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definition of 'step' sibling

Old Apr 3rd 2002, 12:09 pm
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Hi,

I'm in the process of applying for a Spouse visa and am wondering how DIMA define 'step siblings' as I need to list these on the application form.

My mother died many years ago and my father (in his 70s) remarried recently. His new wife has a son (whom I've never met) and a daughter who are in their 20s/30s. Are these my step siblings in law and in the eyes of DIMA ? Do I need to list them on the form ?

Any answers would be appreciated.

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Old Apr 3rd 2002, 12:27 pm
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The new wife is therefore your "step-mum" so her children must be your "step-brother" and "step-sister". That must mean that they should be included in your application. Although how much does DIMA looks into all this I wonder? There are so many divorces and re-marriages these days. I decided to play safe and just list them all.

My relatives page got a bit complicated. Where it says list all your parents, including deceased and step-parents, they only give you four lines. Given that every couple will have, between them, four parents, surely they should give extra spaces to allow for any step-parents? Both my parents have re-married, so I had six names to list.

In addition to that, as well as several sisters between us, I also have two half-sisters, and a step-brother and step-sister. The steps, like you, I have never met. I didn't even know their names when I had to fill the form in. Which makes life a bit tricky when you are trying to fill in a visa application form in secret!
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