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The Ultimate Guide for the Dependent Visa in 2024

The content covers the most vital information that you need to get a dependent visa.

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In order to ensure that your family can accompany you abroad, a dependent visa is necessary. With the aid of this, you can live with your family while working for a better future. It is without a doubt that the proximity and safety of family members keep you sane and motivates you to work harder.

What is a Dependent Visa?

A dependent visa is a kind of visa. It allows the dependents of primary applicants to accompany them.

With a dependent visa, the dependents can:

  • Stay with the primary applicant/family.
  • Travel and explore
  • Study in an educational institution (in some cases)
  • Work (in some cases)

The different types of dependent visas are:

  • Temporary visa
  • Permanent visa

Note: With a temporary visa, partners or spouses can work in a limited capacity (provided it is valid). But, if you apply for a permanent visa, you can become a permanent resident.

Eligibility Requirements for Dependent Visa

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What are the documents needed for a Dependent Visa?

The documents needed for obtaining the dependent visa are:

  • Valid passport
  • Marriage certificate


  • Any other document to establish the partnership
  • Birth certificate of dependent children
  • Proof of fund of the sponsor (via bank statements)
  • Medical test results
  • Proof of employment of the sponsor
  • Other documents equivalent to the Certificate of Eligibility

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How to apply for a Dependent Visa?

You can apply for a dependent visa by following the steps given below.

  • Step 1: Gather the documents needed.
  • Step 2: Fill up the application form.
  • Step 3: Pay the required visa fees.
  • Step 4: Visit the nearest embassy or consulate.
  • Step 5: The consulate will verify the documents.
  • Step 6: After verification, they will come to a decision.
  • Step 7: If you fulfill all the requirements, you will get a dependent visa.

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Cost of applying for a Dependent Visa

The cost of applying for a dependent visa depends on the country and visa type.


Foreign country

Types of dependent visas




H4 Visa and H1B Visa

$ 190



F2 Student dependent visa

$ 160



Partner subclass 309 and 100 visa


What is the processing time of a Dependent Visa application?

The processing time of a dependent visa application depends on the country you are applying to. But, it generally takes 15 working days to two months.

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