Student Dependent Visa UK

Are you an international student in the UK? Want to bring your family members? The student dependent visa may apply to you.

Eligibility Criteria

To apply for a UK student dependent visa, you must depend on one of the following:

  • A government-sponsored student on a course longer than six months.
  • A full-time student on a postgraduate level course (RQF level 7 or above) longer than nine months.
  • From 2024, eligibility requires:
    • A PhD or other doctorate.
    • A research-based higher degree.

Dependent Definition

  • Husband or wife: Use a marriage certificate for proof.
  • Unmarried partner: Provide documents such as utility bills, council tax, and official correspondence linking you and your unmarried partner to the same address.
  • Child under 18 years old who relies on you: Use a birth certificate for proof.

Financial Requirements

You or your dependent must meet financial criteria:
  • £845 a month for up to nine months for courses in London.
  • £680 a month for up to nine months for courses outside of London.
  • Funds must be available for at least 28 consecutive days. Not required if already in the UK on a 12-month visa.

Application Process

Apply for your student dependent visa online from within the UK simultaneously when extending or before current visa expires.


  • Application fee: £490
  • Immigration health surcharge: Due to increase.

How We Can Help

At MSR, we pride ourselves on providing excellent service. We have extensive experience in handling such applications and will support you through every step, from gathering documentation to submitting the application. Please feel free to contact us if you need any help regarding your student dependent visa application.

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