"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.

Friday 11 April 2014

Is putting applications on hold an attempt to prevent people's right to appeal!

Hidden away on page 7 of the Statement of Intent: Family Migration  June 2012 before the new rules came in the following appeared.

"19.  The 2011 family migration consultation also consulted on whether the full right of appeal should be retained for the refusal of a visa to visit a family member in the UK. In the light of the consultation, the Government has decided that it should not. The Crime and Courts Bill, published on 11 May 2012, contains provision to abolish the full right of appeal.

A limited right of appeal will remain on human rights and race discrimination grounds. Subject to Parliamentary approval and Royal Assent, this provision is expected to be implemented by 2014."

So Is the act of putting so many applications on hold a delaying tactic to bring the decisions under a new law that abolishes people's full right of appeal?



  1. Hy is there any news for spouses

  2. In answer to your question, No.

    If you read carefully (or indeed not carefully, it is there in plain English), it is the ROA for family visit visas that has been abolished. Nothing at all to do with Appendix FM.