If one applies for a Standard Visitor Visa and is rejected, could this have an impact on a citizenship application down the line? Or are the two considered on their individual merits?
Also, is there any reason to not apply for the two in parallel?
Backstory: I am a British citizen and my son (6yo) is Bolivian. I have mandatory training in the UK in April, and therefore need to travel before we could conceivably receive his citizenship and passport. Therefore I am applying for a Standard Visitor Visa for him. However, to allow for easier travel to the UK in the future, I wish to apply for his citizenship, which is at the discretion of the home office - but it’s a Hague Convention adoption so should be fine. We do not intend on returning long term to the UK in the near future, it is simply because he has the right to citizenship and it would ease travel immensely down the line.