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I have a friend who is a Filipina who was married to a

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I have a friend who is a Filipina who was married to a UK passport holder. They have 3 children who have UK passports.
The husband died a few years back in Manila and the wife [Filipina] now wants to move herself and her kids to the UK.
Her kids can clearly enter any time but she would like to know how she can go about getting a permanent resident visa to live and work in the UK so she can be with her kids.
The kids vary in age from around 7 to 11.
Her husband's family who live in Somerset are very supportive and are happy to put them all up when they first arrive to help them get themselves established. The family are financially secure and have the funds to either buy a house or rent plus to financially support themselves in the UK.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  frantzgregory replied 2 years ago.
HelloThank you for your enquiry. Your friend's situation is a bit tricky. However, the provisions of Appendix FM allow a parent of a child in the UK under 18 to apply for entry clearance where a British child is living in the UK or coming into the UK to live. However, your friend will have to show evidence of having sole parental responsibility, the financial means to adequately maintain and accommodate the children, pass the English language requirements and meet the suitability requirement. **********************************************************************This is a simple question and answer platform. Answers expressed by the author in this platform are solely base upon the information provided by you. Under no circumstances should answers be relied up as immigration advice. Please note that the author accepts no responsibility for any reliance and it is your responsibility to seek independent legal advice before making any immigration application.