Student Dependent Visa

Note: As of January 2024, international students will not be able to bring dependents with them to the UK unless they are enrolled in a postgraduate course designated as a research programme. Eligible programmes include PhDs and other doctoral qualifications or masters programmes with a research component, including a requirement to produce original work. This restriction will apply for all international students starting courses from 1 January 2024.

You may qualify to bring dependants to the UK under the student dependent visa if either of the following applies:

  • You’re taking a full-time course of at least 9 months at a postgraduate level.
  • You’re a full-time government-sponsored student studying for 6 months or more. The official financial sponsorship can be from the UK or overseas government.

If you don’t meet the above requirements, your family members may be eligible for this dependant visa if you’re an existing student in the UK and meet all the requirements below:

  • You’re taking a course of more than 6 months.
  • You have a valid Tier4/student immigration permission, and if expired, not more than 3 months before the visa application.
  • Your family members are holders of dependent immigration permission or one that expired within the past 3 months before the new visa application.
  • Your family members apply for the dependent visa when you’re making your student visa application.

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