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Do the Immigration Rules, Appendix FM permit someone on a fiancé visa to enter the UK with their dependent children?

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Produced in partnership with Nick Nason of Edgewater Legal
Published on LexisPSL on 25/04/2019

The following Immigration Q&A produced in partnership with Nick Nason of Edgewater Legal provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Do the Immigration Rules, Appendix FM permit someone on a fiancé visa to enter the UK with their dependent children?

Do the Immigration Rules, Appendix FM permit someone on a fiancé visa to enter the UK with their dependent children?

A person can apply to enter the UK as a fiancée of a person present and settled here. They must meet the requirements set out in Immigration Rules, Appendix FM, Section EC-P, including suitability requirements, the financial requirement, the English language requirement, and the eligibility requirement.

It is possible for children to apply as a dependant of a fiancée via ‘Section EC-C: Entry clearance as a child’ which is a route ‘for a child whose parent is applying under this Appendix for entry clearance or leave, or who has limited leave, as a partner or parent’.

The requirements to be met for the dependant child under this route are as follows:

‘Section EC-C: Entry clearance as a child

EC-C.1.1. The requirements to be met for entry clearance as a child are that-

(a) the applicant must be outside the UK;

(b) the applicant must have made a valid application for entry clearance as a child;

(c) the applicant must not fall for refusal under any of the grounds in Section S-EC: Suitability for entry clearance; and

(d) the applicant must meet

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