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Hi all,

The 06/17 version of the Set (M) form, under documents (section 12a) states for 'all applicants'

If you have children under the age of 18 in the UK (or children who are over 18 and who have been granted leave in this category as your dependent), you must provide the following documents for each child:

And then lists a reasonably long list of documents e.g. birth certificate, passport, evidence of you/your partner's parental responsibility etc.

Am I right in assuming that this is only relevant where either:
(i) The child is a subject of the SET (M) application; or
(ii)You are applying under Family life as a parent.

I.e. in my wife's case, she is applying under Family life as a Partner, I am a UK citizen, and our child (under 18) is a UK citizen. I've assumed (based on common sense and the information I've read on this forum on how Section 3 should be approached in this circumstance) that we don't need to provide these documents for our child. However, if you were to read the instructions literally I would need to provide the evidence.

Appendix FM-SE does not appear to shed any light on the matter.

Thanks.
 

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Yes, it covers all children regardless of nationality, included in the application or not.
It's not logical from purely immigration standpoint, but the Big Brother seems to require every detail of the applicant and sponsor, so as not to leave any stone unturned. They started by requiring job details of the applicant while still abroad, even though they play no part in meeting the financial requirement.
 

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Thanks Joppa! I was optimistically hoping the reason for introducing it was to give the UKVI official additional information on the impact of denying a visa when making their decision ( following the MM case) but I suspect your view is much nearer the truth!
 

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Well, they would say it is to gather information on any compassionate ground if your application is refused, but don't expect it to work in your favour.
 
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