University of Plymouth under 18 declaration

Dear Parent / Legal Guardian,

The University of Plymouth (the University) is a Tier 4 Sponsor under the Points Based Immigration system, and must comply with the sponsorship duties required by the UKVI (United Kingdom Visas and Immigration).

With regards to students studying at the University or Plymouth University International College (PUIC) who are under 18 on the day their CAS is issued, the following paragraph from Document 2: Sponsorship Duties, of the Tier 4 Guidance for Sponsors applies:

Record keeping duties:

2.8 Sponsors of a child under the age of 18 must keep a copy of the letter from the child’s parents or legal guardian(s), or just one parent if that parent has sole legal responsibility for the child. This should consent to the arrangements for the child’s application, travel, reception and care arrangements in the UK. Children aged 16 and 17 have the legal right to live independently in the UK, and may make their own arrangements for accommodation, but they need the consent of their parent(s)/legal guardian to do this and to travel to the UK (if applying from overseas).

Therefore if you are the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of the prospective student, please complete the following declaration and agree to the terms and conditions on this form, to indicate that you give your permission for the student’s application, independent travel to the UK, and for them to live independently and arrange their own accommodation whilst studying at the University or PUIC, as outlined in the above paragraph.

This information will be kept securely with the student’s file. Thank you.

Please Note: the student must apply for a Tier 4 (General) Visa NOT Tier 4 (Child)

When making the Tier 4 (General) application the applicant will be required to supply a supporting consent letter, and evidence of the relationship between the student and parent(s) / legal guardian(s)

Declaration of Consent for Study, Travel and Accommodation arrangements in the UK from Parent(s) / Legal Guardian(s):

Personal Information of Student

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Your declaration of Guardianship

Please select whether you have sole or joint guardianship *

Sole Guardianship

I confirm that as the parent / legal guardian of the student named above, I have legal custody OR sole responsibility for the above named.

I confirm that I am the parent / legal guardian of the above named student, who is applying for a Tier 4 (General) Visa in order to study at the University of Plymouth or PUIC.

I hereby give my permission for their application, independent travel to the UK, for them to live independently in the UK and arrange their own accommodation whilst studying there. I also agree to any reception arrangements the student makes for their arrival in Plymouth.

I can confirm that either myself or the student concerned have read the Tier 4 migrant guidance on the UKVI website at https://www.gov.uk/tier-4-general-visa

I understand that the University of Plymouth does not accept any parental responsibility for the student named above.

Your relationship to the student *
Student's age (on the day their CAS will be issued) *
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Joint Guardianship

We confirm that as the parents / legal guardians of the student named above, we have legal custody OR joint responsibility for the above named.

We confirm that we are the parents / legal guardians of the above named student, who is applying for a Tier 4 (General) Visa in order to study at the University of Plymouth or PUIC.

We hereby give our permission for their application, independent travel to the UK, for them to live independently in the UK and arrange their own accommodation whilst studying there. We also agree to any reception arrangements the student makes for their arrival in Plymouth.

We can confirm that either ourselves or the student concerned have read the Tier 4 migrant guidance on the UKVI website at https://www.gov.uk/tier-4-general-visa

We understand that the Unversity of Plymouth does not accept any parental responsibility for the student named above.

Parent/Legal Guardian 1

Your relationship to the student *
Student's age (on the day their CAS will be issued) *
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Parent/Legal Guardian 2

Your relationship to the student *
Student's age (on the day their CAS will be issued) *
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Information about the student's travel and living arrangements

Has travel to Plymouth been arranged? *
Has accommodation in Plymouth been arranged? *
Has the student's reception in Plymouth been arranged? *
I confirm that once these arrangements have been made I will contact the University of Plymouth (UKVI-Reporting@plymouth.ac.uk) with the details *

Further Information:

Please note it is University policy that students under the age of 18 at enrolment  should appoint a legal guardian based in the UK. You will receive further information regarding this requirement from our Admissions Team where relevant.

International Student Advice Service (ISA) guidance on travelling to the UK:

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/student-life/services/international-students/international-student-advice/preparing-to-travel

ISA guidance on arriving in the UK:

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/student-life/services/international-students/international-student-advice/arriving-in-the-uk

Campus maps and maps of Plymouth:

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/your-university/visit/our-campuses

The campus security office is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you arrive out of hours and need assistance call +44 1752 588400 or go to the Security operations room, Portland Square, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA.