I am a Britsh Citizen, but I was born in South Africa (I received British citizenship because my father is from England). My kids (aged 10 & 12) were born in South Africa too. We want to spend Christmas with our English family this year but I can’t work out how to get UK visitors visas for my kids. Almost everything in the online visa application form is irrelevent (ie; since they’re kids, they’re not employed and don’t need to prove their income since we - their parents - will be paying for the trip). I have spent hours on the official website but still can’t work out which route to take...
I have just tried this online system, and while some of the questions are a teeny bit off beam for a child, if you answer them in a simple way without trying to read to much into it, you eventually get pointed towards questions and answers that make sense. I did not go further than what I will demonstrate below - BUT I think the online application will work out OK.
This is where you apply: Online Short Stay Visitors Visa for the UK
Just keep going through - remember that you are answering for the child not yourself, and that you are paying for everything.
Personal information Given names mickey Family name mouse Residential address 1 bundaberg way capetown South Africa How many days, weeks, months or years have you lived at this address? 5 Years What is the ownership status of your home? I live with my family Change Living at your home address What is your gender, as shown in your passport or travel document? Male What is your relationship status? Single Change Your gender and relationship status Country of nationality South Africa Date of birth 21 August 2002 Place of birth capetown Country of birth South Africa ChangeYour nationality, date and country of birth Passport details Passport number or travel document reference number a31987654 Place of issue capetown Issue date 1 April 2015 Expiry date 31 March 2020 ChangeYour passport Personal information Do you have a national identity card? No ChangeNational identity card Employment What is your employment status? A student ChangeYour employment status Income and expenditure Do you have another income or any savings? I do not have any other income or savings ChangeYour income and savings How much money are you planning to spend on your visit to the UK? 2000.00 GBP Change About the cost of your visit What is the total amount of money you spend each month? 500.00 GBP Change About your financial situation Will anyone be paying towards the cost of your visit? Yes Change Paying for your visit Who is paying towards the cost of your visit? Someone I know (for example, family or friend) Name Daddy mouse Address 1 bundaberg way capetown South Africa How much money will they be paying towards your visit? 2000.00 GBP Why are they helping to pay for your visit? they are my father Change Help towards the cost of your visit Add more help towards the cost of your visit Add Travel information Date you will arrive in the UK 15 December 2018 Date you will leave the UK 15 January 2019 Calculated duration of visit 1 month ChangeYour visit to the UK English language We may have to talk to you about your application. Which language would you prefer to use? English ChangeSpoken language preference Travel information What is the main reason for your visit to the UK? Tourism, including visiting family and friends Change Main reason for your visit What is the main reason for your holiday visit to the UK? Visiting family Change Main reason for your holiday visit Give details of the main purpose of your visit and anything else you plan to do on your trip. See tourist and short stays for more information. visit family Change Your activities Dependant details Does anyone rely on you for financial support? Include both those travelling with you and those who are not. No Change People financially dependent on you Parent details What is this person's relationship to you? Father Given names daddy Family name mouse Date of birth 18 December 1982 Country of nationality British Citizen Have they always had the same nationality? Yes Change Give details about your first parent What is this person's relationship to you? Mother Given names minnie Family name mouse Date of birth 15 June 1982 Country of nationality South Africa Have they always had the same nationality? Yes Change Give details about another parent Child traveller How many adults do you want to list on your visa? 1 ChangeAdults travelling with you