UK Dependent or Family Visa

At Azur Migration, we understand the importance of family and the desire to be together. Our dedicated team is here to assist you in navigating the complexities of the UK dependent visa application process for dependents and family members. Whether you’re a spouse, partner, child, or other family member seeking to join your loved ones in the UK, we are here to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Benefits of UK Dependent Visa

  • Reuniting with Family: This Visa reunites family members, allowing you to join and reside with your UK based family member.

  • Extended Stay: The Family Visa Allows you for a longer stay in the UK, fostering family bongs and lasting memories.

  • Work Opportunities: Holders of the Family Visa can work in the UK without restrictions, improving financial independence and career prospects.

  • Access to Education: Child or dependent adults on a Family Visa have the right to access quality education in the UK, attending schools, colleges, and universities.

  • Healthcare Benefits: In the UK on a family Visa, you can access the national health services (NHS) for free or subsidized healthcare services, ensuring medical support for you and your family members.

  • Path to Settlement: Depending on the circumstances, some Family Visa holders may be eligible to apply for settlement (also known as indefinite leave to remain) after residing in the UK for a certain period.

Eligibility Criteria For UK Dependent Or Family Visa

The Eligibility Criteria For A UK Dependent Or Family Visa Vary Depending On The Type Of Visa The Main Applicant Holds. However, There Are Some General Requirements That All Dependants Must Meet, Including:

Relationship Requirement

You must be a dependent family member of a qualifying migrant. This means you must be the spouse, civil partner, unmarried partner, or child (under 18 years old) of someone who is already living in the UK with a valid visa.

Proof of Relationship

You must be able to prove your relationship to the main applicant. This can be done with a marriage certificate, civil partnership certificate, or birth certificate.

English Language Proficiency

You must meet the English language requirements for your visa type. These requirements vary depending on the visa type.

Proof of Funds

You must have enough funds to support yourself without public funds (i.e. benefits). This means you must have enough money to cover your living expenses, such as rent, food, and travel.


No Criminal Records


The sponsor must also provide evidence of suitable accommodation in the UK, which meets the standard housing regulations and can adequately accommodate the family without the need for public funds.

UK Dependent Visa Application Process

The UK Dependent Or Family Visa Application Process Is As Follows:

  • Eligibility Criteria: To apply for this visa, you must meet certain eligibility requirements for the dependent visa for spouse, such as being married to or in a civil partnership with a British citizen or settled person, or being the parent or child of a British citizen or settled person. There are specific requirements for each category, and it's essential to ensure you meet all the criteria.

  • Online Application: The first step is to complete an online application form on the official UK government website or the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website. You'll need to provide various details about yourself, your relationship with the UK resident, and other relevant information.

  • Supporting Documents: Along with your application, you'll need to submit supporting documents to prove your eligibility. These may include your passport, evidence of your relationship with the UK resident, financial documents, accommodation details, and any other relevant paperwork.

  • Biometrics Appointment: In many cases, you'll need to schedule a biometrics appointment at a visa application center. During this appointment, your fingerprints and photograph will be taken

  • Visa Fees: There is a fee associated with applying for the UK Dependent Visa or Family Visa. The amount will depend on your specific circumstances and the type of visa you are applying for.

  • Processing Time: The processing time for the visa application can vary depending on the country you are applying from. It's essential to check the current processing times on the UKVI website.

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