GTV Dependent Child Eligibility for ILR

My dependent child will be eligible for ILR by MAY 2028. Mother is the main applicant under Global Talent Visa route and she is eligible for ILR by NOV 2027. We are 3 dependents (including myself, 2 children) and our GT Dependent visa is expiring in MAY - 2028.

My older child would be turning 18 years by NOV 2027. Can my spouse add our older child only in her ILR application by OCT 2027? although the older child is actually eligible for ILR after 5 years i,e in MAY 2028.

As an additional info, the children were in my ICT visa (father’s dependent) from 2020 to 2023. Can I consider this 4 year continuous UK stay length for my older dependent children whilst filing the ILR?

Has anyone had a similar kind of experience? If so, would you mind sharing your thoughts please?


I’m not an expert by any means but I believe your children’s time between 2020 and 2023 (3 years) as your dependent would count towards their time spent in the UK when applying for their ILR (I believe they need 5 years). But please double check this.

You should contact an immigration lawyer for this especially for the child turning 18 years before your wife’s ILR expires.