UK Dependency Visa Guideline
Dependency Visas for the UK are designed to allow your family to share the benefits of living here. Once you are here, you can enjoy the same benefits as the British. Your spouse, partner and children can get a UK Dependency Visa and enjoy the same benefits as British people, including free education, free healthcare and the ability to work in the UK. A Dependency Visa application is based upon a candidate's dependency on a person who is already a British citizen. A UK Dependency Visa application has no immigration related restrictions on the type of work or business a person may undertake on arrival.
Duration of a UK Dependency Visa
There is no time limit that the person may spend in Britain on a Dependency Visa, however ILR could be lost if more than two years is spent outside of the UK.
Benefits of a UK Dependency Visa
With a Dependency Visa you will have the freedom to live and work in Britain without restriction. After five continuous years have been spent in the country, the applicant may apply for UK Citizenship.
UK Dependency Visa Eligibility
A Dependency Visa requires the applicant to have a relative that has settled status in one of the following ways
- Mother / Grandmother / Father / Grandfather who is a widow aged 65 years or over
- Parents or Grandparents travelling together of whom at least one is aged 65 or over
- Parent or Grandparent aged 65 or over who has remarried but cannot look to the spouse or children of the second marriage for financial support and the person settled in the UK is able and willing to support the person and any dependants
- Parent or Grandparent under the age of 65 living alone in the most exceptional circumstances and mainly dependent financially on relatives settled in Britain
- Son, Daughter, Sister, Brother, Aunt or Uncle over the age of 18 if living alone in the most exceptional circumstances and mainly dependent financially on relatives settled in Britain.
The UK Dependency Visa applicant must also provide evidence to prove:
- They are financially mainly dependent on the relative with settled status in Britain
- Can and will be maintained and accommodated with any dependants without recourse to public funds
- Has no other relatives who they can look to for financial support in their home country