When my brother was widowed 4 years ago I invited him to join us as he has no children. So he applied for a residence visa but it was refused. In the refusal notice they said
"In your current application you have declared a monthly income from a pension and a rented property of £xxx. The tenancy agreement for this property states an annual rent of £xxxx. You are currently not living in this property, but are living in your other property. Your application and its supporting documents contain no indication that you are reliant on your sponsor for financial support.
Your personal bank statement shows a balance of US$xxxx. Given that you have assets and the fact that you have savings, an income from a pension and property rental without the need for financial support from your sponsor, I am not satisfied that you are financially wholly or mainly dependent on your relative present and settled in the United Kingdom. 317 (ii)".
Recently his application for UK visitor's visa's denied. The reason given was
“Your documents show that you receive £xx a month pension. You also have a property which has been let. Although your sponsor has stated she will be paying all your travel costs it's your own and financial circumstances which need to be taken into account when considering your application. As the previous refusal notice shows your intention was to settle in the UK permanently as a dependent of your sister, I am not satisfied this is no longer your intention in seeking entry now".
However the officer miscalculated the currency rate completely wrong, by more than a half less. Further, they missed the facts that my brother has savings in bank accounts (over £xx,xxx), income from property let (£xxx per month) and income from freelance work, and that he owns another property and a land. In other words, in 2011 the refusal found that he was not dependent; in 2015 the refusal omits to look at all the financial evidence and assumes that he is dependent.
He honestly doesn't have any desire to settle in this country now, he just wanted to visit us briefly.
According to the new Immigration Rules we can't appeal against the decision, so we don't know what to do. Could you kindly advise us on what to do, please?