Sponsoring Under 18's in the Child Student and Student visa routes

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Posted on 13 Dec 2022

Sponsoring Under 18's in the Child Student and Student visa routes

A UKCISA and Doyle Clayton webinar

Sponsoring students under 18 in the Child Student and Student visa routes brings additional legal and safeguarding considerations at CAS and visa application stage together with ongoing responsibilities once such students are in the UK. 

Delivered in partnership with UKCISA for its annual conference on 15-17 June 2022, the webinar was aimed at admissions staff, international student advisers and compliance staff in independent schools, colleges and universities which sponsor Students or Child Students under 18. The webinar explored: 

  • UK Visa Routes for U18s to Study in the UK
  • Overview of Key UK Immigration Provisions Relating to U18's
  • UK Care and Living Arrangements for U18s, including Education Guardians
  • Additional Considerations at CAS and Visa Application Stage 
  • Student Sponsor Compliance: Safeguarding, Reporting and Record Keeping Duties
  • Alternative to sponsorship for U18’s

Packed with best practice tips and advice on avoiding common pitfalls in the sponsorship of U18's, the webinar was designed to enable viewers be better equipped to advise and support the enrolment of U18's at their institution.

UKCISA (the UK Council for International Student Affairs) is the UK’s national advisory body supporting international students and those who work with them. UKCISA provides advice, guidance and information about all aspects of the international student experience, from immigration and fees to mental health, culture shock and orientation. 

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Based in the City office, Anna is a highly experienced immigration lawyer advising employers, education institutions and private individuals in the areas of personal immigration (including family routes and human rights), Student (including Child Student) and Work (including Creative and Skilled Worker) visa routes and sponsorship.

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