Applying for a Dependant Visa

Find out whether you can bring dependants to the UK, or if they are already in the UK, whether they can extend their visas along with you from the UKCISA website.

For details about what documents are needed for their visa applications, see our  Dependant of Tier 4 student leaflet.

You should also read the the UK Visas and Immigration Dependants Policy Guidance to understand how the documents should be presented as part of the application.

Applying outside of the UK

Applications overseas in most countries must now be done online - https://www.visa4uk.fco.gov.uk/ 

Cost of application outside the UK is £328

For each Application there will also be an Immigration Health Surcharge cost payable in full at time of application. You will be charged £150 for each year of your visa.                 

You can find further information on the Immigration Health Surcharge cost and how to apply at Immigration Health surcharge

Between March 2015 and July 2015, UK Visas and Immigration is introducing a BRP card for all people issued with a visa for more than six months outside the UK.  This new procedure is being introduced in stages. Find out more about BRP cards.

Applying in the UK

If you are applying in the UK and your dependants are applying at the same time as you, you will need to complete an online application for both services. The main applicant (student) must complete the online form on the UK Visas and Immigration website. There is a different website if you were applying outside of the UK (see above).

1. Postal Batch Scheme (through International@CampusLife) -  The student (main applicant) should complete the online form and include the details of the dependants on the same online form. The Batch scheme takes around 2 months. Cost of application is £448 for each dependant.

2. Premium Scheme (through International@CampusLife) -  This scheme takes around 2-3 weeks. Cost of application is £948 for each dependant. 

For each Application there will also be an Immigration Health Surcharge cost payable in full at time of application. You will be charged £150 for each year of your visa.                 

You can find further information on the Immigration Health Surcharge cost and how this is calculated at Immigration health Surcharge

If your family member has a different visa status (not Dependant status), they MAY be able to switch to Tier 4 Dependant status from within the UK. Make an appointment to discuss your options with one of the International&CampusLife Student Advisers.