Your parents may be able to apply for a dependant visa to live with you in the UK. They would be applying under the Adult dependent relative category. The purpose of the Adult Dependent Relative (ADR) Visa is to allow an individual with ongoing care needs to live with a relative who is living permanently in the UK
Who qualifies as an adult-dependent relative?
A parent, grandchild, brother, sister, son, or daughter living permanently in the UK.
Eligibility Criteria for dependent parents:
The applicant’s relative must be one of the following:
be a British or Irish citizen.
have settled in the UK.
be from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, or Liechtenstein and have pre-settled status
have refugee status or humanitarian protection in the UK.
Additionally, the parents must prove all of the following:
they are 18 or over.
they need long-term care to do everyday personal and household tasks because of illness, disability, or age.
the care needed is not available or affordable in the country they live in.
the person they will be joining in the UK will be able to support, accommodate and care for them without claiming public funds for at least 5 years.
How long can your dependent parents stay in the UK:
This depends on the status of the applicant’s family member. The applicant is granted leave to enter if their relative is British, Irish or settled in the UK. The applicant can stay as long as their family member stays if a family member has pre-settled status, refugee status or humanitarian protection in the UK.
How to apply for a visa for your parents and how much it costs.
The applicant must apply online and complete Appendix 1. It costs £3,250 to apply. The healthcare surcharge fee (£624 per year) and biometric information fee (£19.20) must be paid separately. The decision is usually made within 12 weeks.CONSULTATION
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If you want to come to the UK to join your family, you may be able to apply under one of the following routes:
EU citizens and family members:
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This begs the question: what if I have a gap in my lawful residence?
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