Originally Posted by jo-ann1984
Myself (uk resident) and my husband (Australian citizen) have been living in australia for 3 years. Currently applying for a partner visa for myself in Australia, it's pending at present so I am currently on a bridging visa. We are hoping to come to the uk late next year, and have been looking at visa options.
My husband is under 30 years old and we have a daughter together. My understanding is you can't have any dependents if applying for a working holiday visa for the uk. If I claim our daughter as my dependent for visa purposes would this allow my husband to apply for a working holiday visa, rather than a spouse visa?
This would be dramatically cheaper and a much faster process for us. We only want to visit the uk for 1-2 years and then return to Australia permanently, so is the working holiday visa an option?
Your husband can't get a Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme (YMS) visa if he has a dependant under 18 who is either living with him or is financially dependent on him. As your daughter is obviously living with you and your husband, he isn't eligible. Your daughter's nationality is immaterial.
Does he have a UK-born grandparent for an ancestry visa? The only other options are sponsored work visa under Tier 2 General or Tier 1 exceptionally talented or businessman/entrepreneur.