This category is for non-European national children under the age of 18 who wish to visit friends and family or come to the UK for a holiday.
Non-European national children who wish to enter the UK as visitors must have permission to do so, unless they are the national of a listed country to which an exemption applies.
When the country exemption applies, an Applicant need only apply for leave to the Immigration Officer at the UK port of entry unless:
Child Applicants are not eligible for Marriage or Civil Partnership Visas or Permitted Paid Engagement Visas.
A Visit (Standard) Visa for Child Applicants will need to demonstrate a genuine intention to visit the UK. This means that the Child Applicant:
That adequate arrangements must have been made for their travel to, reception and care in the UK.
That a parent or guardian based in the child’s home country or country of ordinary residence has consented to the arrangements for the child’s travel to, reception and care where that parent or guardian is not travelling with child to the UK.
That, where accompanied, the Child’s visa identifies the adult the Child is travelling with or states that the Child will be unaccompanied.
Visit (Standard) Visa for Children holders are allowed to undertake certain permitted activities such as:
Visit (Standard) Visa for Tourism and Leisure holders are not permitted to:
Visit (Standard) Visa for Children Applicants must demonstrate sufficient funds to cover the all costs associated with the visit either personally or via third parties, without recourse to public funds. Any third party support must be from a person who is legally present in the UK and who has a relationship with the Applicant.
A Visit (Standard) Visa allows an Applicant to stay in the UK for up to 6 months during its validity.
Our experienced lawyers can help Applicants, family members or dependants to:
DESCARTES SOLICITORS is recognised as one of the leading multi-practice firms in the UK. Our specialist immigration team works closely with individuals to apply for a Visit (Standard) Visas for Children. Please contact our lawyers on 0208 995 3556/0844 556 9901 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.