Children

Children guidance:

The requirement to show that there is ‘adequate accommodation’ available for the applicant partner and any family members (including those not included in the...

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For partners and children applying under Appendix FM where the sponsoring partner is receiving one or more specified benefits, there is no minimum income requirement for...

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This Practice Note looks at the two sets of ‘Exceptional circumstances’ provisions found in para GEN.3.1‒3.3 of the Immigration Rules, which are two of the...

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If an applicant partner is applying for leave to remain and cannot meet all the requirements of Appendix FM, Family life as a partner, consideration will be given to...

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The suitability requirements in Appendix FM mirror, to a certain extent, the general grounds for refusal which are set out in the Immigration Rules, Part 9, paras 320...

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This Practice Note sets out tables of eligibility, based on the Immigration Rules, for applications for indefinite leave to enter (ILE) or indefinite leave...

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A child may be eligible to apply for indefinite leave to enter or remain under Part 8 or Appendix FM where: • both parents have settled status in the UK, or one parent...

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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...

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This Practice Note outlines the procedural requirements for an application for entry clearance or leave to remain as the child of a parent applying for or already granted...

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From 9 July 2012, the Immigration Rules relating to applications for settlement from various family members of settled persons (partners, parents, children of those with...

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One of the key changes introduced by Appendix FM was the introduction of new financial requirements. For the majority of new applicants, the previous...

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This Practice Note looks at the general principles as to whose and what income can be relied on in order to meet the minimum income threshold under the five-year route...

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This Practice Note sets out a table of the specified evidence that is required in order for a person's employment income to be relied upon towards meeting the minimum...

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Relying on employment income may be the most common way of meeting the minimum income threshold under the five-year route to settlement, but it is not necessarily the...

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This Practice Note looks at the requirements for meeting the minimum income threshold under the five-year route to settlement when relying in whole or in part on income...

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This Practice Note looks at the requirements for meeting the minimum income threshold under the five-year route for settlement when relying in whole or in part on income...

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This Practice Note looks at the requirements for meeting the minimum income threshold under the five-year route for settlement under Appendix FM, when relying in whole or...

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This Practice Note looks at several key practical issues in relation to the minimum income threshold under Appendix FM: how to establish what the minimum...

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The spreadsheet below may be used for calculating remittances made to cover the living expenses of a child. It may be used in preparing an application for a child under...

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The following two alternative requirements apply to a number of applications under the Immigration Rules that involve children: • sole responsibility, and • serious and...

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This Practice Note outlines the legal framework underpinning the duty of UK immigration decision-makers, including the Home Office, tribunals and courts, to safeguard and...

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This Practice Note discusses the policies followed by Home Office decision-makers in order to comply with the duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of...

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Under section 55 of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009, the Secretary of State for the Home Department (SSHD) has a duty to safeguard and promote the...

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