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My brother has beeen on a student visa 6 years and

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My brother has beeen on a student visa for above 6 years and now his student visa is expiring and he cant renew student visa waht chance does he stand on this visa i found on below link an option; Und er the private life in the uk (10 year route)

3rd option; If you 18 years or over but have no friends or relations and have  lived in the UK for less then 20 years

As all family is in the UK

Mother, 2 sisters and a elder brother are British citizens and another brother also settled as a partner in the UK.

There is no other family or friends back Africa.

What are his chances on above option, please advise.

Thanks for your question.
What age did he come to the UK?
Kind regards,
Customer: replied 2 years ago.


Thanks for your patience.
I’m afraid that if he was 27 when he came to the UK then he would already be regarded as a fully independent adult.
The category that you have referred to is generally reserved for compassionate purposes where the adult is over 18 but still young and has spent much of their pre-18 years in the UK adjusting to the UK way of life.
Your brother came here when he was quite old and although he has spent a period of time here it would not be regarded as anywhere near as influential on him as it would for someone who has spent much of their pre-18 years in the UK but who had since become older than 18.
Basically, I would consider finding a job for him with a Tier 2 general sponsor:
If he is able to and also meets the eligibility criteria for a tier 2 visa then this would be much more likely to succeed.
If he were to apply under the category that you have listed then I would expect that it would be rejected and he would have to appeal. Even on appeal I would not consider that he would have much of a chance of getting an approval.
I really am sorry that I could not have better news for you.
My goal is to provide you with a good service. If you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up issues specifically relating to your question.
Kind regards,
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