I am a citizen of India and I wish to apply for a family visitor visa for the UK to meet my sister and brother-in-law. My brother-in-law is having a tier 2 residence permit and my sister is on dependent visa. I am admitted to a university in USA and I am holding a Student visa for USA. I will be going to US directly after meeting them in UK to start my studies and wish to have a stopover in UK for about 3 weeks.
My questions are
What documents are required from my brother-in-law's end (He has emailed me an invitation letter, his passport, his residence permit, itinerary plan along with proof of rented apartment at UK) ?
I have been a student all along and therefore I dont have savings in my name. This trip is sponsored by my parents and the UK travel and stay arrangements are being borne by my brother-in-law. Do I need to still show money in my name/in my account or is showing the money in my parents account is fine ?
Do I need to ask proof of employment from my brother-in-law ?
I have already booked tickets for US with a stop-over in UK. Should I submit a copy of the ticket ?