Adult Dependant Relatives

This allows Adult Dependant Relatives of Non-EEA nationals to apply to join their dependent in the UK.
The applicant must be the-
(a) parent aged 18 years or over;
(b) grandparent;
(c) brother or sister aged 18 years or over; or
(d) son or daughter aged 18 years or over

of a person (“the sponsor”) who is in the UK.
If the applicant is the sponsor’s parent or grandparent they must not be in a subsisting relationship with a partner unless that partner is also the sponsor’s parent or grandparent and is applying for entry clearance at the same time as the applicant.
The sponsor must at the date of application be-
(a) aged 18 years or over; and
(b) (i) a British Citizen in the UK; or
(ii) present and settled in the UK; or
(iii) in the UK with refugee leave or humanitarian protection.

The applicant or, if the applicant and their partner are the sponsor’s parents or grandparents, the applicant’s partner, must as a result of age, illness or disability require long-term personal care to perform everyday tasks.
The applicant or, if the applicant and their partner are the sponsor’s parents or grandparents, the applicant’s partner, must be unable, even with the practical and financial help of the sponsor, to obtain the required level of care in the country where they are living, because-
(a) it is not available and there is no person in that country who can reasonably provide it; or
(b) it is not affordable

Requirements

  • The sponsor must provide evidence of that they are able to maintain and accommodate the Applicant without recourse to public funds
  • There is no other viable option but for the Applicant to join the sponsor in UK
  • The Applicant is covered by private medical insurance
  • The sponsor must sign a declaration that he/she will bear the full financial responsibility of their dependent Applicant
  • The sponsor must provide adequate accommodation for the dependent Applicant

The sponsor can evidence that the parent is dependent on him/her, and dependency can include a combination of factors including financial, emotional, physical, medical, etc. You will need to show a very high level of dependency, to the extent that the Entry Clearance Officer is satisfied that there is no other option for the family but to have their dependant elderly parents in the UK, including the option that the sponsor leaves Ireland to look after their parent in their own country of residence.

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