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The Embassy in Bangkok refused my Thai partner her settlement

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The Embassy in Bangkok refused my Thai partner her settlement visa to come home with me to the UK. We have a nearly 2-year-old daughter and are currently separated from each other due to the lengthy appeals process. I had to come back to the UK to work.
They have been here before on a six month holiday visa.
I guess what I really need to know is twofold. Is there any way to speed up the appeals process? Can I get them back here on another holiday visa or some sort of temporary visa while I am appealing the settlement visa decision.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 2 years ago.
Hello,
You may write a letter to the Tribunal asking them to treat the case as urgent. I would not advise that your wife applies for a visit visa in the meantime as they will think she is not a genuine visitor as she has a pending settlement visa appeal and intends to settle in the UK and may not return back to Thailand if a visit visa is issued. So, you should focus on the existing appeal and not on a new visa.
You may also write to your MP and see if your MP can intervene on your behalf and write to the Home Office and Tribunal.
Hope this helps
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