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).
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!!