Partners and Children of individuals who have or are applying for visas under a variety of work categories, including the Worker routes (previously Tier 2), Temporary Worker routes (previously Tier 5), as well as Representatives of International Business, Innovators, Global Talent Migrants, and individuals with visas granted based on UK ancestry, can apply for the UK Dependant Visa. At A Y & J Solicitors, we can increase the likelihood that your dependent family members will be allowed to travel with you to the UK, allowing you to start your new journey stress-free.
Who May Submit a UK Dependent Visa Application?
You must be a dependent relative of an eligible immigrant to be eligible for a dependent visa. According to the Immigration Rules, a “dependent” is somebody who:
- Husband, wife, or civil partner; a single person or partner of the same sex; minor child under the age of 18 at the time of application.
- Any additional family members would be extremely unlikely to be granted dependent status for a Dependant Visa.
You must be the spouse or partner of one of the following to be eligible for a dependent visa as a spouse or partner:
- While applying for a dependent visa, you must be in the UK on a valid visa or be in the process of applying for a visa.
- Unmarried or same-sex couples must also be able to demonstrate that they have been in a continuous, sincere relationship that is analogous to marriage for the last two years.
Children are eligible to request a Dependent Visa if:
- One or both parents are already in the UK and the kid is applying to join them; both parents are applying for entry clearance at the same time; one parent is already in the UK and the other parent is asking for entry clearance to join them and the child.
Only the following conditions must be met for a child to qualify for a solitary parent’s dependent visa:
- Alternatively, the parent is the sole living parent.
- The child’s upbringing is the entire duty of the parent; or
- There are unusual circumstances when a kid may apply as the dependent of only one of his or her parents. These circumstances must be significant or compelling.
The family must be able to support themselves without the aid of the government to qualify for the Dependant Visa. For instance, the primary applicant who is requesting a skilled worker visa must demonstrate that they have £285 in savings for the dependent partner, £315 for the first dependent kid, and £200 for each additional dependent child. The applicant may not be required to produce evidence of funds availability if a holder of a Skilled Worker Sponsor License with an A-rating can confirm that these funds will be made available.
How Do I Make a Dependant Visa Application?
Applications for a dependent visa can be submitted online and from inside or outside the UK (unless the applicant is from North Korea). Your case will be handled smoothly with the help of our knowledgeable attorneys.
What Paperwork Must I Submit When I Apply for a UK PBS Dependent Visa?
The following records must be included with your application (please note that this list is not all-inclusive):
- A valid travel document, such as a passport
- Birth Certificate for a Child or Marriage Certificate for a Spouse
- Results of your TB test Evidence of the link between the dependent and primary applicant (if applicable)
- The outcome of a background check (if applicable)
We will help you put together the necessary paperwork for your complete family.
The UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) department is notoriously strict when it comes to demanding that all papers be exact and adhere to the given requirements. If you don’t follow the rules, your application might be denied. Any papers that are not written in Welsh or English must be translated by a qualified professional translator who has been certified.
The UKVI can also carry out inspections to ensure the legitimacy and correctness of paperwork. Any irregularities might raise suspicions of fraud, which could result in application rejection as well as a 10-year ban on receiving future entrance clearance to the UK.
How long does it take to process a dependent visa?
A dependent visa from outside the UK may take 12 weeks to process from the date of your visa appointment.
If the application is submitted utilizing the priority option, which costs extra, the decision will often be made within 5 working days.
The current norm for service from within the UK is eight weeks starting on the day of the appointment.
For an extra fee, priority and super priority services are offered. The decision is accelerated by the priority service to 5 working days, and by the super priority service to 24 hours.
What Benefits Come with a PBS Dependant Visa?
You can work and study in the UK as a dependent (with some limitations), and your kids can attend either a public or private school. Naturally, your family will stay united and be able to enjoy living in a new nation.
Additionally, you could be qualified to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain following the completion of a pertinent qualifying term.
What conditions must be met to get a dependent visa in the UK?
The reliant must be capable of:
demonstrate their identity, their link to the primary applicant, their intention to stay in the UK with their sponsor for the period of their visa, and their financial independence from public assistance (i.e. benefits).
What are the requirements for a dependent visa in the UK?
Depending on the dependent route requested, different dependent visa regulations apply. In every situation, couples must demonstrate that they are in a committed relationship and want to live together in the UK. Children must be less than 18 unless they reached 18 after applying for or receiving a grant of (continuous) leave as a dependent.
Most of the time, the applicant will have to demonstrate their ability to support and house themselves in the UK without using public funding (i.e. state benefits). Dependents of Skilled Workers may be required to provide proof of a minimum amount of money in their bank accounts or a maintenance certification from the Skilled Worker’s sponsoring business. Other dependents, such as those with UK heritage, might be able to demonstrate “sufficient” financial support without having to meet a certain threshold.
How Can A Y & J Solicitor Aid in Your Application for a UK Dependent Visa?
At A Y & J Solicitors, our skilled attorneys have a wealth of expertise with UK Dependent Visa applications that are granted. Although some candidates may find these applications confusing, we will do our best to make everything as plain as possible. To increase the likelihood that your dependent visa application will be accepted, we put in a lot of effort and offer the appropriate legal counsel and representation.
You will always get the support and understanding you require thanks to A Y & J Solicitors’ outstanding customer service. We walk you through every stage, from the initial consultation to the decision on your visa, making sure you are always informed of the status of your application.
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