Dependents of Points-Based Migrants must meet strict requirements in order to join family in the UK.
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Family Members of a Points-Based System Migrant
The Family Member of a Points-Based System Migrant visa category is for partners and children of points-based system migrants to enter and remain the UK with their family member. To apply in this category, you must be related to a Points Based System migrant as either their husband, wife, civil partner, common-law partner, same sex partner or child (under the age of 18 at first application).
Key Elements for a Family Member of a PBS Migrant visa
The Points-Based System migrant or dependant, other than in the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) and Tier 1 (Investor categories) must show the availability of sufficient maintenance funds as set out in Appendix E of the UK Immigration Rules.
Tier 5 Seasonal Workers cannot sponsor their family members. Dependants of Tier 4 Adult Students face significant restrictions. Under Tier 4, only students applying to study full time, for at least 6 months (if government sponsored) or for at least 12 months at postgraduate level may sponsor their family members. Their family may accompany them on entry or join them once they are in the UK.
PBS dependants can work in the UK unless they are applying for a visa as the partner of a Tier 4 Student, and the Tier 4 Student has been granted less than 12 months leave or the Tier 4 Student is studying for a course below degree level.
Children over the age of 18 who have not previously been granted leave as the family member of a PBS migrant cannot be granted leave in this category. Similarly, other relatives, for example parents or grandparents, cannot apply in this category.
Leave will be granted to expire on the same day as that of the PBS migrant.
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