Child Student Visa UK - New 2021 Requirements & Guide
order to study in the UK, you can choose between a short-term study visa, a
tier-4 child student visa, or a tier-4 general study visa. On the other hand,
academic visitors have to obtain astandard
visit visa.Today, we are going to
cover the entire details of the tier-4 child study visa, which is especially
meant for applicants aged below seventeen years and allows a long-term stay in
the UK, depending on your course of study. Read on!
When Should You Apply For a Tier-4
Child Student Visa?
A tier-4 child student visa has been specifically designed
for students aged between 4 and 17 years -- who wish to enroll and study in an
independent school in the United Kingdom.Of course, you must have an offer
from the educational facility, should have enough funds to cover your
educational expenses, and must have the consent of your parents or guardian.
Applicants who are based from the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland
do not need to apply for a child study visa.
the help of a child student visa, you can enroll at an independent school in
the UK and can also work, if you are over 16 years old. However, part-time
working hours can span only up to a maximum of 10 hours per week (when school
is open). Once can work full-time during vacations. If work placement (as a
student union sabbatical officer for up to 2 years) forms a part of your course
curriculum, you can take that up as well. But the working hours should not be
more than 50% of your course time)
using a child student visa, you cannot enroll in an academy or a local
authority-funded school aka maintained school. Neither can you use the same
visa for furthering your education in a college. You cannot have access to
public funds or take up full-time/self employment. A child study visa is not
meant for working as a doctor or dentist in training, a professional
sportsperson or entertainer. Additionally, this visa does not allow you to
settle in the UK or bring dependants (for instance, if your parents are with
you, they need to lodge an application as a parent of a tier 4 child visa
What Are the Courses Offered Under a
Tier-4 Child Study Visa?
who have an unconditional offer from a licensed tier-4 sponsor can directly
apply for a tier-4 child student visa.
List of institutions
licensed to sponsor migrant students under Tier 4
should check out the below list for courses that are eligible for this category
● National Curriculum
● Independent school education inspection standards
● HM Inspectorate of Education
● Education and Training Inspectorate
● Independent Schools Inspectorate
of our recommendations would be to do a short course in order to be fully
prepared for the main course in the UK. However, please note that you cannot do
a foundation course that guarantees direct admission to a higher education
more generic terms, you will need to provide proof that you have an offer
letter to study in the respective educational institution. You should also be
able to validate that you have access to sufficient finances to support your
stay without taking the help of public funds. You must have money to pay for
your return or onward journey. Additionally, you must present permission from
your parent (s) or guardian to study in the United Kingdom. Let us now explore
these documentation requirements in detail.
Application Form & Passport
completely filled and signed student visa application form. We have covered the
details of this form in our ‘how to apply’ section. Additionally, you will need
to submit an original passport, which is valid for your entire intended stay
period in the UK. It should also contain at least one blank page for visa
stamping. Otherwise, instead of a passport, you can submit a valid, acceptable
must be able to provide proof that you can sustain yourself and pay for your
course. The amount of funds that you will need to showcase will depend on the
category you are applying for, the course length, the institute name, and
living arrangements in the UK.
validating that you have sufficient funds for maintenance, you can submit proof
that you have paid the complete or a part of the course fee (up to £1,265),
paid all or part of your boarding fees, you have got an official financial
sponsorship, and you have the required money to cover your remaining course
fees and living costs.
can prove the availability of funds via bank statements, loan documents, or
letters from banks or regulated financial institutions.
Proof of Parental Consent for
Applicants Under 18 Years
you are applying for a Tier 4 child student visa, you will need to provide a
letter from your parent (s) or legal guardian (s), which confirms your
relationship with the respective, mentioned adult (s) in the application and
which ensures that the adult has given their consent to your application. This
should be accompanied by a birth certificate, adoption certificate, or court
order stating that the said person is your legal guardian.
Tuberculosis Test Results
are additionally required to provide a Tuberculosis certificate if you are
entering the UK for a long-term stay and have visited any of the countries
listedhere. This certificate is valid for six
months from the date of your x-ray and you need to include it in your
application will not be accepted until you provide your biometric information.
This includes your fingerprints and digital photo. This facility is available
in all UK visa application centres. View the complete listhere.
Confirmation of Acceptance for
CAS is a digital record, which arrives with a unique reference number and has
the complete details of your course of study in the UK. The CAS is provided by
sponsors. Along with the CAS, your sponsor also holds the responsibility to
give you details such as your course details, documents used for the
assessment, and fees. This information is important as you will need it to fill
the application form and to gather the necessary supporting documents.
CAS should have the same details as in your passport and should be assigned not
more than six months before the date of your application. Moreover, a CAS can
only be used once. For more details on CAS, you can check this linkhere.
the complete list of documents as per your circumstances, please make sure to
go through the points mentioned in thislink.
Complete the Application Form Online
order to begin your application for a Tier 4 child student visa, you must first
check if you need a visahere. If yes, you can start your online
application by visiting thislink. Choose Tier 4 (Child) Student Visa
and then enter the country where you will lodge the application and submit your
confirming your location, please register yourself by entering your email
address and password. Once you begin the process, enter the required
information and collect all the supporting documents. After completing the
application, download the document, sign it, and take a printout of the same.
Fix an Appointment and Visit the
Visa Application Center
you will need to fix an appointment at the nearest visa application center.
Arrive at the center on the said date and submit your application alongside the
Receipt of Visa & Subsequent
your visa is approved (the decision which usually takes up to three weeks), you
will get a vignette sticker stamped on your passport. You need to enter the UK
within 30 days of getting it. After reaching the UK, you need to collect your
Biometric Residence Permit within 10 days from a named Post Office branch or
from your sponsor in the UK.
Tier 4 Child Study Visa: When to
Apply, Allowable Stay Period, and Fees
should lodge an application for a study visa not more than three months before
you start your course. Once you get the visa, you can reach within 1 week prior
to the commencement of the program if your course lasts 6 months or less. You
can land in the UK within one month before your course starts if your program’s
duration is more than 6 months.
under 16 years can use this visa to say up to 6 years + 4 months afterwards, if
required. Applicants between 16 to 17 years can stay up to 3 years + 4 months
afterwards, if required. Generally, foreigners have to pay a fee of £348 to
apply for this visa. You will also need to pay the healthcare surcharge as part
of your application. You can check this amounthere.