After 31 March 2009
Can I bring family members to live with me in the UK?
Yes, as long as the course you are studying is longer than 6 months and you are a government sponsored
You are a postgraduate student studying at the University and your course is 12 months or longer
Alternatively, if you have family members who already have dependant visas and want to know whether they can spend more time in the UK, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Which members of my family can live with me in the UK?
Students can apply to bring the following members of their families to live with them in the UK:
- Wife/husband (18 or over)
- Children (under 18 unless they have last been granted leave as a PBS Migrant)
- Civil partner (18 or over)
- Unmarried/same sex partners (who have lived with you for a minimum of 2 years)
What visas do my family need if they want to come to the UK to live with me?
If you have a Tier 4 (General) visa, your family will be able to apply for 'PBS Migrant Dependant' visas. They will need to complete a VAF10 application form, which they can get from the British Embassy in their home country or on the UK Visas website.
What documents do they need to provide?
Please refer to Annex A (Supporting Documents Checklist) on the VAF10 application form, the VAF Guidance Notes and the PBS Dependants Policy Guidance. The PBS Dependants Guidance gives details about acceptable financial evidence and extra documents for children aged 16-18.
What documents will I need to send them?
You will need to send them:
- Copies of your passport (photo page and Tier 4 visa page or BRP)
- Copy of your University registration letter with course details and dates (if you do not have this, please ask for one at the Fielding Johnson Building and allow 3 days for processing)
- Originals of your own financial evidence if you will be supporting them