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    sponsoring my older brother on a visit visa???

    dear Raju dai, Arjun dai and other members.

    Lost for words to appreciate your contribution to us nepalese. I've been passive memeber of this forum checking out but now that I've known you do really help, i am sharing my problem.. ???

    I want to sponsor my 24 year old brother (3 older than me) on a visit visa.

    I am on ILR visa, currently a full time university student living with my mom (ILR holder)who is on benefits (JSA and Housing), I still work like 30-36 hours every week altho' just contracted 25 a week. I have savings of about 3000+ pounds.
    I want to sponsor my brother for a family visit during summer and my mom's 50th birthday in october.
    I have never sponsored anyone and dun know how it works.
    All i know is,
    1. My brother shud have strong ties back home which wud confirm his return (wot documents needed tho'???)
    2. Either he shud have enuff funds for his stay or his sponsor (me) shud have enuff funds to support his stay.

    But will my mom being on benefits affect his application???
    Shud I be a sponsor showin funds or let my brother show his strong bank balance back home??
    My brothers ILR visa was refused and appealed its currently on AIT pending till the decision on June 11 along with other outstanding gurkha cases?? Is that gonna affect the application in any way?

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    Re: sponsoring my older brother on a visit visa???

    Dear All

    As I understand that you wish to sponsor your brother in the UK as a family visitor. In general, I would like to explain in details who falls within family visitor. The Immigration Appeals (Family Visitor) Regulations 2003, a f defined a family visitor as:

    1. Your spouse, father, mother, son, daughter, grandfather, grandmother, grandson, granddaughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece or first cousin (NB: "first cousin" means, in relation to a person, the son or daughter of his uncle or aunt);
    2. If you have a wife, her father, mother, brother or sister ;
    3. Stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother or stepsister;
    5. If you have lived as a member of an unmarried couple for at least two of the three years before the day on which his application for entry clearance was made.

    This is not comprehensive list. Furthermore it includes children adopted under an adoption order recognised in UK law are treated as if they are natural children of the adoptive parents; and
    also the Civil Partnership Act (2004) considers civil partners as “a member of the applicant’s family” in the same way as a spouse for the purposes of the Family Visitor Regulations.

    The Entry Clearance Officer would not seek documentary evidence of a claimed relationship unless there are strong grounds to doubt about it.

    I would turn to answer your question. I understand you are studying and working for 30-36 hours per week.The main points on which an ECO must be satisfied that your brother gives a true account of what he intends to do during his stay in the UK and the length of time he will stay in the UK; during his stay he does not intend undertaking any activity which is not allowed by the Rules relating to visitors; and that there are sufficient funds available to finance the stay and the onward or return journey. You have stated you have saving of £3000 in your account which will cover maintenance funds.

    The Entry Clearance Officer will not look at only your financial statement but will look at that he has social/economic ties in Nepal as his visit to the UK is genuine and he will return to his country of origin prior to his visa expires. If he is working ask him to obtain a letter from his employer stating his position, salary, duration of his employment, duration of his holidays and his own bank statements etc.
    There are strong grounds to believe that he is attending for your mother's 50th Birthday. I do not see any problems for maintenance funds. The ECO will look at how he will be accommodated. So clearly mention in your sponsorship declaration form that how many bedrooms you have, who are living in the property, and the property should not be statutorily overcrowded within the Housing Act. Enclose a tenancy agreement if you rent the property or an official copy of Land Registry if you own the property.

    The ECO will not only look at your funds but they will look at your brother's position as a whole to determine whether or not the entry clearance be granted. The ECO should convince that this family visit is important and he would return to his country at the end of his visit.

    Should you need any further information, please post your query to this forum.
    Many Thanks
    Raju Thapa


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    Re: sponsoring my older brother on a visit visa???

    Dear all,

    I would like to advise that if someone wishes to sponsor to visit in the UK, you must satisfy the ECO to submit following documentations:

    1. evidence of your own immigration status in the United Kingdom; and
    2. A letter of sponsorship explaining your relationship to the person who is applying, the purpose of the visit and where your general visitor will stay.
    3. Provide financial support and accommodation whilst in the UK and evidence to pay for his travel to the United Kingdom in which case you should submit following as evidence

    a) copies of your bank or building society statements and payslips for the last six months; or
    b) a copy of your savings account book
    c) Tenancy Agreement/ Official copy of Land Registry to confirm that you rent/own the property

    Under the immigration rules, it is a visitor who must satisfy the entry clearance officer that he qualifies for entry and will return at the end of his visit.

    Many Thanks
    Raju Thapa

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    Re: sponsoring my older brother on a visit visa???

    namaste Raju dai,
    if i sponsor my brother for the visit will he be able to transfer visiting visas to student once he gets the appropriate document from college.

    thank you.

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    Re: sponsoring my older brother on a visit visa???

    Dear bhai

    You cannot switch the category from visitor to student for visa national.

    Many Thanks
    Raju Thapa
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    Re: sponsoring my older brother on a visit visa???

    Thank-you raju daai for your time...your help and advice is appreciated....

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