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#1 mamajojo

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 03:18 PM

Hi everyone,
I've read a few stories here about people who were refused entry once they landed in the UK. My question is, does this happen if you have a spouse visa? I mean if you've been given the visa, will immigration officers grill you and refuse you entry if they see fit? I'm not at this stage yet but I am just worrying about every little thing until I get my hubby in my arms.
Please share/reassure/scare me lol

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 03:28 PM

Unless something has changed since you applied (like your partner revokes his sponsorship and informs the UKBA prior to travel); or you clearly lied or used deception to get the visa, and this becomes obvious on your arrival in the UK, then you will not be denied entry.

There have been a few instances of people being detained on arrival because their partner was not with them at the time of arrival, but this was only in the case of applicants who stated on the visa application that their sponsor would be traveling with them to the UK which probably does not apply to you.

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 04:59 PM

Hi,my husband has just returned on his spouse visa and i too was worried he may have problems at the airport,not there was a reason that he would but just me thinking the worst all the time,thats what this process does to us !!!!!
Anyway he had no problem at all,he came through Heathrow and all they said was to show his medical certificate to the doctor then he was on his way.You will be fine it's just the final thing so we tend to worry but there will be no problem.

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 05:55 PM

Hi,my husband has just returned on his spouse visa and i too was worried he may have problems at the airport,not there was a reason that he would but just me thinking the worst all the time,thats what this process does to us !!!!!
Anyway he had no problem at all,he came through Heathrow and all they said was to show his medical certificate to the doctor then he was on his way.You will be fine it's just the final thing so we tend to worry but there will be no problem.


Thank you so much for taking the time to reply, you don't know how much it means to me. I'm not even nearly there yet (going through appeal) but you're right this process messes us up. I'm a paranoid wreck. Glad to know you got your hubby here, mine will hopefully coming through Heathrow eventually and I will be there waiting for him. Thanks for reply too GOL.

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 06:38 PM

Hi,you will be fine,we too had to go through the appeal process and have come through the other side but i can still remember all the ups and downs that you go through whilst going through this process,something i think i will never forget but it is a great feeling when it's over.My hubby came home on the 7th December after being away for 16 months.

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 06:45 PM

Your story gives me hope!
All the best for yours and hubby's future, may it be healthy, happy and prosperous.

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 08:28 PM

Thank you, if i can ever help just drop me a line.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 03:09 PM

I've been searching the forum to find anything on problems on arrival. My husband arrives on 23rd Feb and I wont be travelling with him but I cant help think the worst will happen at the airport like being refused entry. Some points I've noticed in the comments made before - does my husband need to have a medical certificate before he arrives from Morocco? Does it matter whether he has a one way or return ticket? I mean he is here to settle as a spouse of a UK national. His english is quite good but can he ask for a translator if they ask him any questions that he cant answer?

Is there anything I need to be aware of that I should tell my husband before he arrives at the border?

Thanks
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Posted 17 February 2010 - 03:15 PM

Just to not worry. if they think he needs a medical they will do it there, he doesn't need anything in advance. He can book a single or a return ticket, if he is asked any questions he should answer clearly and truthfully, and that is that. If he doesn't understand a question he must say so.

If you are meeting him at the airport it will be better.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 09:34 PM

Hi,

I worried myself silly about the airport - quite why, I have no idea as if the visa is agreed and you are perfectly ligitimate why could they turn you away?! However, my fiancee left Jamaica on Sunday. Where as I, when visiting get stopped, hauled to the front and bags searched each time - he said right through without any bag check. In Gatwick he was asked about me, he said I was waiting for him outside and they said to have a lovely time here. All that worry for no reason!




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