Adult Dependant Relative Visa
This category is generally used by those who are British Citizens or hold Settled Status (including holders of Indefinite Leave to Remain or Permanent Residence) to bring their non-EEA elderly dependant relatives to the UK.
Adult Dependant Relative Visa Requirements
You must be outside the UK to apply and need long-term care from a parent, grandchild, brother, sister, son or daughter who is living permanently in the UK.
In order to qualify for the adult dependant visa, one of the following must also apply to the UK-based relative:
- they’re a British citizen
- they’ve settled in the UK – for example, they have indefinite leave to remain, settled status or proof of permanent residence
- they have refugee status or humanitarian protection in the UK
In addition to the above, all of the following must apply to the adult dependant relative:
You must prove all of the following:
- you need long-term care to do everyday personal and household tasks because of illness, disability or your age
- the care you need is not available or affordable in the country you live in
- the person you’ll be joining in the UK will be able to support, accommodate and care for you without claiming public funds for at least 5 years
- you’re 18 or over
Frequently Asked Questions about the Adult Dependant Relative Visa:
Is it difficult to qualify for the adult dependant relative visa?
Yes, this is a particularly difficult visa to obtain for most applicants, one of the primary reasons being that the UK-based sponsor must show that they can afford to maintain, accommodate and provide care for their adult dependant relative in the UK but that they could not afford to provide such care in the UK. The family support that can be provided by the Sponsor in the UK that cannot be provided in the country of origin can be a key factor.
What is the English language requirement?
No English language requirement needs to be met by the applicant.