Working in the UK on a Dependant visa
Your dependants may be allowed to work in the UK, though this depends on when they apply for their visa.
Permission to work
If they applied for their current Dependant visa on or after 4th July 2011, they will be able to work if you are:
- Sponsored by your government and on a programme over 6 months long, or
- On a postgraduate programme that is at least 12 months long (and studying at a Higher Education Institution)
If your family members applied for their current visa before 4th July 2011, different conditions may apply
Further information is available from the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA)