A Must See Guide for UK Tier 2 Dependent Visa

By |2018-08-14T07:14:27+00:00January 4th, 2018|Categories: UK Work Visas|Tags: |

Mumbai is a city brimming with skilled professionals. The nation thrives due to Mumbai’s work force. Unfortunately, the city itself is bursting at the seams. There is a severe shortage of land and jobs in order for the ambitious populace of Mumbai to thrive. If you are one of the unknown thousands in Mumbai, with the confidence in your skills and motivation to be a professional at the forefront of the world, we offer a recommendation. Bring your skills to the UK. Of course the first question that would come to any individual at this point is: I do not want to leave my family alone. Well take them with you! If you are a skilled professional working in the UK, you family may leave Mumbai to come live with you under the UK Tier 2 Dependent visa.

Skilled professionals working in the UK on a Tier 2 work visa are allowed to bring their family members to the UK. The main applicants must be on a Tier 2 visa and can be any sub categories including Tier 2 General Visa, Tier 2 Intra company transfer, Tier 2 Minister of Religion or Tier 2 sportsperson visa. The dependents must be from outside European Economic Area (EEA). The family members under this category are known as the dependents of the main applicant which is the Tier 2 General visa holder. The dependents can stay in the UK as long as the main applicant’s resident permit is valid.

The dependents of the man applicant include:

  • Husband, wife, or civil partner
  • Unmarried or same-sex partner
  • Child aged under 18 years old
  • Child over 18 if they’re currently in the UK as a dependent.


To apply for a UK Tier 2 Dependent visa, there are few requirements which are to be met by the applicant/dependent:

Maintenance funds:

One of the requirements for family members of Points Based System Migrants is that the applicant must be able to support themselves without recourse to public funds. The applicant is required to show that they have £630 available to them for each dependent. This is in addition to the £945 for the main applicant. For example, a Tier 2 General migrant with a wife and 2 children will be required to show 945 plus 3 times 630 (for the wife and 2 kids) which equals £2835.

Applicants are required to prove that the money is held in main applicant’s or dependent’s bank account for at least 90 days before your date of application. Alternatively, you don’t need to evidence your savings if you have a full approved (A-rated) sponsor, or the main applicant’s employer can certify maintenance for the dependents to cover the costs for a month.

Adequate accommodation for the dependents:

The main applicant is required to demonstrate that there is adequate accommodation for the dependents, in line with the Housing Space standards in the UK.

Evidence genuine and subsisting relationship:

The applicant and the dependents are required to evidence that their relationship with each other is genuine and subsisting. In addition, as part of an enhanced health screening process, the applicant may also be required to take a TB test from approved test clinics and may also be required to get a Police Clearance Certificate.

Each individual application is unique and it is important to assess an individual’s eligibility criteria before making a Tier 2 Dependent application. At the SmartMove2UK we have assisted and advised many clients to obtain Tier 2 visas for their dependents residing in different parts of the country, so that they can join their family member in the UK.

For more information on your eligibility to apply as a Tier 2 dependent, please contact our UK immigration experts. You can call on +91 9819127002 or email us at info@smartmove2uk.com to book an appointment for consultation.

Our immigration experts can also advise and assist companies in applying for Tier 2 sponsor licences and carrying our Resident Labor Market Test (RLMT) for Tier 2 visas. So apply for the UK tier 2 dependent visa from Mumbai today itself.

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About the Author:

Surabhi is an Attorney at The Smartmove2UK in the UK Immigration team at Mumbai office. She has experience in dealing with both personal and business immigration matters. Surabhi’s immigration expertise includes advising prospective clients on matters relating to entry clearance application under the points based system, spouse visa applications and visit visas. She assists with appeals to the First Tier Tribunal, applications for judicial review and administrative review.