Our clients were a British national and his long-term cohabiting Brazilian partner. The couple had applied to the Home Office for a partner visa but were refused a visa because the Home Office did not accept the couple could support themselves without recourse to public funds. Our clients’ income greatly exceeded that required by the Immigration Rules, but they had fallen foul of the complex rules governing the documents required for an application.
We reviewed the Home Office decision and identified errors of law in the decision. We prepared grounds and submitted an appeal to the First-Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Aslum Chamber). Working with our clients we collated evidence to support our case and briefed counsel to appear at the hearing. At the hearing, the Home Office elected not to challenge our grounds of appeal and the case was allowed on the day.
“Thank you very much, we are very happy. The Home Office conceded without even having to enter normal proceedings; this was largely due to the excellent bundle you had put together- thank you.”