The child visitor category is for children aged under 18 years old who want to come to the UK for up to 6 months (or up to 12 months if they are accompanying an academic visitor). This includes children who want to study in the UK for up to 6 months.

To come to the UK as a child visitor, you must be able to show that:

  • you are under 18 years old;
  • you intend to visit the UK for no more than 6 months (or 12 months if you will be accompanying an academic visitor);
  • you intend to leave the UK at the end of your visit;
  • you have enough money to support and accommodate yourself without working or help from public funds, or you will be supported and accommodated by relatives or friends;
  • suitable arrangements have been made for your travel to, and your reception and care in, the UK - and, if a foster carer or relative (not a parent or guardian) will be responsible for your care;
  • you have a parent or guardian in your home country who is responsible for your care, and you can provide their address, their landline phone number; and
  • confirmation that they consent to the arrangements for your travel to, and reception and care in, the UK;
  • you can meet the cost of the return or onward journey; and
  • you are not in transit to a country outside the 'Common Travel Area' (Ireland, the UK, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands).

There are additional requirements, depending on whether you will be travelling to the UK with an adult ('accompanied') or without an adult ('unaccompanied').

Unaccompanied Child Visitors

If you will be travelling to the UK without an adult (someone over the age of 18), UKBA will treat you as an 'unaccompanied child visitor'. Your parent or guardian will need to provide:

  • their written consent for you to travel to the UK;
  • their full contact details; and
  • evidence that suitable living arrangements have been made for your stay in the UK.

Accompanied Child Visitors

If you will be travelling to the UK with an adult (someone over the age of 18), Home Office, UKVI will treat you as an 'accompanied child visitor'. If you apply for a visa, you must identify this adult in your visa application. The adult's name will appear on your visa, and you will be refused entry to the UK if you arrive in the UK without that adult. You can identify up to 2 adults in your visa application, and your visa will only be valid if you travel with at least 1 of those adults.

Why Choose Sunrise Solicitors For Child Visitor Visa Application?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with applications for child visitor visas. The quality of our service is self-evident from our clients' reviews about the service provided by our immigration lawyers. You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from immigration lawyers in London in relation to your application for child visitor visa for UK and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your application for child visitor visa, the immigration casework to be carried out by our immigration solicitors will include the following:

  • Taking detailed instructions from you about your child visitor visa application and advising you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the British Embassy/High Commission/Consulate in your child visitor visa application;
  • Discussing your child visitor visa application in detail with you and advising you about the weaknesses and strengths of your entry clearance application as a Child Visitor;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your entry clearance application for child visitor visa;
  • Assessing the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the child visitor visa application and discussing the same with you and/or your sponsor, if any;
  • Completing the online visitor visa application form and discussing the same with you and/or your UK sponsor;
  • Preparing a cover letter to introduce and support the application for UK Visit Visa as a Child Visitor;
  • Liaising with the British Embassy/High Commission/Consulate for a timely decision on your application for Child Visitor Visa;
  • Doing all the follow up work until decision is reached on your application for Child Visitor Visa.

Our Fee For Child Visitor Visa

  • We will charge you a fee from £1,000 (no VAT) for our professional immigration services in relation to your application for entry clearance (visa) for the UK as a Child Visitor. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office, UKVI on the entry clearance application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by us on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Home Office fee etc.

Sunrise Solicitors is the trading name of Sunrise Solicitors Ltd (company registration no. 6405492). Sunrise Solicitors Offices are regulated by SRA under SRA ID 490903 (London Office) and SRA ID 645256 (Manchester Office). Sunrise Solicitors are also members of Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA).

 

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