Our daughter is enrolled in a school in England and our entire family (Father, mother, daughter (student) and son (2yrs) want to also follow. UK.Gov states anyone on a tier 4 visa cannot work but in order for us to make this work we would need the invome and thus work remotely. Our entire family, according to UK.gov, can come to the UK as Parents of a child tier 4 visa holder and stay for the duration of her education.
We own and operate a small bookkeeping accountancy that we have successfully run remotely during extended travel - we work a total of 15 hours per week. We also have rental income of just over $5,000 per month.
I'm looking for an opinion on if we should all apply for a tier 4 but write a cover letter stating the sources of our income or would we be better off only applying for our daughter on a tier 4 and the rest of us apply for a long term tourist visa. Another possibility we've considered is a Sole Representative Visa as I do not currently work for our company and could be hire to set up a branch in England.
It's is our hope to let a home and live in England for two years total. It seems like somehow all of these pieces can fit together but the guidelines are vague and I don't want to apply incorrectly and get a negative mark on our immigration record.
Any advice or experiences shared would be greatly appreciated.