A dependant (British English) is a person who relies on another as a primary source of income. For example, minors (children who are under the age of majority) are dependants of their parents or legal guardians. A common-law spouse who is financially supported by their partner may also be included in this definition. In some jurisdictions, supporting a dependant may enable the provider to claim a tax deduction.
Bring your family to abroad on a dependent family visa. Whether you have a child or spouse living abroad whom you want to join you or you are coming to work or study temporarily in abroad - your family is eligible for a dependent visa.
Child Visa :
Children in abroad, permanent residents and eligible for citizens may immigrate to abroad to join their parents. Only children under the age of 25 are eligible. These children may become permanent residents on the Child Visa.
The parent sponsor must promise to be responsible for the child. He must promise to provide financial support, including accommodation, for at least the first two years of the child's stay in abroad.
Stepchildren and adopted children are also eligible for a Child Visa/
Dependent Student Visa
If you are going to abroad to study, you may bring your dependant family members with you. You can either include them on your original student visa application or you can apply for them to join you after you have started your course. Spouses, partners and unmarried children under the age of 18 are eligible for dependent visas.
If you are including your dependent family members in your original student visa application, then you must include all members of your family, Application for a student visa.
Dependent Work Visa :
If you are going to abroad on a worker visa, your dependent family members are eligible to join you on dependent visas.
If you are going to abroad on temporary worker visa, only your spouse or partner and any unmarried children under the age of 18 are eligible for dependent family visas.
If you are coming to abroad on a migrant worker or business visa, any dependent family members are eligible to join you including
- • Spouse or Partner
- • Any children under the age of 25.
- • Aged dependent relatives such as parents or grandparents.