Regulated by the OISC. Ref No. F201400926

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Immigrant Spouses Must Speak English


How fair is it that spouses of British Citizens must be able to demonstrate a level of English before being granted a visa to come to the UK? The Supreme Court  rejected a challenge brought by two female British Citizens whose husbands (from Yemen and Pakistan)  want to come to the UK to be with their husbands. The full story can be read HERE  The judges were asked to rule that the pre-entry measure was “unreasonable, disproportionate and discriminatory”. They unanimously dismissed the appeal and decided it did not infringe Article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR). The judgement can be read HERE