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Every country has drawn up it own set of laws to govern it’s country. The same concept of unique laws apply to immigration. Each country has drawn up its own set of immigration legislation.
This simply means that the term “family dependent” is interpreted differently by difficult countries.
The UK’s definition is restricted when compared to its neighbors. They make provision for immediate family members (partner and minors easily qualify) for consideration of UK visas.
The EU and America interestingly have a broader definition to include parent (mother or father – as a family dependent), brother, sister, aunt, uncle, nephew and nieces. Subject to evidencing strong family ties of course.
Given the above, our family dependency content (and introduction of solutions available ) has been broken into the following cases:
- Dependents on British nationals
- Dependents on EEA nationals
- Dependents on Ancestry (main applicant) visa holders
- Dependents on Tier 1 (main applicant) visa holders
- Dependent on Tier 2 (main applicant) visa holders
- Dependent on Tier 4 (main applicant) visa holders
What is also important to note is that there is a difference between claiming dependency on family that live in the UK and claiming dependency on family members that were born in the UK.
We have also put content together to help address the following frequently asked questions:
- What about just getting a work permit?
- How to get a UK job offer?
- My family in the UK are willing to offer visa sponsorship?
- I have received a UK job offer, now what?
If you are still not sure which visa option best applies, we encourage applicants to complete our quick and easy online assessment.Apply Now
Alternatively, take a look at out content about relationships. This serves to explain how married relationships are viewed from a visa perspective.Married Like Relationship