This Visa enables dependents of permanent residents or UK citizens to apply to join them in the UK. The visa is usually meant for family and children. The person with permanent residence or citizenship is called the ‘sponsor’. To be eligible, one must be a spouse, unmarried or civil partner on the sponsor. Children below 18 years can also accompany as a sponsor’s dependents. Before the application is approved, a dependent visa aspirant has to show that the sponsor has the necessary means and is willing to support them. Although dependent visa holders have no recourse to public funds, they have no restrictions on living and working in the UK. A dependent visa holder can stay in the UK indefinitely, and after 5 continuous years of stay, apply for British nationalisation as a UK citizen. Taqween Consultancy can help you understand the application process and apply for a dependent visa.