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    Default kids schooling

    I didnt know...

    My youngest daughter for one reason and another is flying out from the Uk today.
    I dont want her to miss out on schooling whilst her and have looked at placing her at a local school until her return in August.
    But, Immigration tell me because I am a PR she will be treated as a foreign student and will have to pay for her schooling.
    It would have been different I we just on a working visa.


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    We had PR and our kids were classed as normal students and we never had to pay - but they did have PR too. Maybe this is why.
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    Default thats it

    Yes, we never asked for the PR for my kids as they are in UK growing up in UNI etc,
    Otherwise as you say they would be ok...

    Ah well it looks like $1000 plus for just over a term to be paid..but moreso time with her dad!
    Thats whats happens when big sisters leave home leaving the yourngest to fend for themselves.

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    that is weird that if you have work visa then they get free schooling
    but if you have a PR and they do not then they do not get free school

    But thanks for the heads up as my partner has a work visa and therefore her son can study but she was going to get a pr and the son can't for a couple of years because of custody issue so it sounds like its best she stays on a work visa

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    I guess it could be to do with who you include on your original visa application. If family is included then they get to benefit, but it they aren't included they don't and will just be seen as visitors and not residents or long-stay visa holders.
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