Help Natasha Stay and WORK in The United Kingdom

Update posted by Scott Jones On Mar 31, 2016

Thanks to people supporting us we managed to submit our appeal.

The Home Office is so backdated that we were informed that we have to wait until AUGUST at the earliest to get an appeal date.

We expedited that to speed it up as, well, that's bollocks.

Yesterday we received a "no" from the court...

Reasons why...

The Oil Industry was the main one. With regards to our appeal from, erm, 2015.

Oh and Natasha was born a year earlier and is from NIGERIA.

Yes, they've sent us someone else's immigration appeal decision with Natasha's name on the top and OUR reference number. Breaking the data protection act and, more importantly, not actually giving us a decision on when or if we can get a court date.

Cue more utter bollocks, legal fees, insanity, depression and screaming.

The British Legal System - best in the world


Scott.

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Update posted by Scott Jones On Dec 09, 2015

I wish I had a really positive update to write. I really wish I did.

Thanks to all of your amazing generosity, I was able to submit the appeal application a few weeks ago. But unfortunately, that's the end of the good news.

The UKVI denied both my request and the request from my MP to review my case again, saying that I just have to appeal and they won't comment on anything before then. I was hoping that by presenting them with some evidence of my position we might be able to avoid going to appeal, but that hasn't worked out.

So fine, we'll definitely have to go to appeal then. And in preparation for doing so, I've been calling around to immigration lawyers for advice or assistance. One in particular whose blog I found about the changes in appeal law said - and I checked this with him a couple times - that the process for appeal has been shortened to speed things up and they limited it from appeal acceptance to hearing date to just 28 days. This is roughly the time period we have been going off of.

But then I called the courts helpline yesterday to check on the status of my appeal and they said I had to wait up to 6 MONTHS for a hearing date and that the whole process can take up to A YEAR AND A HALF, especially with the backlog they have at the moment.

Absolutely crushed when I heard that. There is a small lifeline in my MP in that she can write to the courts to request that it be expedited due to extenuating circumstances (in our case, financial hardship) and that might speed up the process. I say 'small lifeline' because it feels like a big maybe with everything that's happened so far.

Meanwhile, we're looking at our first year together without a Christmas because this stuff is still going on.

We're really trying our best to sort things out and work on the appeal and do everything above board and the way we are supposed to, but so far there has been no benefit to doing so.

Thank you all again for your support and your kind messages. We're going to just keep struggling on xx

Best,

N and S

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A small contribution to your battle with the Home Office. Good luck.

Angela Brown

Backed with £10.00 On Apr 04, 2016

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Good luck. Hope you get to celebrate Christmas somehow..

Jo Matkin

Backed with £20.00 On Dec 10, 2015

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Hoping you find a way to allow you to tell the home office to go fuck themselves ;-)

Steven Hirschorn

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Fingers crossed xxx

Karen Bell

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Karen Durrant

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Hope it all works out well

Damon Oldcorn

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We know how hard the visa situation can be. Hope this helps and everything will work out for you two.

Shawn & Jana Moore

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Michelle Godfrey

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Good luck!

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