Dependent child visa

Dependent Child Visa

With a Dependent Child Visa UK, a non-EEA dependent child of a UK citizen or an individual with settled status may enter the country. If the child is eligible for United Kingdom Dependent Child Visa, Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) will be granted once in the country. After five years of continuous residence, the child may apply or register for British Naturalization.

This is an extremely difficult visa application process so it is very important to have legal guidance at every stage. Our expert lawyers will closely work with you and guide you through the Dependent Child Visa application process to ensure that it is filled out to the highest standard, giving you the best chance of a successful application. During your application, we will also be in contact with the relevant authorities, so there will be much less for you to worry about than if you were applying on your own.

How will we Help?

The application process for a Dependent Child Visa requires a lengthy list of documentation just to establish eligibility. It is difficult to successfully apply for this visa without professional and specialized help. At ASL, we have a team of dedicated and qualified legal experts who will endeavour to help you successfully apply for the visa. If you choose to enlist our support, we will:

  • Assess your eligibility status
  • Support you until the completion of your application
  • Help with the completion of any necessary forms
  • Ensure your application is up to the highest standard
  • Liaise with the legal authorities on your behalf
  • Present your case for you to ensure the best chance of success

ASL will make your application journey so much easier than if you were applying by yourself. Call our 24-hour line on 07872504002.


This is a difficult visa application and the requirements are highly specific and thoroughly checked by the legal authorities. it is very important to have legal guidance when determining eligibility. Applying for adopted children is even more complex than applying for your own children.

Eligibility for a Dependent Child Visa depends on:

  • The applicant being under 18
  • The applicant not leading an independent life
  • The applicant not being married or in a civil partnership
  • The applicant not previously forming an independent family unit in the UK

Language tests are not required for dependent children unless they wish to become a British citizen through naturalisation. This will be done through a SELT test, You will not need an English Language test if you are already a national of an English speaking country.

Get in touch with us for expert advice

We understand applying for yourself or any loved one is worrisome and that you desperately want the application to go through, especially when applying for children, so it is recommended to be guided by expert legal advice. Our expert solicitors will happily consult you. We also have a team of people who speak fluent Urdu and Punjabi to help communicate about our legal services effectively. Call our 24-hour line on 07872504002.