Parent of a Tier 4 child visa

Extend your visa

You can apply to extend your stay for as long as you and your child continue to meet the eligibility requirements.

You must apply while you’re still in the UK and at least 4 weeks before your original visa expires.

How long you can stay

You can apply to extend your stay for 12 months at a time.

How to extend your visa

You can:

Fees

You’ll pay:

  • £1,033 if you apply to extend your visa by post
  • £1,643 if you apply in person

How long it takes

A decision will be made:

  • within 8 weeks for online applications
  • usually on the same day if you use the premium service

You’ll be contacted if your application is complex and will take longer, eg:

  • if your supporting documents need to be verified
  • if you need to attend an interview
  • because of your personal circumstances, eg you have a criminal conviction

Once you’ve applied you can stay in the UK until you’ve been given a decision, as long as you applied before your last visa expired.