PBS dependent partners

Whether granted entry clearance or leave to remain, PBS dependent partners are to face a restriction on their employment as a professional sportsperson (including as a sports coach). This is similar to the restriction in other immigration categories which are not linked to family connections with the UK except those specifically intended for sportspeople.

PBS dependent children

Children, who are dependent on a parent who is applying at the same time or has leave a PBS migrant, eg, under Tiers 1, 2, 4, or 5, have had to apply for either entry clearance or leave to remain as a PBS dependent child.

A change to the rules will allow children dependant on a former PBS migrant, who has obtained British citizenship via indefinite leave to remain under a PBS route, to apply for either entry clearance or leave to remain under the PBS rules, not Appendices FM and FM-SE (which have a minimum salary requirement). For such children of such naturalised British citizens, leave may be granted for a three-year period.