Can we apply dependent VISA simultaneously for a shorter duration and extend later.
Example - Primary applicant applies VISA for 4 years. Dependents apply VISA for 1 year initially and extend for another 3 years.
In 4th year hopefully primary applicant would have ILR and dependents need to further renew their VISA for another 1 year and apply for the ILR.
The whole idea is to reduce the initial payment that needs to be done for NHS charges since we are going their without a job and hopefully we will be settled in 1 year so can extend dependent VISA after 1 year.
Any thought or the best way to do this with less initial cost would be highly appreciated.