Can I include visas for my spouse and children in my Skilled Worker application?

29 Feb 2024, 33 mins ago

As a Skilled Worker, you may wonder whether you can streamline the process by applying for your spouse and children’s visas alongside your own. In this blog post, we will explore the options available to you and shed light on the process of including your family members in your Skilled Worker application.

The Skilled worker visa route is designed for individuals who have a job offer from a UK employer with a valid sponsorship licence. Successful applicants can work in the UK in a skilled role, and may eventually be eligible to apply for settlement.

The good news is that as a Skilled Worker, you are typically allowed to include your spouse, civil partner, unmarried partner and children under the age of 18 in your visa application. This means that your family members can join you in the UK, provided they meet certain criteria and follow the correct procedures. It is essential to note that, as of 11 March 2024, a significant change will come into effect. The Care Workers and Senior Care Workers under the Health and Care Worker Visa route will no longer be allowed to bring dependant family members with them to the UK from 11 March 2024.

When applying for your family members’ visas alongside your own Skilled Worker application, you will need to ensure that they meet specific eligibility criteria. For spouses, civil partners and unmarried partners this typically involves demonstrating a genuine and subsisting relationship with you, the main applicant, and meeting financial requirements to support themselves in the UK.

Children under 18 must be able to demonstrate that they will be adequately cared for while in the UK. Additionally, they may need to provide evidence of their relationship to you, such as birth certificates.

If you would like specific advice on your particular circumstances, feel free to contact us.

How Gherson can assist

Gherson’s Immigration Team are highly experienced in advising on UK visa matters. If you have any questions arising from this blog, please do not hesitate to contact us for advice, send us an e-mail, or, alternatively, follow us on XFacebookInstagram, or LinkedIn to stay-up-to-date.

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