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 Private Life Applications for Children

If a child below 18 years old has completed seven years of stay in the UK, whether legally or unlawfully and if it is not reasonable for him/her to leave the UK, then the child is entitled to apply for leave to remain in the UK. This entitlement for application is under the private life route of the Immigration rules under Para 276ADE (iv) of the Immigration Rules. The private life visa route was incorporated into the UK immigration rules as part of the Human rights Visa application routes.

If you are considering making an application for this visa, our dedicated and professional team of immigration lawyers at Paul John & Co are here to help. Contact our specialist immigration lawyers today to find out how we can help.

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Does the Child Need to be Born in the UK to Apply Under the Rules?

There is no requirement that the child should be born in the UK. A child born outside the UK but has entered the UK and completed seven years in this country before he/she reaches 18 years is eligible to apply under these rules. A child who is born in the UK is also entitled to apply for leave to remain under these rules once he/she completes 7 years stay in the country.

Do the Parents Also get a Visa Along with a Child who has Completed Seven Years in the UK?

Yes, the parents and any other siblings below the age of 18 at the time of the application are also eligible for leave to remain with a qualified child.

How Long is the Visa Granted For?

The qualified child and the family will get a 30-month visa (2 ½ years) under the private life route. The visa can be extended for a further 2 ½ years until the family completes 10 years' legal stay in the UK. Once the family completes 10 years' legal stay in the UK, they are entitled to apply for indefinite leave to remain provided they satisfy all the requirements for the rules.

Can you Apply for this Visa Under the Same Day Premium Service Process of the Home Office?

You can apply for this visa under the super premium service of the UKVI, and usually, an application is approved within 24 hours unless UKVI needs any additional documentation or clarification.

Our Expertise

Paul John & Co solicitors are experts in processing the 7 year private life route visa applications, and we have been in operation since 2006. Our team will be able to provide you with fast, friendly, honest and reliable immigration advice about your application. If we are instructed to represent you in your application our dedicated team will be able to provide you with the following services:

  • We will arrange for an appointment for you at our office or arrange for an online or telephone consultation to discuss the application process.
  • We will provide a detailed list of all documents required and will advise you about the procedure and process of the application.
  • We will prepare your online application and after your approval will be able to submit the application, arrange for the payment of the fees, and book your appointment in the relevant visa processing centres.
  • We will also follow up on your application with UK Visas and Immigration if the processing time exceeds the standard visa processing time.

Our professional fees for the above services are only £1000 + VAT for the whole family.

Contact our Expert UK Immigration Lawyers based in East London

At Paul John & Co we offer a comprehensive immigration law service, including advising on, preparing and submitting your visa application.  Our immigration solicitors also offer expert guidance and representation for immigration appeals and judicial review cases if your application is refused.

If you have any questions regarding your private life application for children or any other immigration law query, contact our friendly and proficient team today. Call us on {{CONTACT_NUMBER}} or use our online contact form and we will be in touch very soon.


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We have extensive experience in successfully helping businesses and individuals apply for a wide range of UK visas. When you work with us, you will receive clear, practical and reliable advice to help you achieve your immigration goals.