Apply as an adult coming to be cared for by a relative

You must be outside the UK to apply and need long-term care from a parent, grandchild, brother, sister, son or daughter who is living permanently in the UK.

Apply as an adult coming to be cared for by a relative

You must be outside the UK to apply and need long-term care from a parent, grandchild, brother, sister, son or daughter who is living permanently in the UK.

One of the following must also apply to the relative:
• they’re a British or Irish citizen
• they’ve settled in the UK - for example, they have indefinite leave to remain, settled status or proof of permanent residence
• they’re from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and have pre-settled status - they must have started living in the UK before 1 January 2021
• they have refugee status or humanitarian protection in the UK

You must prove all of the following:
• you need long-term care to do everyday personal and household tasks because of illness, disability or your age
• the care you need is not available or affordable in the country you live in
• the person you’ll be joining in the UK will be able to support, accommodate and care for you without claiming public funds for at least 5 years
• you are 18 or over

How long you can stay depends on the status of your family member.

Your stay is unlimited. You will not need to apply to extend or settle.

You can stay as long as your family member stays. You’ll need to apply to extend or settle when they do.

Contact us to discuss your immigration matter by calling us on +44(0)7548856403 or email us on office@arukvisa.co.uk or by completing our Contact Form. One of our advisers will be happy to assist you personally.