• Sole responsibility uk immigration success despite two refusals

    Sole responsibility uk immigration success despite two refusals

  • Sole responsibility uk immigration success despite two refusals

What was the issue for our client?

Our client asked us for assistance because he wanted his daughter to stay with him in the UK. He applied for an Indefinite Leave To Enter visa on the basis that he had sole responsibility of his child who was under 18. However, his application was refused twice.

What was the argument by the Home Office?

The daughter was born in Gambia and the parents were divorced. It was agreed that the daughter was to be taken care of by our client, who left her with his mother (i.e. the paternal grandmother) when he came over to the UK in 2010. Once settled in the UK,he applied to get the daughter to join him and his new family.

Why was our client’s visa application refused?

Sole responsibility is normally very hard to prove, particularly in this type of case with the parent physically away from his child for a long period. There was very limited documentary evidence that could be provided.

The Entry Clearance Officer was not satisfied that our client had exercised the sole responsibility for upbringing his daughter for a sustained period of time.

How did we help?

We advised our client to appeal. We prepared a strong case against the Home Office which was presented before the judge.

This appeal was successful at the first instance and our client has now been contacted to provide the passport for the visa stamp.

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For expert advice and professional help with any visa matter, please contact our immigration team on 020 7404 7933 or email us at contact@ydvisas.com. You can also use the form to make an enquiry.

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