The following steps are the processes to permanently bring your brother to the UK: 

Establish Your Immigration Status

You must determine your immigration status before bringing your brother to the UK. If you are a UK citizen, you will have more choices to bring your brother to the UK. You must check the requirements for your specific immigration status if you are a non-UK citizen. 

Check the immigration status of your brother

You must also check the immigration status of your brother. You can use this to establish the category of the visa he needs to apply for and whether he qualifies for a UK family visa. 

Choose the correct visa category

Depending on your immigration status and relationship with your brother, different visa types may be appropriate for him. You could need to apply for a family visa, a partner visa, or a dependent visa, depending on your particular situation. Ensuring you have the correct visa is vital.

Meet the criteria

Your brother must meet the requirements for the particular visa category he is applying for to be qualified for a UK family visa. This could involve requirements like good financial stability, fluency in the English language, and moral character. 

Collect supporting documents

You will need to gather many supporting documents to support your brother’s visa application, including evidence of your relationship, evidence of your brother’s financial stability, and evidence of his home address. 

Submit the application

You can submit your brother’s visa application once you have gathered all the required paperwork. Submitting an accurate and completed application is important because incomplete ones may lead to delays or rejections. 

Wait for a decision

You will need to wait for a decision after you have submitted your brother’s visa application. A UK family visa might take three to six months to process. You must allow yourself enough time for the application to be processed.

In conclusion, bringing your brother to the UK permanently involves a multi-step process that includes figuring out your immigration status and that of your brother, choosing the right visa category, meeting the requirements, arranging supporting documentation, and submitting the application. Please contact us with any inquiries or need help with your brother’s visa application.


What documentation is required for me to sponsor my brother?

Documents of support for a family member are as follows:

  • Form I-130
  • Petition for Alien Relative
  • A copy of your and your sibling’s birth certificates indicating that you share at least one parent
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