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My wife still has her passport. It expires on the 01/08/2013. It would be very difficult for my wife to return to India on her own to get a new passport for the following reasons. I have a elderly mother aged 73 who lives with us, this issue is compounded by the fact that I alsohave a disabled brother with celebral palsy who lives with us. He needs care and attention 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Me and my wife are secondary carers for my brother since my mother with old age is not able to look after him all of the time. The most important issue, however,is that we have two young children aged 7 and 8. Our 8 year old is autistic, he needs care and attention24/7 a week. More to the point is that only through a very vigourous fixed routine and with ongoing help from the Education Authority, is that we have managed to get him into mainstream education. My wife is critical in his support structure both at home and liasing with the school he attends. If my wife is away from us then this would be most detrimental on my son's wellbeing. I would not be able to cope with my elderly mother, severely disabled brother and my disabled son. I could not replicate or implement the fixed routine which has been developed by the Education Authority and school. The only two options that I would have would be to work part time or ask for the intervention of social services to look after my kids, mum and brother. If I decided to work part time, then my income would not be enough to sponsor my wife who would be stuck in India. The intervention from social services would cause too much distress especially to my eldest son who is autistic. This would cause irreversible mental trauma to my eldest son. They would suffer because of my stupidity and ignorance of immigration regulations
Thank you very much for your advice. You have been very helpful. Thankyou Mr Reddy.