Guidance for dependants of UK visa applicants (Tiers 1, 2, 4, 5)

Full guidance on the policy for applications by the family of people who have UK visas under the points-based system (PBS dependants).


PBS dependant guidance

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This guidance gives the full UK Visas and Immigration policy on applications by ‘PBS dependants’ (the dependant family members of people who have, or are applying for, visas under Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 4 or Tier 5).

Published 12 November 2013
Last updated 7 January 2019 + show all updates
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