Adult Dependent Relative Visa

The adult dependent relative visa category is to be utilised by those settled in the UK, wishing to sponsor elderly parents or other adult dependent family members who through age or illness require care. We understand that adult dependent relative visa applications can be complex and using the services of an immigration expert are highly recommended. We pride ourselves on being approachable and proactive in understanding and meeting our clients’ needs. You will need to ensure that you meet all of the mandatory requirements before you apply. You will need to complete the relevant forms and collate your evidence for submission. This will need to be extensive and prove that your relationship is genuine.

Adult dependent relative visa application requirements:

To qualify for adult dependent relative visa, you must satisfy the following UK Visas and Immigration requirements:

  • That the adult dependent relative is applying from outside of the UK
  • Be an adult direct relative of the sponsor (this includes an over-18 parent, grandparent or sibling. A child would also meet the definition if the sponsor is in the UK at the time of the application)
  • Is applying with their partner with whom they have a subsisting relationship, if there is one
  • Is sponsored by a person settled in the UK, or present as a refugee
  • Requires ‘long-term personal care to perform everyday tasks’ due to age, illness or disability
  • Demonstrates that the care must be unavailable or unaffordable in the country in which they live, even with the help of the sponsor (and any partner), and
  • Is maintained and accommodated in the UK without recourse to public funds

How can you apply for adult dependent relative visa:

You can submit an application from outside the United Kingdom. However, depending on your circumstances, you may be able to make an in-country application under this route either outside the rules, or under Immigration Rule 276ADE. This rule provides that a person should be granted leave to remain if there are significant obstacles to the applicant’s integration into the country to which one will have to go if required to leave the UK.

How can you prove long-term personal care as a result of age, illness or disability:

Applicants face an uphill struggle in satisfying the requirements of the rule. In most developed countries, sufficient medical and social care is often available at a premium (even if it is limited). This forms the basis of most Home Office refusals: if the sponsor can afford to pay for their adult dependent relative to live in the UK, they are likely to have the financial resources to pay for care in the applicant’s home country. However, to satisfy the Home Office that the adult dependent relative requires a long-term personal care as a result of age, illness or disability, you may wish to provide an expert medical report.  It is also important to evidence that the adult dependent relative is unable to obtain the required level of care in the country of residence by way of an expert report on the availability of suitable care facilities in support of the application.

What happens if your adult dependent relative visa application is refused:

Should you fail to meet the requirements, it is likely that any future applications for temporary migration (such as a visit visa) will be viewed by the decision-maker through the prism of being from a failed prospective settler and subjected to greater scrutiny. At Aaryan Solicitors, team of our immigration law specialists’ can advise you on the merits of making a fresh application and/or challenging the decision by way of an appeal to the Immigration Tribunal.

Why Choose Aaryan Solicitors?


Expert Family Law team: Aaryan Solicitors has a team of expert family lawyers who can provide you legal advice and assistance with your prenuptial agreement matter. Contact us for case assessment, eligibility requirements and supporting documents.

Competitive Prices: We offer a competitive price service without compromising on our service. Our reputation outshines other, larger family law ​firms in London and across the country.

Priority and super priority visa service: Our Immigration Services include specialist 24-hour visa service with UKVI, Home Office, UK Passport Office or UKVCAS. We can prepare and submit your application to the UKVCAS service point by accompanying you and get a decision within 24 hours on your application by guiding you at each step from enrolment of your biometrics to liaising with the Home Office Immigration Caseworker in achieving the desired result in one day. We can arrange an appointment for earliest available date which will be within 6 weeks from the time you instruct us. We also provide assistance with the Home Office priority and super priority service to obtain a decision on your application in matter of few days for the applications submitted from outside the United Kingdom..

Flexible payment options: We understand that family law complications often arise without notice which could become difficult in present economic climate therefore we provide flexible payment options. You may pay the agreed fees in instalments each month benefiting your needs, which will be agreed in advance.

Excellent Success Rate: We believe in a result-oriented service and as a result, our success rate is high. We pride in our highest standard of service therefore most of our clients return to us for their other legal matters.

Out of office hour unique service: We provide clients focused service keeping in consideration busy working lifestyle therefore out of office telephone and/or in person appointments are available, subject to prior bookings, from 6.00 pm to 8.30 pm weekdays, and on weekends and bank holidays.

To deal with your family matter, get in touch with Aaryan Solicitors for professional, no-obligation advice.

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