Unless the student is a British citizen or holds an EU passport, he or she will require a visa to study for courses longer than 6 months in the UK.
In general, students will apply for one of the following two visas:
Tier 4 (Child) student visa
Tier 4 (General) student visa
Students applying in Hong Kong will need to:
As part of the visa application process, parents are required by law to appoint a UK-based guardian for international students under 18 on 1st September at the year of entry.
For most families, such arrangements are made through guardianship agencies. There are many guardianship agencies, each with different service plans and levels of costs. Since not every parent will want the same service from a guardian, it is important for parents to decide what they want and to find out if it is or could be provided. In this regard, we are able to advise parents on guardian choices and highly recommend parents to only consider AEGIS-accredited guardianship agencies.
In our view, it is absolutely crucial that families treat this often overlooked aspect with great care and handpick a guardian with whom they can entrust their children.
For more information on the list of AEGIS-accredited guardianship agencies, please contact us.