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We met online over a year ago and i have since been to China 6 times to be with my future wife!
We got the fiancee visa rejected on the basis that she was previosly married and divorced before, BUT did not originally tell the UK border agency (consulte) at all until she was forced to admit. Divorce is a shamefull cultural issue to her famliy and friends and she is ashed of the fact she was divorced hence she didn't advise thie UK border agency of this on application. Even though i told her too! Now the visa has been rejected and a have just a few days left to appeal.

ANY HELP appreciated.
 

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We met online over a year ago and i have since been to China 6 times to be with my future wife!
We got the fiancee visa rejected on the basis that she was previosly married and divorced before, BUT did not originally tell the UK border agency (consulte) at all until she was forced to admit. Divorce is a shamefull cultural issue to her famliy and friends and she is ashed of the fact she was divorced hence she didn't advise thie UK border agency of this on application. Even though i told her too! Now the visa has been rejected and a have just a few days left to appeal.
This is a tricky situation.
By not mentioning her divorce, your fiancée has made a fraudulent application by using deception - deliberate non-disclosure of material facts.
She can appeal on the grounds of shame and cultural reasons, but I don't know if it cuts any ice, as it doesn't excuse her action. The application specifically asks if you have been married before, so the charge of deception is hard to disprove.

As it doesn't cost a lot to lodge an appeal (£80 for paper appeal), I suggest she does appeal by writing a letter setting out mitigating circumstances, that she accepts full responsibility for her action, her remorse and that cultural shame has led her to withhold material facts and there never was an intention to mislead or deceive.

If her appeal is turned down, she can make a fresh application but will have to pay the full fees again.
 

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Actually she also removed an old visa from her passport, they made a spelling mistake so crossed the visa out and put another on the opposite page. In her infinite female logic she removed the one with the "big red pen mark on and a visa stamp it" as she had a valid one on the other page. Its clear to see as she did keep the removed visa. But this counts as tampering with an official document.

These are the only 2 reason they gave.

Just not sure of the path to take as i understnad an appeal could take several months and may involve a court hearing on my side in the UK.
 

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Actually she also removed an old visa from her passport, they made a spelling mistake so crossed the visa out and put another on the opposite page. In her infinite female logic she removed the one with the "big red pen mark on and a visa stamp it" as she had a valid one on the other page. Its clear to see as she did keep the removed visa. But this counts as tampering with an official document.
Oh dear.

These are the only 2 reason they gave.
Two very serious offences.

Just not sure of the path to take as i understand an appeal could take several months and may involve a court hearing on my side in the UK.
In view of this fresh disclosure, I'd put the chance of a successful appeal close to zero. I don't know what to suggest, but she definitely needs a good lawyer who can advise her a lot better than I can. It will be a very long haul to bring her to UK to settle.
 
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