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Old 15th April 2019, 05:12 PM
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There is this question on the SET(M) form. We have answered Yes as we have two but they are 44 and 50 years old! It does not ask for any more details such as age or if they are dependant! I think answering Yes is going to generate necessary documents when we come to the Documents section so we might have to provide birth certificates which I doubt they can find! Could we send scanned passport bio pages for them instead? I doubt anyone applying on this forum has such adult children on this forum but just in case someone could advise, I would be grateful.

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Hi,

I believe is best to answer truthfully as you do have children no matter their age. I would not think that by answering yes it would affect your application.


In your case, because they are adults and not dependent on you, I dont think you need to provide birth certificates, so their passports bio-page would be fine. Also, you can write a note explaining where they live, what they do that they are not your dependants.

I hope someone with more knowledge here can give you some advice.

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Hi,

I believe is best to answer truthfully as you do have children no matter their age. I would not think that by answering yes it would affect your application.


In your case, because they are adults and not dependent on you, I dont think you need to provide birth certificates, so their passports bio-page would be fine. Also, you can write a note explaining where they live, what they do that they are not your dependants.

I hope someone with more knowledge here can give you some advice.
Thank you! I tend to agree! When we applied for FLR(M) the question clearly referred to children under 18 as the heading was 'Dependent Children' so we answered No. But this time, on the SET(M) form, it just asks if you and your partner have any children and there is no space available to give more details of age etc.

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When we did the FLR(M) in 2017, AFAIK there was a question of DEPENDENT children and also one for children per se. Even though they were British Citizens, and though 2 of 3 children were adults at that time, we still put them on the form, and attached their [British] passport copies. We've had a policy of answering the questions as they are asked without trying to interpret the questioner's intention, even if it means more work for us.

Hope that is helpful.

PS. Normally birth certificates and passports have equivalency for IDs.

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Thanks! Yes, I agree we must answer as per the question and just qualify the responses. Our ‘children’ are well and truly independent and well over 18 but it does ask if we have children. No mention of dependent children this time around and nowhere on the form to add information about them. I will try and get either scanned copies of their birth certificates, if they can find them, or scans of their passports. Of course I cannot take their original passports with us to the appointment!

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as the question didnt mention children's age, i think its safe to just say yes to this. good luck!

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as the question didnt mention children's age, i think its safe to just say yes to this. good luck!
Yes, we are doing that and including copies of their birth certificates and passports. I was amazed that both of them could find their birth certificates!

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