I have an Indian passport and a valid B1/B2 US Tourist visa. I have recently quit job and i am currently pursuing something personal which is not strictly work or business. I have previously travelled to Australia and to Europe (Schengen visa). My wife has a pretty decent salary (approx 2.5 lakhs per month). Can my wife apply for a UK tourist visa and i can apply as a dependent on her behalf? I have other supporting documents and bank statements to prove my financial stability and willingness to return back to India. Kindly advise.

  • What's the purpose of your visit to the UK? Apply for the visa which covers that.
    – JoErNanO
    Jun 17, 2016 at 11:57

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Can my wife apply for a UK tourist visa?

Yes, she can create an account at visa4uk and fill out the application.

and i can apply as a dependent on her behalf?

This introduces an interesting point in an otherwise pedestrian question. Your wife can apply as the primary in a family application and you can apply as a dependent. This is simply a matter of having each of you put the other's GWF number in the remarks section and explaining that your wife is applying as the primary.

Where things go wrong in these situations is when the ECO refuses with one of these formulae...

...I acknowledge your wife proposes to pay for your visit, however, it is the circumstances of the applicant that remain paramount when assessing your application...

which means that you need to qualify in your own right and this entails a lot more than your wife's solvency. Check out Should I submit bank statements when applying for a UK Visa? What do they say about me? with particular focus on the graphics.

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