142 petitions

Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to UK Parliament, home office

Lower the Minimum Income Requirement for Spousal Visa

Sign this petition to unite families in the UK!   Under the current minimum income requirement for spousal visas, people earning the living wage and working a full-time 40 hour week would be unable to meet the minimum income requirements by almost £3000 a year.  In May, there was also a debate in Parliament for RAISING the threshold to £30,000 per annum. This is above the average income of full-time workers in the UK. The government argues that the relationship should not place any burden on the taxpayer, and then, however, does not address the simple fact that the “living wage” does not even cover the real living costs of 2 individuals residing together whilst they are not on any support benefits.  On top of all this, in order to supplement your low income “living” wage, you would need to have a minimum of £16,000 in cash savings. There are an astounding number of studies which reveal that a large number of British citizens have little to no savings at all, so this is another figure which is grossly unrealistic considering the previous factors. Unfortunately, it is not so simple to just give up and find a British alternative for a partner. People in committed, longterm and loving relationships - with children - are being denied their family, their parents, due to these obscene figures, and this is a breach of their human rights. Please see this page for more information: And please sign this petition to stand up and unite families.

Tina Kingsley-Hughes
62 supporters
Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to Matteo Salvini, United Nations, Council of the European Union

Stop the prosecution of those who are saving lives in the Mediterranean Sea!

DE / EN  / FR / IT My name is Lea, I was a nurse aboard the Iuventa with captain Pia Klemp. These days she is being investigated along nine other young maritime rescuers in Italy because they have saved lives. They face 20 years in prison. If the crew were convicted, it would be the end of humanity in Europe.  I don't want to accept how volunteers have to defend themselves in court anymore, while those who are responsible for this situation will get away without punishment. It is the EU's foreclosure policy that turns the Mediterranean into a mass grave. Where help from politics is lacking, the support from civil society is particularly important to the crew. Therefore, I ask you to sign this petition in solidarity with all courageous and dedicated volunteers. More information on the case of iuventa10 and a donation opportunity for legal costs can be found here: I've been aboard rescue boats five times, treating the torture wounds of people who had just escaped from Libyan detention camps. Denying them a safe haven in Europe is not acceptable - both legally and morally. It makes me angry and sad that politics try to stop our solidarity through criminal proceedings. Because ultimately it should not be about us, but about the people on seeking refuge. They are being denied help. But we will stop that. We are more! With this petition we send an appeal to Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini to end the criminalization immediately. Huge protests across Europe have caused captain Carola Rackete to be released quickly. Our voice was heard. Together we will create a solidary Europe!

Lea & Iuventa10
409,638 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago


Getting my son back home to Australia before Christmas

My son was taken to Port Moresby in Oct 2015 and was only meant to be in country on a tourist visa. It has since expired and his father who is a PNG citizen is refusing to surrender his passport. My son is an Aboriginal Australian and only 9yrs old. He was 5 when he left. HIs father emotionally, mentally and physically abuses him if my son shows any signs of missing me and shows any signs of happiness when he speaks to me over the phone. Duncan does not send our son to school to be educated as it interferes with his own schedules with his career. He pays his nieces and nephews at the tender age of 9 & 13yrs to look after my son during the day. I have been to PNG recently to bring my son back with me to Australia but his father still refuses to surrender his passport and allow him to come with me. He always says he will bring him back to Australia but never does. He has done this to his first wife and restricted her from seeing her own daughters. He is vindictive and mainpulative on many levels and uses his power working for the Government in PNG to manipulate the situation. I am unable to receive any legal representation due to his connections in the Government.  PLEASE HELP TO BRING MY SON HOME TO AUSTRALIA. HE IS NEGLECTED AND MALNOURISHED AND IS NOT EATING AS HE IS FRETTING FOR ME.

Charmaine Backhouse
652 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Sajid Javid, home office

Help keep the Saleem family in Britain where they belong!

The Saleem family have been living in the UK for 13 years. Dumfries and Galloway is their home and where they belong, but they could now be deported due to a late visa application that wasn’t even their own fault. I’m a journalist for the local newspaper and first met Saira, their youngest daughter, at secondary school. You couldn’t meet a nicer girl. She and her family are kind, hardworking and a wonderful part of our community. This is their home as much as it is mine, and they don’t deserve to be ripped away from it. Their dad first moved from Pakistan to the UK on a work permit in 2005. Ten years later, their application for indefinite leave to remain was handed in late by their former solicitor. This single mistake now threatens to wreck their lives. When I found out I started this petition for my old school friend and loved members of our community. If we don’t take a stand, who will? Saira and her sister Fatima haven’t been to Pakistan since they moved to the UK 13 years ago. They’ve grown up in Dumfries and Galloway - to force them to move to Pakistan now would mean totally uprooting them. It would mean leaving behind their home, their friends and their community. The family just want to get on with their lives after three years of turmoil. Their father is currently unable to work due to the visa issue. Saira can’t continue with her education. The uncertainty over their futures is scary, distressing and unfair. They should be allowed to stay in Dumfries and Galloway where they belong. Please sign this petition to help the Saleem family be granted Leave to Remain in the UK

Amanda Kennedy
144,848 supporters