Applying for a visa
If you have or are applying for a Tier 4 (General) visa, your
spouse/partner/children may be able to apply as your Tier 4 dependant.
From 4 July 2011 it is only possible to bring your dependants with you to the
UK if you are studying a postgraduate course of more than 12 months or are
government sponsored and your course is over 6 months. If you are already in the
UK there are additional circumstances that may apply to you.
If you are already in the UK as a student but do not have a Tier 4 visa,
please read the UKCISA guidance note
'Your family’s immigration if you do not have Tier 4 leave'.
Babies born in the UK
Birth in the UK does not automatically make a baby a British citizen. The
baby needs to have a parent with British citizenship or settled status in the UK
in order to be born British.
If your baby is not a British citizen, it is quite lawful for him or her to
remain with you in the UK without making an immigration application. However, if
you travel outside the UK your baby will need immigration permission to
re-enter. Where and how you can make the application will depend on your circumstances. You must be
able to show that you are able to meet all the UKBA’s rules and requirements. Further guidance is available in the UKCISA guidance
'Your family’s immigration'.
UKCISA (The UK Council for International Affairs)
UKBA (UK Border Agency)