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There is nothing in the requirements for leave as the family member of a relevant points-based system migrant (RPBSM) in the Immigration Rules, Part 8, paras 319C or 319E that would require an application from a dependant to be made where their RPBSM has switched categories within the points based system (PBS).
The only exception is where the RPBSM has moved into the Tier 4 (General) category. In some cases, a dependant must apply at the same time as the main applicant. For further information on this, see the information about Option 1 in Partners of Points-Based System and Appendix W migrants—Additional criteria for partners of Tier 4 (General) students and Children of Points-Based System and Appendix W migrants—Additional criteria for
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