UK Tier 2 dependent visa (arrival date?)



  • Hello,

    I am currently on a Tier 4 visa in the UK and will be switching to a Tier 2 visa soon within the UK for a job that starts in February next year. Since I am applying from within the UK and my wife is not in the UK, she has to apply for the Tier 2 dependent visa from outside of the UK. My question is, can she only enter the UK 14 days before the official start date of my job? Or can she enter earlier (e.g. a month before my start date) since I’m already in the UK and will have got my Tier 2 visa by January. Thanks



  • Hi, just wondering can anyone give me some advice on this please?


  • Immigration Adviser

    Hi @Jonathanuk,

    Thanks for your query.

    Your wife will be able to enter the UK whenever she receives her dependant visa. She can only travel with a valid visa.


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