Hi thanks for your answer. I hope its ok to get a little more clarification -
My husbands immigration is with the USA, not the UK and he did not breach his UK visa requirements. I am assuming that they ((high commision) would have looked at his history when he applied the first time. So I was not going to put anything about the US history because they havent asked for anything further back than 10 years - I dont want to open a can of worms un-necessarily. Obviously, if they do look further back than 10 years we will have to address that at that time.
I think that they only really want to know previous relationship details to see if history of "sham" marriages. This is a long standing marriage, allbeit most of the time not with physically each other, so I am not worried about them looking at this too deeply. Just the fact that he didnt state "married" the first time around.
So to confirm, you think we should bring it to their attention that we did not put "married" first time around and could we explain by saying that they had not seen each other for 14 years, separation was mutual and accrimonious (if that is correct spelling!!), did not know whereabouts or address (his solicitors did have to hire someone to look for her) and did not want the estranged wife to know of his current life (she was a slightly strange lady from what I've heard) rather than go into detail about immigration history thats well over 15 years old....as well as if app if refused, impact on our lives, etc.as you suggested.
Or just put it in and hope they dont notice.....I am assuming that they will be more intent on looking at my financials, accomodation and evidence of relationship as they have already passed him for a visit visa - I thought that they wouldnt re-look at his background too much.
Do you think under the circumstances, we should use a professional immigration lawyer for this application - I was going to do myself, but this is worrying me and we cannot afford for him to be banned -we have been living this horrendous separate life, with expensive travelling costs for the past 2.5 years and its taking its toll on both of us - emotionally and financially.
Thanks again Nikki
Thanks for your time again.