Waiting time 3 months for spouse visa appeals

My idea is to reduce the amount of time it takes for appealed cases to be reviewed. It takes up to 1 year for the person to be granted a visa this is too long. 3 to 6 months is more like it.

Why is this idea important?

My idea is to reduce the amount of time it takes for appealed cases to be reviewed. It takes up to 1 year for the person to be granted a visa this is too long. 3 to 6 months is more like it.

Benefits paid out abroad

Stop allowing benefits to be paid to people that are not even living in this country.

Example:

"This week, ministers admitted that more than £1million a month in child benefit is going to the families of youngsters who live in the former Soviet bloc countries. It was the first time that Labour has acknowledged that the money – funded by British taxpayers – is being paid abroad. The revelation triggered a political controversy over the fact that the Government is paying for the upbringing of children who do not live in Britain and who may never even have set foot in the country. It also underlines how our generous benefits system acts as a powerful draw for migrant workers. Moreover, this largesse is open to widespread abuse. The Trajkowski family qualify for child benefit because their father works in London as a builder and pays his taxes. Like all migrants from the eight East European countries which joined the EU in 2004, he won the right to claim state benefits after working here for a year."

Complete article can be found – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-483225/1m-child-benefit-paid-month–mothers-Poland.html

Why is this idea important?

Stop allowing benefits to be paid to people that are not even living in this country.

Example:

"This week, ministers admitted that more than £1million a month in child benefit is going to the families of youngsters who live in the former Soviet bloc countries. It was the first time that Labour has acknowledged that the money – funded by British taxpayers – is being paid abroad. The revelation triggered a political controversy over the fact that the Government is paying for the upbringing of children who do not live in Britain and who may never even have set foot in the country. It also underlines how our generous benefits system acts as a powerful draw for migrant workers. Moreover, this largesse is open to widespread abuse. The Trajkowski family qualify for child benefit because their father works in London as a builder and pays his taxes. Like all migrants from the eight East European countries which joined the EU in 2004, he won the right to claim state benefits after working here for a year."

Complete article can be found – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-483225/1m-child-benefit-paid-month–mothers-Poland.html

Remove Marriage visa law

the idea is that  couples that get married their spouse should become a citizen, my wife cant get a visa due to certain things that are uncalled for. she cant even now visit since the refusals which causing us much stress. my wife wish to come over to work and live a normal life with me, on both her applications they have made mistakes and failed to mention things and make new stuff up. i know there are sham marriages but a simple interview would see ours is not. i miss my wife dearly and the expense we have had to pay on trips and application could of been use to live happily and have gone on a honey moon. just the other day my wife was treat like a terrorist and criminal and was threated by a memeber of the staff i fort they was government officals not hired thugs.

Why is this idea important?

the idea is that  couples that get married their spouse should become a citizen, my wife cant get a visa due to certain things that are uncalled for. she cant even now visit since the refusals which causing us much stress. my wife wish to come over to work and live a normal life with me, on both her applications they have made mistakes and failed to mention things and make new stuff up. i know there are sham marriages but a simple interview would see ours is not. i miss my wife dearly and the expense we have had to pay on trips and application could of been use to live happily and have gone on a honey moon. just the other day my wife was treat like a terrorist and criminal and was threated by a memeber of the staff i fort they was government officals not hired thugs.

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.

Abolish huge visa fees for foreign spouses

After a British citizen has demonstrated that his/her marraige to a foreign spouse is not a sham there can be no justification for the huige visa fees which families must pay just to stay together. These fees inevitably run into thousands of pounds and must be paid if the foreign spouse is to remain.

While everybody understands and accepts that sham marriages must be exposed, surely a British citizen must have the right to keep his/her family together in his own coutry without incurring huge fees.

Why is this idea important?

After a British citizen has demonstrated that his/her marraige to a foreign spouse is not a sham there can be no justification for the huige visa fees which families must pay just to stay together. These fees inevitably run into thousands of pounds and must be paid if the foreign spouse is to remain.

While everybody understands and accepts that sham marriages must be exposed, surely a British citizen must have the right to keep his/her family together in his own coutry without incurring huge fees.

Spouse Citizenship

Remove the regulation where a non-EU spouse of a British Citizen, who can proove that they have been legally married for over 5 years AND can prove that they have been living together in Britain for over 5 years; still has to take a British Citizen test (that most British would fail) in order to receive UK Permanent Residency or British Citizenship.

Why is this idea important?

Remove the regulation where a non-EU spouse of a British Citizen, who can proove that they have been legally married for over 5 years AND can prove that they have been living together in Britain for over 5 years; still has to take a British Citizen test (that most British would fail) in order to receive UK Permanent Residency or British Citizenship.