My parents got me a consent so I could travel to UK this summer. Do I need to have it translated into English?

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    Preferably yes. Will be easier on the any officials who you meet and who demand it. Also I am saying this because UK visa rules demand English language versions of supporting documents May 25 '17 at 12:19

Yes, you need a translated version of the letter as well, as UK immigration require all the foreign language document should be translated into English ,

here is the reference,


If you submit a document that is not in English or Welsh, it must be accompanied by a full translation that can be independently verified by the Home Office. Each translated document must contain:

  • confirmation from the translator that it is an accurate translation of the original document
  • the date of the translation
  • the translator's full name and signature
  • the translator's contact details

Under 18s... If travelling unaccompanied or with someone other than your parent(s) you should provide:

  • a signed letter from your parent(s) confirming details of anyone accompanying you, and details of care and accommodation arranged in the UK
  • a copy of your parent(s) or legal guardian’s biographical page of their passport, which includes their signature and passport number if your parent(s) do not have a passport then you must provide another official document which bears their signature
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    We discourage link only answers as links might break (in fact, the UK immigration pages are notorious for doing this) and so I copied the relevant information into your answer.
    – chx
    May 25 '17 at 21:17
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    I would like to see the immigration officer's face if you presented them with a parental consent letter in Welsh!
    – TonyK
    May 26 '17 at 0:33

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