Sorry to hear the bad news. It is obviously rushed, unless the registrar alerted the HO (which you would have felt on the day, most likely) there is no way they could have said all that. Also, unless you were in the country in breach of immigration laws, it is highly unlikely for anyone to have bothered attending your wedding, and you would have noticed anyone else apart from the registrar and your guests, wouldn't you?Samelamin wrote:The refusal came and as discussed it is due to the home office believing it was a marriage of convienience
The refusal letter states that we needed an interpreter at our wedding which is totally untrue, my wife has a great command of the english language
and the sad - or funny in this case - thing is we have a video of us at the wedding doing our vows
The letter then goes to state that there was no interaction between me and my wife at the wedding!
it feels like a template they send to all marriages they feel are fake!!
I am fuming at the amount of lies on this refusal and the funny thing is the report which indicates all this was made on the 19th of June, the day of the deadline
Which feels like a rushed job just to meet a deadline, our lawyer said to send the refusal letter first thing monday which we will do
Its crazy but here is valid proof that there is some sort of discrimination going on. They state that they were at our wedding which they werent and that me and my partner could barly understand each other which is a blatent lie!!
Definitly appealing this decision!
Anyway, the way forward is to lodge an immediate appeal, this would probably be quicker than a new application. Having said that, you COULD simultaneously apply with a covering letter and proof of you and your wife communicating in English both during and potentially after the wedding. You could then contact the complaints department and give them the tracking number so that they can locate your application quicker.
You then request PRIORITY treatment http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitec ... iew=Binary on the basis of your case being "mishandled" as there was no attempt to ascertain whether your marriage is of convenience. They could have easily asked for proof of your relationship from date of marriage till June 2012 while they were considering your application, but they didn't. You are free to mention that they based their decision on blatant lies, unsupported by evidence!
I would include yours and your wife's bank statements, any pictures, tickets to concerts, museums etc. Was that flight you were going to make booked for you both or for you alone? If for both, that's another point to make. Anyway, you get my point. If they agree to priority treatment, you will get the result quicker that way, rather than the court hearing date, judgment and then enforcement etc.
But don't give up, your 5 year time towards permanent residence is ticking from the date of your marriage and not from when they issue the card, so I would not worry TOO much about the time you are losing. Equally, you have a good chance of obtaining compensation for lost flights either if they agree to priority treatment (thus agreeing to your side of the story) or after the court decision. Either way, don't worry too much, if your relationship is genuine then they can try all they like, they really have nothing solid and they simply hope you give up.