Applying for an Adult Dependent Relatives Visa

An Adult Dependent Relatives Visa allows you to sponsor the immigration and long-term settlement of loved ones to the UK under the role of a caregiver. Our Immigration Team has helped numerous clients successfully make Adult Dependent Relatives applications. This article outlines the requirements to apply for such a visa.

What is the Adult Dependent Relative visa?

The Adult Dependent Relative Visa is a unique visa that allows adult relatives in need of care to come to the UK on a long-term or permanent basis to live with a sponsoring relative who qualifies under the route.

Can I Sponsor a Relative for an Adult Dependent Relatives Visa?

Under the Adult Dependent Relative Visa, only a limited class of people are entitled to sponsor a relative. These include British citizens, persons settled in the UK, a person living in the UK based on refugee or humanitarian grounds, as well as those with limited leave in some circumstances according to Appendix EU.

For those based in the UK with limited leave to remain, any potential sponsorship will only extend to the duration of the sponsor’s right to remain. For those settled in the UK, however, a successful Adult Dependent Relative visa application grants an indefinite right to stay. Our team of immigration barristers and solicitors have considerable experience assisting clients in successfully applying for Adult Dependent Relatives visa. We work closely with clients to advise them on the individual merits of their case and streamline the process so that you and your loved ones are cared for in the way that they deserve promptly.

The Requirements for an Adult Dependent Relative Visa

Only an adult dependent may apply under this visa. Section E-ECDR of Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules defines an adult dependent relative as an applicant aged above 18 who is the sponsor’s parent, grandparent, sibling, or child.

Eligibility under the ADR route hinges upon the adult dependent being able to show that they require long-term personal care due to factors such as age, disability, or illness. To satisfactorily prove your case, you must show that taking care of your relative will require you to perform everyday tasks, such as washing and cooking, for them. Furthermore, you must show that the situation that necessitated such assistance in the first place must have occurred recently such as in the case of an accident or rapid deterioration.

The sponsoring carer must be able to show, through bank statements and other evidence of income, that they can adequately maintain and accommodate the sponsor in the UK without having to revert to public funds. You must also show that the dependent relative has no access to the required care in their original country. This could be due to a lack of available family- members to care for the relative or due to a lack of services that provide the required care within reasonable means.

Our expert team of UK immigration lawyers regularly deal with Adult Dependent Relative visa applications and have also successfully reviewed and appealed cases of such applications being initially refused. Our legal representatives are qualified to advise you on the merits of your Adult Dependent Relative visa applications and potential appeals and will help you comply with the relevant rules and regulations issued by the Home Office. Additionally, our Immigration Team advises you on all the documents and evidence you need to show so that your application to the Home Office is streamlined and ready to go from the very start.

Successful Adult Dependent Relative Visa Applications

The key ingredient to success is having the right support. Our team of solicitors and barristers are specialist immigration lawyers who act in your best interest.

We offer a client-tailored approach from the outset. From the very first meeting, we will be able to advise you in respect of the merit of your case before your matter even reaches the Home Office UK Visa & Immigration department. We can assist you in proceeding with the preparation and submission of your application and ensure that you meet all the requirements of the relevant rules.

We are based in the legal epicentre of London, just across the road from the Royal Courts of Justice in order to ensure we get the best results for our clients. LEXVISA and LEXLAW are just minutes away from the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal, the Royal Courts of Justice and other central London courts.

Preparation is integral to success. Our UK immigration and visa solicitors are here to guide you through the complex immigration rules and requirements. If you wish to meet one of our lawyers, please call our Immigration Team so we can assess your case and develop a timely legal strategy for your successful Adult Dependent Visa Application as well as any avenues of review or appeal you may be able to pursue.

Contact our London immigration solicitors on 02071830570 or complete our contact form.

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