The Adult Dependent Relative (ADR) visa is a category of visa meant for individuals who are dependent on a relative who is living permanently in the UK. This visa allows the individual to join their relative in the UK and receive long-term care or support from them.

To be eligible for the ADR visa, the applicant must demonstrate that they require long-term personal care to perform everyday tasks due to illness, disability, or age. They also need to show that the care they need is not available or affordable in their home country.

The UK relative sponsoring the application must be a British citizen, a person with settlement status, or a person with refugee status or humanitarian protection. They must also be able to provide adequate financial support, accommodation, and healthcare for the applicant without relying on public funds for at least five years.

The application process for the ADR visa can be complex, and meeting the eligibility criteria is often challenging. It is advisable to seek professional immigration advice to ensure that all requirements are met before applying.

Contact our immigration solicitors at 0203 417 3700 to get legal advice and assistance with your Adult Dependent Relative (ADR) visa application.

Table of Contents

  1. Adult Dependent Relative Visa (ADR)
  2. Requirements for an Adult Dependent Relative visa?
  3. Adult Dependent Relative (ADR) visa processing time
  4. Adult Dependent Relative visa solicitors
  5. Need legal advice and assistance?

Requirements for an Adult Dependent Relative visa?

To be eligible for an Adult Dependent Relative (ADR) visa in the UK, the applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Relationship: The applicant must be a parent, grandparent, brother, sister, son, or daughter (over the age of 18) of a British citizen or a person who is settled in the UK.
  • Dependency: The applicant must demonstrate that they require long-term personal care to perform everyday tasks due to illness, disability, or age. The care needed should not be available or affordable in the applicant's home country.
  • Financial Requirement: The sponsoring relative in the UK must demonstrate that they can provide adequate financial support, accommodation, and healthcare for the applicant without relying on public funds. They must have the ability to support the applicant for at least five years.
  • Accommodation: The sponsoring relative must have suitable accommodation available for both themselves and the applicant, where they can live together without overcrowding.
  • Caregiver: The sponsoring relative must be able to provide the required care and support to the applicant. This may involve providing evidence of their ability to give long-term care or arranging for appropriate support services.

You must meet all other eligibility requirements depending on your personal circumstances and relationship with the sponsoring relative.

Adult Dependent Relative (ADR) visa processing time

You should get a decision within 12 weeks on your Adult Dependent Relative visa application. The processing time starts from the date of your appointment at the visa application centre.

Priority Service for Adult Dependent Relative (ADR) visa

You may be able to choose "priority service" to apply for entry clearance as an Adult Dependent Relative. By using "priority service" you will get a faster decision within 5 days.

Adult Dependent Relative visa solicitors

The ADR visa application is highly discretionary, and satisfying the eligibility criteria does not guarantee approval. Additionally, meeting the financial requirement can be particularly challenging, as it requires the sponsoring relative to prove their financial stability and ability to support the applicant.

Our expert team of UK immigration solicitors and lawyers will be able to assist you with any type of UK Family visa or immigration application.

Immigration solicitors at Wembley Solicitors will:

  • Provide detailed immigration advice.
  • Assess your personal circumstances and eligibility for a UK Family visa.
  • Assess the eligibility of your sponsor.
  • Explain the entire UK Family visa application process.
  • Give you a completed checklist of documents according to the type of visa application and your circumstances.
  • Check all the supporting documents to ensure that they are sufficient and in the correct format.
  • Fill out the complete application form and prepare detailed representations/cover letters for the Home Office UKVI in reference to the Immigration Rules.
  • Book an appointment for you to enrol your biometrics.
  • Upload all the supporting documents.
  • Liaise with the Home Office UKVI throughout the process until we receive the decision.
  • Keep you updated with every stage of your application.

Contact our UK Family visa solicitors in Wembley, London on 020 3417 3700 or fill in the enquiry form for immediate legal advice & assistance with your UK visa application.

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