Most people have defined dependants as relatives or persons who depend on the main applicant financially. However the Home Office does not see dependants in that light. The UKBA have been specific in its definition of who a dependant is. It refers to the immediate family member (spouse and children) of the main applicant in a UK immigration application.
Tier 5 Creative and sporting migrants are allowed to bring their depedants to join them in the UK. If the application is successful, the length of leave granted to the dependant will normally be in line with that of the main applicant.
It is important to note that in order to be granted entry into the country, both parties in the application (main applicant and dependant) must be over the age of 18 as at the date of entry into the UK. This does not include child dependants who must be under the age of 18 before they can be considered as dependants under this route.
It is important that persons seeking entry clearance are not in the UK as a visitor neither should they be on temporary release or temporary admission in the United Kingdom.
Holders of an initial entry clearance as a PBS Dependants of Tier 5 Creative and Sporting migrants may be able to extend their leave under the same category at the expiration of their current leave if they continue to meet their terms of the leave and do not breach other immigration rules and most importantly in line with the main sponsor. Child dependants who may have now become over 18 will still qualify to apply as child dependants provided that they have become over 18 whilst in the UK under the route.