Global Talent Visa for Dependant: Requirements

Request about dependant and Global Talent Visa

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I wrote about my adventures to get a Partner visa in Global Talent Visa route. However, recently I have got an interesting question. Does a dependant of Exceptional Talent Visa holder need to prove the level of English to get visa?

To start with the answer, I must say briefly – NO.

No, the partner does not need to prove any skills or abilities in relation to Global Talent Visa. You child as an Exceptional Talent Child doesn’t need this as well.

Neither you as the main Global Talent Visa applicant nor your dependant need to prove this. Also you don’t need to apply any IELTS or TOEFL to receive certificate to demonstrate the level of English. At the same time, traditionally, there is a space for one small BUT…

In this case, the word “but” is related to obligatory documents, which your dependants must have.

I have to say that there are two things, which must exist in a moment of your Global Talent Visa application. Specifically, I write about (1) link between the main recipient of visa and a dependant, (2) Tuberculosis Test Certificate (optional).

Link between Global Talent Visa recipient and dependant

I will say the keyword – “relationship. This is definitely the key factor that will influence the final decision in your partner’s visa application. Home Office will assess your relationship.

As a result, you must provide a proof of close link between you. In other words, you need to demonstrate that the person is your family member. Also, dependant must vitally rely on you in his or her life.

Good news! You don’t need to be married. Or if you already have a husband or a wife – you do not need to have long term relationship in your marriage status. Surely, there are no requirements to have children.

Dependent of Global Talent Visa recipient does not need to be Exceptional Talent or Exceptional Promise
Dependant of Global Talent Visa recipient does not need to be Exceptional Talent or Exceptional Promise. (S)he is allowed to know only your native language and does not speak English at all.

Actually, your dependant may have very short knowledge about your area of expertise. (S)he may not speak English at all. It’s completely fine if your wife or husband will not have any job, bank account or anything else. Purely, because this person has a dependant status, the Home Office does not have any specific requirements. You, as the main recipient of Global Talent Visa, have more obligations and requirements than your dependant.

You must demonstrate that you have a direct link with your dependant. It may be a marriage certificate (please, translate it if not in English). Or in a case, when you are not officially married – provide a proof of your relationship. It will be harder than in a case with official marriage. But, surely, still possible.

If you need a clue what documents you must bring to show off your relationship (particularly, civil partnership), please, follow this link to get the Home Office explanations.

Tuberculosis Test Certificate

The only individual document that your dependant (both Partner or Child) is a Tuberculosis Test Certificate if you arrive from any of the 101 countries listed here.

Particularly, you, as the Global Talent Visa applicant, and your dependant need to have this certificate if you are a resident of Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brunei, Burma, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Cameroon, China, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea and Ethiopia.

Also, you must have this certificate if you are from Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Macau, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria and North Korea.

Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Rwanda, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe are also in this list, so if you (and your dependant) are residents of these countries – please, get your Tuberculosis Test Certificate before you will apply for Stage 2 of Global Talent Visa.

If your dependant will fail to pass this certificate, in other words, (s)he has tuberculosis – this is a reason for rejection of his or her visa application. But surely there are no legal reasons for rejection if you will not apply any other certificate or bank account statement. Any documents, except Tuberculosis Test Certificate, are not required to get Global Talent Visa for a dependant.

Conclusions

As you see the general rule is quite simple. However, in your own case, the things might be different. If you have questions or unclear moments regarding your application or your partner’s visa, please, let me know.

I will be glad to share my knowledge about Global Talent Visa with you.

Please, pay your attention that Talent Visa Help is not updated anymore. Starting from January 5, 2021, I don't proofread drafts of Personal Statements, Letters of Recommendation or any supporting documents. Also, I do not answer individual questions either via email or Linkedin. For more details, go to the Global Talent Visa Help Updates.

Please, donate to this page if Talent Visa Help was useful for you.

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Author: Andrii Seleznov

TalentVisaHelp is an independent project to help more talents and promises to come to the United Kingdom. This project is created by Andrii Seleznov, Tier 1 Exceptional Promise visa recipient and Tech Nation Visa Ambassador in past. Andrii is an experienced entrepreneur, professional engineer and technical founder at Petiole. Additionally, Andrii is an Alumni Mentor at GIST Tech-I Competition and winner of local agritech Hackathons in Ukraine.

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