Thanks. It looks like that there is not much point applying unless the rules change. Are there any other ways of applying for residency? Or the best bet would be to apply for a multiple entry visa for 5 years as they have visited the uk several times over the last 17 years. I am not really interested in public funds and am happy to take care of their medical and living expenses here.
Also my younger child living in the UK has severe learning disability and epilepsy. My mum looked after him when he was younger and despite his limited understanding is quite attached to her. Is there any way this might help bringing them over?
Will check your reply later. Many thanks for your help. Regards.
Hi again - yes the rules are very restrictive - the only option is to wait on this basis as litigation is likely to arise at some point but could take a while so there are unlikely to be any changes just yet.
The good news is that there are no longer any limits on the number of visits to the UK due to recent case law on visitors so the 5 year multi visit visa may seem to be the best bet.
Unfortunately, there does not really seem to be another viable residency route (unless they have enough funds of £250,000 to invest into a UK business but would then have to invest this into and run the business over five years to obtain residency).
I am sorry that the response cannot be more positive but until some challenges are brought forward and the law changes for the better, it is unlikely that most dependant parents will be able to apply under the new rules. Fortunately, you have the five year multi visit visa in the meantime.
Please do let me know if you need any more help and thank you for your patience.
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