Adult Dependent Relative Visa

Adult Dependent Relative Visa

Adult Dependent Relative Visas are difficult to secure with numerous restrictive rules.

Awards and Accreditations

Adult Dependent Relative Visa


The Adult Dependent Relative Visa category is open to the parents, grandparents, adult siblings and adult children of British citizens or permanent residents to enter the United Kingdom. However, following changes to the UK immigration rules in 2012, the criteria have been increasingly difficult if not impossible to meet.

Applicants for an Adult Dependent Relative Visa need to demonstrate that they require a level of long-term personal care (that is help performing daily tasks, e.g. washing, dressing and cooking) that they are unable to get in their home country, either due to cost or availability. This makes it almost impossible for the parents, grandparents or other adult dependent relatives of British citizens in Canada or the United States to joint heir family in the United Kingdom.

You must demonstrate that you are unable, even with the practical and financial help of your family member in the UK, to obtain the required level of care in the country where you are living because it is not available and there is no person (close relative, home-help, housekeeper, nurse, carer, care or nursing home) in your country who can reasonably provide it.

Your UK-based sponsor must demonstrate that they will adequately maintain and accommodate you without recourse to public funds. Your Sponsor will be required to sign a 5-year undertaking to this effect.

If you are granted an Adult Dependent Relative visa then you will be permitted to enter, and remain in the UK, indefinitely.

How our immigration lawyers can help

Our immigration lawyers regularly advise and assist Adult Dependent Relatives to relocate to, and settle in the UK, with their family members.

Whether you require expert advice on the requirements of the Immigration Rules, an independent assessment of your prospects of qualifying for a visa or professional assistance with preparing an immigration application, our immigration lawyers can help.

We will guide you expertly through the copious requirements of the UKVI rules and policy guidance.

For further information, please schedule a consultation.

Contact Us

UK Legal Advice