Tier 4 Dependent Visa

A dependant is the partner or child of the main applicant. The Tier 4 applicant and you, the dependent, must be applying for your visas at the same time.

A partner must be either a spouse or civil partner, and a child must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • The child is under the age of 18, and
  • The child is financially and emotionally dependent upon the main applicant, and must not be married, living away from home or working full time

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  • General requirements

    As a general principle dependents must meet the following requirements in order to qualify for a visa:

    • The dependent must demonstrate the relationship on which the application is based and provide evidence of this relationship, and
    • The dependent must provide evidence either that the main applicant has enough funds or income to support the dependent or that the dependent has sufficient funds to support themselves without access to public funds
  • Visa restrictions

    Holders of the Tier 4 dependents visa are generally subject to the following conditions:

    • They will not get access to public funds
    • They must show that they are being supported while they are in the UK
    • Each dependent must have a certain amount of money available to them in addition to the money they must have for support
  • Financial requirements

    The amount of money you need depends on:

    • The length of your course
    • Where you are studying in the UK
    • Whether you have finished a UK course or are currently studying

    You must have proof you have the money and that it’s been in your bank account, or the persons bank account you are dependent on, for at least 28 days before the application is filed.

Bio Metric Residence Permit

You will need to have your fingerprints and photograph taken at a visa application centre to get a biometric residence permit as part of your application.

Indefinite Leave to Remain

You may be eligible for limited leave to remain or potentially indefinite leave to remain if your parent or partner is settled in the UK.

If your partner or parent is in the UK on a point-based-system visa, such as the Tier 4 General visa, you can apply for limited leave to remain. If your parent or partner has indefinite leave to remain in the UK, you can apply for this also.

Dependent Children

For any children applying both parents must be lawfully present in the UK while not in the country on a visitor visa, or they must be granted entry clearance at the same time as the child applicant.

As an exception; if one parent is already in the UK and the other parent is planning on travelling to join together with their children, that other parent must be granted entry clearance at the same time as the children. The children cannot be granted entry clearance before the second parent.

Children with only one surviving parent, or children that are being brought up by only one parent, can apply as a dependent when only that parent is lawfully in the UK or being granted entry clearance.

Criminal Record Certificates

As per the 6th of April 2017 adult partners of point-based-system migrants may need to provide a criminal record certificate for each country they have been present in for a period longer than one year in the ten years prior to the application being submitted.

This would be necessary if the applicant’s occupation is on the following list:

  • Public health managers and medical practitioners, including; nurses, midwifes, psychologists, pharmacists, ophthalmic opticians, dental practitioners, medical radiographers, podiatrists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists
  • Teaching professionals and education advisers and school inspectors
  • Social services managers and directors, social workers, probation officers and welfare professionals

You don’t need to provide criminal records for any period in which you were under the age of 18.

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