Applying for a Student dependant visa  

The Student dependant visa allows your husband, wife, unmarried partner and children (under the age of 18) to join you in the UK. 

You must be an international student studying for more than 6 months. If less than 6 months, you will not be able to bring your family members (‘dependants’) with you.

You can apply online for a Student dependant visa. During the application process, you will be able to check your eligibility and the documents you'll need to provide.

Visa changes

From January 2024, international students in the UK will no longer be able to bring dependants on their Student visa. This change will not affect students studying a postgraduate research programme. 

These new regulations do not affect students starting in September 2023. Read more about the rule changes here

Speak to an adviser

If you are unsure of what type of visa you need or the documentation to provide, you can talk to one of our advisers or you can email the team.

If you live outside of the UK, the International Experience Team can still offer advice about the documents you need to submit and help answer any questions you have.

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