do I need a UK guardian in place to apply for my child's student visa?

educational guardianship - a new feature on visa application form

Many students are now starting the application process for their UK Child Student visa with schools across the UK assigning CAS (Confirmation of Academic Studies) documentation following the Easter break.

This year, some changes have been made to the visa application form which now asks parents to provide details of the educational guardian they have appointed.

what has changed on the Child Student visa form?

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Guardianship details are now being requested as part of all Child Student visa applications. This also applies to students from the EEA using the ID Check App.

This section of the visa form is not mandatory however and so parents that have not yet confirmed their child's UK guardian, can still complete the visa application. They will just need to confirm the details to their child's school once everything is in place.

AEGIS Gold standard - the highest standard in the UK

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UK Boarding Schools are increasingly concerned about the reliability of their students' educational guardians, and so may strongly recommend that any guardian appointed be accredited by AEGIS (The Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students) to Gold standard. This reassures all involved that the guardian organisation appointed has passed a thorough inspection and is operating professionally and following a strict safeguarding framework.

where can I find more information on how to apply for a Child Student visa?

Bright World Guardianship Care Manager team

If you are not sure how to start your application and need help and advice, you can contact your Guardianship Care Manager. We can refer you to one of our overseas agents who can assist and who will guide you through the application process from start to finish.

If you have not yet applied for guardianship with Bright World and would like some more information, simply complete the online enquiry form by clicking the link at the bottom of the page and one of our Regional Managers will be happy to help.

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