If you are planning for your child or children to come to the UK to study a course longer than 11 months, they will need to apply for a Tier 4 Child Visa. It can be tough to say goodbye to a loved one, especially one so young, but the Parent of a Tier 4 Child Visa means that it is possible for a parent to come to the UK with their children. This is particularly useful if your child is very young, or you have more than one child that you would like to study in the UK.
Parent of a Tier 4 Child Visa – what is it?
If you are the parent of a child under twelve years of age who has been accepted to study at an independent fee-paying school in the United Kingdom, and who will be applying for a Tier 4 Child Visa, you will be eligible to apply for a Parent of a Tier 4 Child Visa. This visa will allow you to enter the United Kingdom with your child, and to continue to look after them whilst they are at school. If they have specific needs that you would prefer to look after yourself, rather than rely on the school’s boarding house, this visa will allow you to do so.
A Parent of a Tier 4 Child Visa will allow you to stay in the United Kingdom for six or twelve months, and you will be able to extend your visa if you continue to meet the requirements. Your Parent of a Tier 4 Child Visa can be extended for twelve month periods until your child reaches twelve years of age, which is the age limit for children. The Parent of a Tier 4 Child Visa also allows you to bring dependants with you to the United Kingdom.
Parent of a Tier 4 Child Visa – What Are The Requirements?
The most important requirement for a Parent of a Tier 4 Child Visa application is that your child is under twelve years of age, and that once your child passes that age you will no longer be eligible for the visa or for extensions. It is designed for parents of young children, as once children reach the age of twelve they are considered to not need as much contact and attention from their parents.
All categories of visas expect applicants to be able to demonstrate a certain level of maintenance, that is, money that the applicant has available to support themselves and any dependants. The amount of money you will need to have access to will depend on the number of dependants you wish to bring with you, as well as the location of your child’s school.
It is also required that the applicant shows that they are maintaining a permanent home outside the United Kingdom, and that they intend on returning to their home country once their Parent of a Tier 4 Child Visa has expired. The applicant will also need to be able to show that they are able to meet the cost of their return journey, with the purpose of these requirements being that the applicant must show that they will leave the United Kingdom once their visa has expired, and that they are not planning on overstaying their visa.
It is important to meet these requirements, no less because you will not be able to work if you enter the United Kingdom on a Parent of a Tier 4 Child Visa.
Using Legal Representation to Apply for a Parent of a Tier 4 Child Visa
Legal representatives, such as our specialist immigration and visa law firm, are qualified to advise you on immigration law and your immigration status. It is possible to instruct an immigration and visa legal representative to submit a Parent of a Tier 4 Child Visa application.
Caseworkers at the Home Office are trained to reject applications which are improperly prepared, for example by failing to provide the correct supporting evidence. In order to ensure your application succeeds, all necessary documents must be provided.
This can be a significant administrative task and you will need to submit the correct documentary evidence. The UK Immigration Rules are complex and a legal representative can help ensure that your application meets the Immigration Rules.
Successful Parent of a Tier 4 Child Visa Applications
Our team of solicitors and barristers are specialist immigration lawyers who act in your best interest. We offer a client-tailored approach from the outset. From the very first meeting, we will be able to advise you in respect of your immigration status and the merit of your visa and immigration application before your matter even reaches the Home Office UK Visa & Immigration department. We can assist you with the preparation of your immigration and visa application and ensure that you meet all the requirements of the relevant rules.
We are based in the legal epicentre of London, just across the road from the Royal Courts of Justice in order to ensure we get the best results for our clients. We are minutes away from the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal, the Royal Courts of Justice and other central London courts.
Preparation is the key to successful immigration applications. Our UK immigration and visa solicitors are here to guide you through the complex immigration rules and requirements. If you wish to meet one of our lawyers, please call our Immigration Team so we can assess your case and arrange your legal consultation.
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