Children under Part 8 and Appendix FM: definitions of key terms
Children under Part 8 and Appendix FM: definitions of key terms

The following Immigration practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Children under Part 8 and Appendix FM: definitions of key terms
  • The meaning of key terms in the Immigration Rules in relation to eligibility
  • Parent
  • Evidence and DNA
  • Adopted children and children for adoption
  • Surrogacy
  • Under 18 at the date of application
  • Entry clearance
  • Leave to remain
  • Unmarried, not leading an independent life and has not formed an independent family unit
  • More...

IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for Immigration?

The meaning of key terms in the Immigration Rules in relation to eligibility

This Practice Note considers the following key terms used in the Immigration Rules in relation to eligibility for applications by children under Part 8, paras 296–316F, and Appendix FM, Family life as a child of a parent with limited leave as a partner or parent:

  1. parent

  2. under 18

  3. unmarried, not leading an independent life and not having formed an independent family unit, and

  4. 'present and settled' and 'being admitted for settlement'—note that these definitions relate only to applications by children of settled persons under Part 8 of the Immigration Rules and are not referred to in Appendix FM

Relevant evidence and common pitfalls are discussed in this Practice Note, however it should be read in conjunction with the following Practice Notes as relevant:

  1. Children applying for indefinite leave under

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