I am on a Tier 2 ICT long term visa and my wife is on a student Tier 4 visa. We have a child born in the UK.
We are thinking of bringing him back to our home nation for a short trip and back to the UK come December 2016.
We will, however, stay in the UK until July 2017, when my wife has completed her studies and we will return to our country for good.
As such, it does not make sense for my child to apply for a dependent visa under Tier 2; he does not qualify to apply as a dependent under my wife's Tier 4 visa.
Since we and our child will effectively be in the UK for less than 6 months, is it possible for him to re-enter the UK with a visitor visa rather than applying for a dependent visa?