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You say your application was refused - was this an application for a workers visa under the points based system?
Have you applied for a Spouses visa?
When you received your refusal did your solicitor say that you had a right to appeal the decision to an immigration tribunal?
Right. Do you know if you are eligible for legal aid?
Firstly, you should call the Law Society tomorrow and ask for firms in your area that have a legal aid certificate for immigration matters:-
They will be able to tell you if you are eligible for legal aid and will be able to offer a more authoritative opinion based on your specific document ion of your opinion.
You have to check that you have applied for a spouses visa and not a workers visa. If you have not applied for a spouses visa then you should do.
If you have applied for a spouses visa and it has been refused then you will probably need to appeal it. You will get a fairer hearing on appeal than you would simply from the UKBA.
The issue, it seems to me, is that the UKBA are not convinced of your credibility because of you immigration history. If this is the case then you will have to argue against this suspicious on appeal and you will need an solicitor to do this best for you. THey will know what evidence to produce to counter the UKBA's reasons for refusal and possibly argue Article 8 Human RIghts Act )(right to a family and private life.. Hopefully a judge will be sympathetic and take your side.
Your position now is very unclear and you need to take specific advice on your case
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