Short stay visas for children aged under 18

Short stay 'C' visas for children aged under 18 must show if the child is travelling alone (unaccompanied) or with an adult (accompanied).

If the child is accompanied, the person(s) named on the child's visa must be with them for the entire journey. If not, the child will not be allowed to travel.

Child travelling alone

A visa for a child travelling alone will show the following text in the 'remarks' section:

A child with this endorsement will be allowed to travel alone or be accompanied by an adult.

Child travelling with an adult

A child may travel with a named parent, legal guardian or other adult.

A visa for a child accompanied by an adult will show the following text in the 'remarks' section:

The person named on the child's visa must accompany the child for the entire journey. If the person named is not present, the child:

  • May not be allowed to board an aircraft or ferry to travel to Ireland
  • Will not be allowed to pass through border control into Ireland

Child travelling with more than one adult

A child may travel with more than one named parent, legal guardian or other adult.

A visa for a child accompanied by more than one adult will show the following text in the 'remarks' section:

Those named on the child's visa must accompany the child for the entire journey. If the people named are not present, the child:

  • May not be allowed to board an aircraft or ferry to travel to Ireland
  • Will not be allowed to pass through border control into Ireland

Child who turns 18 before travelling

If a child issued with a visa reaches the age of 18 before travel, their visa will be treated as if it carried no remarks.

 

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Updated: 20 January 2017

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