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Hi,

I'm from India and in a good job and have settlement status in Uk. I want to bring my mom over in a settlement visa.She is 69 yrs old,retired on pension living with my brother currently, but very unhappy due to family problems and wants to come over here. She is unable to live on her own, due to poor eyesight from cataract to both eyes. So far dependent financially due to my brother's help but due to family problems my brother has declined to help her. Please advice on what i need to do to successfully apply for a settlement visa. Any help..much appreciated x
 

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It's extremely difficult to sponsor an adult dependent. She would have to be completely and totally dependent on you both financially and physically and have no relatives in India who can care for her. The fact that she receives a pension and your brother (it doesn't matter that he doesn't want to help her) lives there make it very unlikely that you will be able to sponsor her.
 

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It's extremely difficult to sponsor an adult dependent. She would have to be completely and totally dependent on you both financially and physically and have no relatives in India who can care for her. The fact that she receives a pension and your brother (it doesn't matter that he doesn't want to help her) lives there make it very unlikely that you will be able to sponsor her.
Thanks for the reply. Is there no way around this ?? I could get a letter from my brother saying he is unable to care for her and provide doctor's certificate regarding my mother's fraility if that would help.

Also , if i apply and the application is rejected would the £1900 fee be repaid ??
 

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Expect visa officer in India to contact your brother direct to get his side of the story and ask why he cannot physically care for her (and not simply he doesn't want to), like he is already looking after another very frail relative.
 

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Dependant adult visa applications have become more difficult with the 9 July immigration changes. Not only does your mother have to prove whole of main financial dependency on you and having no other relatives to whom she can turn to in India but now she also has to show that due to her age or disability she cannot manage her day to day personal care. The test for this is very high. Specific documents must be submitted.

Should she attempt to make such an application then specialist legal assistance is advised because this type of application is quite expensive. Further once a settlement visa is refused she would have difficulty getting a visit visa in the future./SNIP/
 
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