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Applications by dependants
This section explains how your family members can apply to stay in or come to the United Kingdom if you are applying under the post-study worker category (Tier 1 Post-study work) of the points-based system to work in the United Kingdom.
Full details of these requirements are in the immigration rules at paragraph 319A-K of part 8, which you can find on the right side of this page. You must read the policy guidance before you apply under this category. You can download the guidance and application form from the Applying section.
How dependants can come to the United Kingdom
If your application to the points-based system is successful, you are allowed to bring dependants (children under 18 years of age, or your husband, wife, civil partner, or unmarried or same-sex partner) with you to the United Kingdom, provided we give them entry clearance or permission to stay (known as 'leave to remain').
Any dependants wishing to join the main applicant must also provide evidence that they have sufficient funds.
Completing the dependant application form
We encourage you to send dependant applications at the same time as the main application.
Dependants should state if they are submitting their application at the same time as your application. This tells us that both applications should be considered together.
If you are the main applicant and you have already received official notification from us that your application has been successful, this should also be indicated in this section. Dependants should also state the category under which you have submitted an application.
Dependants of Tier 1, 2 and 5 migrants of the points-based system - for applications made inside the UK
- Application form for Tier 1, 2 and 5 dependants of points-based systemPDF 479KB opens in a new window
- Policy guidance on dependants of points-based system migrantsPDF 405KB opens in a new window
- Help text for dependants of points-based system Tier 1, 2 and 5 applicantsPDF 357KB opens in a new window