Child Study Visas

Maximise your chances of obtaining a Child Study Visa with our Application Package

If you or your child is a non-EEA national intending to study in a UK institution, you/they must get a Child Study Visa.

A Child Study Visa must be applied for under the category of Tier 4 (Child) of the points-based system. The child must be between 4-17 years old and intend to study in a UK institution for at least six months. If you are a student aged 16 or 17 who wants to study in the UK for more than six months you can apply for a Tier 4 Visa under either the ‘Child’ or ‘General’ categories.

Our expert lawyers will guide you through the process of getting a Child Study Visa. One of our expert immigration lawyers can work closely with you to help you find the right Child Study Visa for you. He/she will liaise with your prospective institution to make sure it is eligible, arrange sponsorship, and perform a document check. Your lawyer will also complete and submit your application form, making sure it is completed to the proper standard and prepare a Letter of Representation in support of your application. Contact us now to discuss your Child Study Visa application now.


Am I/is my child eligible for a Tier 4 (Child) Study Visa?

This visa will need to be applied for from the child’s country of residence.The applicant must show that they have been accepted onto a course at an independent, fee-paying school. They must also have written consent from their parent or legal guardian.Proof of appropriate living funds, which cover the child’s study period in the UK must be provided. In addition, identification documents and a lengthy application form must also be submitted.

Which schools can I send my child to with a Tier 4 (Child) Visa?

With this kind of visa, a child is eligible to study in any UK independent school.However, the Tier 4 (Child) Visa does not entitle the holder to study in an academy, local-authority or state-funded school.Our specialists are well-versed in the rules and regulations held by the Home Office when granting Child Study Visas. They can advise you on what you and your child are able to do with this visa.

How long can a child stay in the UK with a Child Study Visa?

The child can generally remain in the UK for the full length of their course.

They are then permitted to stay for four months after their course finishes. After this, they will need to leave the UK unless they have applied to extend their stay or switched to another immigration category.

How can IAS help?

At IAS, we understand the importance of education and we want to help secure this for you/your child. The application process for a Child Study Visa can be long and complex. Our team of expert immigration lawyers can assist you with the full process to maximise your chances of success.One of our dedicated lawyers will assist you by:
  • confirming you have the correct documents before you apply;
  • assessing the eligibility of your intended institution;
  • liaising with the Home Office during your application process until a decision is reached;
  • organising and liaising with your Sponsor;
  • preparing a Letter of Representation for your application. This letter details your case and its merits. It will also reference any relevant UK immigration laws in support of your application;
  • using expert knowledge to complete your application form to the highest standard.

Contact us to discuss your Child Study Visa application with one of our immigration lawyers.

Our Child Student Visa Packages

Advice Package

Comprehensive immigration advice tailored to your circumstances and goals


Application Package

Designed to make your visa application as successful, smooth and stress-free as possible


Fast Track Package

Premium application service that ensures your visa application is submitted to meet your deadline


Appeal Package

Ensure you have the greatest chance of a successful appeal. We will represent you in any hearings/tribunals


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