Tier 2 Visa
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Tier 2 Dependent Visa Applications

We are here to help you apply for your Tier 2 dependent visa with confidence. Ensuring you the best chance at a successful visa application outcome.

Is your partner or parent a Tier 2 visa holder, currently living and working in the UK? Or will they be arriving shortly, once they have secured their own Tier 2 visa? Then we can help. We can help you apply for your tier 2 dependent visa, or help you and your partner apply for your visas at the same time.

As a Tier 2 dependent, you will be able to live, work and study in the UK for the same duration as your partner, the main tier 2 visa applicant.

Applying for a Tier 2 Dependent Visa

You can apply for a Tier 2 Dependent visa both from inside the UK and overseas unless you are currently in the UK on a visitor visa. When you are in the UK on a visitor visa you are expected to leave the country at the end of your visa term.

Applying for a Tier 2 dependent visa can be very complex, as you must meet a large number of requirements, as well as provide proof of your relation to the main applicant.

Dependent Visa Requirements

As an adult, you can apply for a dependent visa if the main visa holder is your spouse, your civil partner, your unmarried partner or your same-sex partner. You can apply as their dependent if they are either:

  • Already living and working in the UK, or
  • If they are in the process of applying for their Tier 2 visa

That means that you can apply for your Tier 2 dependent visa at the same time your partner applies for their standard tier 2 visa or after them. But you cannot apply or arrive in the UK before they will.

If you are not married then you will need to provide evidence that you have been in a relationship equivalent to a marriage for a period of at least two years.

Maintenance Requirements

As a tier 2 dependent visa holder you will have to support yourself for the duration of your stay in the UK. You will not have access to public funds. You must meet the minimum financial requirements as part of your visa application.

English Language Requirements

There are currently no English language requirements for tier 2 dependants.

Start Your Tier 2 Dependent Visa Application

We have successfully helped many with both their Tier 2 and Tier 2 dependent visa applications. With our expert immigration solicitors by your side you will be applying for your visa with confidence.

As part of our range of services we offer initial 30 minute consultations, full application support and visa application checking services for those who choose to manage their application themselves.

To find out how we can help wit your Tier 2 dependent visa application, get in touch today.

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