I am a British woman married to a Turkish national. We have lived and worked together in England but are now in Turkey. It was our intention to stay one year to give my handicapped son a taste of life abroad, for various reasons we were unable to return as planned, 9 months ago as I flew home to my brother's funeral, my husband was brutally attacked and left for dead. I want to go home to England with my husband but new UK Border policy is making that impossible. I have calculated that I will need 16,000 pounds in the bank for six months plus an income of 18,600 per annum before I can apply for my husband's visa. I am 57 and my husband is 53. he has been left brain damaged and disabled by the attack. What can I do to overcome the difficulty of getting a visa?
Province/Country relating to question : Turkey
Contacting the British Embassy, without much success. Friends have started an appeal to raise money for us, and there is a petition that I hope to submit to the UK Home Office. I have a Facebook Page dedicated to this issue. My church will help with repatriation expenses to a limit but certainly not to put money in my bank for 6 motnhs plus bolster my pensions for evermore to meet the stringent financial requirements. The minimum wage in the UK at present is 12,646pa rising to 12,875pa in Oc
At the moment he is receiving no medical care whatsoever, and if that were to be the casxe back in England, then He's be no worse off, but I would have the support of my family and friends around me. Here in Turkey I am totally isolated.
LL.B , Pg.Dip LPC, LL.M, Advocate (Civil)
Hi,At this stage, the only thing I can think of is an application for Discretionary Leave to Remain.
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