A little background, my uncle (Granny's son) has applied for her visa before and this was rejected as she does not have sufficient funds to show strong ties to return to Pakistan.
Granny lives with my aunt (mum's sister) and is dependant on her. Aunt receives income from bonds and land she owns, also owns her own home. Granny has nothing to her name and receives an 'allowance' or income from aunt and her son (in Ireland) to get by. Granny has no bank account so nothing to show she receives income as it's all cash in hand. Granny lives with said aunt.
Aunt has a bank account to show she meets the £10k requirement, she has a lot more than this saved but it's tied up in bonds and property/land. Bonds are liquid and can easily be sold so may not have cash in bank, but does have sufficient liquid assets.
I am going to apply for a visa for both aunt and granny, aunt will be coming with as granny is old and really is dependant on aunt to get by.
What should I keep in mind when applying?
Will I be a sponsor for them or will my aunt's assets be sufficient evidence to show strong ties to Pakistan and a willingness to return to her home and assets?
Will Granny's visa be granted on basis of depending on her daughter (aunt) despite her having no evidence of income or bank statements?
Will previous rejection impact a new visa application?
This will be a 6 month visit visa only and they will be returning within 3-4 months. Granny really wants to come over and see her grand children and great grand kids as she's getting old and it's a last wish for her to get to meet all her great grand kids, some of which she has never seen in person, only through pictures.
Any help and advice will be much appreciated.
Thanks for reading.