Apply as a child

You can apply for a family visa to join your parent in the UK.

Apply as a child

You can apply for a family visa to join your parent in the UK.

You may not need a family visa if at least one of your parents has indefinite leave to remain or proof of permanent residence.

You were born in the UK:
You will get the same permission to stay as your parent if you were born in the UK.

If you are under 18 - You can either:
- be added to your parent’s next application as a dependant
- apply separately
To apply separately, you will need to know what kind of permission to stay in the UK (‘limited leave to remain’) your parent has.

If you are over 18: Your parent can only include you in their application as a dependant if you -
- got permission to come to or stay in the UK (‘leave to enter or remain’) on a family visa when you were under 18
- do not live an independent life
- are applying from inside the UK

You were born outside the UK: Whether you can apply depends on your age and how your parent applied.

Contact us to discuss your immigration matter by calling us on +44(0)7548856403 or email us on office@arukvisa.co.uk or by completing our Contact Form. One of our advisers will be happy to assist you personally.