Understanding Dependent Visas: Requirements, Process, and Application

A dependent visa allows family members of a primary visa holder, such as spouses, children, and sometimes other dependents, to join them in the host country. Requirements typically include proof of relationship (e.g., marriage or birth certificates), a valid visa or residence permit for the primary visa holder, evidence of financial support, health insurance coverage, background checks, and medical examinations. The application process involves gathering necessary documents, submitting the application online or at an embassy/consulate, attending biometrics and interviews if required, and waiting for application processing. Once approved, the dependent can travel to join the primary visa holder. Application steps generally include completing forms, submitting documents, paying fees, scheduling and attending interviews, providing biometric data, and waiting for the processing outcome.