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I am a 72 year old widow without children. I am a British subject. Presently my 34 year old Filipino neice is living with me. She entered the UK in 2009 as a student. As such she works as a part time carer in a local care home. In the 5 year period as a student, she obtained a master's degree in Business Administration. Her student visa expires in October 2014. I would like to get Home Office permission to adopt her legally so that I have a family member living with me at home especially at night. What action should I take to obtain permission from the Home Office to allow her to stay in the UK when her visa ends? My neice is single and has a degree in Engineering from the Philippines.
And what is tier 2 worker?