The Parent of a Child Student Visa will allow one parent to come to or stay in the UK to care for their child (or children) where the child is studying at an independent fee-paying school under a Child Student Visa.
In order to qualify for a Parent of a Child Student visa, you will need to satisfy UK Visas & Immigration that:
The exact requirements you will need to satisfy will vary depending on your circumstances. You may want to speak to an immigration lawyer for expert advice.
Subject to the exceptions below, you will need to have £1,560 for each month of your intended stay in the UK up to a maximum of 9 months, plus £625 for each month of your intended stay up to a maximum of 9 months for any child other than the Child Student who will be under your care in the UK.
You will need to have held the money for at least 28 consecutive days ending not more than 31 days before the date of your Parent of a Child Student Visa application.
If you are applying for permission to stay and have been in the UK with permission for more than 12 months then you will be deemed to satisfy the financial requirement for a Parent of a Child Student Visa and will not need to show funds.
If you are applying together with the Child Student for either entry clearance or leave to remain in circumstances where you have both lived in the UK for less than 12 months then you will satisfy the financial requirement if the Child Student satisfies the financial requirement applicable to their application.
If you currently have valid leave to remain in the UK, you can apply to switch into the Parent of a Child Student route provided you do not have, or were not last granted, permission to stay as a Visitor, Short-term Student or outside the Immigration Rules.
If your application for a Parent of a Child Student Visa is successful you will be granted leave which expires at the same time as that of the Child Student who you are coming to care for, or on the Child Student’s 12th birthday, whichever is sooner.
Only one parent is permitted to travel to the UK on a Parent of a Child Student Visa, even where multiple children are attending school. The other parent may be able to enter as a visitor for short visits or would need to make an application under a different category of the Immigration Rules.
Parent of a Child Student Visa holders are not permitted to work in the UK.
Parent of a Child Student Visa holders are not permitted to study in the UK.
Our team of immigration solicitors has experience in assisting with all types of Parent of a Child Student visas.
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