Next instalment of the Meh Family Soap Opera...
Got a text from MummyMeh which read "Please answer phone need to speak now!" so I dutifully did as it sounded like someone had maybe died.
Good news: no one died.
Bad news: Mum's husband's British citizenship application was refused.
I'm not an immigration lawyer (hence why I'm posting here!) but I always thought that after 5 years of marriage you applied for indefinite leave to remain, not citizenship. Maybe that comes after? Anywho, when newdaddy came over his visa stated indefinite leave to enter so I figure that's why they went for citizenship? But apparently he received a letter saying that was wrong and he's been getting new visas since then in the usual way so I'm thinking that's why his application was rejected?
Anywho, he is very sad and seeming not to understand why. And is also £1300 worse off. To top it off the home office pointed out that his visa has expired since his application so he needs to sort that tout suite.
So I guess my questions are...
1. Would an indefinite leave to enter ever be granted to someone coming in on a fiancé/spouse visa? I.e. could the home office have spazzed up?
2. Does he need to apply to extend his visa again or can he apply for indefinite leave to remain instead?
3. Is he going to leave my mother as soon as his ILR come through?
Meh. (general meh, not a signing off)