Llanelli wife faces deportation

A grandfather says he's heartbroken after being told his Canadian wife of ten years faces being deported from the UK.

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Wife's visa application 'didn't meet rules'

All applications are considered on their individual merits and in line with the immigration rules. The onus is on the individual to ensure they meet the immigration rules and provide the necessary evidence to support their application.

Mrs Walters' applications were refused because she did not meet the requirements of the Immigration Rules.

– Home Office Spokesman

Married couple face split in deportation threat

Jeff and Bonnie who live near Llanelli married ten years ago. Credit: ITV News

Jeff Walters, 72, and his wife Bonnie, 62, have been together for ten years.

But the couple, who live in Tycroes near Llanelli, have been asked to prove they are a genuine married couple by providing shopping receipts from years ago.

Meanwhile the couple face separation after Bonnie's visa application was rejected for a second time.

They were married in 2003 but initially lived in Canada because she was homesick but last year the pair decided to return to the UK so Jeff could be close to his family.

Bonnie came on a six-month visa and remained with an ‘extended stay visa’ but has now been told she can't stay any longer.

The Borger Agency told ITV Wales that under the rules it is not possible to switch from a visitor to a spouse visa whilst in the UK but it was possible to apply from outside the country.

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