The new wife of a British lawyer is not able to bring her to join him in the UK because the Home Office rejected a visa he did not apply for.
Samir Pasha, 31, paid a total of £3,204 plus legal costs to bring his new wife Zunab Fareha Pasha, 24, to the UK.
Pasha submitted hundreds of pages of supporting evidence about his relationship, his financial circumstances and his employment to the Home Office to support the partner visa application.
The Home Office, however, rejected an application for a visit visa that Pasha did not make.
A Home Office spokesperson said: “Ms Zunab Pasha’s application was correctly handled by the Home Office as a spousal visa and was refused. However, due to an administrative error, an incorrect form was issued to Ms Pasha.
“In light of this error, we will now review the application and the fee already paid will cover this, so Ms Zunab Pasha will not have to pay again. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will contact the customer directly. In the case of Ms Rabia Pasha, we are reviewing the judge’s comments and considering our next steps.”