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If you hold a Tier 4 (General) student visa, you may be able to have your family in the UK with you as your dependants.

If you hold a Tier 4 (General) student visa, you may be able to have your family in the UK with you as your dependants.

You can bring your family members to the UK as you study if:

  • You are studying at a Higher Education Institution at Masters level (NQF7) or above, on a programme of at least 9 months long OR
  • You are a government-sponsored student and your course is over 6 months long
  • Your current or most recent immigration permission was as a Tier 4 (General) student

You (the student) must be over 18, and your family must be classified as dependants under UK immigration rules (spouse and/or children only).

When your dependant’s visa is granted, they will usually be granted permission to work without restrictions. Make sure you check the BRP carefully when it is collected for the working conditions and other conditions of leave.

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