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.

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.