You can apply for Indefinite Leave to Enter (ILE) for your adopted child if all the requirements as set out in paragraph 310 of the Immigration Rules are met. Our specialist team of immigration solicitors can provide expert legal advice and representations in relation to your adopted child’s application for Indefinite Leave to Enter (ILE).
According to paragraph 310 of the Immigration Rules, following requirements needs to be satisfied for an adopted child to be granted Indefinite Leave to Enter the UK to join the adoptive parent in the UK:
According to Paragraph 309A of the Immigration Rules, a de facto adoption shall be regarded as having taken place if:
According to paragraph 309B of the Immigration Rules, Inter-country adoptions may be subject to section 83 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or the equivalent legislation in Scotland or Northern Ireland if the adopter’s habitual residence is there. Where this is the case, a letter obtained from the Department for Education (England and Wales habitual residents) or the equivalent from the relevant central authority (Scotland or Northern Ireland habitual residents) confirming the issue of a Certificate of Eligibility must be provided with any entry clearance adoption application under paragraphs 310-316C.
Adoption agencies are responsible for assessing prospective adopters wishing to adopt a child from another country who approach them. The Intercountry Adoption Casework Team must then process all cases of intercountry adoption.
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After approving intercountry adoption applicants as suitable to adopt, the adoption agency must send the completed application to the Intercountry Adoption Casework Team.
The submission of incomplete files will result in delay, so agencies should make sure that the application is complete before sending the application to Intercountry Adoption Casework Team. To make sure you send them all the necessary documents, the Intercountry Adoption Casework Team recommends attaching the ‘Intercountry adoption application checklist’ to the front of the application.
England, Wales and Northern Ireland automatically recognise adoptions made on or after 3 January 2014 in any of the countries listed on The Adoption (Recognition of Overseas Adoptions) Order 2013.
Scotland recognises adoptions made on or after 3 January 2014 in the countries listed on The Adoption (Recognition of Overseas Adoptions)(Scotland) Regulations 2013 and its amendment.
The UK government automatically recognises all adoptions made before 3 January 2014 in any of the countries listed on The Adoption (Designation of Overseas Adoptions) Order 1973 and The Adoption (Designation of Overseas Adoptions)(Variation) Order 1993.
The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with applications for entry clearance for Indefinite Leave to Enter as an adopted child. The quality of our service is self-evident from the clients’ reviews about the service provided by our immigration lawyers. You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from immigration lawyers in London in relation to your Indefinite Leave to Enter application as an adopted child and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable, honest and professional immigration service.
If instructed to represent you regarding your Entry Clearance application for Indefinite Leave to Enter as an adopted child, the casework to be carried out by our immigration solicitors will include the following:
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