Partners and Family Visa Success Stories
Our immigration barristers have assisted clients from all over the world to join and remain with their spouses, civil partners, unmarried partners, fiancé(e)s and other relatives in the UK.
Partners and Family Visa Success Stories
Some examples of our successful clients include:
- Our immigration barristers assisted an Australian national to join her British husband in the UK. Her husband was the director of three businesses and was paid a combination of salary and dividends from each company. We were able to successfully demonstrate that he was able to meet the financial requirements for a UK spouse visa.
- We represented a Chinese national in her appeal against a decision of the Home Office to refuse her spouse visa application on the basis that her marriage was not genuine. Our immigration barristers persuaded an Immigration Judge that the couple’s relationship was genuine and subsisting and our client’s appeal was allowed.
- Our client, a citizen of Singapore, wished to join her husband in the UK. Her husband had income from many different sources, including dividend payments from a limited company. We successfully applied for a spouse visa by demonstrating that our client met the financial requirement on the basis of her husband’s self-employment income alone.
- We assisted a citizen of China to enter the UK as a fiancée of a British citizen. In order to meet the financial requirement, our client sought to rely on her cash savings in China which had been gifted to her by her mother. We advised our client in detail as to how to present a successful application to the Home Office relying on her savings.
- Our immigration barristers assisted a British Citizen with an appeal against the refusal of her elderly father’s visa to come to the UK from Australia as an Adult Dependent Relative. Her father had serious health conditions and relied on his daughter to manage his affairs. He was initially refused a visa to the UK, but with our assistance was granted Indefinite Leave to Enter shortly before his appeal was due to be heard.
- We assisted a South African national to obtain Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK on the basis of her relationship with her British Citizen partner, despite the couple having spent a significant period of time outside of the UK.
- We acted for a citizen of the Philippines in his application for leave to remain as the civil partner of a British citizen. Our client subsequently went on to secure indefinite leave to remain on the basis of his civil partnership.
- We acted for a Ghanaian national in her appeal against the refusal of her spouse visa application. Our immigration barristers persuaded the Home Office that our client’s British husband was ordinarily resident in the UK even though he often worked overseas. Our client was granted a spouse visa without the case going to court.
- The Richmond Chambers immigration team successfully assisted a citizen of Kuwait to enter the UK as the fiancée of a Portuguese national. Because the couple were not yet married and had not lived together for 2 years, they were not able to rely on European free movement law until they had married in the UK.
- Our immigration barristers successfully represented a citizen of Colombia in his appeal against a refusal of his application to join his wife in the UK on grounds of his poor immigration history. We persuaded an Immigration Judge that, despite his immigration history, the discretion not to refuse his application should have been exercised in his favour. His appeal was allowed.
- We assisted a Moroccan citizen residing in Saudi Arabia to join her husband in the UK. The couple had married while the applicant was in the UK as a visitor. We submitted that because the applicant had not intended to marry her husband when she entered the UK as a visitor, she had not breached the conditions of her entry to the UK.
- The Richmond Chambers immigration team assisted a Japanese citizen to join her husband in the UK. Her husband was in salaried employment, but also received non-salaried overtime payments. We advised on the evidence that he needed to provide in order to demonstrate that the financial requirement was met
- We assisted a Nigerian teenager to join her adult sister, her only close relative, in the UK. We argued that there were serious and compelling considerations that made her exclusion from the UK undesirable. This was accepted by the Immigration Tribunal and our client’s appeal was allowed.
- The Richmond Chambers immigration team assisted a Canadian citizen to join her husband in the UK. Her husband was in salaried employment and we assisted her to demonstrate that the financial requirement for a UK spouse visa was met, despite there being some discrepancies between the amounts her husband was paid and his payslips.
- Our immigration barristers assisted a Nigerian citizen to join her husband in the UK. Her husband was in non-salaried employment and paid different hourly rates due to frequently working abroad but we were able to demonstrate that the financial requirement was met.
- Our client, an Indian citizen, wished to join her husband in the UK. The applicant had submitted false documents with a previous application. However, we argued that because the application had been withdrawn before a decision, no deception had in fact taken place. The application was successful.
- We successfully assisted a Colombian citizen to remain in the UK with her British husband. Her spouse received income from both salary and dividend payments. We advised on the evidence that needed to be submitted in order to demonstrate that the financial requirement was met.
Contact our Immigration Barristers
For advice and assistance regarding an application for entry clearance, leave to remain or settlement as a partner or family member, contact our immigration barristers in London on 0203 617 9173 or complete our enquiry form.