I have applied for standard UK visitor visa's for me and my wife and children. I have elderly parents staying behind, but they do not live with me and are not dependants, nor did I list them as such in the application.
We have a dog (for 5 years now) who we consider as family and we have strong emotional ties and attachment to him. He will be in a pet care service for the duration of our visit.
Can I mention my pet as a family member left behind in my cover letter? I can provide documentation of his vaccination records for the last 5 years - it mentions my name and address - as proof that I care for him and look after him.
Can I still mention my parents in my cover letter? Do I need to provide some documentation for them?
Please advise ASAP. Thanks.