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UK Dependent Visa For Parents And Grandparents

If you have parents or grandparents in your home country that are unable to care for themselves, they may be eligible to join you in the UK under the Dependent Visa.

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Our Parents and Grandparents Services

The UK immigration rules allow for British nationals, or individuals holding Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), to sponsor their parents or grandparents to settle in the United Kingdom.

Elderly dependent visas are a difficult area of UK immigration law, and the application requires a lot of care, and sufficient evidence in order to be successful. This page will provide information on UK elderly dependent visa options, and the requirements for applying for one.

You can apply for a dependent to be included on your UK visa for most UK visa types

There is no requirement to own your property, though you do need somewhere you can stay long term.

Your parents can apply for indefinite leave to remain in the UK after 5 years.

I have nothing but praise for the team at Westkin. I decided to use their help following several unsuccessful consultations with a number of immigration firms in London. Their professionalism, guidance and attention to detail was second to none. They guided us smoothly and step by step throughout the whole process, enabling us to secure a visa for my husband and a dependent visa. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Westkin to any of my friends or relatives who may require assistance in any UK immigration matter.

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Further detail

Detailed information about our Parents and Grandparents service

You can apply for a dependent to be included on your UK visa for most UK visa types. The requirements for including a parent, grandparent or elderly relative on your UK visa include:

1. The Parent or Grandparent must be over 65 years of age. Some exceptional compassionate circumstances must be shown.

2. The UK based sponsor must be financially able to support a Parent or Grandparent once they come to the United Kingdom. This may require extra evidence in your application, for example, bank statements to evidence savings, or payslips from your employer.

3. The UK sponsor must have adequate accommodation in the United Kingdom to house the parent or grandparent. Our immigration lawyers have good relationships with local housing assessment officers and reports can be obtained at short notice to fulfil this accommodation requirement.

4. The dependent must have no relatives in their home country who they could turn to for financial support. If a relative is financially able to support the parent in their home country, then the immigration authorities may refuse the application.

5. The parent or grandparent must be mostly financially dependent on the UK sponsor. This means that the UK sponsor must be sending the parent or grandparent money for either their complete expenses or for most of their expenses.

Proving that you and your dependent meet the requirements for a parent or elderly dependent visa can be very difficult, and this is often a tough visa type to obtain which requires a lot of evidence. To improve your chances of success in gaining a dependent visa, it is highly recommended that you seek legal assistance.

Our immigration lawyers in London have a wealth of experience in getting UK elderly dependent visas granted, and we know how to guide your application so it meets the relevant requirements.

To speak to a member of our team about UK dependent visas for parents and grandparents, please get in touch so we can assist you. please get in touch by calling our office on 020 8038 8634 or by reaching out through our website.

FAQS

Your frequently asked questions

It can be difficult as you have to prove exceptional circumstances as to why they should be able to relocated to the United Kingdom. Our Lawyers will advise on a case by case basis.
It cannot be converted, but applicants can apply for their parents to remain in the United Kingdom if they are of exceptional circumstances.
No, you must show that you are not only financially responsible for them, but there are also exceptional circumstances for them to relocate to the United Kingdom.
Yes. They would be immediately open to use the NHS including for pre-existing conditions.
They will obtain permanent residency straight away as they visa will instantly grant them permanent residency.

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