This section describes the immigration category of child visitor.
The information here is based on paragraphs 46A-46F of the Immigration Rules.
The child visitor category is for children aged under 18 years old who want to come to the UK for up to 6 months (or up to 12 months if they are accompanying an academic visitor). This includes children who want to study in the UK for up to 6 months.
If a child wants to study here for more than 6 months, they must apply under Tier 4 (Child). You can find more information in the Studying in the UK section.
Find out whether you meet the requirements to be achild visitor.
Information about documents that will support your application to enter the UK as achild visitor.
Find out whether you need to apply for a visa as achild visitor.
Find out how to apply for a visa as a child.
Find out whether you can extend your stay in the UK when your permission to stay expires.
This page explains whether you can appeal if you are refused permission to enter the UK as a child visitor.