Parent of Tier 4 Child
Studying abroad is a life-changing event in a student’s life. It exposes a student to varied experiences during this journey right from change in culture, thought-process, a bold lifestyle to becoming a self-independent individual with an enthusiasm to enter into the professional world. If your child is under 12 years old and studying at an independant fee paying school, it is possible to accompany your child to the UK on there journey.
With the child that is studying being a Tier 4 Child student, this visa is for the child’s parent and is granted for usually either 6 months or 12 months and extensions thereafter up until the childs 12th birthday.
Under the Immigration Rules, the parent is not permitted to do any of the following:
- Switch into a different immigration category from a Parent of a Tier 4 child visa when it expires
- get public funds
- take paid work
What you need to know
To be eligible as a Parent of a Tier 4 child visa you must demonstrate that you have enough money to support yourself and any dependants while they are in the UK. Unlike the Tier 4 Child student themselves, there is not specified amount that must be demonstrated.
- You have to demonstrate that you have sufficient funds that you can maintain a second home in the UK
- Plan to leave the UK at the end of your visit
- Be able to meet the costs of the return journey.
How we can help
As specialists in UK immigration law, at GB Immigration we can offer a full service to clients that require advice and assistance for their immigration. Our immigration team have strong experience in dealing with student immigration matters and to provide advice in submission of the original application, to preparation of extensions.
Our partner in education counselling and student support services GB Study, are able to provide additional support to students and their families.
If you would like to know more about applying to study in the UK or you wish to discuss your Immigration matter contact us today.