"I have never welcomed the weakening of family ties by politics or pressure" - Nelson Mandela.
"He who travels for love finds a thousand miles no longer than one" - Japanese proverb.
"Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence." - Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
"When people's love is divided by law, it is the law that needs to change". -
David Cameron.

Monday 15 April 2013

Katie - an update

An update to Katie's story, from Katie - previously posted here : http://britcits.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/katie-what-married-couple-wants-to.html

'MY UPDATE is as follows:

My husband is coming to the end of his 6 month UK visit visa and will return to South Africa on the 1st May.

I am absolutely dreading saying goodbye to him as we will not know how long it may be until we see each other again. We are going to be celebrating our Birthdays apart and other family events which seems so unfair.

We do realise how fortunate we have been, even that Cliff was granted the Visit visa in the first instance.

Thankfully, I began a new job on the 1st April which satisfies the £18,600 salary requirement so we must just wait for me to be employed for 6 months and collate all of the required documentation before applying for the Spousal Visa around September/October time.

We are trying to be optimistic that the rules may change following the court hearings and are still thankful that up until now we haven't spent any time apart for the past 3 and a half years, we do feel so desperately for so many families that have been torn apart so cruelly.

We are continually grateful for the work BritCits is doing towards the campaign and appreciate all of the hard work being done.'

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