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You may need to provide additional documents depending on your circumstances, such as evidence of your:
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You can travel to the UK without an adult (someone 18 or older).
You must have written consent from both parents (or one parent if they have sole responsibility) or your legal guardian. This must confirm they consent to:
They also need to provide proof that you have somewhere suitable to live during your stay in the UK, including:
Your parent, guardian or school must tell the relevant local authority about your visit if either of the following are true:
You should provide a reply from the local authority if you have one.
If you travel to the UK with an adult (someone 18 or older), you need to identify them in your visa 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.
You might be eligible for different visas depending on why you’re visiting the UK and how long for.
You should get a decision within 3 weeks of your appointment.
You might be able to pay an extra £220 for a decision within 5 working days or £956 for a decision within 24 hours (not including weekends or bank holidays). Check with your visa application centre.
You’ll be told when a decision has been made about your visa.
Keep the documents that prove why you’re visiting the UK in your hand luggage so you can show them if asked.
You’ll need to collect your biometric residence permit soon after you arrive.
Check your visa to find out when you must leave the UK. If you break the conditions of your visa you may not be able to return to the UK again.
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