In July 2012 the UK Government made impossible changes to the adult dependent relative’s immigration routes. The new rules which are contained in Appendix FM significantly changed the criteria for this visa category to the extent that in reality, very few applicants are successful. Daily we see the hardship caused to British families who cannot sponsor relatives to come and join them in the UK, with no recourse to Public Funds.
We have been successful on an appeal which was heard before the First Tier Tribunal in Manchester in January 2019. The main point of argument was whether or not there are insurmountable obstacles to family life continuing outside the UK.
There are many reasons that an application for leave to remain in the UK may be refused under the Immigration Rules. Among these reasons include the general grounds for refusal, stipulations which affect individuals who are applying for leave under each and every category.