Love late in life

Danielle Cohen
By Danielle Cohen Immigration Law Solicitor Linkedin
Danielle Cohen has over 20 years of experience as a lawyer and a reputation for offering professional, honest and expert advice.
26 April 2019

We have been instructed by a Chilean national. The applicant and her partner met initially in 1951 in Chile but did not see each other again.  Each one of them married other people and they met and fell in love again in 2011.  The British national’s former wife died and the applicant’s marriage was annulled.  After January 2013 they cohabited both in Chile and in the UK and we helped the applicant to obtain an entry clearance as the spouse of a British citizen.  The challenge in this case was to demonstrate that the applicant and her partner intend to live together permanently in the UK, given that they travelled extensively together and have spent their lives together in various countries.  The spouse visa application has been successful twice, once as an entry clearance application and the second time as an extension of the initial leave.  This case is particularly close to our hearts because it is a story of two individuals who met each other, and re-met each other later on in life.