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Student visa applicants under the age of 18

Find out about additional documents you need to submit to get your CAS, apply for your Student visa, and complete registration if you are under the age of 18.

If you are under the age of 18 when applying to study at the University of Bath, there are some supplementary documents you will need to provide to the University. Also, if you are under the age of 18 when applying for your Student visa, there are additional documents you will need to provide to as part of your Student visa application.

Documents for your CAS

If you will be under the age of 18 at the point you arrive in the UK to study, the Admissions team at the University will send you a Parental Consent Form for you to complete. This form contains a requirement for your parent(s) or guardian(s) to consent to your Student visa application.

We will not process your CAS until we have received the completed Parental Consent Form.

Documents for your Student visa application

If you are under 18 and applying for the Student visa, you will need to provide a signed letter from your parent(s) or guardian(s) to confirm that they consent to:

  • your visa application
  • your living and care arrangements in the UK
  • your travel to the UK

You will also need to provide evidence of your relationship to your parent(s) or guardian(s). This can be done by providing a birth certificate, a certificate of adoption, or a court or government issued document naming your legal guardian(s).

Documents for registration on your course

After you have used your CAS to apply for a Student visa, you will be sent an email from the University with another form that needs to be completed by your parent(s) or guardian(s).

This form asks for details of your travel arrangements (e.g. date of travel, flight number) and care arrangements on arrival to the UK (e.g. how you will travel from the airport to Bath, who you are travelling with, your legal guardian in the UK & accommodation details).

You will not be able to fully register for your course at the University until we have received this completed form. If the form is not provided in advance, we cannot allow registration to continue even if you are already in the UK – we would then require this information at the point you have your passport and visa checked.

Contact us

If you have any questions about applying additional documents you need to provide if you are under the age of 18, please contact us by email.