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I am 13 years old and have an accompanied visa with my aunt.

Can I enter the UK with my aunt and then return back to Pakistan alone (without her or with any other adult) if my aunts name is on MY visa?

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    Which airline are you travelling with? Commented Mar 28, 2015 at 14:02
  • Gender? Given your destination, the question has gender specific implications.
    – Gayot Fow
    Commented Mar 28, 2015 at 16:53
  • oh- i just forgot to mention this that my AUNTS name is ON MY VISA...so then can i travel ALONE?
    – Laura
    Commented Apr 2, 2015 at 12:24

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I will readily presume your family is OK with this idea. It is not our place to speculate on that.

Despite what @GayotFow indicates I can't find any gender specific information. The only airline flying London-Islamabad direct, Pakistan Airlines Conditions of Carriage says:

7.7.1 You will not be accepted for carriage if you are under 5 years of age on the date the flight commences unless you are accompanied by an escort aged 18 years or more. If you are between 5 and 16 years of age, we can arrange for an escort, provided we receive 7 Days or more notice prior to travel and an extra charge is paid.

Nothing else in the CoC is about this age range, 7.7.2 only applies to 5-12 year olds.

I would strongly recommend to arrange such an escort. If something goes sideways, you don't want a 13 year old to deal with it alone.

Another airline which specifically mentions Pakistan is Jet Airways but only in regards of being a short haul flight for them, no gender specific restriction.

In general, without knowing the specific airline, the above is typical: above 12 the UAM service is optional but strongly recommended.

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  • If it's an accompanied visa, isn't the named adult REQUIRED to travel with the child?
    – Gayot Fow
    Commented Mar 29, 2015 at 4:47
  • On the way back? Visas are required to enter and stay.
    – user4188
    Commented Mar 29, 2015 at 4:57
  • Does it mean the UK has no responsibility when a child leaves the UK unaccompanied?
    – Gayot Fow
    Commented Mar 29, 2015 at 5:01
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    The UK has no form of exit immigration control, last I checked so where would a visa enter the picture? Also, I thought the chain of events is that the adult hands over the minor to the airline with the UAM service and so the minor is never unaccompanied.
    – user4188
    Commented Mar 29, 2015 at 5:24
  • Next week, travel.stackexchange.com/questions/43808/… But also read Section 55 of the 2009 Act. Also Google 'uk paladin team' etc etc
    – Gayot Fow
    Commented Mar 29, 2015 at 5:30

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