Adult Dependent Visa

The Adult Dependent Relative visa category facilitates settlement in the UK for adult dependents of British citizens, settled residents, those with limited leave under Appendix EU, or individuals with refugee/humanitarian protection status. Due to stringent regulations imposed in 2012, applications under this category are granted sparingly. Addressing key inquiries for prospective applicants, we explore the eligibility criteria: 

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for an Adult Dependent Relative visa, you must substantiate
  • You can apply if you are a parent, grandparent, sibling (aged 18+), or child (aged 18+) of a UK resident. The resident must be over 18 and be a British citizen, settled in the UK, have limited leave under Appendix EU, or have refugee/humanitarian protection status. 
  • Your need for long-term personal care due to age, illness, or disability, involving daily tasks. 
  • Unavailability of the necessary level of care in your residing country, even with support from your UK-based family member. 
  • Lack of reasonable care provision by individuals in your residing country. 
  • Assured maintenance, accommodation, and care by your UK family member without recourse to public funds. 

Proving Long-Term Personal Care

Evidencing the need for long-term personal care entails demonstrating your inability to perform daily tasks like dressing, washing, and cooking independently. Obtaining a medical report from a qualified expert addressing your care requirements is advisable. 

Required Level of Care

You must establish the absence of accessible care in your residing country due to unavailability or affordability. The Home Office objectively evaluates the level of care required, factoring in aspects like geographical location and care costs. 

Our immigration barristers provide expert guidance in identifying suitable medical professionals. They instruct them on report essentials to comprehensively address your care needs. 


In summary, the Adult Dependent Relative visa path requires stringent evidence of care necessity. It also demands proof of absence of adequate care in your home country and your family member’s ability to support you in the UK. Professional assistance is crucial for navigating this complex application process. At MSR Solicitors, we can guide you through every step. Contact us today!

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