This route is for adult dependent relatives of British citizens, those settled in the UK or with refugee leave to come to the UK Indefinitely to get care and support from the family in the UK. This route can only be applied from outside the UK.
In order to qualify for an Adult Dependent Relative visa, the applicant needs to be above 18 years old or above and satisfy the below requirements.
The evidence threshold is very high on this route, as the applicants would need to prove that they are unable to access the required care even with the sponsoring relative’s financial and practical help. The general view is that, if the care needed can be provided by a nursing home or house keeper the applicant is unlikely to qualify. It is also further required to support the application with evidence of why the care required is not available in the home country and provide financial evidence of why this may not be affordable if that is the case.
The applicants are normally granted Indefinite Leave to remain if they are successful, unless the sponsoring relative is a refugee or has humanitarian protection with limited leave; in that case the applicant will be granted a limited leave to enter in line with the sponsoring relative.
Our Immigration lawyers at City Legal have immense experience in assisting clients on family and private life visa applications. We can undertake a detailed assessment of applicant’s care requirements and work with experts to provide necessary evidence to support the application. We are a multi award winning law firm and pride ourselves in being approachable, innovative and always going that extra mile to make sure our clients receive the individual attention they deserve. Our Immigration team maintains a high reputation and is committed to provide clear, transparent and reliable advice to our clients.