Child/Family Visa Solicitors

Whiterose Blackmans

Immigration Law Experts In Leeds

Specialist Immigration Lawyers – Child Visas

Whiterose Blackmans Solicitors are expert Immigration Solicitors in Leeds who can guide you through the process of applying for a child visa. We understand how worrying & stressful trying to attain a visa can be and also the consequences of a failed application and how this would affect you and your family in the long term. We will advise you based on your personal circumstances and throughout the process we are on-hand to support you and explain the likely outcomes and to fight on your behalf. We have an excellent track record in obtaining successful visa applications.

Child Visas

If you wish to migrate to the UK, you may wish to arrange for your children to join you in the UK as your dependents. The Home Office classes any child under eighteen years of age as a dependent whereas EEA Regulations are more lenient with respect to the age which children are considered “dependent.” European law permits children up to the age of twenty one join their family members in the UK. However, if your child is leading an independent life or is married, they will not be considered as your dependent.

If you wish to apply for your children to join or accompany you to the UK, we can help you with your application and with your queries. Our expert team of solicitors in Leeds, West Yorkshire can assist you with the preparation of your visa application and ensure that you meet with all the requirements of the Immigration Rules. We will ensure that all documentary evidence is submitted thereby leading to a successful application.

Dependent Children

Dependent children of a person living and settled in the UK:

Children who have parents that are settled in the UK are able to join them in the UK and be granted indefinite leave to remain. There are certain conditions that need to be satisfied before the child can be granted indefinite leave to remain and it must be noted that the rule of ‘sole responsibility’ is observed very strictly by the Home Office and Courts.

Dependent children of a person who has limited leave to remain in the UK:

Under this type of visa, children will be granted the same period of limited leave to remain as their parents have. Here, the same rules as ‘sole responsibility’ apply and dependent children are given access to schools and the NHS (but cannot seek assistance from UK public funds).

Dependent children of an EEA national exercising treaty rights in the UK:

Children up to the age of 21 can join their EEA national parents in the UK but will need to comply with similar requirements as under the Immigration Rules and in addition should not be married or be leading independent lives

Immigration – Our Fees:

For details of our fixed fees in respect of immigration matters, please click here.

Free Initial Consultation

We offer a free initial consultation in all areas of law. We have specialist solicitors in all our practice areas, all of whom have many years of experience. We advise and represent our clients in a pro-active, friendly and honest manner in order to obtain the best possible outcome. From the outset, you can be confident that you have specialist solicitors on your side. We have specialist solicitors in Civil Litigation, Criminal Defence, Divorce, Family Law, Immigration & Personal Injury. We are authorised to provide Legal Aid funding for qualifying criminal law matters. Our initial consultation is always free and we can offer a "No Win-No Fee" in Personal Injury Cases. We can in certain circumstances arrange a consultation in the convenience of your home.

What our clients say about Whiterose Blackmans on


  • review rating 5  Mudassir brother it was great to have you taking care of my case couldn’t be happier got my permit within 4 weeks I highly recommend whiterose and blackmans solicitors

    thumb Gacha song Recreater
    1/24/2020
  • review rating 5  I contacted Whitehorse Blackmans Solicitors as I needed help with my British Citizenship application. I was thoroughly and patiently guided through the maze of the questions I had by Mudassir over the phone, followed by an appointment at their office. Everyone at the office were so lovely, welcoming and helpful. Having had horrid experience with immigration solicitors in London before, I was so pleasantly surprised at Mudassir’s efficiency and commitment to his work. Everything went incredibly fast, with my application being ready and sent off within a week. I am so thrilled to say that I received my British citizenship a few days ago! The entire process took less than two months, mainly thanks to Mudassir’s incredible efficiency and organised hard work. His work was also complimented by the lady at the Biometrics office, letting me know that my documents were uploaded in such an incredibly organised and proper manner, allowing them to move forward quicker and send my case off to the Home Office on the same day, speeding up the process considerably. All I have to say is a massive thank you to Mudassir for his fantastic work. I highly recommend him and Whiterose Blackmans Excellent experience *****

    thumb Lilly Seliin
    9/12/2020
  • review rating 5  Anita did such a great work with our case. She talked us through the whole process and was always there when we needed her. Detailed oriented and very professional. So happy with her service!

    thumb Daniela Fernandez
    7/03/2019
  • review rating 5  I Applied for my wife's entry clearance visa in January 2020 using the priority service, hoping we’d get a decision in 4 weeks. Our case was handled by madasser. He is very knowledgeable and helped us throughout the application process. Unfortunately Due to covid-19 our case was delayed. It was an agonising 6 month wait! During the 6 months i was updated Whenever possible by Madasser. Then thankfully on 24/07/2020 my wife got her visa😊. Thank you Madasser for your help you are highly recommend.

    thumb Jk
    8/08/2020
  • review rating 5  I and my family met Anita when the previous solicitor Anuf was leaving the firm. Anita has a heavyweight knowledge of a boxer and did an excellent work to get our citizenship application successful. I would heavily recommend her to everyone as she provided great service and a patient heart.

    thumb Theo Taylor
    8/22/2019
  • review rating 5  Mr Mudassir Ali had done my case, he is very organized my case was granted within 2 hours, Iam very happy. Thank you mr Mudassir Ali

    thumb Diem Nguyen
    3/18/2020
  • review rating 5  Mohamed was Nadia were a great help with a family issue regarding my son,would highly recommend and will use in the future.

    thumb Ben Farley
    12/10/2019

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