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Do the Immigration Rules provide for a vulnerable adult child to obtain entry clearance to join their parents, who are also applying for entry clearance in the Tier 1 (Investor) category?

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Published on LexisPSL on 09/11/2018

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  • Do the Immigration Rules provide for a vulnerable adult child to obtain entry clearance to join their parents, who are also applying for entry clearance in the Tier 1 (Investor) category?

There is no provision within the Immigration Rules that applies to the dependents of points-based system migrants for a grant of entry clearance for children who are aged 18 or over who have not previously held leave as the family member of a points-based system migrant (see: Immigration Rules, Part 8, para 319H).

There is provision for an adult child to apply for entry clearance as an adult dependent relative of their parents, this is found at section E-ECDR of the Immigration Rules, Appendix FM, para GEN.1.1. The requirements are as follows:

  1. the applicant must be related to the sponsor in one of the following ways:

    1. parent aged 18 or over

    2. grandparent

    3. sibling aged 18 or over, or

    4. son or daughter aged 18 or over

  2. the sponsor must be aged 18 or over, and:

    1. a British citizen in the UK

    2. present and settled in the UK, or

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