Excellent news! The appeal regarding removal directions for our client was allowed!
Our client, a national of Pakistan, married an EU national who is exercising treaty rights in the UK and has a permanent residence here. After entering the UK with an EEA family permit our client successfully obtained an EEA residence card. A year into the marriage, the wife’s sister tragically passed away in Brazil leaving behind four minor children. Deeply affected by this loss, our client and his spouse decided to adopt these children. So our client’s wife went to Brazil for around 6 months to resolve various matters regarding the adoption.
At the date his wife was returning to the UK Immigration Officers came to our client’s home and interviewed him.
- His request to postpone the interview (he was not feeling well) was ignored.
- The immigration Officers did not make any notes regarding this request.
- They did not pay attention to the fact that our client’s wife returned to the UK on the interview date and it would be useful to interview her as well before making any immigration decision.
- Moreover, Immigration Officers even made several offensive Islamophobic remarks regarding our client’s appearance.
Relying on the interview records the Home Office made removal directions for our client on the grounds that
he misused the right to reside in the UK since his EEA sponsor left the UK just one month after his arrival in the UK and has not returned since (that was wrong).
Sterling Law successfully appealed this decision pointing out that there was a specific reason for the wife’s absence (adoption). The judge allowed the appeal and found that the Home Office decision was disproportionate.
Thanks to our lawyers Jekaterina Trubina and Shakir Hussain our clients are able to continue their family life in the UK and care for the wife’s sister children after adoption.
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