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Inviting 16-year-old Cousin To The UK - Temporary Or As Permanent Dependant. by Nobody: 8:06pm On Apr 06, 2015
Hi ladies and gents!

It's been a while since I visited the Travel section. A belated Happy Easter to all.

I have a 16-year-old cousin back in Nigeria, who I am looking to invite to the UK. Her dad is deceased, so her only immediate family is her younger sister and her mother, who incidentally is not finding things easy, financially or emotionally.

She wants to come to the UK, and I am prepared to support her application, passport and visa fees. I have spoken with my aunt in great length, and she admitted it would be a great weight off her shoulders, leaving her with just one younger child to cater for.

Now I am not sure how it all works. Do I invite my cousin over:

Initially as a visitor, on a tourist visa.
As a dependant.
As a student (meaning I would have to get her into college here, not sure of the logistics though)

She would definitely need to carry on with her studies though, if her stay is to be lengthy.

I have a good, stable job, so I'm not dependent upon the State. I earn good money, have the space too. I am married with 3 children, and my wife is also in support of me filing for my cousin. I would really appreciate some pointers from the more experienced in cases such as this, either professionally, or from personal experience. Ask me about automobile-related issues, and I can recite chapter and verse, even in my sleep. wink

But in terms of immigration issues, I'm a green horn.

Thanks in advance for your valuable contributions. smiley

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Re: Inviting 16-year-old Cousin To The UK - Temporary Or As Permanent Dependant. by GAZZUZZ(m): 8:11pm On Apr 06, 2015
When you are done and my sis is settled in, don't forget her brother (Gazzuzz) grin

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Re: Inviting 16-year-old Cousin To The UK - Temporary Or As Permanent Dependant. by Marpol: 8:25pm On Apr 06, 2015
GAZZUZZ:
When you are done and my sis is settled in, don't forget her brother (Gazzuzz) grin

Buhahahahahaha. Who are you going to leave your wife and kids for? Me? Hahahahahahaha

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Re: Inviting 16-year-old Cousin To The UK - Temporary Or As Permanent Dependant. by GAZZUZZ(m): 8:46pm On Apr 06, 2015
Marpol:


Buhahahahahaha. Who are you going to leave your wife and kids for? Me? Hahahahahahaha

The invitations continue wink
Re: Inviting 16-year-old Cousin To The UK - Temporary Or As Permanent Dependant. by Nobody: 8:55pm On Apr 06, 2015
Lol. You guys are a bunch of comedians. cheesy

Still waiting for responses to my issues though.
Re: Inviting 16-year-old Cousin To The UK - Temporary Or As Permanent Dependant. by Nobody: 9:11pm On Apr 06, 2015
GAZZUZZ:
When you are done and my sis is settled in, don't forget her brother (Gazzuzz) grin

Lol! grin
Re: Inviting 16-year-old Cousin To The UK - Temporary Or As Permanent Dependant. by Ctemi(f): 9:25pm On Apr 06, 2015
I think he(ur cousin) should apply for student visa to make it easier&fast without denial. My 50cent
Re: Inviting 16-year-old Cousin To The UK - Temporary Or As Permanent Dependant. by Nobody: 9:54pm On Apr 06, 2015
Ctemi:
I think he(ur cousin) should apply for student visa to make it easier&fast without denial. My 50cent

Thank you for your contribution.

Does she apply to a school in the UK with any sort of paperwork from her current school in Nigeria?
Re: Inviting 16-year-old Cousin To The UK - Temporary Or As Permanent Dependant. by Nobody: 10:01pm On Apr 06, 2015
Siena:
Lol. You guys are a bunch of comedians. cheesy

Still waiting for responses to my issues though.

The easiest way for her is to enter as a student. However, what school is/has she attending/completed?

If you can sort out her school first then bring her in, its better assuming she wishes to start a University or if she's in a University, then she can get a transfer (I don't know hoW its done sha).

Goodluck!
Re: Inviting 16-year-old Cousin To The UK - Temporary Or As Permanent Dependant. by justwise(m): 10:01pm On Apr 06, 2015
Siena:


Thank you for your contribution.

Does she apply to a school in the UK with any sort of paperwork from her current school in Nigeria?

Yes she has to.....with her qualifications from Nigerian school, if she is accepted then she will need a consent letter from her mum because she will be applying as a child. You will be acting as her guardian in the UK with proof of fees and maintenance money for her
Re: Inviting 16-year-old Cousin To The UK - Temporary Or As Permanent Dependant. by Nobody: 10:35pm On Apr 06, 2015
Mike and Justwise, thanks for your responses. Things are looking much clearer now.

I will speak to my cousin and aunt tomorrow.
Re: Inviting 16-year-old Cousin To The UK - Temporary Or As Permanent Dependant. by justwise(m): 10:54pm On Apr 06, 2015
Siena:
Mike and Justwise, thanks for your responses. Things are looking much clearer now.

I will speak to my cousin and aunt tomorrow.

Bro you will get all the info needed here https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/370866/T4_Guidance_11-14.pdf

Read from> TIER 4 (CHILD) STUDENTS - SPECIFIC GUIDANCE ...214
Re: Inviting 16-year-old Cousin To The UK - Temporary Or As Permanent Dependant. by mployer(m): 12:21pm On Apr 07, 2015
Siena:
Hi ladies and gents!

It's been a while since I visited the Travel section. A belated Happy Easter to all.

I have a 16-year-old cousin back in Nigeria, who I am looking to invite to the UK. Her dad is deceased, so her only immediate family is her younger sister and her mother, who incidentally is not finding things easy, financially or emotionally.

She wants to come to the UK, and I am prepared to support her application, passport and visa fees. I have spoken with my aunt in great length, and she admitted it would be a great weight off her shoulders, leaving her with just one younger child to cater for.

Now I am not sure how it all works. Do I invite my cousin over:

Initially as a visitor, on a tourist visa.
As a dependant.
As a student (meaning I would have to get her into college here, not sure of the logistics though)

She would definitely need to carry on with her studies though, if her stay is to be lengthy.

I have a good, stable job, so I'm not dependent upon the State. I earn good money, have the space too. I am married with 3 children, and my wife is also in support of me filing for my cousin. I would really appreciate some pointers from the more experienced in cases such as this, either professionally, or from personal experience. Ask me about automobile-related issues, and I can recite chapter and verse, even in my sleep wink

But in terms of immigration issues, I'm a green horn.

Thanks in advance for your valuable contributions. smiley

grin grin @the bolded.

wish I could help You sha sad
Re: Inviting 16-year-old Cousin To The UK - Temporary Or As Permanent Dependant. by Nobody: 8:18am On Apr 08, 2015
justwise is spot on.
If she has her ssce,getting her a univ admission ia your best bet.if she is serious a lady of 16 should be through with secondary,i finished secondary school @ 14...or if she is already in univ/poly. She should get her transcript...evalaute(usa) dunno abt the uk...then apply for admission.
Re: Inviting 16-year-old Cousin To The UK - Temporary Or As Permanent Dependant. by Nobody: 8:24am On Apr 08, 2015
justwise:


Bro you will get all the info needed here https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/370866/T4_Guidance_11-14.pdf

Read from> TIER 4 (CHILD) STUDENTS - SPECIFIC GUIDANCE ...214
Big bozz,from your experience pls how do graduate assistantsip/fellowship works?
How is it awarded?
I wanna hear from U!
Re: Inviting 16-year-old Cousin To The UK - Temporary Or As Permanent Dependant. by justwise(m): 8:53am On Apr 08, 2015
IHate9ja1:

Big bozz,from your experience pls how do graduate assistantsip/fellowship works?
How is it awarded?
I wanna hear from U!

That is US system...but these two websites explained it pretty well

https://onestop.umn.edu/finances/financial_aid/grants_and_waivers/special_for/graduate_students.html

http://www.bestmastersdegrees.com/best-masters-degrees-faq/what-is-the-difference-between-a-fellowship-and-an-assistantship
Re: Inviting 16-year-old Cousin To The UK - Temporary Or As Permanent Dependant. by Nobody: 9:02am On Apr 08, 2015
Re: Inviting 16-year-old Cousin To The UK - Temporary Or As Permanent Dependant. by Nobody: 9:02am On Apr 08, 2015
justwise is spot on.
If she has her ssce,getting her a univ admission ia your best bet.if she is serious a lady of 16 should be through with secondary,i finished secondary school @ 14...or if she is already in univ/poly. She should get her transcript...evalaute(usa) dunno abt the uk...then apply for admission.
Re: Inviting 16-year-old Cousin To The UK - Temporary Or As Permanent Dependant. by segedoo(m): 12:29pm On Apr 08, 2015
@Siena

It's kind of you to be willing to pick up your aunt's burden.

I hope your niece is well behaved and won't constitute a nuisance to you and your family once she comes over.
Re: Inviting 16-year-old Cousin To The UK - Temporary Or As Permanent Dependant. by Moana(f): 5:22pm On Apr 08, 2015
@siena i want to be your cousin toogrin
It depends on which school she will be starting. Will she be doing her O'levels or A'levels or university?

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Re: Inviting 16-year-old Cousin To The UK - Temporary Or As Permanent Dependant. by gowaga68: 10:03am On May 15, 2015
Siena:
Hi ladies and gents!

It's been a while since I visited the Travel section. A belated Happy Easter to all.

I have a 16-year-old cousin back in Nigeria, who I am looking to invite to the UK. Her dad is deceased, so her only immediate family is her younger sister and her mother, who incidentally is not finding things easy, financially or emotionally.

She wants to come to the UK, and I am prepared to support her application, passport and visa fees. I have spoken with my aunt in great length, and she admitted it would be a great weight off her shoulders, leaving her with just one younger child to cater for.

Now I am not sure how it all works. Do I invite my cousin over:

Initially as a visitor, on a tourist visa.
May God help you for this great gesture.
As a dependant.
As a student (meaning I would have to get her into college here, not sure of the logistics though)

She would definitely need to carry on with her studies though, if her stay is to be lengthy.

I have a good, stable job, so I'm not dependent upon the State. I earn good money, have the space too. I am married with 3 children, and my wife is also in support of me filing for my cousin. I would really appreciate some pointers from the more experienced in cases such as this, either professionally, or from personal experience. Ask me about automobile-related issues, and I can recite chapter and verse, even in my sleep. wink

But in terms of immigration issues, I'm a green horn.

Thanks in advance for your valuable contributions. smiley
Re: Inviting 16-year-old Cousin To The UK - Temporary Or As Permanent Dependant. by Nobody: 8:50pm On Nov 14, 2015
What was the outcome bro Siena?
Re: Inviting 16-year-old Cousin To The UK - Temporary Or As Permanent Dependant. by claremont(m): 11:26am On Nov 15, 2015
This is an old thread, but you could possibly adopt her legally in Nigeria. She may then be eligible to be registered as a British citizen.
Re: Inviting 16-year-old Cousin To The UK - Temporary Or As Permanent Dependant. by travelland(f): 8:25pm On Nov 15, 2015
If she has family members in Nigeria this may raise suspicions as to the reason for your desire to adopt her. you will only have a case if she doesn't have family members or if you can give a good reason for adopting her. I think you have a chance if the mother is a poor widow, they are likely to understand. You should also think of doing the adoption legally as the adoption papers will be needed for authentication purposes.
Re: Inviting 16-year-old Cousin To The UK - Temporary Or As Permanent Dependant. by Nobody: 10:47pm On Dec 13, 2015
Thanks for your advice, Claremont and Travelland, I'll take your advice on board once I begin the process.

@ Bossforeva: I haven't put things in motion yet. She's sorting out her passport, and I want to get Christmas and the New Year out of the way first.

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