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Can I bring my family to the UK with me?

If you obtain the Innovator visa and are outside the UK, you can bring your family members (known as “dependants” with you), specifically your:

  • spouse or partner;
  • children under the age of 18;
  • children over 18 who are already in the UK as your dependant.

An extra fee is payable per dependant to add them to your Stage 2 visa application.  This is £1,021 per dependant if applying from outside the UK or £1,277 per dependant if applying from within the UK.  This is in addition to the Immigration Health Surcharge.

If you are already in the UK with your dependants and you switch to the Innovator visa, they will be able to remain with you.

Whether or not they need to apply for new visas will depend on the circumstances and it is recommended that you contact our immigration specialists to discuss this further.

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Given the fast pace of change, we would stress that this information is designed to be informative, not advisory and represents our understanding of English law and practice as at the date indicated. We would always recommend that you should seek specific guidance on any particular legal issue.

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