UK Standard Visa: Travel for those under 18

UK Standard Visa: Travel for those under 18

iVisa | Updated on Feb 08, 2020

When you travel to the UK, you are given the unique experience of seeing one of the most incredible places in the world. Embedded into the world's history as one of the oldest countries, the UK is a country that serves as one of the most prominent world powers.

Some will need a visa to visit the UK. Generally, the standard visitor visa covers just about every type of visit including academics, business, tourism, etc.

In order for those under 18 to apply for the visa and travel alone, their legal guardians will need to give additional documentation to validate the trip: written consent, contact details, the name and date of birth of the person you will be staying with, address of where you will be staying, details of your relationship to the person who'll be looking after you. Your visa application will also need to indicate if you are traveling alone or with adults. Up to two adults can be put on your application. If you are a traveler under the age of 18, you must meet certain requirements: suitable arrangements for your travel and stay in the UK, consent from your parent or guardian, ability to pay for your return or onward journey, and proof of financial assets or help to support your stay.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What Do I need to submit for an application if I am under the age of 18 and I am travelling alone?

When applicants under the age of 18 apply to travel alone, their legal guardians will need to provide the following on your visa application:

  • Old travel documentation
  • Proof of residence
  • Proof of employment
  • Proof of educational enrollment
  • business registration documents
  • Proof of intended business activities
  • Birth Certificate
  • A copy of your parent(s) or legal guardian's details page of their passport
  • Written consent
  • Contact details
  • The name and date of birth of the person you will be staying with
  • Address of where you will be staying
  • Details of your relationship to the person who'll be looking after you

What is the max stay placed on this visa?

Currently, the United Kingdom limits a max stay of 186 days in Total for the standard visitor visa.

When Will My Standard Visitor Visa Expire?

Your visa will expire in 186 days after arrival

How Long Does Processing Take for the application?

The speed at which your visa application will process will depend on the processing speed you choose:

  • Standard: 9 days
  • Rush: 7 days
  • Super Rush: 5 days

How Much Does the Standard Visitor Visa Cost?

The cost of your visa will depend on the processing speed of your application:

  • Standard: USD 170.00
  • Rush: USD 200.00
  • Super Rush: USD 220.00

Is Multiple Entry Allowed with the United Kingdom Standard Visitor Visa?

The current policy enforced by the UK allows Multiple Entry for the standard visitor visa.

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