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:
You must prove all of the following:
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.
They must have started living in the UK before 1 January 2021. You can stay as long as your family member stays. You’ll need to apply to extend or settle when they do.
You can stay as long as your family member stays. You’ll need to apply to extend or settle when they do.
You’ll need to prepare information and documents to provide with your application.
You must apply as an adult dependent relative online and complete Appendix 1.
Yes. Application must be submitted online to extend your stay in the UK.
You’ll need to attend an appointment to provide your biometric information (fingerprints and a photo). You’ll be told how to make an appointment when you apply.
You can ask for your passport and other documents to be returned if you’ve provided them with your application but need them urgently.
You might have to cancel your application to get your documents back.
You’ll get a Biometric Residence Permit if your application is successful.
Please note that you cannot work or study if you’re applying for a visa or extending your stay to get married or become civil partners.