The elderly parents and other adult dependent relatives of following persons can apply for entry clearance as adult dependant relatives:

  • A British citizen in the UK; or
  • a person present and settled in the UK; or
  • A person in the UK with leave to remain as a refugee; or
  • A person in the UK with Humanitarian Protection Leave.

An adult dependant can be a:

  • parent
  • grandparent
  • brother
  • sister
  • son or daughter over 18

You must apply for adult dependant relative visa from outside the UK as you cannot switch into this route from inside the UK. You’ll need the British citizen or settled person who will be looking after you (also called your ‘sponsor’) to complete a sponsor form and sign it to confirm they will support you.

The Immigration Rules require that:-

  • The applicant must, as a result of age, illness or disability, require long-term personal care: that is help performing everyday tasks, e.g. washing, dressing and cooking;
  • The applicant must be unable, even with the practical and financial help of the sponsor, to obtain the required level of care in the country where they are living because it is not available and there is no person in that country who can reasonably provide it, or because it is not affordable.
  • The Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) must be satisfied that the applicant will be adequately maintained, accommodated and cared for in the UK by the sponsor without recourse to public funds. If the sponsor is a British citizen or settled in the UK, they must sign a 5-year undertaking to that effect, at the entry clearance stage.

Long-term personal care as a result of age, illness or disability

As the result of age, illness or disability, the applicant must be incapable of performing everyday tasks for themselves, e.g. washing, dressing and cooking. This may have been arrived at recently – such as the result of a serious accident resulting in long-term incapacity – or it could be the result of deterioration in the applicant’s condition over several years.

Unable to receive the required level of care in the country of his/her residence

The Home Office rules require that the applicant has no access to the required level of care in the country where he/she is living, even with the practical and financial help of the sponsor in the UK. This could be because it is not available and there is no person in that country who can reasonably provide it, or because it is not affordable.

No person in the country who can reasonably provide care

The Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) should consider whether there is anyone in the country where the applicant is living who can reasonably provide the required level of care.

This can be a close family member:

  • Son
  • Daughter
  • Brother
  • Sister
  • Parent
  • Grandchild
  • Grandparent, or
  • another person who can provide care, e.g. a home-help, housekeeper, nurse, carer, or care or nursing home.

According to the Home Office, Policy Guidance, if an applicant has more than one close relative in the country where they are living, those relatives may be able to pool resources to provide the required care. The ECO should also bear in mind any relevant cultural factors, such as in countries where women are unlikely to be able to provide support.

Grant of Indefinite Leave to Enter/Limited Leave to Enter

Adult dependent relative of a British citizen or a person present and settled in the UK

If all of the requirements of the rules are met, Indefinite Leave to Enter (ILE) will be granted.

Adult dependent relative of a person in the UK with refugee leave or humanitarian protection

If the applicant meets the requirements for entry clearance as an adult dependent relative and the sponsor has limited leave, the applicant will be granted limited leave to enter of a duration which will expire at the same time as the sponsor’s limited leave, and subject to a condition of no recourse to public funds.

This means that after a grant of entry clearance in this route the same suitability criteria and eligibility criteria that the adult dependent relative of a sponsor with refugee leave or humanitarian protection met at entry clearance must be met for a further grant of limited leave in this route.

Why Choose Sunrise Solicitors For Adult Dependant Relative Visa?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with application for adult dependant relative visa. The quality of our service is self-evident from the clients' reviews about the service provided by our immigration lawyers. You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from immigration lawyers in London in relation to your adult dependant relative visa application and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable, honest and professional immigration service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your adult dependant relative visa application, the casework to be carried out by our immigration solicitors will include the following:

  • Taking detailed instructions from you and advising you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) in your adult dependant relative visa application;
  • Discussing your application for adult dependant relative visa in detail with you and advising you about the weaknesses and strengths of your adult dependant relative visa application;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your adult dependant relative visa application;
  • Checking all the relevant documents to ensure that the documents to be submitted in support of the application are in accordance with the Home Office, UKVI requirements;
  • Arranging for the property inspection report for the accommodation occupied by the UK sponsor to comply with the Home Office requirement of adequate accommodation;
  • Completing the online application form for adult dependant relative visa and discussing the same with you;
  • Submitting the entry clearance application form online and arranging an appointment for you to hand over your application at a designated application centre.
  • Preparing a sponsorship declaration for the UK sponsor to confirm his/her relationship to the applicant and to confirm that the UK sponsor will maintain and accommodate the applicant in the UK without public funds;
  • Preparing detailed statement of the applicant or the UK sponsor, if necessary, to explain the background of their relationship;
  • Preparing a cover letter to introduce and support the adult dependant relative visa application wherein our immigration solicitors will explain in detail how all the requirements of the rules are being met for the adult dependant relative visa to be granted by the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO);
  • Liaising with the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO), if necessary, for a timely decision on the adult dependant relative visa application;
  • Protecting your interests while your adult dependant relative visa application is pending with the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) and making further representations in support of the application, if necessary;
  • Doing all the follow up work until decision is reached on your adult dependant relative visa application.

Our Fee For Adult Dependant Relative Visa Application

  • We will charge you a fee from £1,500 (No VAT) for our professional immigration services in relation to your entry clearance application as an adult dependent relative of a person present and settled in the UK. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
  • If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your matter, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and rest of the fee can be paid by monthly instalments.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office, UKVI on the application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by us on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Home Office fee, Immigration Healthcare Surcharge (IHS), etc.

 

 

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