Adult Dependent Relative visa
This application type is relevant if you are settled in the UK and have dependent parents, grandparents, siblings or children over the age of 18 they may be able to apply to join you in the UK.
In all cases the relative or relatives will need to show:
- - They require long-term personal care as a result of age, illness or disability which is not available in the country where they live
- - They are unable to receive the required level of care in the country where they are living as either there is no person in that country who can reasonably provide it (either a close family member or a carer/nurse/nursing home) or because it is unaffordable;
- - They will be adequately maintained and accommodated in the UK without recourse to public funds;
- - That they do not fall foul of the criminality provisions (namely that in the last seven years they have not been convicted of an offence and sentenced to imprisonment for less than 12 months and that within the 24 months preceding the date of the application they have not been convicted of or admitted an offence for which they received a non-custodial sentence or other out of court disposal that is recorded on their criminal record).
Living alone outside the United Kingdom in the most exceptional compassionate circumstances
Subject to what is said below, all parents and grandparents under the age of 65 and 'other dependent relatives' (outlined below) will need to meet an additional requirement of living alone outside the United Kingdom in the most exceptional compassionate circumstances. What amounts to "the most exceptional compassionate circumstances" depends on the specific facts of each case - and, of course, the subjective assessment of the Entry Clearance Officer or Immigration Judge on appeal - but it is a very difficult requirement to satisfy.
If the elderly relative is single and under 65 years of age then they need to show that they are living alone outside the United Kingdom in the most exceptional compassionate circumstances. If the elderly relatives are still married then only one of them is required to be over the age of 65 for them to avoid this requirement of having to show "the most exceptional compassionate circumstances". If both parents or grandparents are under the age of 65 then they will be required to show they are together living in the most exceptional compassionate circumstances in their country of origin.
Long-term personal care
The applicant will need to show they require long-term personal care as a result of age, illness or disability which is not available in the country where they live. They will need to provide medical evidence from a doctor or healthcare professional that they are unable to perform everyday task such as washing, dressing and cooking. The Entry Clearance Officer will need to be satisfied that the applicant has no access to the required level of care in the country where they live.
For further advice and to make an application, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org