Bringing your family to the UK

Dependant Visas

Are you an international healthcare professional, with dreams of working in the UK and starting a new life for you and your family? Look no further!

Liz Miller, our Operations Manager and resident visa expert guides you through the essential steps and requirements involved in obtaining dependant visas. From understanding the UK immigration rules, application process, costs, timelines, and routes to residency, we cover it all!

Watch the webinar on-demand, and check out the answers to some of our most Frequently Asked Questions below:

✨ What you'll gain from the webinar:

  • Comprehensive overview of dependant visas
  • Step-by-step guidance on the application process
  • Insights into costs and timelines
  • How to avoid common mistakes

Do my dependants need to pass an English language test?

No, they do not. Β NOTE: We wish to make a correction to the information provided in the webinar; dependants of a π—¦π—žπ—œπ—Ÿπ—Ÿπ—˜π—— π—ͺ𝗒π—₯π—žπ—˜π—₯/Health & Care visa holder are exempt from having to take an English language test.Β 

Can I arrange accommodation for my family before I arrive in the UK?

Legally, a landlord or agent in the UK is required to meet their prospective tenant face to face to verify their original ID and complete a full β€œRight to Rent” check so this would not be possible prior to arrival.

Technically, you could book holiday accommodation as a temporary measure, for example, such as an Airbnb house/apartment or a hotel, but that would be very expensive and not an ideal option from a practical or financial point of view.

Can I bring my elderly parent as a dependant?

The adult dependent relative (ADR) route provides qualifying applicants with the opportunity to live in the UK with a close relative on a long-term or even permanent basis.

ADR visas, however, are generally only granted in limited circumstances and applicants would be best advised to take independent legal advice from an immigration lawyer, to maximise the chances of success.

You can read more here:Β 

Adult Dependant Visa Guide

If my application gets denied, do I need to pay again for re-application?

Unless you are advised you have the right to appeal, the decision of the Embassy is final so you will need to start a fresh, new application and pay the fee again should you wish to reapply, perhaps with additional/different evidence.

My mom is in the UK and she wants to bring me to UK, but unfortunately I am older than 18 years old. Is it possible that I can be brought over as a dependant?

For a parent to be able to bring a child over 18 years of age to the UK as a dependant, they must be able to explain and evidence that the child is solely supported by them, financially and practically, and there are no other relatives or suitable carers to support the child in their source country, without their parent.

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