UK Immigration Solicitors are a team of qualified, specialist immigration solicitors covering the whole of the UK as a national law firm, and providing market-leading legal representation to anyone across the world. Our clients benefit from a truly bespoke service and representation tailored their specific case, ensuring the best possible chance of securing the visit visa that they require. Including Child Visitor.
It is always really important to ensure that when children are visiting the UK all the eligibility requirements carefully adhered to. This includes the duration of the visa itself, the arrangements for them to travel, and where they will be living when they arrive. If you are in any doubt as to what exactly you must consider, there are general eligibility criteria stated below. Our expert solicitors can help you through the process of obtaining the visa, ensuring that meet the specific eligibility requirements for UKVI.
UK Immigration law is complicated and very strict: even the slightest mistake on an application could result in a refusal. We are here to give you market-leading, expert legal advice in order to ensure a smooth process of application.
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Why choose UK Immigration Solicitors?
- Expert legal advice: over 50 years of combined expertise from an award winning solicitors firm;
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- Peace of mind: all of our solicitors are qualified UK immigration solicitors and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority;
- Confidence: we are proud members of Immigration Law Practitioners Association.
Eligibility or Visit Visa if you are under 18
You can apply for a standard visitor visa if you’re under 18 and:
- you’ve made suitable arrangements for your travel and stay in the UK;
- you have consent from your parent or guardian to travel to the UK;
- you’re able to pay for your return or onward journey;
- you have enough money to support yourself without working or getting help from public funds, or you have family and friends that can support you.
You can travel to the UK without an adult* (someone over the age of 18). Your parent or guardian will need to provide their:
- written consent for you to travel to the UK;
- full contact details.
They’ll also need to provide proof that you have somewhere suitable to live during your stay in the UK, including:
- the name and date of birth of the person that you will be staying with;
- an address where you will be living;
- details of your relationship to the person who’ll be looking after you;
- consent in writing so they can look after you during your stay in the UK.
Travelling with an adult
When travelling to the UK with an adult (someone over the age of 18), you’ll need to identify them in your visa application.
If the person you’re travelling with isn’t your parent, you’ll need to provide specific information about them in your application.
Their name will appear on your visa, and you’ll be refused entry to the UK if you arrive in the UK without them.
You can identify up to 2 adults in your visa application, and your visa will only be valid if you travel with at least one of them.
The adult can apply for a visa at the same time, but you must each complete separate applications.
What to do if your visitor visa application has been refused
UK Immigration Solicitors successfully contest visit visa refusals every day and our specialist team can advise you on exactly what to do. Although you have no right to appeal, if you think that the decision is wrong, unfair, or has failed to take all your individual circumstances into account, you may be eligible for a Judicial Review. Our expert solicitors can represent you through this process, but you must act quickly as there are strict time limits. The general guidance that you can find on the internet might be able to answer some of your questions, but what we will do is look at your application and refusal in great detail so that we can advise you as an individual as to the merits of your case.
Call us now to begin a free assessment of your Immigration matter.
0203 3844389 from inside the UK or 0044203 3844389 from outside the UK.
* The information given here refers specifically to UK immigration law, as quoted on the Gov.UK website. You will still need to check with the relevant travel companies as to their own policies on unaccompanied children. Neither UK Immigration Solicitors or Gov.UK are liable for advice regarding the safeguarding of children travelling alone.