Right of Access to a Child

Exercise the Right of Access to a Child
The requirements to be met by a person seeking leave to enter the UK to exercise access rights to a child resident in the United Kingdom are that:


(i) The applicant is the parent of a child who is resident in the United Kingdom; and
(ii) The parent or carer with whom the child permanently resides is resident in the United Kingdom; and
(iii) The applicant produces evidence that he has access rights to the child in the form of:

(a) A Residence Order or a Contact Order granted by a Court in the United Kingdom; or
(b) A certificate issued by a district judge confirming the applicant’s intention to maintain contact with the child; and
(iv)The applicant intends to take an active role in the child’s upbringing; and
(v) The child is under the age of 18; and
(vi)There will be sufficient accommodation for the candidate and any dependants without recourse to public funds in accommodation which the candidate owns or occupies absolutely; and

(vii) The candidate will be able to sustain himself and any dependants sufficiently without recourse to public funds; and

(viii) The candidate holds a valid UK entry clearance for entry in this ability.
Leave to enter
Leave to enter as a person exercising access rights to a child resident in the UK may be granted for one year in the first instance, provided that a legitimate United Kingdom entry clearance for entry in this capacity is produced to the Immigration Officer on arrival.

Refusal of leave to enter
Leave to enter as a person exercising rights of access to a child resident in the UK is to be rejecting if a valid United Kingdom entry clearance for entry in this capacity is not produced to the Immigration Officer on arrival.


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