Parents whose children are receiving formal education in the United Kingdom under the Tier 4 (Child) of the points-based system or under the student immigration category that was in existence before 31st March, 2009; and fall under the age of 12 years old, can apply to come to the UK under the Parent of a Child at school category.
The parent can come to the UK under this category on the condition that his/her child is:
The individual must however show that, during their visit, they do not intend to be involved in any of the following:
In addition to the above, the application must also demonstrate the following
The individual will be grated initially entry for a maximum period of 12 months. He/she can make an application to extend their stay for a further 12 months at a time if they still meet the requirements stated above.