Thanks for your question.
To enable me to answer your question could you please respond to the following:-
Thanks again for your question.
I have to go out for the remainder of the afternoon now so I will answer assuming that you are foreign nationals (eg. US citizens) and are not financially dependent upon contributions from your daughter to meet your living costs at present.
if this is not the case then please state and I will be able to answer at around 7.15 BST.
I'm afraid that it's not as simple as you might expect. In order for parents to settle in the Uk on the basis of their UK children they have to show that they are wholly or mainly financially dependent (ie. More than half their income) upon their children to meet the costs of living. This being the case you would not be able to apply on this basis. If you are not working then the possibility of a worker visa is out of the question too.
This leaves you with two alternatives:-
You would certainly need a UK immigration solicitor to draft the application for you because it is very specialised. If you can do the above then you may have a small chance of obtaining leave to remain. It would cost around £1500+VAT for a solicitor to do this for you.
I appreciate that this is probably not what you wished for or expected but access permanently to the UK is very restricted in the case of foreign nationals wishing to retire here. The best thing you can do is instruct a solicitor to act on your behalf to give you the best possible chance of being granted leave to remain. In both cases it is crucial to show your compelling family ties to the UK because of your daughter/grandchildren.
If this has been useful please kindly click accept so that I may be rewarded for my time. If you do not click accept your money stays with the site and I do not receive any credit for the time I have taken to answer your question.
I will answer your follow up questions you may have.
I omitted the following link by way of confrimation on the requirement for parent dependents in 1) above:-
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).