The Child Student visa is available to those who are between 4-17 years old and have obtained a place at an independent school in the UK.
In order to qualify for a Child Student visa, a child must demonstrate that:
- They have been issued with a valid Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (“CAS”) from a Home Office approved UK independent school;
- Their parent(s) or guardian(s) have adequate funds to cover their tuition fees and living costs in the UK;
- They will be living in the UK at boarding school, with a parent or guardian who holds a Parent of a Child Student visa (for children aged 12 and under), or with a close relative who is a British citizen or settled in the UK; and
- Their parent(s) or guardian(s) consent to them studying in the UK.
If your child is under the age of 16 at the date of application, they will be granted a visa for the duration of their course (up to 6 years), plus an additional 4 months.
If your child is aged 16 or 17 years, they will be granted a visa for the duration of their course (up to 3 years), plus an additional 4 months.
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