I am 17 years old and I have an invitation from a university regarding a conference. Usually, for a conference, a business visa is appropriate but when I clicked that it said this visa is for adults only. I then tried to give business (academic) but even that has four options which are:

  • research
  • teaching
  • clinical practice
  • formal exchange

I am really confused. What type of visa should I apply for?

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I am confused. Where did you click what? I believe you need a standard visitor visa as per the official Standard Visitor visa page:

You can apply for a Standard Visitor visa if you want to visit the UK for business-related activities, eg: you’re coming to the UK for a conference,

and then there's a If you're under 18 sub-page telling you everything you need to know age wise.

  • No, I won't copy-paste the whole sub-page. There are a lot of conditions, different for travelling alone and traveling with an adult -- consult the official page, that's why it's there.
    – user4188
    Dec 29, 2015 at 11:22
  • Thanks to you for the answer,I know I have to apply for standard visitor visa and in the form there are three things to fulfill, reason for visit,visa type and visa sub-type. reason for visit I gave is visit but I'm confused with the visa type as I am under 18 and I can't click on business as a visa type.
    – Israt
    Jan 3, 2016 at 8:04

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