• your husband, wife, civil partner, unmarried partner or same-sex partner, and;
• your children aged under 18 years old.
As a Tier 4 student, you can bring the above family members to the UK as your Dependants if you are:
• studying at the university on a postgraduate course (NQF7 or above), or;
• a new government sponsored student following a course of at least 6 months
Further guidance on whether you can bring your family with you to the UK as your Dependant, please see the UKCISA website on Tier 4 Dependants.
If you do not meet the above criteria, you may invite your family members to the UK for a visit. They should obtain entry clearance as visitors in their home countries. See Inviting your friends and family to the UK for further information.
There will be a workshop specifically for Tier 4 students with PBS Dependants (for students with family members in the UK as dependants who need to renew their visas) on the following dates:
From April 2013, Dependant and Tier 4 requirements will be covered together at special workshops every month. The next workshop will be on:
Wednesday 08 May 2013 at 2pm in 1.46 Bedson Teaching Centre
Students who wish to attend the April workshop should book a place.
Please print a copy of the 'Print and Send' for Dependants and bring it along with your to the workshop. You will also need to bring along a copy of the Tier 4 'Print and send' application.