Family life as a parent of a child in the UK

The new changes to the Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules HC395 have placed confusion on Home Office Officials. You are strongly recommended to seek legal advice from ICS Legal prior submitting an application for leave to remain or entry clearance. 

The purpose of the route is to allow a parent:
 with access rights or sole responsibility of a child in the UK to enter the UK, or
 to continue to live in the UK on the basis that they:

o have sole responsibility for the child
o have access rights to the child, or
o are the parent with whom the child normally lives.

The parent route is not intended to be relied on by a person who remains in a genuine and subsisting relationship with the other parent of their child. The parent route is to help parental access to children when the parental relationship has broken down. It is aimed at single parents who have:

 sole parental responsibility for their child, or
 who do not live with the child but they have access rights to that child.

In leave to remain applications, a migrant parent with whom the child normally lives, rather than their British or settled parent, can also benefit under the rules. Call us today on 0207 237 3388 or e-mail us your query to