Apply for UK Child Visitor visa or Standard Visitor visa, if you are under the age of 18 and want to visit the UK for a short period of time (up to 6 Months).

We are expert in dealing with UK Child Visitor visa applications and if instructed will carry out all the work on the application until the decision is received from the Home Office UKVI.

Please contact expert UK immigration lawyer at Rex Law Chambers to fully assess your eligibility for UK Child Visitor visa by considering all the relevant information including your past immigration history. So that we can advise you on the chances of success in your application in particular if you have any adverse personal or immigration history.

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  1. What is Child Visitor visa UK?
  2. UK Child Visitor visa requirements
  3. What documents are required for UK Child Visitor visa application?
  4. What is UK Child Visitor visa processing time?
  5. How can we help with your UK visa application?
  6. Do you need an immigration lawyer for UK Child Visitor visa application?
  7. Our fee for Child Visitor visa application
  8. Do you need legal help?

What is Child Visitor visa UK?

The child visitor visa has been replaced with the standard visitor visa. 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.

One of the key factors in the visitor visa entry clearance applications is to satisfy the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) that the applicant has strong family, financial and social ties to the country of origin and therefore he will return to the country of origin upon visiting the UK.

UK Child Visitor visa requirements

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.

You must also meet all the other eligibility requirements. Please contact us for initial assessment to determine your eligibility, and to discuss the options.

What documents are required for UK Child Visitor visa application?

To visit the UK on Child Visitor visa, you need to show that you're a genuine visitor.

You must have a passport or travel document that is valid for the whole of your stay in the UK. There must be a blank page in your passport for your Standard Visitor visa.

You'll need to provide the following information in your online application:

  • the dates you’re planning to travel to the UK
  • where you’ll be staying during your visit
  • how much you think your trip will cost
  • your current home address and how long you’ve lived there
  • your parents’ names and dates of birth (if known)
  • how much you earn in a year (if you have an income)
  • details of any criminal, civil or immigration offences you may have committed

Depending on your circumstances, you might also need to provide additional documents. Please contact us for initial assessment to determine your eligibility, and find out required list of documents in support of your UK Child Visitors visa application.

What is UK Child Visitor visa processing time?

The general processing time for a UK Standard Visitor visa application is 3 weeks. You should get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks once you attend your appointment at the visa application centre.

How can we help with your UK visa application?

As part of our immigration services for your immigration application, our expert immigration lawyer will:

  • assess your eligibility for the relevant visa type by fully considering your circumstances;
  • advise you on the required supporting documents to be submitted in support of your immigration application;
  • assess all the documents to ensure that the documents you provide are as per the requirements of the Immigration Rules;
  • advise you on strengths and potential weaknesses in your visa application and how you can overcome such weaknesses if any;
  • complete the online immigration draft application form to share it with you for cross-checking;
  • submit your application online and schedule your biometrics appointments with the relevant commercial partner of the UKVI;
  • prepare a detailed cover letter in support of the immigration application explaining in detail how you are meeting all the requirements of the Immigration Rules so that you have the maximum chances of succeeding in your visa application;
  • upload all the supporting documents online in support of the immigration application in their correct format and order;
  • dealing and responding to any caseworker enquiries or correspondence from the Home Office caseworker for any further documents or information concerning your pending immigration application;
  • do all the follow-up work on your immigration application until a decision is received from the Home Office UKVI.

Do you need an immigration lawyer for UK Child Visitor visa application?

UK Immigration law is an extremely fast-changing and complex area of law. There are high chances of getting a visa refusal if you are not fully aware about relevant immigration law(s) and eligibility criteria.

Most of the applicants seek professional legal help with their UK Child Visitor visa applications from highly experienced immigration lawyers to boost their chances of success. A well-prepared application can significantly increase your chances of success.

Our fee for Child Visitor visa application

Our UK visitor visa lawyer can provide legal assistance with your Child Visitor visa applications by assessing your eligibility for visitor visa and advising you on the relevant documents to be submitted in support of the Child Visitor visa application.

Our fixed fee

We charge a fixed fee starting from £1000 for our professional legal services in relation to your UK Child Visitor visa application. The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.

Do you need legal help?

Contact Rex Law Chambers, if you have any questions or need legal help with any UK immigration law related matter. At Rex Law Chambers, we specialise in a wide range of UK visas and nationality applications and our principal immigration lawyer has wealth of experience and expert knowledge to deal with all types of UK visas and immigration applications. He has successfully handled many complex and high-profile cases and also represented clients in their immigration matters.

We can provide one-off FREE general legal advice via live chat or our "Enquiry Form". The FREE advice does not cover the advice in relation to complex legal issues or advice about documents to be submitted in support of the application. If you would like to to get detailed legal advice then please schedule an in-person, Zoom, Skype or phone consultation by using our "Appointment Request Form".

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