A large number of individuals migrate to UK each year for the purpose of employment. While the country offers varied visa options for education, job, business and others, there is also another visa category for people who want to arrive in the UK on Dependent visa. As UK follows a tier system, if your spouse or parent holds an UK tier 1 visa, you can apply for UK tier 1 dependent visa, to join him or her.
Right now, Tier 1 (General) is closed to foreign applicants. However, eligible dependants can still apply for UK Tier 1 Dependent visa to accompany applicants who have attained prior entry approval for Tier 1 (General). Effective 6 April 2015, Tier 1 (General) will be closes and applications to extend leave will no longer be considered. Thus, applicants who are presently in the UK and who would like to apply to extend their stay should submit their application on or before 5 April 2015.
Eligibility criteria for Dependents
To apply for UK Tier 1 Dependent visa, applicants can be either a