Thanks for your thoughts. My daughter is on "dependent of settled person" visa valid till around Oct, 2016.CR001 wrote:What is the child's current visa status?alladin wrote:Thanks for replying. She has been in the UK for 1.5 years now. She came to the UK when she was 1.5 years old. She is 2 years and 11 months now.
I am of the opinion that you will struggle to get a favourable response with a reconsideration request. The rules are clear that a child born abroad is expected to hold ILR. The argument that HO can use is that she is small and can adjust to her home country given that she has only been in the UK for a short time. You might have had more on your side if your spouse was also British.
If I was in your shoes, I would apply for ILR for the child and then apply for citizenship when your spouse does, to keep things simple and less complicated.
I agree with you that ILR route is less complicated and simple.
I am planning to make it clearer (via reconsideration request) that since both parents have made UK their main home (father -BC and mother on ILR), child's future clearly lies in the UK and HO have a duty to protect the child's best interests and also referring to sections 9.17.2, 9.17.4, 9.17.11. The refusal letter does not mention about Section 55 which I think they should have considered.