A UK dependent visa is a UK entry and residence permit granted to certain foreign relatives of the people applying for, or already holding a UK Visa of the Point Based System (PBS).
If you’re a family member from another state despite the EEA countries or Switzerland of a person applying for or already holding a PBS visa, you must get a PBS dependent visa.
To apply for a PBS Dependent Visa, these are the right ways doing so:
You can only be considered a right candidate for a PBS Dependent Visa if you can cope with these basic preconditions:
Standard UK Visa Application Documents.
Marriage or civil partnership certificates.
Shared bank statements. Named after you and your partner.
Shared council tax bills. Showing same living address of yours and your partner.
NHC registration documents
Shared utility bills.
Proof of being a child of PBS migrant:
Your full birth certificate.
Additional evidence if you’re under 16.
Shared bank statements. In the name of you and your parent.
Proof of Maintenance Funds. The money you need to have for your living costs. Tier 1 Entrepreneur Dependents aren’t endorsed showing the same evidence as the main Tier 1 Entrepreneur migrant, for meeting the maintenance requirement.
Here’s a list of activities you’re permitted to do in the UK as a dependent of a PBS Migrant in the UK:
There are several activities you’re not allowed to do in the UK when you’re a Dependent of a PBS visa:
Here’s how much you can be given visa period as a PBS dependent:
• Child of UK visa holders can stay during the visa period of the parent whose visa expires first. If the parents have an ILR or British citizenship you are granted 3 years of the visa period.
These are the periods you’ve to wait until getting a decision on your application for a PBS Dependent Visa:
There are different fees to apply for a UK Dependent Visa, depending on of the place from where you’re applying and the type of dependent PBS visa you’re making, including the services you’re using to apply.
If you qualify as a dependent in PBS under the “differentiation arrangements” you will have to provide fewer documents than a normal applicant, as you’re considered to be “low-risk”.
You can benefit from this arrangement if you’re applying same time with a Tier 4 Student for EC or LR. This relates if such Tier 4 student is sponsored by a Tier 4 sponsor and you both come from any of the following countries:
Here’s a list of circumstances prohibiting you to switch from the UK into a PBS dependent from another UK visa:
These limiting circumstances are disregarded (except for the last one, and dependents in Tier 4 General Student) when the main PBS migrant is holding, or most recently held a LR in Tier 5 Temporary Worker – creative and sporting.
Note: You cannot apply as a Dependent of a Tier 4 General Student who’s taking up studies lasting for up to 6 months, or completing a part-time study course.
Refusal reasons of an application for a PBS Dependent Partner Visa
Reasons for refusal of an application for a PBS Dependent Child Visa
A child born in the United Kingdom of a parent with a PBS visa can apply as their Dependent for the purpose of traveling outside the UK.
To apply as a Dependent Child born in the UK of a Tier 4 General Student parent and their dependent partner (other parent) any of the following situations must apply: