Adult Dependent Visa

How to Apply for An Adult Dependent Visa?

You can apply for an Adult Dependent Visa as the sibling, parent, grandparent, or adult child of someone who has British nationality, has a settled status in the UK, or is in the UK as a refugee or on humanitarian protection.

You must be in need of long-term personal care to be eligible for this type of visa. You can apply for this visa from outside the UK. If you are already in the UK, you can’t switch to the Adult Dependent Visa, even if you meet all the other requirements.

The Adult Dependent Visa solicitors at the London-based Adam Bernard’s can offer detailed help and guidance in applying for the ADR visa. You can consult our Family Visa solicitors on understanding the requirements for the visa and its application process.

Who is Eligible?

There are two sets of eligibility requirements for the Adult Dependent Visa. One set applies to the applicant who is seeking the visa. The second set of requirements is for the UK-based family member who acts as the sponsor for the applicant.

The applicant of the Adult Dependent Visa can be one of the following:

  • A parent aged 18 or above
  • A sibling aged 18 or above
  • A child aged 18 or above
  • A grandparent

The UK-based family member, also known as the UK sponsor, must be one of the following:

  • A British national living in the UK
  • An individual living in the UK as a refugee
  • An individual with permission to live in the UK under humanitarian protection
  • An EEA national with limited leave to remain in the UK
  • A resident in the UK with permanent settled status

The qualifying British sponsor must be over 18 years of age at the time of visa application.

You can consult our immigration lawyers to determine whether or not you and your UK sponsor meet the eligibility requirements for the visa.

General Requirements

You must meet a number of additional requirements to be eligible for an Adult Dependent Visa. The most important of these requirements pertain to the condition requiring long-term care. Here is a look at these requirements:

  • You must be in need of long-term personal care due to a disability, illness, or old age. The condition requiring such care must be serious enough to prevent you from performing simply everyday tasks on your own.
  • You must prove that you can’t receive the same level of personal care in your home country, even if your UK family member provides financial support. This is typically proved by producing evidence that such care is either inaccessible or unaffordable in your home country. You can also show that you don’t have any close relatives in the home country to lend such personal care.
  • You must prove that your UK sponsor can offer proper care and accommodation for you once you arrive in the UK. The sponsor must meet certain financial requirements to ensure that you won’t need to rely on public funds. Your sponsor must provide a written undertaking that confirm this.

You may also need to meet other requirements, depending on the facts of your case. The Adult Dependent Visa solicitors at the London-based Adam Bernard’s can offer tailored help and guidance in understanding these requirements.

With the help of our Family Visa solicitors, you can meet these requirements before submitting your visa application. Our immigration lawyers also offer guidance on all other Family Visa routes.

What is the Standard of Care?

The standard of care is the minimum level of care the applicant needs due to their illness, disability, or old age.

For Adult Dependent Visa, this is defined as care that can be ‘reasonably’ provided at the ‘required level.’ These are two different elements that are considered in judging a visa application for this category.

Several factors determine whether any form of care provided to the applicant is reasonable or provided at the required level.

One factor is the availability of a close relative to help the applicant with daily activities. Another factor is the logistic availability of requisite care and facilities in the home country. Finances also play a role in determining whether the required standard of care can be achieved in the applicant’s home country.

Documents Required for Adult Dependent Visa Application

You must provide several documents as a part of your online visa application. The Home Office will use these documents to ascertain the relationship between the applicant and the UK sponsor.

The documentary evidence will also be used to confirm that the applicant requires long-term personal care and will be suitably cared for by the UK sponsor.

You will need the following documents when submitting your online application:

  • Evidence of relationship. This can be a birth certificate, marriage certificate, partnership certificate, or another document confirming the relationship between the applicant and the UK sponsor.
  • Medical evidence. This can be a medical report from the applicant’s doctor. The evidence must confirm that the applicant has a condition that requires long-term personal care. It must also support the claim that the applicant can’t perform everyday tasks without help.
  • Evidence of need to come to the UK. This can be a document from the doctor or the local authorities confirming that the applicant doesn’t have access to the required degree of care in the home country. If the required care is too expensive, reports and bills may be provided to show that the applicant can’t afford the care even with the UK sponsor’s aid.
  • Proof of care. The UK sponsor must provide evidence that they would provide the personal care needed by the applicant once the latter arrives in the UK.
  • Proof of accommodation. The sponsor must also provide documents proving that a proper accommodation has been arranged for the applicant. This accommodation must meet the relevant regulations in the UK.

 

You may also be required to provide other documents to support your visa application. The most important documents in the case of an Adult Dependent Visa are those related to the medical evidence for long-term care and the need to move to the UK.

Our Adult Dependent Visa solicitors can help you obtain these documents if you having difficulty getting them. With the help of our Family Visa solicitors, you can ensure that you provide all relevant documents so that your visa application is complete.

What if my Adult Dependent Visa Application is Refused?

If your visa application has been refused, you typically have two options. You can seek an administrative review of the decision, or you can take your appeal to the First-Tier Tribunal.

It is important to make the right choice when choosing between these options. Here at the London-based Adam Bernard’s, our immigration lawyers can review your case to determine what caused the rejection in the first place.

Our Adult Dependent Visa solicitors also offer tailored advice if your visa has been rejected. With the help of our Family Visa solicitors, you can decide whether to appeal your decision or seek an administrative review.

Why Choose Adam Bernard’s?

Here at the London-based Adam Bernard’s law firm, our immigration lawyers offer tailored advice for your visa application. This allows you to understand the visa requirements, fulfil these requirements, bring together the relevant evidence, and ensure that your application is complete.

With the help of our Family Visa solicitors, you can significantly improve your chances of success with the visa application.

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