Tier 1 Dependent Visa

Tier 1 Dependent Visa
Legally reviewed by: Nisha Leel

Tier 1 Dependent Visa

Apply for your Tier 1 dependent visa with expert immigration advice and guidance, ensuring you the best chance at a successful outcome.

Is your partner or parent a Tier 1 visa holder, currently living in the UK? Or are they currently in the application process for their own Tier 1 visa? Then we can help you apply for your Tier 1 dependent visa, so you can join them in the UK for the same amount of time as them.

As a Tier 1 dependent, you can live, work and study in the UK for the same duration as the main tier 1 visa applicant.

Applying for a Tier 1 Dependent Visa

You can apply for a Tier 1 Dependent visa both from inside and outside of the UK, however, you can not do so if you are currently on a visitor visa.

The dependent visa application process can be complex, as you must meet a number or requirements and you must be able to prove your relation to the main applicant.

Dependent Visa Requirements

If you wish to apply for a dependent visa as an adult, the main visa holder must be either your spouse, civil partner, unmarried partner or same-sex parter. They can:

  • Already be living in the UK, or
  • In the process of applying for their Tier 1 visa

You can apply for your Tier 1 dependant visa at the same time as your partner, or after them. However, you can not arrive in the UK before they do.

If you are unmarried partners you do need to prove that you have been in a relationship equivalent to a marriage/civil partnership for at least two years.

Maintenance Requirements

As a visa holder you do have to be able to support yourself for the duration of your stay in the UK. You will have to do so without access to public funds.

If you are the dependent of someone with a Tier 1 exceptional talent visa you will not have to meet these maintenance requirements.

English Language Requirements

There are currently no English language requirements for tier 1 dependants.

Start Your Tier 1 Dependent Visa Application

At Cartwright King Solicitors we have successfully managed many points-based visa and dependent visa applications, including many Tier 1 and Tier 1 dependent visa applications. We know exactly what is expected from you and we know what evidence must be provided to ensure you the best chance at a successful outcome.

We can go through your application in an initial 30 minute consultation, manage your entire application process with ease, or provide you with an expert visa application checking service.

If you do wish to complete your application without the guidance of immigration solicitors, but you want to be sure your tier 1 dependent visa application is complete our visa application checking service can be a great alternative to instructing us to manage your application for you.

To find out more how we can help you get in touch today.

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