UK Visitor Visa –Child
Since any individual under the age of 18 years cannot apply for a student visitor visa, you can enter the UK once ou apply for Child Visitor Visa. Though this visa is for a short period of 6 months, you can be part of an education program during your stay.
To qualify under the Child Visitor Visa, there are a few requirements to be met. Here is a list for your better understanding.
You can apply for this Visa under these conditions.
- You do not belong to European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland
- You are under 18years old
- You pass the basic eligibility requirements
To be eligible for any category of this visa, you must pass the points assessment by scoring a minimum 40 points from the following criteria.
- CAS by the University or educational institution in the UK – 30 points
- Funds to cover course fees and stayin the UK– 10 points
- Valid Passport
- Passport size colour photographs
- Proof showing availability of funds to support your trip or that your parents will be financially supporting your trip to the UK
- Travel details, where do to intend to stay, etc
- Tuberculosis Test Results from the country you belong to
You will get a decision on your visa in 3 weeks. The processing of your visa takes up to 3 months.To simplify the process, fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and let’s get started.
Your stay in the UK under Child Visitor Visa can vary as follows.
- 6 months – if you are travelling with Child Visitor Visa
- 12 months – If you are travelling with an academic visitor (eg. teacher or researcher)
For a regular visitor, you can apply for long-term visa. Your maximum stay in each visit is 6 months, while your visa can last up to 10 years.
Your last visa as a Child Visitor (i.e 6 months after your 18th birthday), you can apply for a long-term visit visa as an adult.
Dos and Don’ts
Once you are eligible for the visa and have migrated to the UK, there are a few dos and don’ts that you must be aware of.
Here are a few tips that might come handy.
- You can stay in the UK for 6 months (maximum)
- You can study in the UK for 6 months
- Your visa is applicable even after you have turned 18 during your trip
- You can’t take up any job, paid or unpaid
- You can’t get Public Funds
- You can’t enroll yourself in any government funded school unless you are part of a student exchange programme or educational visit
- You can’t get private medical treatment
- You can’t marry or register a civil partnership
- You can’t live in the UK for long periods
- You can’t get your family members on your application. They should apply separately.