Parent of a Child at School Visitor Visa

UK Immigration Solicitors are a team of qualified, specialist immigration solicitors covering the whole of the UK as a national law firm, and providing market-leading legal representation to anyone across the world.  Our clients benefit from a truly bespoke service and representation tailored their specific case, ensuring the best possible chance of securing the visit visa that they require.

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The UK has a wide range of world leading private schools and many families from across the world choose to send their young children to be educated here. Even though some children stay in boarding schools, or with other members of their extended family who are already citizens or settled in the UK, there are many children whose parents need to come with them. The basis of a parent visitor visa is their Child’s Tier 4 Study visa, so it is very important that you ensure that is already in place.

We are a team of expert immigration solicitors who are all specialists in UK immigration law and have a proven track record in supporting our clients in getting their visit visas.  Each case is unique and although advice online might make the process look simple, there are many hidden immigration rules that can lead to mistakes being made.  We will take you through the whole process, making everything clear so that you can have the peace of mind that your application will have the best chance of success.

You can’t put a price on peace of mind.

Why choose UK Immigration Solicitors?

  • Expert legal advice: over 50 years of combined expertise from an award winning solicitors firm;
  • Individual Service: professional legal advice tailored to your specific needs, no matter where you are in the world;
  • Affordable: fixed payment plan with no hidden extra fees;
  • Peace of mind: all of our solicitors are qualified UK immigration solicitors and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority;
  • Confidence: we are proud members of Immigration Law Practitioners Association.

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To be eligible for a Parent of a Tier 4 child visa you must:

  • have enough money to support yourself and any dependants while in the UK;
  • maintain a second home outside the UK;
  • plan to leave the UK at the end of your visit;
  • be able to meet the cost of the return or onward journey.

Your child must:

  • be under 12;
  • be studying at or about to start studying at an independent fee-paying day school in the UK;
  • have a Tier 4 (Child) visa or be in the category ‘students in the UK under the immigration rules in place before 31 March 2009.’

What you can and can’t do

You can:

  • extend your visa for 12 months at a time, as long as you continue to meet the eligibility requirements.

You can’t:

  • switch into a different immigration category from a ‘Parent of a Tier 4 child visa’ when it expires;
  • get public funds;
  • make your main home in the UK;
  • take paid work;
  • study;
  • bring other family members (‘dependents’) with you on your application – they must apply separately.

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What to do if your visitor visa application has been refused

UK Immigration Solicitors successfully contest visit visa refusals every day and our specialist team can advise you on exactly what to do. Although you have no right to appeal, if you think that the decision is wrong, unfair, or has failed to take all your individual circumstances into account, you may be eligible for a Judicial Review. Our expert solicitors can represent you through this process, but you must act quickly as there are strict time limits. The general guidance that you can find on the internet might be able to answer some of your questions, but what we will do is look at your application and refusal in great detail so that we can advise you as an individual as to the merits of your case.

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