PARENT OF A TIER4 CHILD
Applicants wishing to travel to the UK to accompany their child/children whilst they attend an independent fee paying day school in the UK can apply as a Parent of a Child at School Visa.
To be eligible to apply for the Parent of a child at School Visa, the applicant must be able to show that their child is under twelve (12) years of age, have a Tier 4 (Child) visa and they will be attending an independent fee paying day school. They must prove that they can support themselves and any dependants financially whilst in the UK and have every intention to leave UK at the end of their visit.
Successful applicants can stay in the UK for a maximum of twelve (12) months at one visit. During this period, they may be allowed multiple entries to the UK.
Frequently asked questions
Does a non-visa national require a visitor visa?
Applicants who visa nationals need an entry clearance to enter the UK as a visitor. A non-visa national does not require an entry clearance prior to their entry, they need to satisfy the Immigration Authorities at the port of entry that they are a genuine visitor and intend to leave UK after their visa. Non-visa nationals may wish to apply for a visa where they are in doubt about their admissibility; for example, they may have been refused a visa / entry in the past, and should not be discouraged from applying.
What is the frequency and duration of visit?
What is multiple visa entry?
Can I get National Health Service (NHS) treatment?
Applicants are not allowed to enter or stay in the United Kingdom to receive free medical treatment from the NHS (National Health Service). They should ensure that they have enough medical insurance to cover their stay. However, the following NHS treatments are free of charge:-
Treatment given in an accident and emergency (A&E) department or in an NHS walk-in centre that provides services similar to those of an A&E department;
Treatment for certain infectious diseases (but for HIV/AIDS, only the first diagnosis and counselling that follows it are free);
Compulsory psychiatric treatment; and
Family planning services.
On a visitor visa, applicants may be able to register with a General Practitioner (GP) in their area and receive free treatment. The GP can decide whether or not to register them. They may not be able to receive the full range of hospital treatment, because they must be a permanent resident or have lived here for a year to qualify for it.
In line with the Home Office service standards for processing UK visa applications, they decide 90 per cent of the applications within 3 weeks, 98 per cent within 6 weeks and 100 per cent within 12 weeks of the application date.
Foreign nationals from outside the European Economic Area making certain applications to the Home Office have to apply for a biometric residence permit. This applies to both postal applications and applications made in person (known as ‘premium applications’). The biometric residence permit is a residence permit which holds a migrant’s biographic details (name, date and place of birth) and biometric information (facial image and fingerprints), and shows their immigration status and entitlements while they remain in the UK. This also means that a UK visa will no longer be stamped in applicant’s passport and all applicants will be issued one of the new Biometric visa cards instead. These cards look very similar to a (pink) UK driving license except they have a microchip on the back.
Conditions of Stay
Applicants will have the following conditions attached to their leave:
No recourse to public funds;
Intend to leave UK after the end of your stay;
No intention to work; or produce goods or study (unless a student visitor).