Adult Dependant Relative

This route is for an adult dependent relative (ADR) of:

• a British citizen in the UK

  • a person settled in the UK

  • a person in the UK with refugee leave or humanitarian protection

  • a person in the UK with limited leave under Appendix EU

    to settle here, if they can demonstrate that, as a result of age, illness or disability, they require a level of long-term personal care that can only be provided in the UK by their relative here and without recourse to public funds.

    Eligibility requirements

    You must satisfy the decision maker that

  • You are the parent aged 18 years or over, grandparent, brother or sister aged 18 years or over or son or daughter aged 18 years or over of a person who is in the UK and that person is over 18 and either a British citizen, settled in the UK, has limited leave to remain in the UK under Appendix EU or is a person with refugee leave or humanitarian protection status;

  • As a result of age, illness or disability, you require long-term personal care (that is help performing everyday tasks, e.g. washing, dressing and cooking);

  • You are unable, even with the practical and financial help of your family member in the UK, to obtain the required level of care in the country where you are living because it is not available and there is no person (close relative, home-help, housekeeper, nurse, carer, care or nursing home) in your country who can reasonably provide it, or because it is not affordable;

  • You will be adequately maintained, accommodated and cared for in the UK by your family member, without recourse to public funds (if your family member is a British citizen or settled in the UK, they will be required to sign a 5-year undertaking to this effect).

    How long you can stay

    How long you can stay depends on the status of your family member.

    If your family member is British, Irish or settled in the UK

    Your stay is unlimited. You will not need to apply to extend or settle.

    If your family member has pre-settled status

    They must have started living in the UK before 1 January 2021. You can stay as long as your family member stays. You’ll need to apply to extend or settle when they do.

If your family member has refugee status or humanitarian protection in the UK

You can stay as long as your family member stays. You’ll need to apply to extend or settle when they do.

Switching to Adult Dependant Relative Visa

It is not possible to switch to this route if you are already in the UK. This route is available only to the applicants outside the UK.

Further information, help, and advice

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