Dependants of Points Based System and Appendix W Migrants

Our expert immigration team understands that making an important decision such as to work in the UK may involve other considerations such as those involving family. In some Points-Based System and Appendix W categories, family members of business visa holders or work visa holders may accompany the main visa holder to the UK or if already in the UK, can apply for leave to remain as a Points Based System Dependant.

Our team of immigration lawyers are regularly instructed by family members of migrants who are looking to apply as a Points Based System Dependant under the Immigration Rules. Our specialist immigration team regularly achieve successful results for our clients and this is evident by testimonials left by our clients. Our team are ready to meet with you to consider whether you meet the eligibility requirements to apply from abroad or in the UK and once instructed will liaise with you in preparing your visa application with the requisite supporting documentation.

Dependants of Tier 1, 2 or 5 Migrants and Appendix W Workers

In order to qualify as a Points Based System or Appendix W Dependant, the Applicant must be:

  • The family member of a person who has or is applying for leave under the Tier 1,Tier 2 or Tier 5 visa routes under the Points Based System or the Start-up, Innovator or Global Talent categories under Appendix W; or
  • The spouse or partner of a person with Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) or British Citizenship who last held leave in Tier 1, Tier 2 or Tier 5 of the Points Based System or Appendix W worker and did not qualify for ILR; or
  • The child or a person with ILR or British Citizenship who last held leave in Tier 1, Tier 2 or Tier 5 of the Points Based System or under Appendix W and their parent does not qualify for ILR or they last held leave as a Points Based System Dependant (which was granted on or after 9 July 2012).

There may also be maintenance requirements for Points Based System and Appendix W Dependant applicants which will depend on the visa held by the main applicant. Therefore it is advisable to consult with our immigration lawyers who can guide you and assess whether you meet the Home Office’s eligibility criteria.

Those who are granted a Points Based System or Appendix W Dependant Visa will be granted leave in line with the expiry date of the Points Based System migrant’s leave (except if they were granted ILR).

Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS)

The Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) was introduced by the Home Office on 6 April 2015 and applies to temporary, non-EEA migrants who are coming to the UK for more than 6 months. Payment for IHS is collected by the Home Office and goes directly to the National Health Service (NHS).

If instructed, our team of expert immigration lawyers can consider whether you will need to pay the IHS. If you wish to consider your options, please contact our team today and arrange a meeting with a qualified immigration solicitor who can advise you of your options.

Expert Immigration Solicitors for Points Based System and Appendix W Dependant Visa Applicants

Our immigration lawyers have extensive experience in preparing visa applications for Dependant Visa applicants. Our immigration team can offer the following service:

  • An initial consultation with an immigration lawyer who can advise on the eligibility criteria of such an application;
  • Provide the applicant with a bespoke supporting documents list which will assist them in collating documents required for the application;
  • Prepare the relevant application form and detailed legal representations to accompany the application; and
  • If required (and available) accompany the applicant to the visa centre so they can submit the application in person and in most circumstances, receive a decision on the same day.

We are an Immigration law firm based in Middle Temple, London and our solicitors are fully authorised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Contact our specialist immigration team today and we can offer you a consultation in person or via telephone or Skype so we can explore your options. You can leave us a message on our Contact Form or give us a call on 02071830570.

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