ONE of the biggest concerns of prospective points based immigration applicants is whether their dependants will have permission to work in the UK.
Below we provide some rough guidelines on the issue.
- Dependants of Tier 1 and Tier 2 migrant are allowed to work in the UK without restriction.
- Dependants of a Tier 4 (General) Student will be allowed to work, if the main applicant’s grant of leave is for longer than 12 months. If the grant of leave is for shorter than 12 months, the dependant will not be allowed to work, unless the main applicant is a Government Sponsored Student.
- Dependants of a Tier 4 (General) Student will not be allowed to work in the UK if the grant of leave is for a course of study below degree level, unless the main applicant is a government sponsored student.
It is also important to note that dependants will not be able to be employed as doctor or dentist in training. There are however exceptions to this rule.
For more information or guidance in your specific circumstances, please contact your BIC consultant at email@example.com
Director of BIC, Breytenbachs Immigration Consultants Limited.
www.bic-immigration.com or firstname.lastname@example.org