I have a ten-year UK Child Visitor visa, and I'm an Indian citizen. I'm making a trip to Scotland next month to participate in a ten day leadership camp.

Can I make this trip with my existing visa?

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    Is the visa still valid? Are you still a child?
    – Gagravarr
    Commented May 31, 2014 at 14:38
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    Yes it's a valid visa till 2016. Also a UK child visa is valid for the visa term even after the holder turns 18. Commented May 31, 2014 at 14:43
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    I wondered if my visa covered the fact that I'm taking a course there, or if I needed a student visa. Commented May 31, 2014 at 15:44

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From www.gov.uk:

What you can and can’t do

You can:

  • stay in the UK for a maximum of 6 months
  • take a short course of study, for up to 6 months
  • stay for as long as your visa lasts, even if you turn 18 during your visit

You can’t:

  • work
  • get married or form a civil partnership
  • bring family members (‘dependants’) with you on your application - they must apply separately
  • get private medical treatment
  • get public funds

so it's not a problem to visit Scotland and take part in a ten day leadership camp.

  • Thanks a lot for the answer! I'm surprised about the private medical treatment point. Am I permitted to be treated at a state-run hospital? Commented Jun 2, 2014 at 12:58
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    @VedantChandra You can get emergency medical care if you need it; the point of that restriction is that the purpose of your visit on the Child Visitor visa cannot be to seek medical care. Commented Jun 3, 2014 at 18:17

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