This visa category is for non-EEA nationals wishing to join their family members in the UK who hold a valid Tier 1 (Highly Skilled), Tier 2 (Skilled Workers), Tier 4 (Students) or Tier 5 (Temporary Workers) visa. These 4 tiers fall under the points-based system.

Under this category, the dependant is allowed to live in the UK as long as the main applicant’s visa is valid. If the main applicant is granted indefinite leave to remain as a PBS Migrant, then the PBS dependant may qualify for indefinite leave to remain.

Apart from general visa requirements, there are certain conditions that must be met by the applicant for this visa category; such as:

  • Relationship requirements (dependant must be either a husband, wife, civil partner, unmarried or same-sex partner or child aged under 18)
  • Documentary evidence establishing dependency
  • Maintenance funds
  • Sufficient knowledge of the English language

This type of visa can be obtained by the applicant before coming into the UK or as an extension after entering the UK. Please consult with our immigration solicitor to find out whether you qualify for this visa category and how you can apply.