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What is PBS dependant partner visa

The term ‘PBS’ stands for the UK’s Points-based system of immigration. Immigrants in the UK who are on a visa route that falls under this system can bring their dependants along.

If the dependents satisfy all applicable requirements for the dependent visa, they must submit an online application. The applicant seeking entrance clearance as a dependent would proceed to the visa Facilitation Service Center to present the necessary documentation after submitting the online application. The applicant would be required to present his biometric data at the VFS Center (i.e. fingerprint and digital photograph).

Our team of PBS Dependents visa Consultant in India – Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru have helped many families join their loved ones in the UK and we can help you too. Keep reading to know how the PBS dependant partner visa works and more…

What are the eligibility criteria for dependent visa in UK

Family members of immigrants who are in the UK on a points-based visa, such as a UK Skilled Worker visa, may do so as dependents.

The following qualify as a “dependent”:

  • Wife, husband, or companion
  • Child under 18
  • Child over 18 (if they are a dependent who is currently present in the UK)

What are the documents required for dependent visa UK

When taking dependents along, the applicant (dependent) will need to provide the documents required for dependent visa UK.

  • Details of any previous immigration applications you’ve made
  • Details of any criminal convictions
  • Your national insurance number, if you have one
  • Your parents’ date of birth and nationality if you’re applying from outside the UK

You will also need to provide documentation that proves:

  • DetailsYou have a genuine and subsisting relationship with the main applicant
  • You and/or your partner can meet the financial requirements (Statements from your own bank or building society for the 90 days immediately preceding the application)
  • Current passport
  • Police clearance certificate: You’ll need to provide a criminal record certificate if you’re applying from outside the UK and you work in: education, for example teachers, education advisers and school inspectors, childminders, teaching assistants.
  • TB Test certificate: You’ll need to have a tuberculosis (TB) test if you’re coming to the UK for more than 6 months and either:
    • you live in any of these listed countries
    • you have lived in any of these listed countries in the past 6 months

You’ll be given a chest x-ray to test for TB. If the result of the x-ray is not clear, you may also be asked to give a sputum sample (phlegm coughed up from your lungs).
If your test indicates that you do not have TB, you’ll be given a certificate which is valid for 6 months from the date of your x-ray. Include this certificate with your UK visa application.

What are the requirements for PBS dependents visa

You must first show that you are related to a PBS primary applicant or visa holder (i.e., your “sponsor”) in one of the following ways:

  • In a marriage that has been recognised by the law and in which both parties are at least 18 years old, spouse
  • Unmarried partner who has lived with the PBS visa holder for at least two years,
  • Or are a child who, at the time of the first visa application, was unmarried and younger than 18 years old.

Details of the maintenance funds as a PBS dependant

You or your partner must prove that you have enough money to support yourself for the entirety of your stay in the UK because you will not have access to public funds like benefits unless the main applicant or visa holder is a Tier 1 (Investor), Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent), or Global Talent immigrant.

The amount to meet the maintenance funds requirements depends on the type of visa your partner has or is seeking for.