If you are settled in the UK, you may bring an adult dependent relative- for example your parent or grandparent, adult siblings or children into the UK- to look after them. The success rates for Adult Dependant Relative visas are particularly low.

While the Adult Dependant Relative visa application process can be complex and daunting, at GB Immigration our team of experts can help you achieve the best possible outcome. We understand you want to start the next chapter in your family life quickly and with minimal disruption and expense.

Applying for an Adult Dependant Relative visa

To be eligible for an Adult Dependant Relative visa, the following are the main criteria:

  • Your adult dependent relative must be a parent, grandparent, an adult sibling or child
  • They must need long-term care to do every day personal and household tasks because of illness, disability or age and this care is not available or affordable in their country of origin
  • The sponsoring relative is British or settled in the UK and can support, accommodate and care for the adult dependant relative without recourse to public funds for at least 5 years

If successful, an applicant is granted indefinite leave to enter the UK.

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Applying for your ADR visa from outside the UK

If you wish to apply for your adult dependant relative visa to enter the UK indefinitely, we can assist you in the application process. With all Adult Dependant Relative visas having to be submitted online, we can do this on your behalf and book your visa.


Applying for an extension of stay for your dependant relative following illness or trauma whilst already in the UK

If you are already in the UK- for example on a visit- and you have suddenly become unwell needing the care of your UK-based relative, we can assist in seeking an extension of stay.


Challenging a refusal

Adult Dependant Relative visa success rates are statistically low. If you have already made an application and this has been refused, our team of experts can submit your appeal, prepare your appeal documents and represent you in your hearing.


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