hi - this is a sad situation.
I married and got him tier 1 - I thought he'd developed some mental health issues - trying to believe that it was that and not abuse. but here we are years later and 1 caution, 3 assault (battery) charges for domestic violence against me. Let's not argue the reality that I wish I found an escape hatch years ago.
I want to understand what the possibilities are because I need to make decisions. I've been on this forum for years but I have created a new account to further disguise my identity for my own safety.
When he submitted his first Tier 1 extension he did NOT disclose his conviction. There were issues with computers that day at premium processing and he was approved.
When he submitted his 2nd Tier 1 extension he did NOT disclose his conviction and the case worker asked why he did not disclose it and gave him an opportunity to change his application. She told him that would be a 100% refusal for ILR. They said they could not give same day response and months later he assaulted me and was found guilty of 2 counts of assault (battery - by beating). I notified the Home Office that I wished to withdraw my support of his application. And I notified via a form that our relationship was no longer subsisting. The home office contacted me for more info asking about financial contributions to caring of our child and some other details. I gave them all the info I could - no support.
The day of the hearing the police passed along a letter from the premium processing center. Of course we are not sure what it was but suspect it was a refusal letter - there was not passport included and it was sent signature required.
If he was refused it seems he will not have the right to apply for another visa including the parent of a british child. He doesn't meet the criteria. Would he be allowed an appeal of any sorts? how long could he stay? I'm asking for many reasons including that I have a restraining order. It's such a crazy situation that police, vicitm's support, a domestic violence agency and child services have all repeatedly told me to call 999 if he breaks any conditions of his restraining order. So I obviously want to be informed to make the best decisions. Feel free to send PMs - this is obviously a tricky situation to discuss in a public forum.
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