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My child under 18 has a dual Austrian/Russian nationality and lives in Austria. I'm considering applying for a UK Standard Visitor Visa for them (as a Russian citizen) if it looks like they (as an Austrian citizen) can't travel to the UK visa-free shortly after Brexit.

I'm going to attach their translated birth certificate to the application, but I'm not sure how to go about translating this particular birth certificate, because it consists of:

Page 1: original in German (front), apostille (back)
Page 2: certified translation into Russian with the Russian Embassy's stamp re: Russian citizenship (front), Russian Embassy's stamps re: issued passports (back)
Page 3: a statement from the translator about the correctness of the Russian translation.

The three pages are bound together by the translator's stamp.

So the questions are:

  1. what pages (or all of them?) should be translated into English for the UK visa center?
  2. is it possible (advisible) to attach the English certified translation to the original of such a birth certificate (possibly damaging the Russian translator's stamp)?
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    Why do you think EU citizens won't be able to travel to the UK without a visa shortly after Brexit? – Hanky Panky Jan 22 at 8:20
  • @HankyPanky there seems to be a lot of uncertainty around this issue at the moment. Since our trip in April is already paid for, I'd like to hedge my bets. – Ewige Studentin Jan 22 at 8:22
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    I think there is zero chance that post-Brexit there will be requirement for visa applications in advance. Surely the EU would at worst go into the same visa-free category as USA, Japan, etc. – Andrew Lazarus Jan 22 at 23:48
  • @AndrewLazarus that would be great but such a regulation needs to be passed first, right? I'd love to talk odds but that would be a speculative question that can't be asked here... – Ewige Studentin Jan 23 at 6:53
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    The British have announced that the only difference from today is a passport will be required. The National ID will no longer suffice. I can not imagine why you want to go to the time and expense of obtaining visas as Russian nationals. The likelihood they will be denied for some reason must be vastly greater than the possibility the UK will suddenly require advance visas for Austrians, after saying they shall not. independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/… – Andrew Lazarus Jan 23 at 8:12
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According to a local agency that specializes in authorized translations into English:

what pages (or all of them?) should be translated into English for the UK visa center?

In addition to translating the original, it is possible to translate relevant parts from other attached translations (like the stamp confirming the Russian citizenship in our case). The final decision on what is necessary for UKVI is at the applicant's discretion.

is it possible (advisible) to attach the English certified translation to the original of such a birth certificate (possibly damaging the Russian translator's stamp)?

It is possible to attach a new translation to the existing bundle using a different corner of the original.

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