Sole Responsibility - Find out how we secured a child settlement visa to enable a child from Sierra Leone to join her father in the UK after 10 years apart
A is a national of Sierra Leone. He entered the United Kingdom in 1999 as an international student. He was unable to return to his country due to a civil war erupting in his country; he claimed asylum but his application was refused by the Home Office. Thereafter he became unregulated. A had left behind his six-month-old daughter who was being cared for by his parents. He was no longer in a relationship with the mother of his child. After 10 years in the U.K., A was granted indefinite leave to remain (ILR) in the U.K. under the legacy programme. He now wanted to bring his daughter to the U.K. to live with him. Despite A not having seen his daughter for more than 10 years, we made a successful entry clearance application on his behalf that demonstrated he had been exercising sole responsibility for his daughter all those years. A's daughter was granted a child settlement visa to join her father in the U.K.