My wife is a naturalised UK citizen from Gambia. Her brother is 17 and in Italy with a Permesso di Soggiorno.

  • Would he need a visa or would he be able to join us in the UK immediately?
  • If he arrived in the UK with the residence permit and a Gambian passport and evidence that they are brother and sister would he be allowed in?
  • Would he be allowed to board an aircraft in Italy without a visa stamp in his passport?

We are trying to do it quickly before he turns 18 in July.

  • Do you mean he wants to move to the UK and live there? May 7 '18 at 12:35
  • Just to visit initially May 7 '18 at 12:37

He still needs a visit visa. He's a visa national. The Italian residence permit and UK citizen sister won't change that.

Edit to add: visa processing times in Rome should be less than 15 days for uncomplicated cases.

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