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Extension of Parent of British child visa (5 years route)

You can apply for extension / renewal of your parent of British child visa under 5 years route if you are already in the UK with leave to enter or remain as a parent of a British child under 5 years route. The application for renewal of leave to remain as a parent of British child is made online using application form FLR (FP). As a result of a successful application for extension of your parent visa under 5 years route, you will be granted further leave to remain for 30 months (2.5 years) to be able to complete 5 years in the UK and thus apply for ILR as a parent of British child under 5 years route. An application for parent visa renewal will be considered in accordance with requirements of the Immigration Rules as set out in Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules.

Specialist Parent visa solicitors

Our expert team of parent visa solicitors in London, specialise in applications for extension of parent visa. Our specialist parent visa solicitors have successfully helped thousands of clients with the applications for extension of parent visa. Our best team of parent visa solicitors can provide fast, friendly, reliable and fixed fee immigration services concerning your application for extension of parent visa under 5 years route. Ask a question to our expert parent visa solicitors for free immigration advice or submit an online request to book an appointment for detailed legal advice for your application for renewal of parent visa under 5 years route.

Requirements for renewal of parent of British child visa (5 Years Route)

To qualify for extension / renewal of parent of British child visa under 5 years route, you should meet the following requirements:

  • You should still not be in relationship with the other parent of the child and therefore should be ineligible to apply for leave to remain as a partner.
  • Your British or settled child must be in the UK and must be under the age of 18 years.
  • You should either have sole responsibility for the child or have in person contact with the child (access to the child).
  • You should have been playing an active role in the upbringing of the child and should demonstrate intention to continue place such role in the life of the child;
  • You should meet adequate maintenance and accommodation requirement.
  • You should meet the English language requirement.

Super Priority Service for renewal of Parent visa under 5 years route

As one of the expert immigration solicitors based in London we are registered with the Home Office, UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) and its commercial partners UKVCAS Sopra Steria to provide Super Priority Service (SPS) for your parent visa extension application whereby decision on your application will be made by the Home Office UKVI within 24 hours of the enrolment of biometrics at a designated service centre.

Our specialist parent visa solicitors can prepare and submit your parent visa extension application to the Home Office, UKVI through Super Priority Service (SPS) and get a decision on your parent visa extension application within 24 hours. This way, you will not have to wait for the decision on your parent visa renewal application for months (sometimes years).

If you do not meet the adequate maintenance requirement

If you are currently in the UK under parent visa 5 years route, and you do not meet the adequate maintenance requirement, you can apply for switching into parent visa 10 years route from inside the UK. Most applicants who switch from 5 years route to 10 years route will end up applying for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK under 10 years long residence category once they have lived in the UK continuously and lawfully for at least 10 years. All the time spent in the UK on all types of UK visa categories including parent visa 5 years route and parent visa 10 years route will be counted towards ILR under 10 years long residence – SET (LR) application.

English language requirement for renewal of Parent visa under 5 Years Route

The applicant must provide specified evidence that he/she:

  1. is a national of a majority English speaking country; or
  2. has passed an English language test in speaking and listening at a minimum of level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages with a provider approved by the Home Office, UKVI; or
  3. has an academic qualification recognised by UK NARIC to be equivalent to the standard of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or PhD in the UK, which was taught in English; or
  4. is exempt from the English language requirement because at the date of application:
    • the applicant is aged 65 or over;
    • the applicant has a disability (physical or mental condition) which prevents the applicant from meeting the requirement; or
    • there are exceptional circumstances which prevent the applicant from being able to meet the requirement prior to entry to the UK.

Re-applying for parent visa renewal after the refusal

If your application for parent visa renewal has been refused by the Home Office, UKVI and you believe that the decision to refuse your application is valid and lawful and therefore cannot be challenged successfully by way of appeal, you have the option to re-apply for parent visa renewal within 14 days of your section 3C leave ending. We can provide the required legal help and assistance with re-applying for your parent visa renewal under 5 years route through our Super Priority Service.

How can we help?

Our expert team of parent visa solicitors specialise in UK parent visa applications. If instructed to represent you regarding your application for renewal of parent visa under 5 years route, we will carry out all the work on your application until a decision is made by the Home Office UKVI on your application. The immigration casework to be carried out by our expert team of parent visa solicitors will include the following:

  • Assessing your eligibility for renewal of parent visa under 5 years route by considering all your personal circumstances including assessment of meeting the adequate maintenance requirement.
  • Advising you on the weaknesses and strengths of your application for parent visa renewal.
  • Advising you on the relevant documents to be submitted in support of your parent visa extension application;
  • Assessing your documents to ensure that the documentary evidence is as per requirements of the Home Office UKVI immigration Rules.
  • Completing and submitting the online application form FLR(FP) to apply for renewal of parent visa by gathering all the relevant information from you.
  • Helping you with paying the parent visa application fee and the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) for the application;
  • Booking your appointment with the application centre for verification of documents and enrolment of biometrics;
  • Where necessary, preparing detailed witness statement of the applicant explaining the relationship of the applicant with the British child and other relevant factors pertaining to the parent visa renewal application.
  • Preparing a detailed cover letter to introduce and support your parent visa renewal application.
  • Uploading online all the relevant supporting documents before you attend your appointment for enrolment of your biometrics.
  • Liaising with the Home Office UKVI for a timely decision on your parent visa renewal application.

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As specialist immigration solicitors, we pride in having one of the best team of specialist immigration solicitors  with wealth of knowledge and experience to deal with all types of UK visa and immigration matters. Our top rated immigration solicitors have successfully helped thousands of clients with all types of UK visa and immigration applications, immigration appeals, Administrative Review, Pre-Action Protocol (PAP) and Judicial Review.

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Theo Mathias-Nwaulune

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