Thanks for your patience.
The child does help you yes, but it’s not simple.
You obviously don’t have to leave to remain which complicates things.
You would be applying under the ten year route. On the basis of your relationship with the mother and, particularly, your child and the fact that it would presumably not be in the interests of the child to leave the UK with you.
The most importance suggestion I can give you is that you should instruct a solicitor locally to act on your behalf and prepare the application. They will draft your statements and ensure that appropriate and sufficient supporting documentation is submitted with your application to enable you to have the best chance.
If you instruct a solicitor and remain with the motrher and actively involved in the upbringing of the child then the chances that they would be able to evict you are remote and the chances of securing leave to remain are fairly good.
I am sorry that I could not have better news for you.
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