gollywood wrote:Guys - you need to let everyone what this 'nikah nama' is - its not really an urdu 'exclusive' club here!
They are referring to a 'Marriage Certificate'
If you got married in Pakistan then you should have at least 4 Original versions of this marriage certificate, and also plenty of English translation versions.
What date did you say you got married on the application form? Did you keep a copy of the form that you sent?
yep nika nama is an islamic marriage certificate.
we gave them the original certificate in Urdu, called a "Muâ€™aqada Nika Nama, Khutbah Nikah", a "Zamanat Nama Halifah Bayan Nika Nama" which is like a guarantee that the marriage had taken place, an affidavit which basically states that we did get married, and also gave them the certificates that were translated into english.
i told them that i got married on 5th april. i have a copy of the application form which also states 5th april!! there was a section of the form that asked the applicant when he would like to travel to the uk, so we put down 14th may - so that we could travel together. maybe thats they got confused???
anyway, we have submitted the appeal to the BHC in islamabad. im incredibly worried that we've done the wrong thing. the advice we were getting from the family and friends and friends at the home office was that we should appeal - so we did, and in it we clarified exactly y we thought the visa should not have been refused.
this is so exhausting, and emotionally draining.