Children of a parent with limited leave as a partner: entry clearance—eligibility tables
Produced in partnership with Jo Renshaw of Turpin & Miller LLP
Children of a parent with limited leave as a partner: entry clearance—eligibility tables

The following Immigration guidance note Produced in partnership with Jo Renshaw of Turpin & Miller LLP provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Children of a parent with limited leave as a partner: entry clearance—eligibility tables
  • Which Rules apply?
  • Applications under Appendix FM
  • Eligibility—Appendix FM
  • Applications under Part 8
  • Eligibility—Part 8
  • Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) clearance certificate condition
  • Compassionate factors

This Practice Note sets out tables of eligibility requirements for applications for entry clearance under Appendix FM and Part 8 of the Immigration Rules as the child of a parent who has been granted limited leave as a partner (and, for Appendix FM applications only, as the child of a parent who is applying for limited leave as a partner at the same time).

Note that children of sponsors who are serving or discharged members of the armed forces may also be eligible to apply under the Immigration Rules, Appendix Armed Forces. Applications under Appendix Armed Forces are outside the scope of Lexis PSL®Immigration.

Which Rules apply?

Whether the application is made under Appendix FM or Part 8 depends on when the child's parent last applied for limited leave as a partner.

If the parent applied for limited leave to enter or remain before 9 July 2012 and that application was granted, the child’s application must meet the requirements of Immigration Rules, Part 8, paras 301‒303. As it has not been to possible to apply as a partner under Part 8 since 9 July 2012, a child will only be eligible to apply for entry clearance under Part 8 if their relevant parent applied before 9 July 2012 as a partner, but the child has remained overseas for some reason since that