Requirements for a UK dependant visa
You can apply for a UK tier 2 dependent visa for your child as long as you’re living in the UK, but the requirements change depending on if you are:
If you’re applying as a single parent, you’ll need to show that you’re the only one responsible for your child’s care (not just legal custody). This makes the application more complicated and you may want seek advice on your dependent visa application.
Settled status or citizen
If you’re a non-EU national and want to apply for a dependant visa for your child, you’ll need to meet the following requirements:
If one or both parents is an EU national, your child can come to the UK on an EEA family permit. They will need to be under 18 and born outside the UK, and you’ll need to show you are exercising your EU treaty rights to qualify.
Tier 2 visa holders
A Tier 2 dependant visa can also be granted to children coming to live with you when you’re working in the UK on a Tier 2 work visa. Your children are included as dependants as part of your visa application.