Helping Victims of Domestic Violence
Posted on 14th January 2023 at 14:26
Unfortunately, we are witnessing more and more cases of domestic violence and abuse in the UK since Covid-19 pandemic hit us. Surprisingly, the phenomenon seems to have affected immigrant spouses more.
We were contacted by a female client who married a British national and had a 4 years old daughter with him. She was waiting for her spouse visa extension application submitted nearly 1x year ago. The client instructed us that she was a victim of Domestic violence and was subjected to domestic abuse at hands of her very husband. He was jealous, controlling, manipulating, coercive, threatening and violent our client who was fearful to report it due to her unsettled immigration
status and the fact that her visa extension was reliant upon his sponsorship and subsistence of relationship with him. He used to abuse her physically, emotionally and even sexually in different ways.
Following detailed instructions and conducting legal triage, as a starter we sign posted her to local authorities including police and various support organisations for instant assistance. We then liaised with the local police, local authorities, client’s GP, NGOs supporting victims of Domestic violence and built strong documentary evidences to apply for client’s Settlement without paying Home Office application fees. The application was approved without delay and client was granted
Settlement in the UK. We then managed to withdraw her outstanding spouse visa extension application and get all fees [over £2000+] refunded to her.
She now runs a successful business and is really happy with her life with her daughter.
Contact us today at 01206 489 077 to help you with your Domestic Violence based Settlement application.
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