There are 2 options for child visit visas, Child Accompanied and Child Unaccompanied.
Visit visa: Child Accompanied
If the child is travelling accompanied by parents or a chaperone, say from a school or an agency, it is imperative that all accompanying adults apply first. Once they have the visa, the children can apply. The parents will need to provide a letter stating that they give permission for their child to travel with the named chaperones, plus a birth certificate to confirm the parent/child relationship.
We cannot issue a visa where the child has applied in this category and the accompanying adult/s have either not applied for a visa, or have had their visa refused. We are obliged to refuse to application of the child.
Visit visa: Child Unaccompanied
If the parents wish their children to travel unaccompanied, they can do so. They will need to provide a letter stating that they give permission for their child to travel unaccompanied and show evidence that a school/agency/other is responsible for their travel and care arrangements in the UK, plus a birth certificate to confirm the parent/child relationship.
For your information, we have a duty of care to all children that apply for a visa to the UK. We carry out relevant security checks on the accompanying adults.
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