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A friend of mind was married to an EEA in 2010 and he is permit

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A friend of mind was married to an EEA in 2010 and he is permit was granted.but later home offiices send a questionnaire to my friend. So what does that mean?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: UK Immigration Law
Expert:  Thomas replied 4 years ago.
Thanks for your question and detail you have provided.

For clarity and the avoidance of doubt, could you please respond to the following USING THE SAME NUMBERING:-
1. Where is your friend now
2. Is your friend still married to the EEA national
3. What does the questionnaire say

Kind regards.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Still in uk..still married to the EEA national.asking how they meet and if the married is genuine
Expert:  Thomas replied 4 years ago.

When did they meet?

Is the marriage genuine?

Do they live together?

Did your friend applying for a Residence Card once they travelled here? Was she granted a Residence Card?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
They meet at a friend party .and the married was genuine.yes they are living together .granted a residence card with is 5yrs permit
Expert:  Thomas replied 4 years ago.
What were the dates of marriage and meeting please?

When does the residence card expire please?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I think he married in 2009 and they meet in 2007.the permit card expire 2014
Expert:  Thomas replied 4 years ago.


Thanks for your reply.

The UKBA are tasked with policing UK borders, which includes ensuring that people who are already in the UK still have a right to remain here. In the case of a non-EEA national who is married to an EEA national their right to remain depends entirely upon their marriage.

If the marriage broke up or was not genuine then their right to remain would be curtailed. The UKBA carry out periodic random checks as well as ones based on information disclosed to them which suggests falseness or separation. This is probably one of those.

They should answer the questions as honestly as they can without volunteering too much and return the document to the UKBA. I would expect that the most that would happen would be that they would be invited for interview to make absolutely sure first hand that the marriage is genuine and that there is an emotional relationship in person which is plain to see.

They will be fine. If they intended to issue removal directions based on information that they already have then they would have done this straight away rather than send a letter.

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