At Expert Education, we provide assistance regarding other visas as well.This information is beneficial if you wish to apply for a visa other than a study visa. Feel free to connect with us if you want help in understanding your eligibility for a dependent visa and business visa.

Dependant visa

A dependent visa enables the family members of the primary applicants to travel with them. It allows dependents to reside with the primary applicant and gives them the freedom to travel, explore, study (in certain cases), and work (in some cases). The desire to provide a higher standard of living for their families is one of the most significant drivers for people moving abroad. The Dependent Visa is a beneficial resource established by nations to facilitate family reunification. It enables professionals, students, permanent residents, and other individuals to relocate their family members from another country to their new place of residence. In essence, the dependent visa serves as a means for professionals, students, permanent residents, and others to bring their families to their new home country. Two types of dependent visas are available: temporary and permanent.

Temporary visas are available for individuals holding visas such as work, intra-company transfer, student, or fiancé. On the other hand, permanent visas are granted to spouses or children below the age of 18-21 years old who are considered immigration dependents.

Dependent visa requirements vary between countries, and therefore, there are no universal eligibility criteria. However, certain criteria are typically common across most countries, including:

  1. A valid passport for the dependent applicant. 
  2. Making the payment for the application along with the application with details filled.
  3. Adequate financial resources of the sponsor to support the dependents.
  4. Medical examination results and proof of adequate insurance for the dependents.
  5. Evidence of the sponsor’s work and income.

For instance, to qualify for the Dependent Student Visa in Australia, the following eligibility criteria must be met:

  1. The dependent must be a spouse, partner, or dependent child of the primary applicant.
  2. In the case of a dependent spouse, the applicant must be married.
  3. In the case of a dependent civil partner, the applicant must have lived with their partner for a minimum of 12 months.
  4. The dependent child must be the biological or adopted child of the primary applicant or their partner.
  5. The dependent child must be under the age of 18 and unmarried or engaged.
  6. The dependent child must be enrolled in an educational program in Australia.

Those holding Temporary Dependent Visas have fewer work rights based on their visa validity.


For dependents in the US

Dependents who are granted permanent residence visas have the freedom to live, study, and work for as long as they maintain their status as permanent residents. Furthermore, if the primary applicant is enrolled in a Master’s or a PhD, the dependent can work full time.

For dependents in Australia

For family members of master’s or doctoral students, there are no restrictions on the number of hours they can work. Similarly, dependents of visa holders under subclasses 573 and 574 can also work without any limitations. 

For dependents in Canada

In Canada, dependents are allowed to work by obtaining an Open Work Permit. With this permit, they are granted the flexibility to work full-time in any part of Canada, except for Quebec. Moreover, they are free to reside and work anywhere within the country, outside of Quebec. With an open work permit, your family member can work for any employer in Canada, except for those listed as ineligible due to non-compliance with conditions, or employers who regularly offer services like striptease, erotic dance, escort services, or erotic massages.

For Dependents in the UK  

On a Dependent Visa within the Tier 2 stream, the dependent individual can work in the UK. The terms of employment will dictate that they can work until their Dependent Visa remains valid. Also, upon a successful application for a Dependent Visa, they will be permitted to enter and reside in the UK without limitations. Furthermore, there are no work restrictions imposed on Dependent Visa holders, granting them the freedom to work in any job, regardless of skill level.

Dependence certificate for a dependant visa 

The certificate issued by a government to acknowledge a person’s dependent status serves as an official record for all legal purposes. This document is provided to citizens who rely on someone else, such as a spouse, parent, or close relative, for their essential needs like food and shelter. Having a dependent certificate enables individuals to apply for a dependent visa in the country where the primary earner of their family resides.

Documents required

To obtain a dependent visa, the following documents are typically required:

  • Valid passport of the dependent applicant
  • Marriage certificate (if applicable) or any other document that establishes the partnership between the primary applicant and dependent
  • Birth certificate of the dependent children
  • Proof of the sponsor’s financial resources, such as bank statements
  • Medical test results
  • Evidence of the sponsor’s employment
  • Any other relevant documents that are equivalent to a Certificate of Eligibility.

Dependant visa application process

To apply for a dependent visa, follow the steps outlined below:

Step 1: Collect all the necessary documents.

Step 2: Complete the visa application form.

Step 3: Pay the applicable visa fees.

Step 4: Schedule an appointment and visit the nearest embassy or consulate.

Step 5: Submit all the required documents to the consulate for verification.

Step 6: After document verification, the consulate will make a decision on your application.

Step 7: If all the requirements are met, you will be granted a dependent visa.

In India, to establish a dependency, individuals must obtain a birth certificate and proof of identity, such as an Aadhar Card, valid passport, or driving license. These documents serve as evidence to demonstrate their status as dependents.

Business Visa

As global trade and commerce increase, entrepreneurs are presented with unique opportunities in different countries. Business visas enable and encourage business activities between different nations. Typically, these are short-term visas that permit visa holders to engage in business activities in the countries they visit.

These visas are granted for a limited duration, during which visa holders may conduct business activities that do not involve employment or work. A business visa serves as a travel permit for individuals visiting foreign countries solely for business purposes.

It is important to note that a business visa does not permit the holder to work full-time in the country where the visa was issued.

The majority of countries worldwide provide flexible business visa options to encourage international trade. Whether you are attending conferences, meeting clients, conducting sales meetings, or visiting a site, a business visa is usually the most suitable visa option. Typically, business visas allow you to:

  • Stay temporarily in the country where you are applying for the visa
  • Conduct business and financial transactions
  • Establish a temporary office
  • Travel within the country

Documents required during application

Although specific requirements may differ across countries, there are certain documents that are commonly requested when applying for a business visa. These documents usually include:

  1. A valid passport
  2. Business and professional credentials
  3. Travel itinerary, including flight and accommodation details
  4. Academic qualifications
  5. Evidence showing that you plan to return to your home country after conducting business
  6. Proof of adequate financial resources
  7. Completed application form with the required fee.
  8. Medical examination results and evidence of adequate insurance


Eligibility criteria for a business visa:

  • Your visit must be for business purposes.
  • You must be able to support yourself financially during your stay abroad.
  • You must have the intention of returning to your home country after your visa expires.

Expert Education is a top-tier provider of visa and immigration solutions, renowned worldwide for our unparalleled expertise across diverse countries and regions. We are the preferred consultants for applicants seeking exceptional services in academic processes.

Tips to get a dependent visa

To get a dependent visa follow the steps mentioned below-

  •     Make a list of documents required and arrange the documents as listed.
  •     Complete the application form with all the details correctly. Ensure to avoid any spelling errors as this form will be used for entering your data in the visa database.
  •     Make the payment as suggested for the visa.
  •     Pay a visit to the respective consulate nearby.
  •     Comply with the verification process at the consulate and make amends if any.
  •     The consulate will inform the status and you will receive your visa if they deem fit.

Tips to get a business visa

To get a business visa follow the steps mentioned below-

  •     Keep your digital copy of the photograph handy as per the size specifications mentioned on the visa application website.
  •     Complete the application form by entering all the details appropriately.
  •     Make the payment for visa fees.
  •     After the application, there will be an interview. Select an appointment time for the interview.
  •     Prepare well for the interview about the reasons for the visit, the number of days and other general information. The reason for the visit must sound genuine for the visa to be passed.
  •     Give the interview at the selected consulate. Make sure to be punctual.

Reach out to us if you would like to know about other visas based on your requirements and study abroad goals.