You can apply for Skilled Worker Dependant visa if you are a dependent partner and/or child under the age of 18 of a Skilled Worker in the UK. Our specialist team of immigration solicitors in London can provide fast track service through Priority or Super Priority Service for faster decision on your Skilled Worker dependant visa application. Our specialist dependant visa solicitors can offer high quality immigration advice service for your skilled worker dependant visa.

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As specialist immigration solicitors for dependant visa UK, we can provide fast, friendly, reliable and fixed fee legal services for following applications for dependants of Skilled Worker migrant:

Entry Clearance For Skilled Worker Dependant Visa

You can apply for entry clearance for Skilled Worker dependant visa as a dependant spouse / partner and/or child (under 18) of a Skilled Worker to stay in the UK with the Skilled Worker. A person applying for entry clearance for skilled worker dependant visa should apply for skilled worker dependant visa online. As a result of successful application for skilled worker dependant visa, the dependants will be granted skilled worker dependant visa until the validity of the skilled worker visa of the main applicant. An application for entry clearance for Skilled Worker Dependant visa is made in accordance with requirements as set out in Appendix Skilled Worker of the Immigration Rules.

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Switching Into Skilled Worker Dependant Visa UK

You can apply to switch into Skilled Worker Dependant visa from inside the UK if you are already in the UK and meet the relevant requirements for switching into skilled worker dependant visa as set out in Appendix Skilled Worker. An application for switching into skilled 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. An application for switching into skilled worker dependant visa is made in accordance with requirements as set out in Appendix Skilled Worker of the Immigration Rules. You can apply for switching into Skilled Worker dependant visa through Priority or Super Priority Service for faster decision on your application.

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Extension Of Skilled Worker Dependant Visa

You can apply for extension of your Skilled Worker dependant visa if you are already in the UK on skilled worker dependant visa and your skilled worker dependant visa is about to expire. In most cases, the skilled worker dependant will apply for extension at the same time when the main applicant is also applying for extension of Skilled Worker visa. However, where the main applicant is applying for ILR or has already been granted ILR as a Skilled Worker and the dependant could not apply for ILR due to not completing 5 years qualifying period for ILR grant, the skilled worker dependant can apply for extension of Skilled Worker dependant visa.

A skilled worker dependant is granted 3 years leave to remain as a skilled worker dependant where the main applicant has already been granted ILR as a skilled worker. In most cases, the grant of 3 years extension enables the dependant to complete the qualifying period of 5 years for ILR as a skilled worker dependant. An application for extension of skilled worker dependant visa is made in accordance with requirements as set out in Appendix Skilled Worker.

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ILR As A Skilled Worker Dependant

You can apply for ILR as a Skilled Worker dependent partner 28 days before completion of 5 years in the UK under skilled worker / Tier 2 General dependant visa. An application for ILR as a skilled worker dependant visa is made online using SET (O) application form. The application is submitted in accordance with requirements as set out in Appendix Skilled Worker of the Immigration Rules. You can apply for ILR as a Skilled Worker dependant through Priority or Super Priority Service to get faster decision on your ILR application.

To apply for ILR as a skilled worker dependant, the skilled worker should either be applying for ILR at the same time or should have already have been granted ILR as a skilled worker. A person applying for settlement as a dependent partner or dependent child of a Skilled Worker must apply online on the gov.uk website on the specified form, “Settle in the UK in various immigration categories: form SET(O)”.

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Fast Track Visa Service For Skilled Worker Dependant Visas

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).

Book An Appointment With Our Dependant Visa Solicitors

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FAQs - Entry Clearance For Skilled Worker Dependant Visa

Who can apply for skilled worker dependant visa?

A dependant of Skilled Worker is:

  • husband, wife or civil partner of Skilled Worker; or
  • unmarried or same-sex partner of Skilled Worker; or
  • child aged under 18 years old of Skilled Worker.
Will I get Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) as a skilled worker dependant?

The dependants of skilled worker can apply for ILR in the UK. The dependent partner of the skilled worker can apply for ILR 28 days before completing 5 years in the UK on skilled worker dependant visa. The dependent children can apply for ILR when either both parents have ILR or applying for ILR or one parent has ILR and the other parent is applying for ILR at the same time as the child.

What are the eligibility requirements for skilled worker dependant visa?

As a dependant of Skilled Worker Migrant, you should satisfy the following requirements to be eligible for Skilled Worker dependant visa entry clearance:

  • You must prove your relationship with your Skilled 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;
  • You should provide Tuberculosis test certificate, where this is required under Appendix T of the Immigration Rules;
  • If applicable, you should provide criminal record certificate from the relevant authority in any country in which you have been present for 12 months or more (whether continuously or in total) in the 10 years before the date of application, and while aged 18 or over.
What is the relationship requirement for a dependant partner of a skilled worker?

The applicant must be the partner of the sponsoring skilled worker where one of the following applies:

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

    If the applicant and their Skilled 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 Skilled Worker partner with another person must have permanently broken down; and
    • the applicant and their Skilled 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 Skilled Worker partner must be genuine and subsisting and the applicant and their Skilled Worker partner must intend to live together throughout the applicant’s stay in the UK.

      What is the relationship requirement for a dependent child of a skilled worker?

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

      • The sponsoring skilled worker has permission on the Skilled Worker route; or
      • The sponsoring skilled worker is, at the same time, applying for (and is granted) entry clearance or permission on the Skilled Worker route; or
      • The sponsoring skilled worker is settled or has become a British citizen, providing the sponsoring skilled worker had permission on the Skilled Worker route when they settled and the applicant had permission as sponsoring skilled 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 Skilled Worker is the sole surviving parent; or
        • the parent applying for or with entry clearance or permission to stay as a Skilled Worker has sole responsibility for the child’s upbringing; or
        • the parent who does not have permission as a Skilled 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 Skilled Worker.

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

        What is the care requirement for a dependent child of a skilled worker?

        If the dependent child is aged under 18 on the date of application, there must be suitable arrangements for the child’s care and accommodation in the UK, which must comply with relevant UK legislation and regulations.

        What are the processing times for skilled worker dependant visa entry clearance application?

        An application made using the standard service is normally decided within 3 weeks. An application made using a priority service (if available) is normally decided within 5 working days.

        FAQs - Switching Into Skilled Worker Dependant Visa

        Can I switch from student visa to skilled worker dependant visa?

        Yes, it is permitted under the Immigration Rules for a student visa holder to switch into skilled worker dependant visa from inside the UK.

        Can I switch from visitor visa to skilled worker dependant visa from inside the UK?

        No, the Immigration Rules do not allow switching from visitor visa to skilled worker dependant visa from inside the UK.

        Who is not permitted to switch into skilled worker dependant visa from inside the UK?

        An applicant who is applying for permission to stay as a dependent partner or dependent child of a Skilled Worker must be in the UK on the date of application and must not have, or have last been granted, permission:

        • 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.
          Can I apply for switching into skilled worker dependant visa using priority or super priority service?

          Yes, you can apply for switching into skilled worker dependant visa using priority service (decision within 5 working days) or super priority service (decision within 24 hours).

          What is the funds for maintenance requirement for switching into skilled worker dependant visa?

          The skilled worker or the dependants of the skilled 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 skilled worker dependant visa will be as given in the table below:

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

          Skilled worker or dependants of skilled 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 Skilled 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 Skilled Worker, up to the end of the first month of each of their grants of permission to stay in the UK.

          What is the age requirement for dependant child of a skilled worker?

          The child must be under the age of 18 on the date of application, unless they were last granted permission as the dependent child of their parent or parents. If the child is aged 16 or over at the date of application, they must not be leading an independent life.

          Can I switch from T5 Temporary Worker visa to skilled worker dependant visa?

          Yes, you can switch from T5 Temporary Worker visa to skilled worker dependant visa from inside the UK.

          FAQs - Extension of Skilled Worker Dependant Visa

          If skilled worker has already been granted ILR under skilled worker route and I am on depenant visa, what application can I make?

          You can apply for extension of your skilled worker dependant visa so that you are able to complete the qualifying period of 5 years for ILR.

          If you swithc into spouse visa as a spouse of a settled person, your qualifying period for ILR will start from scratch.

          Can I apply for extension of my skilled worker dependant visa using priority or super priority service?

          Yes, you can submit your extension of skilled worker dependant visa application through priority or super priority service to get faster decision on your extension application.

          Do I need to meet the funds for maintenace requirement for extesnion of my skilled worker dependant visa.

          The skilled worker or the dependants of the skilled 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 skilled worker dependant visa will be as given in the table below:

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

          Skilled worker or dependants of skilled 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 Skilled 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 Skilled Worker, up to the end of the first month of each of their grants of permission to stay in the UK.

          What is the age requirement for dependant child of a skilled worker?

          The child must be under the age of 18 on the date of application, unless they were last granted permission as the dependent child of their parent or parents. If the child is aged 16 or over at the date of application, they must not be leading an independent life.

          FAQs - ILR As A Skilled Worker Dependant

          Which form should I complete to apply for ILR as a Skilled Worker dependant?

          You should complete online application form SET (O) to apply for ILR as a skilled worker dependant.

          Can I apply for ILR as a skilled worker dependant using fast track visa service?

          Yes, you can apply for ILR as a skilled worker dependant either using Priority Service (decision within 5 working days) or Super Prirority Service (decision within 5 working days).

          When can I apply for ILR as a Skilled Worker dependent partner?

          You can apply for ILR as a skilled worker dependent partner 28 days before completing 5 years in the UK under skilled worker dependant visa.

          To apply for ILR as a skilled worker dependant, the skilled worker should either be applying for ILR at the same time or should have already have been granted ILR as a skilled worker. 

          Do I have to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) to apply for ILR as a skilled worker dependant?

          No, you are not required to pay the Immigration Health Surchage (IHS) to apply for ILR as a Skilled Worker dependant.

          Can I combine my time spent on Tier 2 General / Skilled Worker visa and my time on skilled worker dependant visa to complete 5 years for ILR as a Skilled Worker dependent parnter?

          No, you cannot combine time spent on Tier 2 General visa / Skilled Worker visa and skilled worker dependent partner visa to complete 5 years to qualify for ILR.

          What are the requirements for the Skilled Worker dependent child to apply for ILR as a Skilled Worker dependant?

          If applying as a child, the applicant’s other parent (who is not the Skilled Worker) must be being granted settlement at the same time, or be settled or a British citizen, unless:

          • the person (P) in SW 39.1. is the applicant’s sole surviving parent; or
          • the person (P) in SW 39.1. has sole responsibility for the applicant’s upbringing; or
          • the decision maker is satisfied that there are serious and compelling reasons to grant the applicant settlement.
            What is the age requirement for ILR as a dependent child of skilled worker?

            The applicant must be under the age of 18 on the date of application, unless they were last granted permission as the dependent child of their parent or parents. If the applicant is aged 16 or over on the date of application, they must not be leading an independent life.

            What is the English language requirement for ILR as a skilled worker dependant?

            Unless an exemption applies, the applicant must show English language ability on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages in speaking and listening to at least level B1. The applicant must show they meet the English language requirement as specified in Appendix English Language.

            Is child over the age of 18 who is on Skilled Worker visa required to meet English and Life in the UK test requirement for ILR as a skilled worker dependant?

            If the applicant is aged 18 or over on the date of application, they must meet the knowledge of Life in the UK requirement as set out in Appendix KOL UK. The applicant aged 18 or over should also meet the English language requirment at level B1 in listening and speaking only.