Anyone present in the UK in any of the Point Based System (PBS) category can make an application for their dependants i.e. spouse, children under 18 years of age to come to the United Kingdom.

The applicant will need to show that the relationship is genuine and subsisting, for which evidence to be has provided by the applicant and the sponsor in the UK according to the parties circumstances.

The applicant also needs to fulfil the maintenance requirement, amount for which depends upon category under which the main applicant/sponsor is present in the UK. Further evidence needs to be provided by the applicant and sponsor to prove that they will be able to accommodate each other without recourse to public funds.