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I am a doctor working in the NHS. I want to apply for a visitor visa for my mother. She is staying alone and manages her livelihood by the income from our agricultural land. She is not maintaining bank statement. The agriculture land is in my name and she doesn’t have any properties in India in her name.

I am very worried that there are high chances of her visa rejection. Please tell me what should I do as I am the only daughter so I want my mother to spend some time with me in the UK. My questions are:

  1. Can I produce a joint bank statement of myself and my mom in India
  2. Should I mention that my mother is the one who is taking care of my agriculture land?
  3. Anything else should I need to mention in her visa application?
  • A few questions, the answers to which may help your application somewhat - 1. who will be looking after the agricultural interests while your mother is visiting you, 2. is your mother actually co-named on the Indian bank account you propose to produce a bank statement for, and 3. how does your mother pay taxes and more importantly prove she pays taxes in India? A potentially difficult fourth question - are you earning money from the land in India while in the UK, and if so are you declaring it as income in the UK? – Moo Apr 30 at 3:40
  • 1)my grand parents 2) no I am yet to make a joint account 3)why should she pay taxes she has nothing in her name 4)No my mother and my grandparents are living with the money we are getting from the land – Mathi Apr 30 at 3:51
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    Your mother has very tenuous ties to India and with such a situation getting entry clearance to the UK may prove difficult. – user 56513 Apr 30 at 4:24
  • I agree with @user56513 here - your mother basically has no ties to India, and no proof that she can support herself or afford her trip. Creating a joint account now will simply work against you, as it needs to show a decent history of deposits, and you need to show where those deposits come from etc. This will be an extremely difficult application. – Moo Apr 30 at 4:50
  • So,there is no way My mom could stay with me,???? – Mathi Apr 30 at 10:53

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