child)
  • Documentary evidence showing access rights to a child
  • Suitability requirements
  • Sufficient knowledge of the English language
  • Sufficient knowledge of life in the UK

The applicant can only be eligible to apply for their ILR in the UK once they have completed the residential qualifying period in the UK. Please consult with our immigration solicitor to find out whether you qualify for this visa category and how you can apply.