Your dependants may take up employment as long as your visa is for 12 months or more. They can usually work for unrestricted hours but check their visa, once it is with you, to verify that there are no restrictions.
Your dependants can undertake study whilst in the UK.
Child dependants will be eligible to attend free state schools, which is a legal requirement for all children between the ages of 5 and 16. The school term starts in the first week of September and so, for September start courses, you should be making your visa applications as early as possible (you can do this 3 months before your Swansea University course start date) and coming to the UK as soon as you can (one month before your Swansea University course starts). If you are coming at a time outside of the main September intake, you should be prepared for delays before your child can start school. They may have to wait until the next vacation or school year before they can join.
It is not possible to enrol your children at school on a Visitor visa and you should be prepared to show that your children have the correct immigration to allow them to be enrolled.
All applications for school entry need to be made via the Swansea Council Schools Admissions Team and they have provided a lot of information for parents. This can be found on the Swansea Council website.
Please also see our comprehensive Guide for Families which has information about, visas, schooling and living in the UK.
It is important to note that if your adult dependants undertake a University postgraduate course in some science or engineering fields, they may be required to get permission under the Academic Technology Approval Scheme before they can enrol. You can find more information on ATAS on the relevant information tab at the bottom of our Extending your visa page
Your dependants may also be required to register with UK Police. Please check the University information about Police Registration to see whether this is necessary and the process around it.