The Home Office has overturned its decision to deny a visit visa for the father of the chief executive of the Scottish Refugee Council after the Guardian highlighted his plight, a public outcry and repeated questions in parliament. But the Home Office refused, saying it did not believe the 79-year-old would return home to Afghanistan after the ceremony. Home Office denies father visa to see son collect doctorate Read more“My mother died last year without seeing her three grandchildren because the Home Office repeatedly denied her the right to visit us in the UK,” said Zazai. The case of his father – who has been refused the right to visit three times over the past eight years – has been taken up by MPs and public figures. Only some – but not all – claims involving asylum, the revocation of refugee status or a human rights claim can be appealed.
Source: The Guardian May 22, 2019 09:51 UTC