Spouse Visa Appeal Reunites

Successful Spouse Visa UK Appeal Reunites Family

Mr K came to the UK without a valid visa. During his stay, he met his then-girlfriend (now wife), Mrs S at a mutual friend’s birthday party. They liked each other and engaged in conversation. Both left the party with good impressions of each other. They met again a few months later at Mrs S’s family friend’s house. Soon after that, they started seeing each other and began their relationship. Mrs S has a daughter from her previous marriage. She introduced her daughter to Mr K, and they instantly got on very well.

Applying for Spouse Visa Entry Clearance After Marrying

The couple decided to settle down and started a family life together. They registered their marriage in the UK. Mrs S is a British citizen and her husband was a NON-EU national. To regularise his immigration status in the UK, the couple decided that Mr K should return to his origin country and apply for entry clearance as the spouse of a British citizen. Then he could re-join his wife and step-daughter in the UK and resume their family life. Although the couple hated to be separated, Mrs S had to stay in the UK due to her work commitments and care for their daughter who was attending school. Mr K left the UK voluntarily and made a UK entry clearance application after he returned to his origin country.

Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) Refuses Spouse Visa Application Due to Applicant’s Bad Immigration History

Unfortunately, Mr K’s application was refused due to his bad immigration history. Both Mr K and Mrs S were distraught when they were informed of the refusal decision because Mr K could not join Mrs S and their daughter sooner. Mr K instructed us to deal with this matter and we advised him to lodge an appeal against the refusal decision.

Our Assistance Gains Entry Clearance on Successful Spouse Visa Appeal

We provided a comprehensive document checklist and assisted Mr K in gathering the right documents to support his appeal.

During the appeal, we informed Mr K and Mrs S of the appeal process at each stage. We provided a comprehensive document checklist and assisted Mr K in gathering the right documents to support his appeal. We also assisted them in preparing their witness statements, the appeal bundle, submitting the bundle to the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) and Home Office, and engaging an experienced counsel to represent Mr K before the FTT Judge on the hearing date.

We provided complete guidance and support throughout the process. Mr K’s appeal was allowed in the first instance by the FTT Judge. Following the success of his appeal, Mr K was granted entry clearance to the UK. He is now in the UK on a spouse entry clearance visa and enjoying family life with Mrs S and their daughter.

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