Dependants of Tier 4 Visa Holders
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At AWH Solicitors we hold a 100 per cent success rate for points-based visa applications. This is down to the exceptional service and support our solicitors provide.
If you want to find out if you are eligible for a Tier 4 dependant visa, get in touch today. We are here to support you throughout the application process to give you the best possible chance of success.
As a general rule, dependents need to meet the following requirements to qualify for a Tier 4 dependents visa:
- You need to be able to prove your relationship with the applicant. This is true for both child and adult dependents
- You need to provide evidence that the main applicant has enough funds or income to support you, or that you can support yourself, without access to public funds
Applying as a dependant child
To be eligible as a dependant child you need to be under 18 and financially and emotionally dependent upon the main applicant. You can’t apply for this visa if you are married, living away from home or working full time.
If you are applying as a dependent child, both your parents need to be lawfully present in the UK at the time. They cannot be here on a visitor visa.
If they are applying for visas at the same time as your parents, they need to be granted entry clearance at the same time as you.
If one of your parents is already in the UK, and the other is applying to join them you both need to apply at the same time and gain your clearance together. Children cannot be granted entry clearance before the second parent.
If you have only one surviving parent, or if you were brought up by only one parent, you can apply to join your parent in the UK (as long as they are here legally) or alongside them for entry clearance at the same time.
Biometric residence permits
One of the requirements for a Tier 4 dependent visa is that you obtain a biometric residence permit. To do this you simply need to visit a visa application centre. They will take your fingerprints and photograph, then issue you with the permit to share with the Home Office.
Criminal record certificates
Since the 6th of April 2017, adult partners of points-based-system migrants may need to provide criminal record certificates. If this applies to you, you’ll need to present one for each country you have been present in for a period longer than one year over the last ten years.
This isn’t necessary for certain occupations, however, namely:
- Public health managers
- Ophthalmic opticians
- Dental practitioners
- Medical radiographers
- Occupational therapists
- Speech and language therapists
- Teaching professionals
- Education advisers
- School inspectors
- Social services managers and directors
- Social workers
- Probation officers
- Welfare professionals
You also don’t need to provide criminal records for any period in which you were under the age of 18.
Leave to remain
If your parent or partner is settled in the UK, you may be eligible for ‘leave to remain’.
You can apply for ‘limited leave to remain’ if they have a points-based Tier 4 general visa. If they have ‘indefinite leave to remain’ in the UK, you can apply for this too.
Due to the large amount of services and the complexity of each case we cannot provide any standardised fees without knowing a little bit more about your situation.
However, if you get in touch with us we can discuss in detail what charges you can suspect and what fees we will charge.
Full transparency at all times
We aspire to be completely transparent on pricing from the beginning, so none of our clients will ever be surprised at the end of the process.
Furthermore, we believe advice and support from our team of solicitors should be affordable to those in need.
This is why we provide competitive prices across our range of services.
|Immigration solicitor fees|
|30 minute initial consultation||£60 + VAT|
|Additional 30 minutes where consultation runs over||£60 + VAT|
|Initial consultation + advice letter||£300 + VAT|
|Visa checking service(no drafting)||£250 + VAT|
|Extension applications settlement||From £1,000 + VAT|
|Entry clearance fees - out of country|
|Visit Visa||£600 + VAT|
|Spouse Visa||Sponsor Employed||£700 + VAT|
|Spouse Visa||Sponsor Self Employed||£800 + VAT|
|Dependants (Parent/Relatives)||From £800 + VAT|
What is included:
- Advice on procedures and law
- Completion of the paper and on line application form
- Advice on all documents required to submit with application
- Consider the contents of all documents supplied to submit to the British Embassy and follow up
- Advice on strengths and weaknesses of the case
- Preparation of the covering letter
- Attendances and follow up
|In country applications (extensions)|
|Extension applications for:
||From £800 + VAT|
|Points based system - applications and extensions applications|
||All cases are individually assessed and if additional dependants are placed on application they will be charged seperately.||From £900 + VAT|
|Other Immigration applications|
|Application for transfer of visa into biometrics card||£400 + VAT||Travel document application||£400 + VAT||Entry clearance forms (completion only)||£70 + VAT||Home Office Forms (completion only)||£200 + VAT||Asylum||From £2,000 + VAT||Asylum - fresh claim||£1,200 -£1,500 + VAT|
|Application for British citizenship/children registration||£500 + VAT|
|Employers licence for businesses (online)||From £1,000 + VAT|
|Tier 1 entry clearance (Entrepreneur)||From £2,000 + VAT|
|Tier 1 extension application(Entrepreneur)||From £2,000 + VAT|
|Business audit services||Price available upon request|
|Lodge appeal only||£400 + VAT|
|Lodge appeal and representation||£1,200 - £1,500 + VAT|
|Asylum appeal||£1,500 - £2,000 + VAT|
|Bail application and representation at hearing||From £1,000 + VAT|
|Application for permission to appeal to upper tribunal||From £900 + VAT|
|Review of decision and counsels opinion||£350 + VAT|
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