Adult Dependent Relative

Are you responsible for the long-term care of an adult dependent? 

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This visa applies to any adult that is in need of long-term care from a parent, grandchild, brother, sister, son or daughter who is a permanent resident in the UK. The relative who intends to care for the individual needs to qualify within on of the following categories:

  • Be a British or Irish citizen,
  • Be settled in the UK: have indefinite leave to remain, settled status or permanent resident,
  • Be from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and have pre-settled status (they must have been living in the UK prior to 1 January 2021),
  • Have protection status in the UK.

How we can help

We have significant experience in Adult Dependent Relative applications. We assist clients by ensuring the application is sound to increase their chances of a successful application as these can be complicated.  Herrington Carmichael’s experienced Immigration team can ensure your application is managed in a co-ordinated manner, with you kept updated every step of the way.

FAQs

Who can apply for an Adult Dependent Relative visa?
Any adult (over 18) who is in need of long-term care from a parent, grandchild, brother, sister, son or daughter who is a permanent resident in the UK. 
 
You will need to prove:
  • The adult needs long-term care to do everyday personal and household tasks because of illness, disability or age
  • They are over 18
  • The care they need is not available or affordable in their country
 
Will I need to extend my visa?

You will only need to extend the visa for your adult dependent if the caring relative needs to extend their own. 

How long does it take to get a decision on the Adult Dependent Relative visa?

If you are applying from outside the UK, you will receive a decision within 24 weeks. If from inside, within 8 weeks. 

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