Application for Child Short-term Study Visitor Visa

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

Child Short-term Study Visit Visa Document List Required

Please find below a list of the documents required for your visit visa application to the UK.

It should be noted that the Home Office will only accept original documents. If no original is available, photocopied documents must be a stamped certified true copy of the original. Where a document is not in English or Welsh, the original must be accompanied by a fully certified translation by a professional translator. This translation must include details of the translator’s credentials and confirmation that it is an accurate translation of the original document. It must also be dated and include the original signature of the translator.

Please note that documents listed are carefully explained whether they are mandatory or optional. You should collect as many documents as possible and use it as a checklist to ensure all documents where possible have been sent as soon as possible. Where you are unable to provide the original documents, please explain the reasons by adding your comments.

The documents we will require from you are as follows:

Evidence of Applicant's Identity

Current Passport Mandatory
Previous Passports Mandatory
Visa or other proof of residence – if you're not a national of the country of your residence if available Mandatory
Recent Passport Photographs (x2) (Photo Guidance) Mandatory
Tuberculosis Test Medical certificate from UKVI-approved medical centre For more info on TB test centres Mandatory
Birth Certificate Mandatory

Documents about your course and studies

Letter of acceptance from your school – on official headed paper, stating the course’s name, duration and cost (including accommodation) Mandatory
A letter from the school confirming it has notified the local authority of your visit and the details of who’ll be caring for you if:

– you’re under 16 (or under 18 if you have a disability)
– you’ll be looked after for more than 28 days by someone who is not a close relative (called ‘private foster care’)

Previous Studies – academic certificates, transcripts, references Mandatory

Documents from Parents

Parents Passport Mandatory
Marriage Certificate Mandatory
Parent/Guardian's consent for you to travel on your own and contact details (address, phone number, email) Mandatory
Letter from parent stating that you have somewhere suitable to live in the UK with details of the person you are staying with and address and documents Mandatory

Documents showing maintenance funds and source of income

Parents' Bank statements – current account and savings Mandatory
If employed:
Letter of Employment – confirming employment (start date), position, salary, role Mandatory
Payslips last 6 months Mandatory
If self-employed/owner of your own business:
Business registration and other licences required for you to operate your business Mandatory
Proof of latest tax payments Mandatory
Evidence of Accommodation

Land Registry Title/Mortgage Statements Mandatory
Tenancy Agreement Mandatory
Hotel Reservation Mandatory

Other Documents

Home Office Letters if any Mandatory
Spouse's and Children's Passport if any Mandatory
Itinerary of visit to UK Mandatory
Other evidence showing reason of visit to UK Mandatory
List of travel history Mandatory

All documents should be posted or scanned and emailed to us to make sure they meet the requirements.

Please let us know if you cannot provide anything from the document list and we can discuss alternative documents you may provide.

Once we have received the documents, we will inform you via e-mail and update your application in our records.