My partner (British) and I (Canadian) are currently living in the UK and just had a baby. I'm currently working on a Tier 2 (General) visa (I was sponsored by the company) but am strongly considering leaving for various reasons.
To greatly facilitate the job search process I'm considering applying for the "Family visas (Apply as a parent) but I'd like to be 100% sure we'll meet all the criteria before applying.
☑️ Child is under 18 and a British citizen
☑️ We are in a share parental responsibility and my partner is a British citizen
☑️ have a good knowledge of English
☑️ I already have my Biometric residence permits
☑️ I meet the income requirements
Am I missing anything else? For those having applied before or knowing the process, how long does it takes to get the visa if approved? And finally can I apply for it despite currently being on another visa?
Thanks a lot for your help!