With a UK marriage visa, a person married to a UK citizen or in a civil partnership with the UK national is able to move to the UK with relative ease. The applicant must first meet certain requirements in order to obtain a marriage visa.

These requirements pertain to age and relationship. If both these requirements are fulfilled, a marriage visa is issued to the applicant. Dependants are also permitted to come to the UK under the marriage visa.

Children as Dependants in the Marriage Visa

Under the UK marriage visa, children of the applicant are categorized as dependants if they are below 18 years of age. Dependants are permitted to come to the UK along with the main applicant if their application is also filed at the same time. However, if an applicant is a Highly Skilled Migrant Programme visa holder, his unmarried partner or spouse would be required to apply for a dependency visa to coming to the UK under a Tier 1 visa.

There are many benefits to obtaining a marriage visa, some of which are that it grants legal permission for the applicant to work in the UK without obtaining a UK work permit, the applicant is free to take any employment and they are able to settle permanently in the UK.