Having read for an hour this forum I am more frustrated and desperate than I was before .
I am Estonian living already 3 years in UK and I met my husband who is Moldovan over the internet in July 2006 and started active communication and fell in love. In February 2007 I went over to visit him to Moldova and he asked me to marry him. Of course I said yes. A month later I discovered that I was pregnant. We tried to get visitor visa for him then, but it was refused. We got married in my country in September and were hoping to be together when our child is born. But my husband was refused of EEA Family Permit on the 1st of November on the grounds that our marriage is not genuine, and that we didn't provide enough evidence that I will be able to support him, cause I do not have savings and was working part-time and doing some business on my own, and so on and so on . The list was 2 pages long.
So my husband couldn't be here when our baby daughter was born on the 5th of November. And it is absolutely sad and I am crying even now when I think how unfair it is.
We did appeal through IAS UK against this decision, but they say it will take time. Hopefully they will get the case to court in January.
Now I am being on my own with our daughter for a month and it is getting harder and harder and we would like to have our daddy with us. So a friend of ours suggested help of solicitor who will for a good money help as with the documents for a new application. But he said to me that in order to do that we need to withdraw the appeal against the refusal, otherwise "he is just waisting his time with us"
So, my question is - can we still go on with the appeal and at the same time make a new application for my husband?
The thing is as my husband is not working currently in Moldova and I am getting Maternity Allowance because of my 1 month old baby, our financial situation is very crap and I wouldn't like to borrow huge amount of money and pay for something we don't know that will work for sure.
I am absolutely devastated, confused and stressed thanks to UK Immigration Rules that really do not count family life as a main thing in human life
Many thanksin advance for help
Edited by Maarit, 09 December 2007 - 12:55 AM.