A dependant is an immediate family member of the main applicant. The immigration rules have specified that the dependant must be over the age of 18 except child dependants. Child dependants should be under the age of 18 years of age.
New rules which have been introduced have now made it possible for in-country switching into a Tier 5 Charity worker dependant visa. Under the old rules prior to 01-10-2013, it was not possible to switch into this category, applicants would have need to leave to country to apply for entry clearance under that route.
Also note that persons on visit visas, temporary admission, termporary release will not be admitted into this route.
We strongly advice that persons looking to extend their leave under this category are not in breach of immigration rules. Also in order to remain eligible for extension under this route, you must continue to meet the conditions of your initial granted leave.
Meeting the maintenance requirement is a key aspect of the Point based system. Applicants must show that they are able to support themselves whilst in the country without having to need help from the UK government. Applicants must now show that they have kept the required sum in their account for a continuous period of 90 days prior to the date of application.
For dependants, applicants will need to show an additional GBP600 per dependant. Please contact us to find out exactly how much you need to show where you are applying with dependants. This is because out of experience we have observed that the calculations and permutations can be quite tricky for newbies.
If your Tier 2 charity worker visa application have been rejected, you may be allowed to appeal rights. If you have been given rights to appeal, we can assist you with preparing and lodging your appeal to the first tier tribunal. However in the even that you have been given no rights of appeal, it is still possible to challenge the decision by way of a Judicial Review in the Upper Tribunal.