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by joeking1809
Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: How feasible is this : Irish citizenship ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1217

Re: How feasible is this : Irish citizenship ?

Thank you. I'm sorry that I didn't make it clear that I am asking whether the proof I described above would be sufficient : 1. DNA test between myself and my half-brother proving we share the same father 2. Birth certificate of our father naming our grandmother as his mother 3. Irish birth certific...
by joeking1809
Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: How feasible is this : Irish citizenship ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1217

Re: How feasible is this : Irish citizenship ?

Hello I was born in South Africa in 1968, and never knew my father - he split from my mother shortly after I was born and my mum returned to the UK with me when I was 3 months old. He is not named on my birth certificate. My father is/was South African, but his mother is/was Irish and his father Fr...
by joeking1809
Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: How feasible is this : Irish citizenship ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1217

How feasible is this : Irish citizenship ?

Hello I was born in South Africa in 1968, and never knew my father - he split from my mother shortly after I was born and my mum returned to the UK with me when I was 3 months old. He is not named on my birth certificate. My father is/was South African, but his mother is/was Irish and his father Fre...
by joeking1809
Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:42 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Settlement visa rejected - how can this be ?
Replies: 34
Views: 8888

Hi Kitty Thanks for your reply. The problem with those official documents may be that they are all more than 6 months old - that is, more than 4 months prior to the visa application. I can only assume that they somehow think that our relationship has ended within those 4 months, since immediately pr...
by joeking1809
Sun Jun 13, 2010 5:12 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Settlement visa rejected - how can this be ?
Replies: 34
Views: 8888

I've already submitted everything I could possibly think of with the appeal, including 1. Letter from a senior officer of the Hong Kong Police, who is a friend of mine (one of the few remaining Brits in the HK Police and ex-UK Police), with whose family we usually spend Sundays, testifying that he h...
by joeking1809
Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Settlement visa rejected - how can this be ?
Replies: 34
Views: 8888

As far as I know every UK resident who has no restriction on their stay in the UK who has children under a certain age is entitled to claim child benefit, so why should you not mention it if it strengthens your case by increasing your income? With normal spouse visas (which are for 27 month) if you...
by joeking1809
Fri May 28, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Settlement visa rejected - how can this be ?
Replies: 34
Views: 8888

Quite simple. Never felt the need for it. We discussed having a joint account before, but my wife didn't want one. She doesn't even have her an account in her own name here. We lived in Japan for 2 years and everything was in her name. She's not a native speaker of English so it's just a lot easier ...
by joeking1809
Fri May 28, 2010 11:30 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Settlement visa rejected - how can this be ?
Replies: 34
Views: 8888

My wife is a supplementary card holder on my credit card account. I can show a copy of the card itself, but unfortunately the bank does not identify which transactions are on her card and which are on mine - and her name is not shown on the statements. The bank has agreed to provide a letter saying ...
by joeking1809
Thu May 27, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Settlement visa rejected - how can this be ?
Replies: 34
Views: 8888

The fact that you are legally married and have two kids is the best evidence that your marriage subsists. I disagree. All that proves is that the marriage subsisted in the past. It doesn't prove that the marriage is currently subsisting. So how can I prove that the marriage is currently subsisting ...
by joeking1809
Thu May 27, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Settlement visa rejected - how can this be ?
Replies: 34
Views: 8888

If it's any consolation, this looks like an easy one to overturn, just think of it as the ECO hadn't had his nookie the night before and took it out on you! He'll be some spotty mummy's boy who's Dad's in the Service and he's not good enough to make the grade.... Posh bastards! Saw an ECO after our...
by joeking1809
Thu May 27, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Settlement visa rejected - how can this be ?
Replies: 34
Views: 8888

Hi Kitty, thanks for your reply. My sponsor letter was 4 pages long and gave lots of details in the manner you describe, making references to a 2-page enclosure list which was cross-referenced (for example to show the multiple identical immigration stamps). The enclosures themselves were about 50 pa...
by joeking1809
Thu May 27, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Settlement visa rejected - how can this be ?
Replies: 34
Views: 8888

What is the level of proof required here ? On the basis of the rejection letter they think that I want to bring to the UK a lady to whom I am married, and have two children with, and have lived in the same counry as, and travelled on many many occasions on the same dates as, and had family photograp...
by joeking1809
Thu May 27, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Settlement visa rejected - how can this be ?
Replies: 34
Views: 8888

The fact that you are legally married and have two kids is the best evidence that your marriage subsists. I disagree. All that proves is that the marriage subsisted in the past. It doesn't prove that the marriage is currently subsisting. So how can I prove that the marriage is currently subsisting ...
by joeking1809
Thu May 27, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Settlement visa rejected - how can this be ?
Replies: 34
Views: 8888

Hi, and thanks for your reply. In addition to being angry I am also very worried, since I don't have any other evidence ! I submitted our marriage certificate and UK birth certificates of the kids, and the only document that has both our names on it - a trust agreement under which my wife and myself...
by joeking1809
Thu May 27, 2010 7:36 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Settlement visa rejected - how can this be ?
Replies: 34
Views: 8888

Settlement visa rejected - how can this be ?

Hi. I'm feeling quite angry about this. My wife's settlement visa was rejected today. "Your sponsor states that you met in November 2002 at which time your relationship started. He states that you were living together from this time until now, in Hong Kong and Japan. You have provided little evidenc...
by joeking1809
Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:29 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Settlement visa - have money in bank, but no job
Replies: 13
Views: 2174

Thanks again.

Do we also need a report detailing the size of the rooms in the house ? Would this be unnecessary if my father wrote in the consent letter that we could have exclusive use of the entire house because they would live elsewhere for as long as it took for us to find a place of our own ?
by joeking1809
Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Settlement visa - have money in bank, but no job
Replies: 13
Views: 2174

Thanks for the information. It seems our situation would be one of a house in multiple occupation, for which the link says that separate overcrowding regulations exist. However, it does not say what those regulations are.

Am I missing something ?
by joeking1809
Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Settlement visa - have money in bank, but no job
Replies: 13
Views: 2174

Thank for your reply ! We've been living together for 8 years, but married for only 3. Does that change the ILE/ILR situation ? As for accommodation, I am also a little worried about the overcrowding problem. Basically, we would have the use of a large bedrooom to ourselves (our children are 4 year ...
by joeking1809
Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:15 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Settlement visa - have money in bank, but no job
Replies: 13
Views: 2174

Settlement visa - have money in bank, but no job

Hello I have a couple of questions. My wife will be applying for a settlement visa soon. We have been living abroad together for 8 years and we have 2 young children (who are British nationals, since I am British). I have money in the bank of approximately 250,000 pounds, and currently I have a job ...
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