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cng1238
Is there someone who bring family to Cambridge? Have you successfully gotten dependents visa?

There is a serious problem for LLM students who have family to get dependents visa after July 4, 2011. I understand that in order to get dependents visa, students (Tier 4 student) need to do a postgraduate level course of 12 months or longer at a Higher Education Institution under amended visa roles. However, Cambridge LLM is 9 month program, so we can not get dependent visa for our families. I believe that many students (including me) who have family want to live together in Cambridge. If it is impossible to bring my family (including just 1 month baby) to Cambridge, I may give up Cambridge LLM.

I am talking to visa team at Cambridge, but did not receive any good suggestion by this moment. If you have successfully obtain dependents visa or found good solution to the problem, please share the solution (I understand that we can bring our family members as Visitors. However, they can stay in the UK for only 6 months and there may be some problems regarding National Health Services).

Best.


Faraway light,

I am not yet a Cambridge LLM student but am planning to apply for 2012 entry. Like you, I want to bring my family and children over during my studies. Please do share with me if you are able to come up with a solution. Good luck!!

cng1238
<blockquote>Is there someone who bring family to Cambridge? Have you successfully gotten dependents visa?

There is a serious problem for LLM students who have family to get dependents visa after July 4, 2011. I understand that in order to get dependents visa, students (Tier 4 student) need to do a postgraduate level course of 12 months or longer at a Higher Education Institution under amended visa roles. However, Cambridge LLM is 9 month program, so we can not get dependent visa for our families. I believe that many students (including me) who have family want to live together in Cambridge. If it is impossible to bring my family (including just 1 month baby) to Cambridge, I may give up Cambridge LLM.

I am talking to visa team at Cambridge, but did not receive any good suggestion by this moment. If you have successfully obtain dependents visa or found good solution to the problem, please share the solution (I understand that we can bring our family members as Visitors. However, they can stay in the UK for only 6 months and there may be some problems regarding National Health Services).

Best.</blockquote>

Faraway light,

I am not yet a Cambridge LLM student but am planning to apply for 2012 entry. Like you, I want to bring my family and children over during my studies. Please do share with me if you are able to come up with a solution. Good luck!!

cng1238
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Dear elinlee,

Thank you so much for your message.

I checked website.
As you mentioned, "Government Sponsored students" who are doing the course more than 6 months can get dependent visa.
However, I did not find the definition of "Government Sponsored students" on the Internet. Does this mean the students who receive (full or partly?) schalarship (or any other financial support?) from their home countries' (central or local? government related institutions are available?) government? If you know the definition or requirement, please tell me.

Also, if possible, could you tell me your situation when you got the dependent visa as "Government Sponsored students" (for example, which document did you submit to show that you fulfill Government Sponsored students status)?

Sorry for many questions, but this matter is really serious for me.

Many thanks,

Hi Faraway Light

I've got dependents visa successfully because the government of my country financially sponsors my study at Cambridge. With the official sponsorship you can bring your family if your study course duration is more than 6 months. You can find the regulations regarding issuing Tier 4 dependents visa through website. Good luck to you!
Dear elinlee,

Thank you so much for your message.

I checked website.
As you mentioned, "Government Sponsored students" who are doing the course more than 6 months can get dependent visa.
However, I did not find the definition of "Government Sponsored students" on the Internet. Does this mean the students who receive (full or partly?) schalarship (or any other financial support?) from their home countries' (central or local? government related institutions are available?) government? If you know the definition or requirement, please tell me.

Also, if possible, could you tell me your situation when you got the dependent visa as "Government Sponsored students" (for example, which document did you submit to show that you fulfill Government Sponsored students status)?

Sorry for many questions, but this matter is really serious for me.

Many thanks,

<blockquote>Hi Faraway Light

I've got dependents visa successfully because the government of my country financially sponsors my study at Cambridge. With the official sponsorship you can bring your family if your study course duration is more than 6 months. You can find the regulations regarding issuing Tier 4 dependents visa through website. Good luck to you!</blockquote>
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elinlee
Dear Faraway

If you receive scholarship from the government of your country you would be treated as a government sponsored student. As for me, I received full scholarship and summitted a statement of confirmation issued by the government. It should include your full name, the amount of fund and the course name. You can find a policy guidance as PDF file at the website which describes the definition and requisition for that. http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/studying/adult-students/
I hope it would help.
Dear Faraway

If you receive scholarship from the government of your country you would be treated as a government sponsored student. As for me, I received full scholarship and summitted a statement of confirmation issued by the government. It should include your full name, the amount of fund and the course name. You can find a policy guidance as PDF file at the website which describes the definition and requisition for that. http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/studying/adult-students/
I hope it would help.
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cng1238
Dear elinlee,

Thank you so much for your message.

I checked website.
As you mentioned, "Government Sponsored students" who are doing the course more than 6 months can get dependent visa.
However, I did not find the definition of "Government Sponsored students" on the Internet. Does this mean the students who receive (full or partly?) schalarship (or any other financial support?) from their home countries' (central or local? government related institutions are available?) government? If you know the definition or requirement, please tell me.

Also, if possible, could you tell me your situation when you got the dependent visa as "Government Sponsored students" (for example, which document did you submit to show that you fulfill Government Sponsored students status)?

Sorry for many questions, but this matter is really serious for me.

Many thanks,

Hi Faraway Light

I've got dependents visa successfully because the government of my country financially sponsors my study at Cambridge. With the official sponsorship you can bring your family if your study course duration is more than 6 months. You can find the regulations regarding issuing Tier 4 dependents visa through website. Good luck to you!


Hi Faraway Light,

Do you have any progress on this issue? I've done some research now to know that there is probably no solution to this problem, except bringing your family as visitors to UK. Did you talk to the school about the possibility to arrive at UK 3 months earlier for a summer Law course (if there is any) or other relevant program so that to make the whole study prolonged to 12 months?

Best of luck,

cng1238
<blockquote>Dear elinlee,

Thank you so much for your message.

I checked website.
As you mentioned, "Government Sponsored students" who are doing the course more than 6 months can get dependent visa.
However, I did not find the definition of "Government Sponsored students" on the Internet. Does this mean the students who receive (full or partly?) schalarship (or any other financial support?) from their home countries' (central or local? government related institutions are available?) government? If you know the definition or requirement, please tell me.

Also, if possible, could you tell me your situation when you got the dependent visa as "Government Sponsored students" (for example, which document did you submit to show that you fulfill Government Sponsored students status)?

Sorry for many questions, but this matter is really serious for me.

Many thanks,

<blockquote>Hi Faraway Light

I've got dependents visa successfully because the government of my country financially sponsors my study at Cambridge. With the official sponsorship you can bring your family if your study course duration is more than 6 months. You can find the regulations regarding issuing Tier 4 dependents visa through website. Good luck to you!</blockquote></blockquote>

Hi Faraway Light,

Do you have any progress on this issue? I've done some research now to know that there is probably no solution to this problem, except bringing your family as visitors to UK. Did you talk to the school about the possibility to arrive at UK 3 months earlier for a summer Law course (if there is any) or other relevant program so that to make the whole study prolonged to 12 months?

Best of luck,

cng1238
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Bolivia!
When will applications for the LLM 2012 go open? I mean the exact date.

Is it possible to register online and get everything done beforehand so I just need to send it off once applications go open?

Thanks, guys.
When will applications for the LLM 2012 go open? I mean the exact date.

Is it possible to register online and get everything done beforehand so I just need to send it off once applications go open?

Thanks, guys.
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