FLR M Form: Spouse, Partner or Child Extensions

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You will need to complete the FLR M form if you want to make an application to extend your stay in the UK on the basis of your family life and relationship to either: A British citizen A person who is present and settled in the UK with indefinite leave to remain, or A person […]

Appendix FM & UK Family Visa Applications

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Appendix FM is an extensive document setting out the rules and requirements for individuals to be able to come to the UK by reason of their family life. In this guide, we explain the key requirements for making an application to enter or remain in the UK under Appendix FM.   What is Appendix FM? […]

Can Visa Dependants Start a Business in the UK?

Can dependants start a business in UK?

Dependant visa holders are generally permitted to start and run their own business in the UK, provided they have lawful status and remain eligible under their visa conditions. In this guide, we explain the rules on setting up a business if you have a dependant visa.   Who are visa dependants? Visa dependants, or dependant […]

PBS Dependant Visa Guidance

pbs dependant visa

A PBS dependant visa, or Family Member of a PBS Migrant visa as it is also known, gives permission to enter and remain in the UK to certain family members of individuals who have or are applying for a UK visa under the points-based system (PBS). The ‘main applicant’ or ‘visa holder’ must be, or […]

Student Dependent Visa Guidance

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Recent changes to the UK’s student dependent visa have limited the opportunity for family members to accompany most student visa holders to the UK as dependants. In this guide, we explain the revised rules and eligibility requirements for dependant family members of international students, and detail the application process for those who may qualify as […]

Student Visa Dependant Rules From 1 January 2024

With effect from today, 1 January 2024, most international students are now no longer allowed to bring family members with them to the UK as dependants. Changes to the UK Student route were announced in July 2023 and are now applicable to anyone applying for a UK Student visa on or after 1 January 2024, […]

ILR for Dependants

ILR after 5 years

Under the UK Immigration Rules, dependant visa holders can become eligible for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) in the UK, provided certain conditions are met. Attaining ILR is an important step for families who have made the UK their home and wish to make their status and future in Britain permanent. Also known as settlement, […]

Adult Dependent Relative (ADR) Visa Guide

adult dependant relative

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. The following guide sets out the rules relating to this category of visa, from who is eligible […]

Tier 2 Dependent Visa Guidance

One of the advantages of the Tier 2 visa route is that it allows family members to join the main visa holder in the UK with a Tier 2 Dependent visa. The Tier 2 visa is now closed to new applicants, and has been replaced by the Skilled Worker visa and the Health & Care […]

Tier 1 Dependant Visa (Application & Requirements)

Applying for the Tier 1 Dependant Visa  One of the benefits of the Tier 1 visa route is that it offers the visa holder’s family members the opportunity to apply to join their loved one in the UK. As a ‘PBS dependant’ under the UK’s Points-Based visa system, you will be subject to different rules […]