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The Skilled Worker Dependent visa allows family members (Spouses, Partners, and Children) of UK Skilled Worker visa holders to come and join them in the UK.

At Moeen & Co. Solicitors, we understand the complexities involved in obtaining a UK skilled worker dependent visa. Our team of immigration solicitors is here to provide expert support and personalised guidance throughout the visa application process.

If you legal advice or assistance with your UK skilled worker dependent visa application, contact our team of expert immigration solicitors at 0203 959 7755. Alternatively, you can fill in our online contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Table of Contents

  1. What is a Skilled Worker visa UK?
  2. What is a UK skilled worker dependent visa?
  3. Who qualifies as a dependent for a UK visa?
  4. What are the benefits of the skilled worker dependent visa UK?
  5. What are the requirements for a skilled worker dependent visa UK?
  6. What documents are required for a skilled worker dependent visa UK?
  7. How to apply for a UK skilled worker dependent visa?
  8. What is the processing time for a UK skilled worker dependent visa?
  9. Visa application using super priority service
  10. How much is the UK skilled worker dependent visa fee?
  11. How can our immigration solicitors help with your UK visa applications?
  12. How much does an immigration solicitor charge for a UK visa application?
  13. How to contact us for skilled worker dependent visa application assistance?
  14. Skilled worker dependent visa (FAQs)

What is a Skilled Worker visa UK?

A Skilled Worker visa allows overseas skilled workers to come to or stay in the UK to do an eligible job with a UK employer who holds a valid sponsor licence.

When applying for a Skilled Worker visa, you can include your spouse, civil partner, unmarried partner, or children under the age of 18 as dependents. They will be granted a dependant visa, which allows them to live and work in the UK.

What is a UK skilled worker dependent visa?

The UK skilled worker dependent visa allows the dependents of skilled workers to join them in the UK. It enables families to stay together while the main applicant works in the country.

If you are a skilled worker planning to work in the United Kingdom and want to bring your loved ones with you, this visa provides an excellent opportunity to keep your family together during your stay.

Your family members can stay in the UK for the same duration as your Skilled Worker visa. They can live, work, and study in the UK for the duration of your employment.

Who qualifies as a dependent for a UK visa?

The Skilled Worker Dependent Visa allows the family members of those holding a UK Skilled Worker Visa to live in the UK. Eligible dependents typically include:

  • Spouses or partners
  • Children under 18 years of age
  • Children over 18 if they are currently in the UK as dependents

What are the benefits of the skilled worker dependent visa UK?

Obtaining a UK skilled worker dependent visa comes with numerous advantages for both the main applicant and their dependents. This visa provides access to a wide range of opportunities, including:

  • Access to Education: Dependent children can benefit from the world-class education system in the UK, opening doors to excellent academic institutions and enhancing their future prospects.
  • Healthcare Benefits: Once granted a dependent visa for the UK, you and your family will have access to the National Health Service (NHS), one of the leading healthcare systems globally.
  • Employment Opportunities: Dependents aged 18 and over can seek employment in the UK without the need for an additional work visa, helping them build careers and contribute to the local economy.
  • Family Unity: The skilled worker dependent visa enables your family to stay together while you pursue your professional goals in the UK, fostering a sense of unity and stability.
  • Cultural Enrichment: Living in the UK exposes your family to a diverse and rich cultural heritage, providing invaluable experiences and broadening their horizons.

These benefits make the skilled worker dependent visa an attractive option for skilled workers and their families seeking to establish a new life in the United Kingdom, promoting personal and professional growth.

What are the requirements for a skilled worker dependent visa UK?

To successfully apply for a Skilled Worker Dependent Visa UK, certain requirements must be met. The main applicant and their dependents must fulfil specific eligibility criteria and qualifications. Here are the key requirements:

Requirements for the main applicant:

  • Must have a valid Skilled Worker visa, which allows them to work in the UK.
  • Should have a job offer from a UK employer with a valid sponsor licence.
  • Must meet the minimum salary requirement set by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).
  • Should demonstrate proficiency in English language skills, either by holding a relevant qualification or by being a national of an English-speaking country.
  • Must provide evidence of a valid Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) from the employer.
  • Should have sufficient funds to support themselves and their dependents during their stay in the UK.

Requirements for the dependents:

  • Must be the spouse, civil partner, or unmarried partner of the main applicant.
  • If the dependent is a child, they must be under the age of 18 and not married or in a civil partnership.
  • Should provide evidence of the relationship with the main applicant, such as marriage certificates or civil partnership registration.
  • Dependent children under the age of 18 should provide their full birth certificates, including details of both parents.
  • It is important to carefully review the complete requirements and gather all the necessary documents before submitting your application. Failure to meet any of the requirements may result in the refusal of the visa application.

You must also meet all the other eligibility requirements depending on your circumstances. Please contact us for an initial assessment to determine your eligibility, and to discuss the options.

What documents are required for a skilled worker dependent visa UK?

Applying for a skilled worker dependent visa requires the submission of specific documents to demonstrate eligibility and support the application process. It is essential to provide the necessary paperwork for both the main applicant and their dependents. Below is a general list of the required documents:

Documents for the main applicant:

  • A valid passport or travel document
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • A certificate of sponsorship reference number
  • Proof of employment in the UK
  • Proof of meeting the required skill level and qualifications
  • Proof of maintenance funds
  • A tuberculosis (TB) test result (if applicable)

Documents for dependents:

  • Valid passports or travel documents
  • Proof of relationship (e.g., marriage certificate or birth certificate)
  • Proof of financial dependency
  • Proof of accommodation in the UK
  • Proof of maintenance funds
  • A tuberculosis (TB) test result (if applicable)

Remember, the document checklist provided above is not exhaustive, and additional documents may be required based on your personal circumstances. Properly preparing your documentation is key to the success of your application. Contact us today to get a comprehensive list of supporting documents.

How to apply for a UK skilled worker dependent visa?

Applying for a skilled worker dependent visa is a detailed process that requires careful attention to the specific procedures outlined by the UK immigration authorities. Follow our step-by-step guide below to ensure a smooth and successful application process.

  1. Gather all necessary documents
  2. Complete the online application form
  3. Pay the application fees
  4. Submit your application and supporting documents
  5. Book & attend your biometric appointment
  6. Wait for a decision

Gather all necessary documents

Start by collecting all the required documents for both the main applicant and their dependents. This includes passports, proof of relationship, financial evidence, and any other supporting documentation.

Complete the online application form

Visit the official UK government website and fill out the online application form for the skilled worker dependent visa. Provide accurate and up-to-date information to avoid any delays or complications.

Pay the application fees

Once you have completed the application form, you will be required to pay the relevant fees. Make sure to follow the payment instructions provided and keep a record of the transaction.

Submit your application and supporting documents

Submit your application form online along with all the supporting documents.

Book & attend your biometric appointment

Schedule a biometric appointment at a designated visa application centre. During this appointment, you will need to provide your fingerprints and have your photograph taken as part of the application process.

Wait for a decision

Once your application has been submitted, you will need to wait for a decision to be made on your skilled worker dependent visa. The processing times vary, so be patient during this period.

If you have any questions or concerns about dependent visas for skilled worker visa holders, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at Moeen & Co. Solicitors. We are here to help you navigate the application process and ensure that your family's move to the UK is as seamless as possible.

Contact us today by calling 0203 959 7755 or filling in our online contact form to schedule a consultation with our team of skilled immigration solicitors.

What is the processing time for a UK skilled worker dependent visa?

Skilled worker dependent visa applications submitted from outside the UK using standard service are currently taking an average of 3 weeks to process. However, you may be eligible to use priority service to get a faster decision.

If the skilled worker dependent visa application is made from inside the UK, the Home Office generally takes up to 8 weeks to make the decision.

The processing time for a UK visa application can vary depending on several factors, including the type of visa application, the country from which you are applying, and the volume of applications being processed by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).

All the applicants are advised to check the latest information about UK visa application processing time on the official UK government website either applying from inside the UK or outside the UK.

Visa application using super priority service

If you require a decision on your visa application urgently, you may be eligible to use the "Super Priority Service" or the "Priority Service", which offers faster processing times for an additional fee. These services aim to provide a decision on your visa application within 24 hours or 5 working days, respectively.

To get a faster decision on your UK visa application, you'll need to pay £1,000 for the "Super Priority Service" or £500 for the "Priority Service" fee per applicant in addition to the visa application fee.

How much is the UK skilled worker dependent visa fee?

Fees for Skilled Worker dependents are as follows if applying from outside the UK (entry clearance):

  • Skilled Worker dependent (3-year visa) = £719 per person
  • Skilled Worker dependant (5-year visa) = £1,420 per person

Fees for Skilled Worker dependents are as follows if applying from inside the UK (leave to remain):

  • Skilled Worker dependant (3-year visa) = £827 per person
  • Skilled Worker dependant (5-year visa) = £1,636 per person

Please note that these fees are subject to change, and you should always check the most up-to-date information on the UK government's official website before applying for a visa.

How can our immigration solicitors help with your UK visa applications?

Navigating the UK visa application process can be complex and stressful, especially if English is not your first language or if you are unfamiliar with UK immigration laws. Hiring an immigration solicitor provides peace of mind, knowing that you have professional support to guide you through every step of the process.

Here are some ways in which our team of highly experienced UK immigration solicitors can assist:

  • Legal Expertise: Our immigration solicitors have in-depth knowledge of UK immigration laws, policies, and procedures. We can assess your eligibility for different types of visas, advise you on the most suitable visa option, and ensure that your application complies with all relevant legal requirements.
  • Consultation and Advice: If you are uncertain about the visa type that best suits your needs or require guidance on the application process, we offer consultations to answer your questions.
  • Application Preparation: Our immigration solicitors will fill in your UK visa application forms accurately and submit them.
  • Supporting Documents: We will advise you on the required documents to be submitted in support of your visa application and ensure that they meet the specific requirements of the visa category you are applying for.
  • Legal Representation: We can represent you in communications with the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) department, embassy, or consulate handling your application. We can correspond with immigration authorities on your behalf, respond to requests for additional information, and address any concerns or queries raised during the processing of your application.
  • Appeals and Administrative Reviews: If your visa application is refused, our immigration solicitors can help you explore options for appealing the decision or requesting an administrative review. We can prepare and submit appeal or review applications, gather additional evidence to support your case and represent you at appeal hearings or review proceedings.

If you have any questions or want assistance with your UK visa application, please call our expert immigration solicitors based in London at 0203 959 7755. Alternatively, fill in our online contact form, and one of our UK immigration experts will get back in touch with you soon!

How much does an immigration solicitor charge for a UK visa application?

At Moeen & Co. Solicitors, our immigration solicitors in London charge an affordable fixed fee for complete legal services for your UK visa application. The agreed fixed fee will depend on the type of visa application and the complexity of the matter. Learn more about our legal fees.

How to contact us for skilled worker dependent visa application assistance?

If you have questions or need help with your UK skilled worker dependent visa application, you can contact our team of immigration solicitors in London by calling 0203 959 7755. Alternatively, you can fill in our online contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Skilled worker dependent visa (FAQs)

Here are some commonly asked questions about the skilled worker dependent visa UK:

Yes, as a skilled worker in the UK, you can bring your family members, including your spouse or partner, children, and dependent parents, on a skilled worker dependent visa UK.

Your family members can stay in the UK for the same duration as your Skilled Worker visa. They can live, work, and study in the UK for the duration of your employment.

Yes, your family members can work in the UK on a skilled worker dependent visa, subject to certain restrictions and requirements.

No, there is no specific age limit for dependents on a skilled worker dependent visa UK. However, each dependent must satisfy the eligibility criteria set by the Home Office.

Hiring a UK immigration solicitor or lawyer can significantly increase your chances of a successful application. They have expertise in navigating the complexities of UK immigration law, ensuring that your application is complete, accurate, and meets all eligibility requirements.

Moeen & Co. Solicitors is a team of experienced immigration lawyers who can provide expert guidance and assistance throughout the entire skilled worker dependent visa application process. We will ensure that you meet all the requirements, help you gather the necessary documents, and provide full support to maximise your chances of a successful application.

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