We have considered your application under paragraph EC-P.I.I. of Appendix FM. However, you do not qualify for entry clearance under the 5-year partner route for the following reasons:
Your application does not fall for refusal on grounds Of suitability underSection S-EC ot Appendix Eligibility Under paragraph EC-P.I .1 .(d) you do not meet all of the eligibility requirements of Section E-ECP Of Appendix FM for the following reasons:
Eligibility Relationship Requirement
"You do not meet the eligibility relationship requirement Of paragraphs E-ECP.2.l. to 2.10.
- You have applied for entry clearance to join your husband,*******, who is a
British Citizen. You state that you married your sponsor on 1 March 2017 in Nigeria. You have provided a marriage certificate as evidence you have married. However Nigerian marriage certificates are easily obtained with few checks and are very difficult to verify, and therefore in isolation hold little corroborative value.
Your application contains very minimal evidence of contact between yourself and your sponsor pre- or post-marriage. You have submitted printouts of social media
communications, but most of these only show your name. The only printouts showing your sponsor's name are the ones dated February to April 2017. None of the printouts
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show your name and your sponsor's name at the same time and therefore they do not demonstrate any contact or communication between you. You have submitted a number of photographs, but the photographs showing you and your sponsor together are all taken on a single occasion (your wedding). Evidence to demonstrate the relationship may take the form of exchange of cards at important events, corroborative chat records, emails post marriage photographs. This is not an exhaustive list and there is no specified evidence that must be submitted. However what must be demonstrated is an ongoing and genuine relationship.
The above facts combined means I am therefore not satisfied your relationship with your sponsor is genuine and subsisting or that you intend to live together permanently in the UK. I therefore refuse your application under paragraph EC-P.1.1(d) of Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules. (E-ECP.2.6 & 2.10)
Eligibility Financial Requirement
You meet the eligibility financial requirement of paragraphs E-ECP.3.1. to 3.4.
Eligibility English Language Requirement
You do not meet the eligibility English language requirement of paragraphs E-ECP 4.1. to 4.2.
You are not exempt from the English language requirement under paragraph E-ECP.4.2. In addition, you are not a national of a majority English speaking country listed in paragraph GEN You state that you hold an academic qualification recognised by NARIC UK to be the equivalent to the standard of a Bachelor's or Master's degree or PhD in the UK, which was taught in English.
I note that you have submitted a letter from Naric and some documentation from the University of ******, Nigeria. However, you have not submitted the actual degree certificate which the correspondence is referring to.WE need to see the certificate to establish that the requirement has been met. I therefore refuse your application under paragraph EC-P.1.1(d) of Appendix FM Of the Immigration Rules. (E-ECP.4.l).
We have considered, under paragraphs GEN.3.1. and GEN.3.2. of Appendix FM as applicable, whether there are exceptional circumstances in your case which could or would render refusal a breach of Article 8 of the ECHR because it could or would result in unjustifiably harsh consequences for you, your partner, a relevant child or another family member. In so doing we have taken into account, under paragraph GEN.3.3. of Appendix FM, the best interests of any relevant child as a primary consideration.
However, based upon the information and/or evidence you have provided we are satisfied that the minimum income requirement is not met, and we have decided that you do not meet the financial requirement under paragraphs E-ECP.3.1. to E-ECP.3.4. of Appendix FM. We have also considered your application under paragraph GEN.3.2 of Appendix FM. We have concluded that there are no exceptional circumstances in your case which would render refusal a
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This ECO was incompetent as we clearly include Skype, Whatsapp, Rebtel, other application we use as well boarding pass, printout of ticket and the dates of our communication are visible as we capture dates but he didn't have the time to check all our application. We also included photos of us together taken at different places and wedding photos. The certificate of Naric was done and Naric won't issue certificate without degree certificate from the Universiry was which also included in the same application. I'm so very upset the fact that, The ECO doesn't have the time to go through our application and he said we meet the requirement then again he said we did not, I'm so confused right now
We are giving the right to appeal and the concern now for me, received all the documents but not everything fully such as chats, my wife degree certificate which he claimed wasn't included in the application. I do meet the requirement which I clearly included 6 months bank statement, pay slips and letter from employer
Is it possible to get an admin review if refused then reapply cause appeal will take a very long time.
Any advice will be highly appreciated