Adult Dependant Relatives: Court of Appeal confirms the Rules are “rigorous and demanding”

How old, ill, disabled or bereft of emotional support does an elderly parent have to be in order to satisfy the requirements of the Adult Dependant Relatives Rules?


From recent judgments in the higher courts and in practice generally, it seems that evidence provided in support of applications under this Rule can never be good enough nor sufficient.


In dismissing the appeal, the Court of Appeal in Ribeli v Entry Clearance Officer, Pretoria [2018] EWCA Civ 611 (27 March 2018), has very recently confirmed what most already know- that the Adult Dependant Relatives Rules are “rigorous and demanding”.  The Appellant found no refuge by relying upon Article 8 family life arguments in the alternative.


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