UK Visa for Adult Dependent Relatives

UK Visa in Thailand

The visa for the adult dependent relative, under the UK Family Visa category, allows the applicant to come and live permanently with someone who is a permanent resident in the UK. The applicant must obtain a visa before he or she can travel, and the visa must be applied outside the country. Once their application is approved, they will be granted with an "indefinite leave to enter or remain."

You can apply for a UK Adult Dependent Relative Visa if you are a dependent on a family member who is settled in the UK. You can apply for permission to settle permanently in the UK if you are aged 18 or over and a parent, grandparent, brother, sister, son or daughter of a British citizen. In addition to this you will need to meet the strict criteria set by the government.


The qualifications for a dependent relative to apply for permission to settle permanently in the UK are as follows:

  • Age of 18 years or above
  • The parent, grandparent, brother, sister or child of a British citizen or person settled in the UK

Additional Guidelines

In order to qualify for the adult dependent visa, the applicant must satisfy the following conditions:

  • The applicant needs a long-term care and aid to perform everyday tasks.
  • The long-term needs of the applicant is not available in the country where they live, either due to its unavailability or is not affordable.
  • The person who is settled in the UK can show that he or she is able to provide adequate support, settlement and care for the applicant through their own means and not relying on the UK public funds for a period of at least 5 years.

To confirm that the sponsor will take responsibility on the needs of the adult dependent relative, he or she will need to sign a sponsorship undertaking form. This is one of the supporting document required for the visa application. Furthermore, the applicant will also need to enroll his or her biometric information, such as fingerprints and facial image, at a visa application center. Other documents may be required depending on your location.

If you wish to know more information, our UK Visa staff will be more than glad to assist you.

Local Office Numbers:
Bangkok: 02-254-8900
Phuket: 084-021-9800
Chiang Mai: 053-818-306
Pattaya: 084-021-9800
International Numbers:
UK: 0207-101-9301
Thailand: +66 2254-8900