You can apply to switch into Health and Care Worker Dependant visa from inside the UK if you are already in the UK and meet the relevant requirements for switching into Health and Care worker dependant visa as set out in Appendix Health and Care Worker. An application for switching into Health and Care worker dependant visa is made online from the Home Office UKVI website. If the applicant is applying as a dependent partner they must be aged 18 or over on the date of application.

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Our specialist team of dependant visa solicitors can provide fast track service for your application for switching into Health and Care Worker dependant visa through Priority Service or Super Priority Service.

Which Family Members Can Qualify For Switching Into Health and Care Worker Dependant Visa?

The following family members of the Health and Care Worker migrant can qualify for switching into dependant visa:

  • husband, wife or civil partner of Health and Care Worker migrant; or
  • unmarried or same-sex partner of Health and Care Worker migrant; or
  • child aged under 18 years old of Health and Care Worker migrant.

Your dependant children can be over 18 years old if they entered the UK on dependant visa whilst they were under 18 but have since turned over 18.

Eligibility Requirements For Switching Into Health and Care Worker Dependant Visa

As a dependant of Health and Care Worker, you should satisfy the following requirements to be eligible for switching into Health and Care Worker dependant visa:

  • You must not have, or have last been granted, permission to stay in the UK:
    • as a Visitor; or
    • as a Short-term student; or
    • as a Parent of a Child Student; or
    • as a Seasonal Worker; or
    • as a Domestic Worker in a Private Household; or
    • outside the Immigration Rules.
  • You must prove your relationship with your Health and Care Worker migrant with appropriate documents;
  • You must provide evidence of adequate accommodation in the UK for you to  be accommodated without any public funds;
  • You must have evidence of funds for maintenance to support yourself in the UK without public funds.

Relationship Requirement For Dependent Partner Of Health and Care Worker

The applicant must be the partner of the sponsoring Health and Care worker where one of the following applies:

  • The sponsoring Health and Care worker must have Health and Care Worker visa; or
  • The sponsoring Health and Care worker is, at the same time, applying for (and is granted) entry clearance on the Health and Care Worker route; or
  • The sponsoring Health and Care worker is settled or has become a British citizen, providing the sponsoring Health and Care worker had permission on the Health and Care Worker route when they settled and the applicant had permission as sponsoring Health and Care worker’s partner at that time.

If the applicant and their Health and Care Worker partner are not married or in a civil partnership, all of the following requirements must also be met:

  • they must have been living together in a relationship similar to marriage or civil partnership for at least the two years before the date of application; and
  • any previous relationship of the applicant or their Health and Care Worker partner with another person must have permanently broken down; and
  • the applicant and their Health and Care Worker partner must not be so closely related that they would not be allowed to marry or form a civil partnership in the UK.

The relationship between the applicant and their Health and Care Worker partner must be genuine and subsisting and the applicant and their Health and Care Worker partner must intend to live together throughout the applicant’s stay in the UK.

Relationship Requirement For A Dependent Child Of Health and Care Worker

The applicant must be the child of the sponsoring Health and Care worker visa holder where one of the following applies:

  • The sponsoring Health and Care worker has permission on the Health and Care Worker route; or
  • The sponsoring Health and Care worker is, at the same time, applying for (and is granted) entry clearance or permission on the Health and Care Worker route; or
  • The sponsoring Health and Care worker is settled or has become a British citizen, providing the sponsoring Health and Care worker had permission on the Health and Care Worker route when they settled and the applicant had permission as sponsoring Health and Care worker's child at that time.

The child’s parents must each be either applying at the same time as the applicant or already have permission to be in the UK (other than as a Visitor) unless:

  • the parent applying for or with entry clearance or permission to stay as a Health and Care Worker is the sole surviving parent; or
  • the parent applying for or with entry clearance or permission to stay as a Health and Care Worker has sole responsibility for the child’s upbringing; or
  • the parent who does not have permission as a Health and Care Worker –
    • is a British citizen or a person who has a right to enter or stay in the UK without restriction; and
    • is or will be ordinarily resident in the UK; or
  • the decision maker is satisfied that there are serious and compelling reasons to grant the child entry clearance or permission to stay with the parent who is applying for or has entry clearance or permission as a Health and Care Worker.

If the applicant is a child born in the UK to a Health and Care Worker or their partner, the applicant must provide a full UK birth certificate showing the names of both parents.

Funds For Maintenance For Health and Care Worker Dependant Visa

The Health and Care worker or the dependants of the Health and Care worker must have a certain amount of money available to support themselves while they are in the UK. If the applicant is applying for permission to stay and has been living in the UK with permission for 12 months or longer on the date of application, they will meet the financial requirement and do not need to show funds.

If the applicant has not been lawfully resident for 12 months or longer on the date of application, the funds for maintenance required for Health and Care worker dependant visa will be as given in the table below:

Dependant Applicant Funds Required
Partner of the Health and Care Worker £285
One child of the Health and Care Worker £315
Each additional child of the Health and Care Worker £200

Health and Care worker or dependants of Health and Care worker will need to have had the money available for at least 28 days in a row. Day 28 must be within 31 days of the applicant applying for this visa.

You may not need to show funds for maintenance in the bank account if the Health and Care Worker’s A-rated sponsor certify that they will, if necessary, maintain and accommodate the dependent partner and/or any dependent child as well as the Health and Care Worker, up to the end of the first month of each of their grants of permission to stay in the UK.

 Period and Conditions Of Grant

A dependent partner of a Health and Care worker will be granted:

  • permission which ends on the same date as their partner’s permission as a Health and Care Worker; or
  • 3 years’ permission if the Health and Care Worker was (or is being) granted settlement as a Health and Care Worker.

A child of a Health and Care worker will be granted permission which ends on the same date as whichever of their parents’ permission ends first, unless both parents have (or are being granted) settlement or British Citizenship, in which case the child will be granted permission for 3 years.

The grant will be subject to all the following conditions:

  • no access to public funds; and
  • work (including self-employment and voluntary work) is permitted, except as a professional sportsperson (including as a sports coach); and
  • study is permitted, subject to the ATAS condition in Appendix ATAS, if the applicant is over the age of 18; and
  • if Part 10 of the Immigration Rules applies, the applicant will be required to register with the police.

Fast Track Service For Switching Into Health and Care Worker Dependant Visa

Our specialist team of Fast Track Immigration Solicitors can fast track your UK visa and immigration application to get you decision on your application faster under the Priority Service or Super Priority service. This way you will get decision on your application faster and will not to wait for a decision on your application for months (some time years).

Our fast track immigration solicitors can prepare your application faster and submit your application under the Priority Service or Super Priority Service to get you faster decision on your application.

As Fast Track Immigration Lawyers in London, we are registered with the Home Office, UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) and its commercial partners UKVCAS Sopra Steria to provide Priority Service or Super Priority Service for your application whereby decision on your application will be made by the Home Office UKVI faster. An application submitted through Priority Service is normally decided within 5 working days and an application submitted through Super Priority Service is normally decided within 24 hours (usually by end of next working day).

Our Fixed Fees For Switching Into Health and Care Worker Dependant Visa

Our fixed fees for dependant visa applications are as given in the fee table below:

Our Service Our Fixed Fees Range
Full service for dependant visa Entry Clearance to cover all the work until decision by the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) From £1,000 To £2,000 (no VAT)
Full service for switching into dependant visa from inside the UK through Super Priority Service to cover our work until decision on your application From £1,000 + VAT To £2,000 + VAT
Full service for extension of dependant visa from inside the UK through Super Priority Service to cover our work until decision on your application From £1,000 + VAT To £2,000 + VAT
Full service for ILR as a dependant from inside the UK through Super Priority Service to cover our work until decision on your application From £1,000 + VAT To £2,000 + VAT

The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of the application and the volume of casework involved in the application. In addition to our fixed fee for the application, the applicant also has to pay the Home office UKVI fees for the application.

Service Options For Your Immigration Application

Our specialist team of immigration solicitors and lawyers offer following service options for your UK visa and immigration application:

Full Service

Our immigration lawyers can provide full service for your immigration application for a fixed fee. Under the full service, our fast track immigration lawyers will carry out all the work on your immigration application until you get a decision on your application through priority or super priority service. Work to be carried out by our fast track immigration lawyers will include the following:

  • Advice on requirements: Our immigration solicitors will advise you on the relevant requirements you meet for your immigration application to succeed;
  • Documentary advice: Our immigration lawyers will prepare and email you a comprehensive list of supporting documents to be submitted in support of your immigration application;
  • Assessing documents: Our immigration lawyers will assess your documents to make sure that all the documents you provide in support of your application are in accordance with the requirement of the immigration rules;
  • Completing the application form: Our immigration lawyers will complete the relevant application form your immigration application;
  • Submitting application through Priority or Super Priority Service: Where possible, our fast track immigration lawyers will submit your online immigration application through priority or super priority service to get faster decision on your immigration application;
  • Booking an appointment with the application centre: After the online submission of your immigration application, our fast track visa solicitors will book your appointment with the application centre for you to enrol your biometrics;
  • Detailed cover letter: Our specialist immigration solicitors will prepare a detailed cover letter in support of the immigration application to explain all the relevant legal requirements and how such requirements have been satisfied by the applicant with the documents being submitted with the application;
  • Uploading documents online: Before the biometrics enrolment date, our immigration lawyers will upload online all the supporting documents to be considered in support of the immigration application;
  • Follow up work: Our immigration lawyers will carry out all the follow up work until decision by the Home Office UKVI on the immigration application.

One-Off Immigration Services

Our specialist immigration lawyers can provide following one-off immigration services for in relation to your UK visa and immigration application:

Remote Legal Services For Your Immigration Matter

Our specialist team of immigration solicitors and lawyers can provide you with expert immigration advice and representations remotely from our offices in London. Using modern technology, our Fast Track Immigration Lawyers can handle your matter remotely without the need for you to visit our offices. Whilst we are more than happy to welcome clients into our offices, if this is their preference, we are proud to be able to offer our legal services remotely to save your time and travel cost.

  • We can provide immigration advice service remotely through Zoom / Skype / Phone / Microsoft Team etc to assess your matter fully and give you appropriate legal advice on your matter;
  • Following initial immigration advice, if you instruct us for your immigration matter, we can send you all relevant documents electronically for you to digitally sign and return the same to us;
  • You can send and receive all documents electronically in PDF format;
  • We will complete your application form and prepare any witness statement (where necessary) by sharing our computer screen with you in a Zoom / Microsoft Team meeting so that you are fully aware of all the information given in the form or statement;
  • We will keep you fully informed on the progress of your matter through active email correspondence.

Why Choose Us For Your Immigration Application?

  • Your immigration application will  be prepared by a specialist immigration solicitor with huge experience of 19 years and specialist knolwedge of immigration laws, requirements, documentary evidence and relevant procedures;
  • Your immigration application will be prepared in shortest possible time under the fast track service;
  • You will get decision on your application faster under the Priority or Super Priority Service;
  • If your application does not succeed for any reasons, our immigration lawyers will challenge the refusal with no additional cost. In the alternative, our immigration lawyers will prepare and submit a fresh application at no extra cost;
  • Our immigration solicitors and lawyers can provide you with expert legal advice and representations remotely from our offices in London. Using modern technology, we can handle your matter remotely without the need for you to visit our offices. Whilst we are more than happy to welcome clients into our offices, if this is their preference, we are proud to be able to offer our legal services remotely.