I got a couple of questions from parents of talented children from Russia and India. They wrote about talent visa for a child. Does it exist? They asked me about Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Child Visa for their talented kids. And they suggested this visa as the only option to live, get an education and even work in the UK. Yes, you understand this idea correctly. They want to apply for a visa not by themselves but on behalf of their small children!
Skilled children and talented workers
First of all, let’s think about the nature of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa. This is an immigration document that helps the United Kingdom to get more professional experts in niche areas to work in the country and generate extra profit for the UK tax system (plus other ecosystem benefits).
Can a child be a worker? Contractor or employee? In some, very rare cases – yes, sure. If we think about the creative industry – it may have sense. You child may be famous in the international scene for singing. You son may dance like a god. Or your daughter can perform or draw. Heh, the last one is just a ridiculous talent for a child :).
Hence, a child may earn money (sometimes even huge). As a result, you may think about a case to get the UK Exceptional Talent Visa for a child.
Age to get the UK Exceptional Talent Child Visa
Previously, the Home Office and Tech Nation did not have any age limit for applicants. But now it exists. The age restrictions to get Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa is 18 years. If a person is younger, (s)he isn’t eligible. In other words, there is an age limit to get it. And that is why I suggest, parents can’t apply for talent visa for a child.
Can you imagine how much efforts adults spend to get the right Letter of Recommendation and write a truly impressive Personal Statement? It is something impossible for a child. Even for you, as a parent of your talented little one.
Apply for Exceptional Talent Child Visa as a dependent
As a result of our discussion above, the outcome is the following. You can apply to get Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Child Visa only if you get your Global Talent Visa. Hence, you will be the main applicant. Then your child will be dependent.
There is no way to get an independent Exceptional Talent Visa for a child. This is something beyond the reality.
In general, the application process for all dependents visa is slightly simpler than for you. I mean for you, as the main visa applicant.
Why is it simpler to apply for dependent visa? Because you don’t need:
- write Personal Statement;
- provide three Letters of Recommendations;
- give up to 10 supporting documents.
- get Endorsement.
At the same time, you still need to:
- pay for the visa and Immigration Health Surcharge;
- provide a tuberculosis test certificate for your child, if you are originated from a specific country on a list.
However, if you still struggle with applying for your child’s visa, you can write your situation to A Y & J Solicitors. They are a Legal Partner of this Blog. Since they have a good portfolio of applications for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa, you will get professional support with your truly special immigration case.
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