Hi, my step-daughter is from Ecuador and is 19 years old. She would like to come to the UK to live with us with a view to stay. I am prepared to sponsor her but am unclear which visa. I have looked at the section for Family of British citizens and settled persons and she doesn't fit into any category. I cannot get a straight answer from the UK Border agency.
I earn about 35,000 and my partner (her father) earns about 9,000. We have two of our own children and have the space to accommodate her.
My step-daughter has finished the equivalent of A levels is Ecuador. She visited us in 2011 and stayed for 3 months. We spent a lot of time with her when we were in Ecuador last summer.
She cannot afford to study when she comes here so will get herself a job.
Forgot to mention. I am a UK citizen. My partner is Ecuadorian but has had a British passport since 2003