Allow baby Julian's dad in the country

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Today we received the heartbreaking news that Didin’s spouse visa for the UK has been refused.

This visa was to allow Didin to work and live with Julian and I in the UK.

Our son Julian who is 10 months old is described as medically complex. He was born with one kidney, bladder and bowel problems, high blood pressure and anaemia. He spent the first month of his life in neonatal intensive care. Since one day old he has lived with a colostomy and a suprapubic catheter. He has been through 5 surgeries in his small life and faces another major operation next month. He takes medicine 8 times a day to stay healthy and attends hospital appointments weekly. His medical needs require 2 adults to bathe him and change him. Didin was Julian’s main carer as I had to return to work.

We made the decision to return to Indonesia in January as Didin’s visa had expired. We applied for his spouse visa on February 28th and have been waiting until now to receive this news.

We met all the requirements of the visa route we went down. We provided the home office with all our financial details, numerous medical letters stating it is in Julian’s best interest to remain in the UK and supporting letters from my family.

-this visa cost over £3500 ( money which we will never get back)
-the appeal will cost us over £1000

The reason for the refusal is a miscalculation of our financial evidence from the entry clearance officer. The refusal also states that we have no exceptional circumstances in which the refusal would have harsh consequences on a child.

Unfortunately there is no way for me to call and ask them to add their sums up again. I now have to lodge an appeal and wait 12-18 months to get a response. Julian and I will have to go through his major surgery without his dad to support us.

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