When we process your application, we consider how probable it is that you will return to your home country or the country you live in when the visit is over. We consider the situation in your country and your own situation.
We will focus on whether you have anything that ties you to your home country, for example work, property, a spouse or family members who you are supporting.
If we believe that it is unlikely that you will return, your application will normally be rejected.
Your possibility of getting a visa
If you plan to visit your sister or brother, you can be granted a visa if you have strong ties to your home country.
The older you are, the better your chance of being granted a visa. The reason for this is that we consider it more likely that older persons will return to their home country after the visit is over.
If you have a special reason for visiting your sister or brother, for example that you are going to his or her wedding, you have a better chance of being granted a visa.