The Surinder Singh Route closed?
I’ve seen many posts online stating that the Surinder Singh route has been closed. This is simply a misrepresentation of the current facts. The Surinder Singh route closed? Nah, not just yet.
The Home Office have tried it’s hardest to close the route for years, first implementing the centre of life ruling in 2014. They have expanded on this unlawful guidance over time, to what has been issued in November 2016.
The Surinder Singh Route is definitely open
Over the last few years and even months the route had been used by an increasing number of people. Whilst I don’t want to tell you is an easy route – because it’s not – the route is certainly still a viable option for many.
Impact of MMCase
Since the mmcase was ruled last week, many now see Singh as a viable option. Singh still had the basic requirements it always had. The Home Office are refusing many for idiotic reasons :
- You still had a UK tesco club card
- One would expect you to live there on excess of two years
- And so on lap
It is worth noting that there is a balance to be met. In any case, the home office – just like you – had to meet the burden of proof on the balance of probabilities.
Nothing in life is a cake walk.
That being said, those with children should seriously consider alternatives. There are visa rules allowing parents of children to apply outside of the rules. Surinder Singh is not the only options – and it certainly isn’t cheap to move to another country.
Separation of life in exile
All the same, you have to choose one simple point. Do you want to live with your spouse?
What is the most important thing?
Live with your spouse – regardless of the place – or be separated? Personally I’d choose a life with my wife any day of the week. Every week apart is a week too long in my opinion.
What if The Surinder Singh Route Closed whilst I’m in another country?
Shit happens. But wasn’t the move worth it? I mean, even three months together is better than nothing. You’ve managed for the three months so what is stopping you managing longer?
Is remaining in the host country such a bad idea?
Whilst we have family in the UK, is a life elsewhere really such a bad idea? I mean a house is just bricks and mortar – somewhere to live. Home is where you’re loved. Isn’t that where the man or woman you married lives?