Your family members (‘dependants’) can come with you when you come to the UK on this visa. Your family members must have a visa if they’re from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland.
A ‘dependant’ is any of the following:
- your husband, wife or partner
- your child under 18
Dependants applying from outside the UK
Your family members must apply online.
They’ll need to have their fingerprints and photograph (known as ‘biometric information’) taken at a visa application centre as part of their application.
They may be able to get their visa faster or other services depending on what country they’re in - check with the visa application centre.
Your family members cannot apply online if they’re from North Korea.
To apply from North Korea they must:
Dependants applying from inside the UK
Your dependants can apply to extend or switch their visas to stay with you if they’re already in the UK. They must apply online.
It’s best to submit your dependants’ applications at the same time as yours.
Members of your family cannot apply in the UK as your dependant if they hold a visitor visa.
Get help using a computer to apply online
You can get help with:
- accessing a computer or the internet
- finding the right information on GOV.UK
You cannot get advice on:
- whether you’re eligible to apply
- what information to put in your application
- an application you’ve already made
Children born while you’re in the UK
If you have children while you’re in the UK, you can apply for permission for them to stay.
You must do this if you want to travel in and out of the UK with your child.
You must apply online. You’ll also need to provide a full UK birth certificate showing the names of both of your child’s parents.