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Family Members of Tier 4 Migrants

Tier 4 (General) students can only be joined in the UK by their family members if they are studying at postgraduate level on a course lasting longer than 12 months, or if they are sponsored by their own national governments on courses lasting at least 6 months. 

The new Tier 4 rules have applied to any new student and his or her family members since 4 July 2011. There are transitional provisions for those already in the UK with leave to remain as a Tier 4 (General) student or as his or her dependant.

Statement of Changes HC 1888 (March 2012)  implemented stringent new provisions in the Immigration Rules whereby the leave to enter or remain granted to any Tier 4 General Student who does not turn up for the course of study for which he or she is sponsored must be curtailed.

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