You can apply for entry clearance for student dependant visa for UK if you are a partner or child of a student studying at postgraduate level, or on a government sponsored scheme.

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Our expert team of student dependant visa solicitors in LondonManchester and Birmingham specialise in student dependant visa entry clearance applications. Our specialist student visa solicitors have successfully helped thousands of clients with the student dependant visa entry clearance applications. Our best team of student dependant visa solicitors can provide fast, friendly, reliable and fixed fee immigration services concerning your student dependant visa entry clearance application. Ask a question to our expert student dependant visa solicitors for free immigration advice or submit an online request to book an appointment for detailed legal advice for your student dependant visa entry clearance application.

Eligibility Requirements For Student Dependant Visa Entry Clearance

To qualify for student dependant visa entry clearance, you should meet the following requirments of the Immigration Rules:

  • The applicant should make a valid application for student dependant visa entry clearance;
  • The applicant should meet the student's course requirement;
  • The applicant should meet the relationship requirement;
  • The applicant should meet the funds requirement;
  • The applicant's application for entry clearance should not fall for refusal under general grounds for refusal as set out in part 9 of the Immigration Rules;
  • A person applying for entry clearance for more than 6 months must meet the requirements for a tuberculosis certificate if the criteria specified in paragraph A39 and in Appendix T apply.

Student's Course Requirement For Student Dependant Visa Entry Clearance

Unless they are a child who meets the requirements in ST 31.2, the applicant must be the partner or child of a person who is:

  • a Student who has received an award from a Government or international sponsorship agency and has, or is applying for, permission to study on a full-time course of 6 months or longer; or
  • a full-time Student who has, or is applying for,permission to study a postgraduate level course of 9 months or longer at a higher education provider with a track record of compliance; or
  • a Student who has permission on the Doctorate Extension Scheme; or
  • a Student who has, or had within the last 3 months before the date of application, permission to study on a full-time course of 6 months or longer, and is now applying for permission to study a full-time course of 6 months or longer where either:
    • the partner or child already has, or had within the last 3 months before the date of application, permission as a dependant partner or dependant child of the Student; or
    • the child was born since the last grant of permission to the Student, where the Student and partner or child are applying at the same time.

If the applicant is a child who does not meet the requirement at ST.31.1, they must instead meet one of the following requirements:

  • the applicant must have been born during the Student’s current period of permission to study a full-time course of 6 months or longer and they are applying for permission during that period; or
  • where the Student has permission to re-sit examinations or repeat a module of a full-time course of 6 months or longer, the applicant must have been born either:
    • during the Student’s original period of permission; or
    • during the period of permission granted for re-sitting examinations or to repeat a module; or
  • the applicant must have been born no more than 3 months after the expiry of the Student’s most recent permission and must be making an application for entry clearance within 6 months of the expiry of their parent’s most recent permission.

Relationship Requirement As A Dependant Partner

The applicant must be related to the student as a spouse, civil partner, unmarried partner or same sex partner of the student.

The applicant and their partner (who is a Student, or applying at the same time as a Student), must both be aged 18 or over at the date of application.

If the applicant and their partner (who is a Student, or applying at the same time as a Student) are not married or in a civil partnership, all the following requirements must be met:

  • they must have been living together in a relationship similar to marriage or civil partnership for at least the two years before the date of application; and
  • any previous relationship of the applicant and their partner with another person must have permanently broken down; and
  • the applicant and their partner must not be so closely related that they would not have been allowed to marry in the UK.

The relationship must be genuine and subsisting. The applicant and their partner (who is a Student, or applying at the same time as a Student) must intend to live together throughout the applicant’s stay in the UK. The applicant must not intend to stay in the UK beyond any permission granted to their partner (who is a Student or applying at the same time as a Student).

Financial Requirement For Dependant Partner Of A Student

If the applicant is applying for entry clearance or permission to stay where they have been in the UK less than 12 months, the Student or applicant must have funds specified in the table below, up to a total of 9 months or for the period of permission applied for by the applicant, whichever is the shorter.

Place of Student’s study Funds required
Studying in London £845 per month
Studying outside London £680 per month
  • The funds must be in addition to the funds required for the Student to meet the financial requirement, and the funds required to meet the financial requirement for any dependant child who is applying at the same time, or is already in the UK as a dependant of the Student.
  • Unless the applicant is relying on financial sponsorship from a Government or international sponsorship agency that covers living costs of the Student and their partner, they must show that they have held the required level of funds for a 28-day period as calculated in Appendix Finance, FIN 7.1 to FIN 7.3.

Unless the applicant is applying at the same time as the Student and ST 22.1. applies, the applicant must show that they have the required funds as specified in Appendix Finance.

Relationship Requirement For Dependant Child Of Student

When applying a child of the student, the applicant must be child under the age of 18 of the student.

The applicant must be the child of a parent who has, or is at the same time being granted permission as:

  • a Student, or
  • the partner of a Student.

Each of the applicant’s parents must either be applying at the same time as the applicant or have permission to be in the UK (other than as a visitor) unless:

  • the parent with permission as a Student or as a partner of a Student is the sole surviving parent; or
  • the parent with permission as a Student or as a partner of a Student has sole responsibility for the child’s upbringing; or
  • the decision maker is satisfied that there are serious and compelling reasons to grant the child entry clearance or permission to stay with the parent who has permission on the Student route or as a dependant partner of a Student.

If the applicant is a child born in the UK to a Student and their partner, the applicant must provide a full UK birth certificate showing the names of both parents.

Care Requirement For A Dependant Child Of A Student

The child must live with a parent who has permission on the Student route during their stay in the UK, unless they can demonstrate a valid reason why they should not live with that parent but they have not been leading an independent life.

There must be suitable arrangements for the child’s care and accommodation in the UK which must comply with relevant UK legislation and regulations.

Age Requirement For A Dependant Child Of A Student

The child must be under the age of 18 at the date of application, unless they were last granted permission as a dependant child of the parent who has or is applying for entry clearance or permission to stay as a Student or as a dependant partner of a Student (regardless of the route under which the parent had permission at the time the child’s last permission was granted).

If the child is aged 16 or over at the date of application, they must meet both of the following requirements:

  • they must not be married or in a civil partnership; and
  • they must not be leading an independent life.

Financial Requirement For A Dpendant Child Of A Student

Where the child is applying for entry clearance or permission to stay and they have been in the UK less than 12 months, the Student or child must have funds specified in the table below, up to a total of 9 months or for the period of permission applied for by the child, whichever is the shorter.

Place of Student’s study Funds required
Studying in London £845 per month
Studying outside London £680 per month
  • The funds must be in addition to the funds required for the Student to meet the financial requirement, and the funds required for any other dependant of a Student who is applying at the same time or is already in the UK as a dependant of the Student.
  • Unless the applicant is relying on financial sponsorship from a Government or international sponsorship agency that covers living costs of the Student and the dependant child, they must show that they have held the required level of funds for a 28-day period as calculated in Appendix Finance, FIN 7.1 to FIN 7.3.
  • Unless the child is applying at the same time as the Student and ST 22.1. applies, the applicant must show that they have the required funds as specified in Appendix Finance.

Conditions and Period Of Grant

If the application is granted , a partner will be granted permission which ends on the same date as the Student’s permission.

If the application is granted, a child will be granted permission which ends on the same date as whichever of their parents’ permission ends first.

The grant of permission will be subject to all the following conditions:

  • no access to public funds; and
  • work (including self-employment and voluntary work) is permitted except:
    • where the dependant meets the requirement at ST 31.1 (d) and the Student has been granted less than 9 months’ permission, unless that is to continue a course of study where they had previously been granted at least 9 months’ permission; or
    • where the dependant meets the requirement at ST 31.1 (d) and the Student is studying a course below degree level; or
    • for employment as a professional sportsperson (including as a sports coach); and
  • study is permitted, subject to the ATAS condition in Appendix ATAS (if the study will commence when the partner or child is aged over 18); and
  • if Part 10 applies the person will be required to register with the police.

How Can We Help?

Our specialist team of dependant visa solicitors can provide fast, friendly, reliable and fixed fee legal services for student Dependant visa entry clearance. We will carry out all the work on your entry clearance application for student dependant visa until you get a decision from the Home Office UKVI on your application. Our work on your student Dependant visa application may include the following:

  • assessing your eligibility for student dependant visa by considering all the relevant eligibility requirements;
  • advising you on the relevant documents to be submitted in support of your student dependant visa application;
  • completing the online application form for student dependant visa entry clearance;
  • submitting your completed application online, paying the Home Office UKVI fees and booking your appointment with the Visa Application Centre for you to enrol your biometrics;
  • preparing a detailed cover letter in support of your entry clearance application to explain in detail how all the relevant requirements for student dependant visa have been satisfied by you;
  • uploading all the supporting documents online in support of your student dependant visa entry clearance application;
  • doing all the follow up work including responding to any queries raised by the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) until decision is reached on your student dependant visa entry clearance application.

Our Fees For Student Dependant Visa Entry Clearance

Our fees for providing expert legal help and assistance with student dependant visa entry clearance are given in the fee table below:

Our Service Our Fee
Complete help with student dependant visa entry clearance to cover all the work until decision by the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) From £700 To £1,200

The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of the student dependant visa entry clearance application and the volume of casework involved in the application. In addition to our fixed fee for helping with an application for student dependant visa entry clearance, the applicant will also have to pay the Home office UKVI fees for the application.