Skilled Worker Dependent Visa UK
If you hold a UK skilled worker visa, your spouse, partner or child may be eligible to apply for a skilled worker dependent visa. This will enable them to join you and to live, work and study in the UK.
At Halliday Reeves, we deal solely with immigration and visas, meaning we have exceptional experience in this complex area of law. We can advise you on the best route to the UK and make sure that your visa application is as strong as possible.
It is important to include full evidence in support of your application. We will work with you to identify the best documents to accompany your application and ensure that all points are dealt with.
To talk to us about a visa for a skilled worker dependent relative, please feel free to ring us on 0330 133 7777, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in our Contact Form and we will do all we can to help.
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Eligibility For A UK skilled Worker Dependent Visa
A skilled worker’s dependent visa is available to a spouse, civil partner or unmarried partner. Your marriage or civil partnership will need to be legally recognised in the UK or you will need to have lived together for at least two years. You will need to provide full documentary evidence of this and we can establish what paperwork you have that will show that you meet the criteria.
The dependent visa is also available for children who are aged under 18 and children aged over 18 if they are in the UK and dependent upon the person holding the skilled work visa. If the child is 16 or older, they must live with you, as the holder of the skilled work visa, and be financially supported by you. They cannot be married or in a civil partnership or have children.
It is necessary to show that sufficient funds are available to support your partner or child while they are in the UK. This is the sum of:
- £285 for a spouse or partner
- £315 for one child
- £200 for each additional child
This is in addition to the funds held by you if you are the holder of the skilled worker visa. You will need to provide evidence that this money has been available for at least 28 days in a row and that it is available within one month of the date of the visa application.
Applying For A Skilled Worker Dependent Visa UK
Your partner or child will need to apply online if they are outside of the UK. We can go through the application and make sure that all of the right documentation is included in support.
They will also have to provide their biometric identity information at a visa application centre or use the UK Immigration: ID Check app to submit a scanned copy of their passport or other valid travel and identity document to UK Visas and Immigration.
You can also apply for a child’s dependant visa for a child who is born while you are in the UK. This is necessary as they will not automatically become a British citizen.
What Are You Entitled To Do On A Skilled Worker Dependent Visa UK?
If they hold a skilled worker dependent visa, your partner or child can work in the UK, although not as a sportsperson or coach. They can also study and travel overseas and return to the UK.
If they live in the UK for five years, they may be able to apply for indefinite leave to remain, provided you are also granted this, which would entitle them to settle permanently in the country, provided they are eligible.
Contact Our Skilled Worker Dependent Visa UK Solicitors
At Halliday Reeves, our immigration solicitors offer a full range of personal immigration services. If your dependent relative requires a visa to join you in the UK, we can put together a strong application on their behalf.
We have offices in Gateshead, Middlesbrough, Wakefield and Nottingham. To speak to one of our expert UK immigration lawyers, ring us on 0330 133 7777, email us at email@example.com or fill in our Contact Form.
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