Return foreign spouse visa age from 21 to 18

The return to the old requirement of a foreign spouse being 18 before application of a visa. This was changed to 21 in 2008. This was done due to the problem of forced marriges and a blanket ban was put into force on all british nationals. 

  • This was removed for armed service personel only in april 2010

 

The current age in many parts of the uk for marrige is 16 (with parental permission) yet the age for for foreign spouses was increased from 18 to 21 due to forced marriges. The arguments for increasing the age show flaws and do not deal with the actual problem of forced marriges yet discriminates people of a younger age getting married.

Why is this idea important?

The return to the old requirement of a foreign spouse being 18 before application of a visa. This was changed to 21 in 2008. This was done due to the problem of forced marriges and a blanket ban was put into force on all british nationals. 

  • This was removed for armed service personel only in april 2010

 

The current age in many parts of the uk for marrige is 16 (with parental permission) yet the age for for foreign spouses was increased from 18 to 21 due to forced marriges. The arguments for increasing the age show flaws and do not deal with the actual problem of forced marriges yet discriminates people of a younger age getting married.