A dependent is:
your husband, wife, or civil partner; or
your unmarried or same-sex partner; or
your child aged under 18 years old.
Your dependent children can be over 18 years old if they are in the UK now as dependants.
If you are the partner or dependent child under 18 of a migrant who is in or coming to the UK under Tier 2 ICT category, you can apply for a visa to join them in the UK. The Home Office, UKBA will grant leave in line with the expiry date of the Tier 2 ICT Migrant's visa.
In order to be granted entry clearance as a spouse, civil partner, unmarried or same-sex partner, the family member and the main applicant must be aged 18 or over on the date, he/she is due to arrive in the United Kingdom.
In order to be granted entry clearance as a child of Tier 2 ICT Migrant, the child must be under the age of 18 on the date of entry clearance application.
Following changes in the Immigration Rules implemented from 1 October 2013, it is now possible to switch into PBS Dependant of Tier 2 ICT Migrant from inside the UK unless:
you were last granted leave to enter or remain as a visitor; or
you are on temporary admission or temporary release.
From the above, it is clear that anyone who is not in the UK on a visitor visa or an overstayer with Temporary Admission in the UK can switch into PBS Dependant of Tier 2 ICT Migrant from inside the UK.
In order to apply for leave to remain as the child of a PBS migrant, the child must be under the age of 18 on the date of application. Where the child is aged 18 or over he/she must have, or have last been granted, leave as the family member of a PBS migrant or someone applying at the same time for leave as a PBS migrant.
We can provide same day visa service for the PBS Dependant visa application whereby the PBS Dependant visa application will be decided in one day.
If you are already in the UK on a visa as a PBS dependant of a Tier 2 ICT Migrant, you can seek an extension of stay when the Tier 2 ICT Migrant is either seeking an extension of stay or applying for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR). Certain PBS dependants of Tier 2 ICT Migrants cannot apply for ILR at the same time as the main applicant due to not meeting the residency requirements and therefore they have to apply for an extension of stay when the Tier 2 ICT Migrant is applying for ILR as a Tier 2 ICT Migrant.
A person who was granted PBS dependant visa as a dependant of a Tier 2 ICT Migrant under the rules in place before 9 July 2012 can apply for ILR as a PBS dependant of Tier 2 ICT Migrant if he has lived in the UK for two years on PBS dependant visa and the main applicant is either applying for ILR at the same time or has already been granted ILR as a Tier 2 ICT Migrant. A person who was granted PBS dependant visa as a dependant of a Tier 2 ICT Migrant under the rules in place from 9 July 2012 can apply for ILR as a PBS dependant of Tier 2 ICT Migrant if he has lived in the UK for five years on PBS dependant visa and the main applicant is either applying for ILR at the same time or has already been granted ILR as a Tier 2 ICT Migrant.
One of the requirements for family members of Points Based System Migrants is that he/she must be able to support themselves without recourse to public funds. This requirement is satisfied by showing funds for maintenance for last 90 days before the date of the application.
If the Tier 2 ICT Migrant is outside the United Kingdom or has been present in the United Kingdom for less than 12 months, each family member of the Tier 2 ICT Migrant must show that he/she, or (for children) his/her other parent who is also legally present in the United Kingdom has at least £1800 to support him/her; this is in addition to any funds the Tier 2 ICT Migrant needs to prove he/she has enough money to support himself/herself.
If the Tier 2 ICT Migrant has been in the United Kingdom for 12 months or more, each family member of the Tier 2 ICT Migrant must have £600 to support himself/herself.
It is very important to us before you submit your Tier 2 ICT visa application knowing we have confirmed your level of skills, qualifications, etc.
Call us today on 0207 237 3388 or book a consultation to get your ICT visa assessment done.
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