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Did you appeal any of the decisions in July & Dec 2019?
Did the case go to court?
How old is your mother in law?
Since the decision of Dec 2019 - has anything changed?
Are you looking to re-apply?
Does she have any medical needs?
Where is her husband?
Are there any other siblings that can look after her?
The issues raised in the previous 2 refusal letters, must be addressed in any visas that she applies for.
Even if she applies as a normal visitor - they can still refuse and go back to the previous immigration record.
Do you have copies of the refusal letters?
Who is taking care of her in the past and now?
Are you able to attach? The test of dependency is not straight forward especially if she does not have any medical conditions or is able to look after herself. Her age is also less than 65 - you must show that she is dependant on the family members and that she is not able to support herself.
Dependent parents, grandparents, children or grandchildren over 21 (of the EU national or his spouse) can qualify as long as they can prove to be financially dependant on the EU sponsor.
You may need to get a independent Expert report and submit this in support of the application to establish whether there is dependency
If you continue to rely on the same used/previous evidence - the Entry Clearance Officer can refuse again on the same grounds/basis.
This is where the new evidence - report from a independent Expert can prepare a report to demonstrate the needs and dependency required especially when it is known that parent's look after children when they are young and in many family traditions and cultures this passes to the children to look after their parents - hence dependency is passed on from one generation to the next.
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Unfortunately on Justanswer we cannot have a lawyer-client relationship. This independent expert report coupled with the continued evidence of support and previous evidence used can certainty help and establish dependency and Article 8 of the ECHR.
Of course it will be upon the Home Office to decide whether to accept or not - however if the application is refused - you need to challenge the decision and appeal. If you do not then it shows that the decision is correct and was not challenged - if you appeal it shows you disagree with the decision.
You should instruct a solicitor that can assist in instructing a expert for the preparation of the report.
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