A PBS dependant of Tier 4 General Student is his/her:

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

If you are the dependant partner or a child under the age of 18 of the Tier 4 General Student, you can apply for entry clearance to accompany or join the Tier 4 General Student.The applicant must meet the requirement of a genuine and subsisting relationship with their partner, adequate accommodation and the availability of maintenance funds.

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. Also, students studying courses below post graduate level cannot bring their dependans with them to the UK.

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.

Which Tier 4 General Students Can Sponsor Their Dependants?

Tier 4 (General) students who are studying in the UK for 6 months or longer can bring the specified dependants to the UK provided all the following requirements are met:

  • the student is either:
    • a government sponsored student who has or is applying for leave for a full-time course of study that is longer than 6 months
    • studying a full-time course that is 9 months or more which is at postgraduate level at a UK recognised body or a UK higher education institution (HEI)
    • applying for or has been granted leave to remain as a Tier 4 (General) student on the Doctorate Extension Scheme
  • the student is applying for entry clearance, leave to enter or leave to remain, to undetake a full-time course of study that is longer than 6 months and either:
    • has entry clearance, leave to enter or leave to remain as a Tier 4 (General) Student to undertake a course of study that is longer than 6 months
    • has last had entry clearance, leave to enter or leave to remain within the three months preceding the application as a Tier 4 (General) Student to undertake a course of study longer than 6 months
  • the partner or child has either:
    • entry clearance, leave to enter or leave to remain as the partner/child of a Tier 4 (General) student with entry clearance, leave to enter or leave to remain, to undetake a course of study longer than 6 months
    • last had entry clearance, leave to enter or leave to remain within the three months preceding the application as the partner/child of a Tier 4 (General) student to undertake a course of study longer than 6 months

Why Sunrise Solicitors For Entry Clearance As PBS Dependant Of Tier 4 General Student?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with applications for UK Visas as PBS Dependant 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 solicitors in London, Manchester or Birmingham in relation to your application as PBS Dependant 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 dependant;
  • 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 dependant;
  • Our immigration solicitors will do all the follow up work until decision is reached on your application for UK Visa as PBS dependant.

Our Fees For Entry Clearance As PBS Dependant Of Tier 4 General Student

  • We will charge you a fee from £800 (No VAT) for your Entry Clearance application (out of country application) as PBS dependant of Tier 4 General Student. 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.Entry Clearance (Visa) As PBS Dependant Of Tier 4 General Student