Any person can apply for Leave To Remain on the basis of being a parent of a British child under the age of 18 years or a child who has continuously spent 7 years in the UK.
To qualify for Leave To Remain as a parent of a British or settled child, you should meet the following requirements:
You can also apply if your child has lived in the UK continuously for at least 7 years immediately before the application date and it would be unreasonable to expect them to leave the UK.
The test required to be fulfilled by you is to show –
A child can apply under the private life route if the child has lived continuously in the UK for at least 7 years and it is proved that it would be unreasonable to expect that the child to leave the UK.
You can apply for renewal of your parent visa using application form FLR (FP) from inside the UK . As a result of the successful application for renewal of parent visa, the applicant will be granted further leave to remain for 30 months under the parent route. The applicants applying for renewal of parent visa are not required to meet the adequate maintenance requirement or English language requirement.
Children are able to make applications under this application form where their parent is applying for limited leave to remain on any route other than under the points-based system or the UK Ancestry route. These applications can either be made on the same application form as a parent, where the child is included as the dependent, or they can be made separately.