The Adult Dependent Relative visa category is for non-EEA adult dependent relatives of British citizens in the UK, persons settled in the UK, or persons in the UK with refugee leave or humanitarian protection status, who wish to settle here.
Requirements for an Adult Dependent Relative visa application
In order to qualify for an Adult Dependent Relative visa you will need to satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) that:
The exact requirements you will need to satisfy will vary depending on your circumstances. You may want to speak to an immigration lawyer for expert advice.
Meeting the Adult Dependent Relative Visa Requirement
The Adult Dependent Relative visa route is only available to applicants outside the UK. It is not possible to switch into this route from within the UK.
Even if the person applying for an Adult Dependent Relative visa does experience the high level of ill health required by the second criterion, the third criterion is even harder to meet. Most sponsors who are able to afford to maintain and accommodate their dependent relative for five years will find it hard to prove that they cannot afford to provide care for that relative in their country of origin.
If you are granted an Adult Dependent Relative visa then you will be permitted to enter, and remain in the UK, indefinitely.
The circumstances in which an adult dependent relative of a British citizen or person settled in the UK may qualify to settle permanently in the UK are limited. Non-EEA national family members and extended family members of EEA nationals who are exercising Treaty rights in the United Kingdom enjoy more generous provisions under the Immigration (EEA) Regulations 2016. In certain circumstances, British citizens may also be able to bring their adult dependent relatives to the UK by relying on these provisions.
Satisfying the High Evidential Threshold in Adult Dependent Relative visa application
The Adult Dependent Relative visa application carries a high evidential threshold in order to meet the above second and third stages of the requirement, namely that as a result of age, illness or disability, you require long-term care, which is either not available in your country of origin or there is no person in your country of origin that can reasonably provide it. In order to meet these requirements, you will need to obtain expert reports demonstrating that these requirements are met.
The type of expert and expert report you will need will vary depending on your circumstances. You may want to speak to an immigration lawyer for expert advice.
Making an Adult Dependent Relative Visa application with OneLaw Chambers
At OneLaw Chambers, our immigration solicitors and barristers regularly assist with UK Adult Dependent Relative Visa applications in order for applicants to relocate to and settle in the UK with their families. We have assisted many foreign national applicants to prepare and submit successful UK Adult Dependent Relative Visa applications and we have represented clients from all over the world.
Whether you require expert immigration advice on the requirements of the Immigration Rules, an independent immigration assessment of your prospects of qualifying for a UK Adult Dependent Relative Visa or professional immigration representation with preparing your UK Adult Dependent Relative immigration application, our immigration solicitors and barristers can help you.
We are committed to ensuring that our immigration solicitors and barristers prepare every immigration visa application with utmost quality and skill so that successful outcome is achieved every time. Our immigration solicitors and barristers operate in a friendly and cooperative manner to provide our clients with the best client care and service during the entire immigration application process.