Forced marriage spouse visas

Officials have been accused of letting too many abusive marriages go unchallenged. Almost half of the 88 visa applications objected to on forced marriage grounds last year were approved. Figures obtained under Freedom of Information laws by The Times showed that the Home Office had received 175 inquiries about trying to block spouses' visas last year. Of those, 88 became full cases - with objections coming directly from victims, from third parties, and from officials who suspect a forced marriage. Source: BBC News

News category: 

Theme(s):