Adult Dependent Relative Visas

Families in the UK who have a non-British relative living abroad, who requires long term care, can find it incredibly difficult to support them whilst they remain outside of the UK. Our team understands the difficulties faced by those with adult dependent relatives outside of the UK and how important their visa applications can be.

There is some provision for those who are non-British citizens living outside of the UK who require daily care and support and cannot acquire this in their country of origin, within Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules.

A non-British adult dependent relative, who requires long-term care as a result of age, illness or disability may apply to enter or remain in the UK to join a relative. The applicant must be the parent, grandparent, brother, sister, son, or daughter of the relative in the UK. The relative in the UK must be over 18 years old and either a British citizen, present and settled in the UK, with refugee leave or humanitarian protection, or with limited leave under Appendix EU.

The applicant must be unable (even with practical and financial help of their family members) to obtain the required level of care in the country where they are living because it is not available and there is no person in that country who can reasonably provide it, or it is unaffordable. They must also show that they can be adequately maintained, accommodated, and cared for in the UK by the relative without recourse to public funds.

If the application is successful, the applicant will receive leave in line with the UK relative’s status or indefinite leave to enter.

Applications for adult dependent relative visas can be notoriously difficult to secure and our team of immigration law experts have a wealth of experience in adult dependent relative visas for the UK. We can advise as to when such visas may be viable and represent suitable applicants in their applications for adult dependent relative visas. 

UK Adult Dependent Relative Visas – Full Representation

Full representation is a comprehensive service, that allows our firm to become your legal representatives and to represent you in all matters concerning your UK adult dependent relative visa. This includes preparing the appropriate forms and liaising with UKVI or the Home Office on your behalf.

If you decided that full representation was the appropriate service for you and your family, we would take detailed instructions from you, issue a client care letter and other appropriate paperwork to you, plan works according to what we consider to be your best interests, advise you of any documents or information that we may need to prepare the case efficiently and lodge your adult dependent relative visa application for you. We would ensure that you are updated on any key developments on your matter and remain as your legal representatives until a decision is reached on your adult dependent relative visa for the UK.

We would endeavour to be on hand throughout the adult dependent relative visa application process to guide you and answer any questions you might have about the process. Once the adult dependent relative visa matter has been concluded, we would send you a closing letter outlining any items that we think you may wish to know moving forwards. 

Full representation may not be suitable for all clients, but our experience is that for those who have utilised this service with us, they have found it to be very helpful indeed. We would encourage readers to consider the wide range of positive reviews which are available on the internet, relating to our services.

We are proud to be able to offer a fixed fee for full representation in your application for an adult dependent relative visa for the UK. Many of our clients find this to be useful in managing their costs and expectations. Although the below pricing information provides a cost range, you will always be given a precise cost on instruction and this will be detailed in your client care letter. The reason that we provide a cost range is because cases can vary considerably according to their complexity. 

UKVI (Usual) Fee: £3250 (plus conversion fees and those for using biometric submission centres and any additional services that an applicant opts for); &

Curzon Green (London based client) Fee: £1800-£2500 plus VAT; or

Curzon Green (Buckinghamshire based client) Fee: £1200-£1800 plus VAT.

(Please note that VAT may not be payable where the applicant is not resident in the UK.)

Please do not hesitate to contact our team for advice on a precise fee for representation in your matter or with any queries that you may have.

UK Adult Dependent Relative Visas – Consultancy Services:

Our charges for these consultancy services are outlined below.

Curzon Green (London based client) Fee: £250-£350 plus VAT per session which lasts up to an hour (depending on the experience of the person you book your consultation with); or

Curzon Green (Buckinghamshire based client) Fee: £200-£250 plus VAT per session which lasts up to an hour (depending on the experience of the person you book your consultation with).

Contact Us

If you are unsure as to which service might be appropriate for your matter, or have any other queries about our immigration services, we warmly invite you to contact our team of experienced practitioners. You can do this by clicking on the links below or by telephoning or emailing our offices. You can explain to the receptionists that you are seeking to speak with the immigration team.

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