A dependant is:

  • your husband, wife or civil partner; or
  • your unmarried or same-sex partner; or
  • your child aged under 18 years old.

Your dependant children can be over 18 years old if they are in the UK now as dependants.

If you are the partner or dependent child under 18 of a migrant who is in or coming to the UK as Tier 4 General Student, you can apply for a visa to join them in the UK. The Home Office, UKVI will grant leave in line with the expiry date of the Tier 4 General Student's visa. Tier 4 (General) students who will be studying in the UK for six months or less cannot bring their partners and/or children (also known as dependants) to the United Kingdom with them.

Entry Clearance As Tier 4 Dependant of Tier 4 General Student

If you are outside the UK and the Tier 4 General student is either applying for entry clearance as Tier 4 General student at the same time or Tier 4 General student is already in the UK, you can apply for entry clearance to join or accompany the Tier 4 General student in the UK.

The following criteria needs to be satisfied for you to be granted entry clearance as Tier 4 Dependant:

  • The Tier 4 General Student must be:
    • a government sponsored student who is applying for, or who has been granted, entry clearance or leave to remain to undertake a course of study longer than six months; or
    • applying for, or has been granted entry clearance or leave to remain in order to undertake a course of study at post-graduate level for 12 months or longer AND is sponsored by a sponsor who is a Recognised Body or a body in receipt of funding as a higher education institution from either:
      • the Department for Employment and Learning in Northern Ireland;
      • the Higher Education Funding Council for England;
      • the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales; or
      • the Scottish Funding Council; or
    • applying for, or has been granted leave to remain as a Tier 4 (General) Student on the doctorate extension scheme.
  • The Tier 4 Dependant has to show the funds for maintenance to meet the living costs in the UK;
  • The Tier 4 Dependant has to show the availability of adequate accommodation in the UK occupied by the Tier 4 General Student for the Tier 4 Dependant to be accommodated in the UK without recourse to public funds;
  • The Tier 4 Dependant should provide all the evidence of his/her relationship with the Tier 4 General studnet.

Switching Into Tier 4 Dependant of Tier 4 General Student

For switching into Tier 4 Dependant of a Tier 4 General student, the applicant must not be in the UK as a

  • visitor
  • on temporary admission
  • short-term student or short-term child student
  • leave as a parent of a Tier 4 (child) student

 For switching into Dependant of Tier 4 General student, you need to meet the following requirements of the rules:

The following criteria needs to be satisfied for you to be granted entry clearance as Tier 4 Dependant:

  • The Tier 4 General Student must be:
    • a government sponsored student who is applying for, or who has been granted leave to remain to undertake a course of study longer than six months; or
    • applying for, or has been granted leave to remain in order to undertake a course of study at post-graduate level for 12 months or longer AND is sponsored by a sponsor who is a Recognised Body or a body in receipt of funding as a higher education institution from either:
      • the Department for Employment and Learning in Northern Ireland;
      • the Higher Education Funding Council for England;
      • the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales; or
      • the Scottish Funding Council; or
    • applying for, or has been granted leave to remain as a Tier 4 (General) Student on the doctorate extension scheme.
  • The Tier 4 Dependant has to show the funds for maintenance to meet the living costs in the UK;
  • The Tier 4 Dependant has to show the availability of adequate accommodation in the UK occupied by the Tier 4 General Student for the Tier 4 Dependant to be accommodated in the UK without recourse to public funds;
  • The Tier 4 Dependant should provide all the evidence of his/her relationship with the Tier 4 General studnet.

Renewal/Extension of Tier 4 Dependant Visa

You can apply for renewal of Tier 4 Dependant visa if you meet the following criteria:

  • The Tier 4 General Student must be:
    • a government sponsored student who is applying for, or who has been granted leave to remain to undertake a course of study longer than six months; or
    • applying for, or has been granted leave to remain in order to undertake a course of study at post-graduate level for 12 months or longer AND is sponsored by a sponsor who is a Recognised Body or a body in receipt of funding as a higher education institution from either:
      • the Department for Employment and Learning in Northern Ireland;
      • the Higher Education Funding Council for England;
      • the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales; or
      • the Scottish Funding Council; or
    • applying for, or has been granted leave to remain as a Tier 4 (General) Student on the doctorate extension scheme.
  • The Tier 4 Dependant has to show the funds for maintenance to meet the living costs in the UK;
  • The Tier 4 Dependant has to show the availability of adequate accommodation in the UK occupied by the Tier 4 General Student for the Tier 4 Dependant to be accommodated in the UK without recourse to public funds;
  • The Tier 4 Dependant should provide all the evidence of his/her relationship with the Tier 4 General studnet; or
  • the Tier 4 (General) applicant is applying for, or has been granted leave to remain as a Tier 4 (General) Student on the doctorate extension scheme; or

the following conditions are met:

  • the Tier 4 (General) applicant is applying for entry clearance , leave to enter, or leave to remain, to undertake a course of study that is longer than six months and either:
    • has entry clearance, leave to enter, or leave to remain as a Tier 4 (General) Student or as a student to undertake a course of study longer than six months ; or
    • last had entry clearance, leave to enter, or leave to remain within the three months preceding the application as a Tier 4 (General) Student or as a student to undertake a course of study longer than six months; and
  • You (the family member) must either-
    • have entry clearance, leave to enter, or leave to remain as a family member of a Tier 4 (General) Student or a student with entry clearance, leave to enter, or leave to remain, to undertake a course of study longer than six months; or
    • have last had entry clearance, leave to enter, or leave to remain within the three months preceding the application as the family member of a Tier 4 (General) Student or as a student to undertake a course of study longer than six months; and
  • the Tier 4 (General) applicant Migrant and you (the family member) must be applying at the same time.

Same Day Visa Service For PBS Dependent Of Tier 4 General Student

We can provide same day visa service for your PBS dependant visa application as a dependant of Tier 4 General student if you are:

  • switching into Dependant visa as a dependant of Tier 4 General student; or
  • applying for extension of stay as a dependant of Tier 4 General student if the Tier 4 General is also applying for extension of stay of his/her Tier 4 visa at the same time.

We are registered with the Home Office Public Enquiry Office (PEO), Lunar House, Croydon to provide same day visa service for PBS Dependent applications. Our immigration lawyers can prepare and submit your application to the Home Office, PEO and get quick decision on the application. As PBS Dependent application is a biometric category, you will have to attend the Home Office, Lunar House, Croydon with our legal representative on the day we will submit your application.

Why Sunrise Solicitors For Applying As A Dependant of Tier 4 General Student?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with applications for UK Visas as PBS dependents of Tier 4 General Student . The quality of our service is self-evident from our clients' reviews about the service provided by our immigration lawyers. You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from immigration lawyers in London in relation to your application for PBS dependent visa as dependent of Tier 4 General Student and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your application as a PBS dependent, the casework our immigration solicitors will do for you will include the following:

  • Our immigration solicitors will take detailed instructions from you and advise you about the relevant immigration law and procedures to be adopted by the Home Office, UKVI in your Tier 4 General Student dependant application;
  • Our immigration solicitors will discuss your immigration case in detail with you and advise you about the weaknesses and strengths of your application;
  • Our immigration solicitors will advise you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your application as PBS dependent;
  • Our immigration solicitors will consider contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the application and discuss the same with you;
  • Our immigration solicitors will complete the relevant immigration form and discuss the same with you;
  • Our immigration solicitors will prepare a covering letter to introduce and support your application for UK visa as PBS dependant;
  • Our immigration solicitors will liaise with the Home Office, UKVI for an expeditious decision on the application;
  • Our immigration solicitors will protect your interests while your application is pending with the Home Office and keep you informed about the progress of your application for UK visa as PBS dependent;
  • Our immigration solicitors will do all the follow up work until decision is reached on your application for UK Visa as PBS dependent;
  • Our immigration solicitors will advise you about the implications of the Home Office decision on your application.

Our Fees For Application As PBS Dependent Of Tier 4 General Student

  • We will charge you a fee from £800.00 + VAT for our professional immigration services in relation to your in-country application as PBS Dependent of Tier 4 General Student - Same Day Visa Service. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
  • We will charge you a fee from £800.00 (No VAT) for your Entry Clearance application (out of country application) as PBS dependent of Tier 4 General Student. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
  • We will charge you a fee from £1,500.00 (No VAT) for your Entry Clearance application (out of country application) as PBS dependent of Tier 4 General Student in cases involving issues of sole responsibility. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
  • If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your matter, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and rest of the fee can be paid by monthly installments
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office on the application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by the company on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Home Office fee etc.

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