Adult Dependent Visa
As the parent, grandparent, sibling or adult child of a British Citizen or a person with settled status in the UK, you can apply for permission to reside in the UK on an Adult Dependent Visa in exceptional circumstances.
These circumstances may apply when you are in need of long-term personal care which your UK relative can provide. If this proves to be the case, you may be eligible to apply for an Adult Dependent Visa UK.
This visa allows you to join your family in the UK for an unlimited period, as long as the relative is a British Citizen or has settled status in the UK. You can also use this visa if your relative has refugee status or humanitarian protection in the UK. In this case, you will need to apply to settle in the UK when your relative does.
Adult Dependent Visa refused
To have your Adult Dependent Visa refused is not a positive outcome, and can result in a delay in coming to the UK, and extra cost as you have to submit a new visa application.
There is a high refusal rate for this visa category, so it is important to know the common reasons for refusal so that you may avoid them.
Reasons why an Adult Dependent Visa might be refused
- Failure to provide evidence of the relationship between the UK-based sponsor and the visa applicant
- Lack of proof showing that the individual requires long-term personal care due to age, illness or disability
- The Home Office is not convinced that a similar standard of care could not be found in the applicant’s home country
- Proof of sufficient financial, accommodation, and care maintenance for at least five years was not provided as part of the application
A refusal can be devastating, as well as time-consuming and expensive, so it is important to ensure that your initial application is as strong as possible.
If you do experience a refusal, you may be able challenge the decision through the means of administrative review or by appealing to the First-Tier Tribunal.
It is advisable to discuss your options with an experienced immigration lawyer who can advise you on the best course of action based on your circumstances.
Adult dependent visa help
The Adult Dependent Visa UK is very difficult to get. The application requires a large amount of evidence that the applicant has no access to adequate care in their country of origin. At IAS, we understand the importance of being close to family and we want to help you get the care you need and deserve.
One of our dedicated immigration lawyers will meet with you to determine your eligibility for an Adult Dependent Visa. We will also perform a thorough check to make sure all your documents are sufficient for your application and liaise with the Home Office.
As well as this, your lawyer will write a Letter of Representation to accompany your application. This letter acts in support of your case and makes reference to any current immigration laws or cases which support yours. Get in touch with IAS today on 0333 363 8577 or make an enquiry online to see if you are eligible for an Adult Dependent Visa UK.
Last modified on July 16th, 2023 at 9:09 pm
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In order to apply for an Adult Dependent Visa, you must be able to prove that you need long-term care to do everyday personal and household tasks because of either illness, disability or old-age.
You must also be able to demonstrate that the care you need is not available or affordable in the country you live and that the person you will be joining in the UK will be able to support, accommodate and care for you without claiming public funds for at least five years.
Additionally, you must be at least 18 years old to apply and must provide extensive medical, identification and information records. If you need any assistance with this very complex process, the highly-qualified lawyers at IAS are able to offer you step-by-step assistance throughout your application process.
Yes – if you are applying for a Family Visa on the basis that you are an adult dependent, your relative carer must meet certain requirements.
Similar to the Child Dependent Visa, you will also need to prove your UK sponsor is your sole carer.
No – you are not required to apply for an IELTS Language test if applying to be cared for by a relative in the UK, using this visa.
However, if you are applying for any other forms of Family Visa, you may need to complete this test before being eligible to apply.
The UK Government does not currently grant parent visas for parents of those entering the country on a Tier 2 Work Visa.
Before you will be able to join your child in the UK, they will need to have either settled status or British Citizenship. Settled status (or Indefinite Leave to Remain) can usually be granted after five years of continuous residence.
If your child is in the UK on a Tier 2 Visa and has been resident for five years, they may be eligible for ILR. Once they have received this document, they will be able to sponsor your application for an Adult Dependent Visa.
The application process for an Adult Dependant Visa can be particularly stressful. This is because you will be required to share very sensitive information in your application. It can also be stressful because the Home Office only grant Dependent Visas for adults in exceptional circumstances.
At IAS, we have a team of expert lawyers who are dedicated to making sure that your chances of a successful application are maximised. Our lawyers are equipped to deal with all your needs and will deal with your information and situation sensitively. Our services include:
- checking to ensure that your documents are sufficient;
- preparing a Letter of Representation to support your application;
- liaising with the Home Office during your application process until a decision is reached;
- completing each part of your application form to the highest standard.
Get in touch on 0333 363 8577 or make an enquiry online to speak to an immigration lawyer about your personal situation and take your first steps towards obtaining an Adult Dependent Visa UK.