To what extent you can remain
You can stay in the UK for:
- either 6 or 1 year as part of your initial application. After that, you can get extensions for 12 months at a time until your child reaches 12 years of age.
You must make arrangements for your child's ongoing care if they are to continue their education in the UK past the age of 12. Remember that you cannot switch to another visa category in the UK. You will need to speak to our immigration advisors to discuss your other options. How long it takes to get your UK visa:
Your application can take longer especially if your information and documents do not make it clear that you meet the requirements for this visa application.
- You can apply for a visa up to 3 months before your date of travel to the UK.
- You should also get a result on your visa application within 3 weeks.