This visa type is known as the “CHILD OR OTHER DEPENDENT OF A SETTLED PERSON,” which is likewise categorized as a SETTLEMENT VISA.
Under UK Immigration Laws, applicants for a UK Spouse Visa or a UK Fiancée Visa who plan to take their children with them to the UK are required to file a separate application as Child Dependent Visas for their youngsters.
Most applicants for the UK Spouse Visa or UK Fiancée Visa, however, believe that if they indicate in their own application that their child will be going with them in the UK, there is no need to accomplish a separate online application for the children. Unfortunately, this is not the case.
ECO-Friendly would like to underscore the fact that the child/applicant need not be the biological child of the British sponsor but may also include the offspring of the Filipina applicant from their previous relationships.
For example, if the Filipina applicant for the UK Spouse Visa or UK Fiancée Visa has a daughter from her previous marriage or relationship with her Filipino husband or partner who ABANDONED them, the applicant may file an application for her daughter so that the latter can come with her to settle in the UK.
Note the stress on the word ABANDON.
ECO-Friendly would like to emphasize that the main requisite for a Child Dependent Visa is that the parent/applicant exercises “Sole Custody” over the child.
Thus, in the given example, even if the Filipina applicant for the UK Spouse Visa or UK Fiancée Visa is already separated from the father of the child, but the husband has not abandoned his responsibilities as a father and continue to provide the child with financial, moral and spiritual support, the application for the Child Dependent Visa will fail since there is no Sole Custody being exercised by the mother.
ECO-Friendly stresses that it is therefore very essential that proof to show Sole Responsibility is being exercised by the applicant in order for the application of the child to prosper.