"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.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Joanne & Ben

Joanne is a British citizen who met her husband, Ben in 2007. They got married in 2010 and applied for a UK settlement visa in February 2013.

They were refused the visa on the grounds that Joanne did not meet the financial requirements, even though her salary is in excess of £18,600. The method used by UKBA meant they calculated her pay incorrectly, and did not look at all the evidence provided. Since April, their appeal process has been in play, causing further stress, keeping the couple apart for even longer and resulting in a drain on their savings.

This couple’s experience of the UKBA is unfortunately not an anomaly. We await the result of their appeal and hopefully justice will finally prevail for this couple.

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