Has an application been submitted yet?
I would caution that a dependent's visa in this way may only be applied for by a widower parent who is over 65 years of age unless exceptional circumstances apply.
The eligibility criteria is as follows
If you are a widowed parent or grandparent aged 65 or over, or parents or grandparents traveling together and one of you is 65 or over, you may qualify if:
If you are a parent or grandparent under the age of 65, you may qualify if:
It generally takes a solicitor about three to four weeks to prepare the application and supporting documents, less if the supporting documents can be provided quicker.
The UKBA aims to reach a decision within 3 months of the date the application is submitted, but I'm afraid that they frequently overrun and there is little you can do to quicken the process.
If the application is rejected then you may appeal. The appeal date will be approximately 2-3 months after the date of appeal submission.
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