The immigration rules have narrowed the definitions of who a dependant is to a partner or child of the main applicant; in this case a domestic worker. Please informed that children of the main applicant will only be deemed to be dependants only if they are under the age of 18. Children over the age of 18 will still be deemed as dependants if they became over 18 in the UK.
In order to be eligible for entry clearance as a dependant of a domestic worker, both parties have be aged over 18 as at the day they are due to arrive the UK. This however does not include child dependants. We have established above that child dependants must be under the age of 18 except where they became 18 or over whilst as a depedant in the UK.
In addition, where a child is born to a person on a dependant visa, such a child can also make an in-country application as a dependant.
Applicants can now make an applications to switch in-country to a dependant of a Domestic worker since the rules changed on the 1st of October, 2013. A major exception to switching under this category is where the individual is in the country as a visitor or on a temporary admission or release.
If you are currently in the UK under the Dependant of a Domestic worker route, at the expiration of you current leave you would be able to extend your leave; most especially in line with the main applicant.
If you were granted leave to remain in the UK as a Dependant of a domestic worker before the 6th of April 2012, you will be able to apply for settlement if you have resided in the UK for 2 years as a dependant of a Domestic worker and your sponsor (main applicant) has been granted indefinite leave to remain in the UK. However for applications after that period, they will need to wait for 5 years under the dependant of a domestic worker route in order to qualify for settlement