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Looking for advice from brits with 15+ year old kids

Old Jan 13th 2023, 8:01 am
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I m looking to make a move to Abu Dhabi. I do have 2 boys -15 and 10 year old. The 15 year old will be appearing for GCSE in 2024. I m looking for suggestions on whether it's worth moving him to the middle east or just stay put, do A levels here (ensure resident fee for uni). Would like to hear from people who have kids in that age group and what they do with them n studies.
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I m looking to make a move to Abu Dhabi. I do have 2 boys -15 and 10 year old. The 15 year old will be appearing for GCSE in 2024. I m looking for suggestions on whether it's worth moving him to the middle east or just stay put, do A levels here (ensure resident fee for uni). Would like to hear from people who have kids in that age group and what they do with them n studies.
hello. Have you got any advice on this? What have youndecided at the end? Appreciate you sharing any useful info on this. Thanks
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I m looking for suggestions on whether it's worth moving him to the middle east or just stay put, do A levels here (ensure resident fee for uni).
Just FYI, that may not be enough to mean they pay home tuition fees for uni. If the three years residence is for the purpose of full-time education (i.e. staying at a boarding school for education, with their home and family abroad), then it usually wouldn't count.

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Default Re: Looking for advice from brits with 15+ year old kids

Originally Posted by christmasoompa
Just FYI, that may not be enough to mean they pay home tuition fees for uni. If the three years residence is for the purpose of full-time education (i.e. staying at a boarding school for education, with their home and family abroad), then it usually wouldn't count.

HTH.
The mistake many make with boarding schools is putting their overseas addresses. Have them register under the family's UK address from day one and the paper trail shows they are UK residents even if mum and dad are overseas. We had my son register using my sister's house, and he opened a bank account after going back and started building up evidence he was in the system for several years as a resident. He never went to Uni though in the end and got a good apprenticeship instead and hasn't looked back.
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Default Re: Looking for advice from brits with 15+ year old kids

Originally Posted by Norm_uk
The mistake many make with boarding schools is putting their overseas addresses. Have them register under the family's UK address from day one and the paper trail shows they are UK residents even if mum and dad are overseas. We had my son register using my sister's house, and he opened a bank account after going back and started building up evidence he was in the system for several years as a resident. He never went to Uni though in the end and got a good apprenticeship instead and hasn't looked back.
Bank statements may not be enough, my daughter has applied for uni this year and maybe they’ve tightened things up but we’ve got to provide things like council tax bill too.
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Default Re: Looking for advice from brits with 15+ year old kids

I have kids that studied in Abu Dhabi for 8-9 years and all got home status in the UK Uni's (Oxbridge apparently is hard and Imperial/St Andrews too). Most of the contracts in Abu Dhabi are renewable 2-3 year contracts so that makes the job temporary and its not like you can immigrate to the UAE.. I got asked for differing bits of data (flights home, etc) but all got home status.. I dont think it will be a problem
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