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Immigration case – UB & minor

UB, an Indian national, came to Lexfield Law Partners for help with his application to join his father, LB, in the UK. He had been resident in the UK since 1995 due to his Portuguese nationality. UB had a young daughter and had suffered a marriage breakdown, so wished to come to the UK to be with his family, but his application had been refused. He had not been shown to meet the necessary requirements for immigration.

However, due to Lexfield Law Partners’ experience and expertise in this area of law, we were able to identify the key issue that would reverse the decision in UB’s favour: UB and his daughter should be entitled to follow LB here under European Law if he satisfied the relevant definition of “family member”. As UB was an adult it was necessary to show that he was dependent on LB.  Indeed, we were able to gather and present basic but crucial evidence of UB’s dependence. He lived in a house owned by LB, he regularly sent his money for bills, daily expenses and clothes and he had no other income.

Therefore, the Court of Appeal was satisfied that UB did have rights under the relevant European Law, and that he and his daughter should be allowed to come to the UK.

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