evil_grrrl666 wrote:I appreciate it would be easier to just pay up but as I mentioned, I am sick of embassies just doing whatever they want without any regard for how they are supposed to treat people.
From years of living in Asia and watching people running into issues with VFS which didn't exist before the embassies decided to outsource, I feel quite strongly about the situation. And plus I just went through a whole lot of nonsense just getting my husband a passport because of bureaucracy we couldn't fight. Call me petty but I am just angry. And it so happens that in this case the law is on my side, not theirs. And yes, you're right he doesn't NEED a visa so as far as I'm concerned it doesn't stop us from travelling if we really wanted to, he's not planning any trips by himself so it shouldn't matter how far this gets dragged out. In fact the longer they drag it out, the more it shows that they don't respect the EU directives.
Considering I'm already worked up about it all do you honestly think I'll feel better if I cave and pay up? I won't, I'll feel like a big hypocrite who once again got screwed over by those in power. I'm simply not having it.
BTW confused and unknowing? If the rest of us were this incompetent in their jobs do you think we'd still be employed? They are meant to know. They used to follow these rules until July or August this year and it was a brilliant service. They decided to ruin it.
PS. I'm not trying to be rude to anyone commenting here, I'm just annoyed at the embassy.
I agree with you! Stand for you rights! Even it will cost you little as 16 quid but still....they have to learn a lesson. If you let them go away with it, they will do it to the next person. Unfortunately I noticed that in the embassies people rather ruin people's life then help. Believe me I am fed up education my embassy but unfortunately i have no choice if I want them to do it right! Not sure why these people are not trained enough when they get the job in embassy! Yeah good money, good life, nice country, ect.....but do nothing for it seems the easy way for them!
I have similiar situation like you and I still waiting for them to come back to me with an asnwer. I had to move to Turkey to be with my husband bc the UK embassy refused to give him the EEA family permit based on not believing on our marrige!!!!! Now i wish I could just walk in to show them how happy we are and how geniue is our marrige!!!! in fact the first baby is on its way!
Go for it! Good luck and hope you will sort it out soon!