Thanks for a speedy reply. Sorry I work so can't reply instantly.
We are not sure if he was given a ban as we had no intentions on living in the UK. Yes I would prefer for us to settle permanently in the UK, if he does have a ban what are our options? And if he hasn't what are the options?
My family are here and I have a really good job to provide for both of us if need be (even though he would like to be working).
Where do we go from here?
You've caught me out of the office for the evening I'm afraid (on my phone).
Is it okay if I answer tomorrow morningm at around 10am.
Did he pay for his ticket to fly back? Was there are hearing at which he was ordered to be deported?
10am is fine, no problems at all. I will only be able to respond in evenings as I work 9am-5pm.
I don't remember there being a hearing. However, after speaking to him on the phone this evening he said he thinks he was removed not deported, is there a difference?
He did not pay for his ticket. They allowed him on bail to stay with me until his paperwork was ready for him to return to Jamaica. He did not appeal against it as we were going to live in Jamaica.
He had to report to the local police station once a week, when his paperwork was ready he was held at the station to be sent back the following day.
Is there any options available to me? I am worried as I am so settled and don't want to move there but don't want to lose him.
Thanks for all your help so far.
Was there a hearing? DId he have to attend a tribunal/court before he left?
There are probably options, yes.
He said he was requested to be removed during his trial and he did not appeal this decision.
Hence, there was no hearing. This was for the trial of pocession of Class A drugs. This was classed as voluntary removal.
Look forward to your response.
Many thanks for your advice, I found it very useful.
He has reviewed his paperwork and was given a 5 year ban back in 2004 - which is now clearly over.
Can his previous convictions be a major problem - entering and leaving under false identity and pocession of class A drugs? Bearing in mind they at this stage are not aware of him using a false identity to return as well.
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