PBS stands for Points-Based System. This system consists of Tiers 1, 2, 4 and 5. The PBS Dependant Visa is designed to allow dependants, who are usually family, to stay in the UK with the main PBS Migrant. This PBS Migrant must be residing in the UK for the PBS Dependant Visa to be valid. The PBS Migrant is also known as the ‘main applicant’ and their details are also requested during the visa application process.
The main PBS Migrant must have a Tier 1, ‘HSMP’, Tier 2, Tier 4 (General) or a Tier 5 visa for the UK. Visitor Visas are not a part of the Points-Based System, so it is not possible to get a PBS Dependant Visa if the migrant you are dependent on has a Visitor Visa.
Here are the general requirements one must comply in order to apply for PBS dependants:
If you have any questions please call us to arrange an interview so we can further assist you with your concerns. Our Immigration team provides legal advice and representation in relation to entry clearance applications, leave to remain applications and refusal appeals of Point Based System Dependent migrant category. We also provide representation in the UKBA same day service for leave to remain applications in this category.
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