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Immigration fraud, banned for 10 years, 5 years has now passed,

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Immigration fraud, banned for 10 years, 5 years has now passed, can I plead for reduction/waiver for the remainder of the term? if yes, on what basis and what is the authority

What was the nature of the fraud please? I need a bit more detail..

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

FAO Tom only

My wife had a baby in UK paid her medical bills and later brought the child to Nigeria. she then obtain a Nigeria passport for the baby to travel to UK, however on the passport she wrote that the baby's palce of birth was Lagos Nigeria.


she was denied entry to UK as a result of this, mainly because, the UK hospital did not give a birth certificate even after paying


She was banned for 10 years, although we left voluntarily which they said attract on 5 years from applying for uk visa


Are you British?

What visa would she think of applying for?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Neither of us is british


I dont know the kind of visa she would be applying for, this would depend on your lead


Thanks for your patience.

She has been issued with a ban for 10 years because the UKBA consider that in attempting to rely on a birth certificate which was in correct was a form of deception. For this they are entitled to ban for this length of time.

This means that they are entitled to refuse any application that you make. The only possibility that would have would be if you were able to instruct a solicitor based on the UK to act on the application in order to obtain a statement from your wife explaining why she entered the wrong place of birth. If it was an honest mistake then you have to make that case in her statement. Additional mitigation would also be required in the form of character references who also execute statements on her behalf confirming her good character.

I have to be honest that it will still be difficult because the UKBA would regard a child’s place of birth as not something that she would forget. If you are able to instruct a solicitor to prepare the application that you choose to make for a visa then I would say that you have a fighting chance.

I am sorry I could not have better news for you.

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