In addition to the documents you submit for your own visa application, you will need to submit further documents for each dependant. The UKVI are very strict about the documents they will accept as evidence. If your documents do not meet the UKVI requirements exactly, the application will be refused. It is very important that you check your documents carefully.
We have listed the main types of document you will need. You will need to submit the following original documents for each dependant:
- Proof that you have the amount of money required by UKVI for their maintenance (see money requirements)
- 2 passport-sized photographs, which must meet the UKVI photo guidance
- Current passport
- Any other passports or visas that they have used to come to the UK in the past.
- Proof that they are your dependant - for example, marriage certificate for your husband or wife, birth certificate for children
- Translation of any documents that are not in English (see translation requirements)
- If your children are 16 or over, you will need extra evidence, please see paragraph 100 onwards of the UKVI PBS Dependants policy guidance.
- All the documents must be originals.
Low-risk countries and documents to submit
If you are from a low-risk country you should still collect all the evidence listed above. However, you won't need to submit financial evidence with your application. Instead, the UKVI can ask for it when it is processing your visa application.
If you are asked for this evidence while your application is being processed, you will be given a deadline by which to provide it. If you fail to provide the documents when they are asked for, your visa application will be refused. If you have an appointment with the UKVI you must take all the documents with you.
Which countries are low-risk?
The low risk countries are Argentina, Australia, Barbados, Botswana, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Oman, Qatar, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates and the United States of America. The same rules will apply to you if you are a British national overseas.