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Old 03-22-2013, 01:48 PM
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Mark to the rescue... I sure hope you can help, my friend. If ever there were a case that deserved it...

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Mel I'm so sorry to hear that I hope you can find a way to change their decision


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It is saturday 6.30 AM and i could not sleep. Living apart after marriage and waiting forever to hear something regarding our visa make me to pull my hair. Just log onto the forum to read something and when i see this post from you i was shocked.

I feel you. May god be with you.

as people suggested get a immigration lawyer asap and appeal or do whatever you can.

keep us informed.

my thoughts are with you and i will pray for you.

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Old 03-22-2013, 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by melandabdul View Post
I never thought I'd be writing this post but early this morning the email refused.
You guys have been like family to me and I wanted to let you know but right now I can't et my head around all the details other than to say that it was refused based on them not feeling our relationship was genuine.
I'm still in a sleepy haze but my love is falling apart on the other side of the world and our future is uncertain now.
What a terrible, terrible day.
This is horrible news, I remember seeing your posts and your fears about your case, and I'm sorry to hear things didn't turn out for you the way they were supposed to. I'll post more to the other topic... I'm so sorry...

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Old 03-28-2013, 07:44 AM
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Mel, i know the news is bad and you are devastated but this is the time to fight. There is an appeal system which i am sure Mark will tell you about. It is a 1 chance appeal system so i beg you to seek professional help. So have a cry over easter and then come tuesday start to fight back and hire a migration expert, i have also heard of migration advocates but not sure how they fit in to it all. My heart goes out to you and Abdul as visa rejection is everyone's fear on this site. Keep in contact so we can support you along the way. Thinking off you

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Sorry,Mel i use to enjoy reading your comments all the time. i think like others have said, you need to appeal and hopefuly you will be granted. but before you appeal again, pay attention to the following, Ghanaians hardly get refused PMV to Australia and i know a lot of people who even got theirs in just 4 months. Now, where he is living in Greece is he having a good job there, is he living there legally ? is the age between the 2 of you so wide? Do you talk often online, or on phone? these are the questions you need to consider before you appeal, may be you need to meet him again back home in Ghana and see what happens next. i wish you all the best.

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Old 03-28-2013, 11:04 AM
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That is terrible news Mel your case represents all our worst fears, that some far removed bureaucrat can make an arbitrary decision that can ruin our lives without any feedback during the process. We all tend to sit in the dark, lucky if we even hear anything from our case officers and I think most, if not all of us have a paranoid fear that we could get an email like the one you just got, saying application denied.

I really hope Mark can help you guys sort out this mess, nobody in a genuine relationship deserves to be denied, it is bad enough that we all tend to have to wait months to years for them to make a decision on our cases. I am shocked that they would make you wait over 5 months and then just say that you were denied due to feeling that your relationship wasn't genuine. I would have expected them to at least have offered you a chance to provide more relationship evidence before making that kind of a judgement!! It is criminal!!

Best of luck for your future and I wish you all the luck in the world with your appeal, as others have said it is time to fight!!! Please keep us informed of what is happening with your case, you have friends here and if there is anything we can do please let us know.


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Old 04-02-2013, 07:54 AM
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Hi All,

I thought that it was time that i write and let you know what is happening with me and Abdul. Well the visa refusal really put shocks through us both, it was not at all what we expected. I did consult with Mark and also looked at it in details myself and it looks like they treated us very poorly. From what we can tell, the decision to refuse was made back in Nov but they waited until I started to stir things up looking for an update to give us an answer now in March.
The other thing is that they treated us with prejudice and discrimination in my opinion. One for Abdul's colour and race and the other for my mental health issues. A whole lot of good supportive information was minimised or discarded and statements in the refusal document showed that they had made their mind up and were only looking for information to support that position rather than taking an holistic look at our case on merit.
Anyway it is a machine and the dye was cast and there was nothing more to do in that instance but to look at the other future options. I know what I am going to say now will be difficult for many of you to understand and flys in the face of what we have all seemed to be fighting for all of this time...but I made a decision that it was the end of the road for me and that no other options were acceptable for me so that was the end of our process and the end of the line for Abdul and I.
My reasons for doing so are personal but very much driven by my mental health and the stress and duress that this process has put me under thus far and the huge impact it has had on my well being.
I have seen my health decline significantly over the 6 months of waiting for this visa decision and I know that it has had a major impact on my quality of life and all relationships in my life.
It was an easy decision on one level as it is like asking a member of the public to perform a routine on the parallel bars that gymnasts is just not possible or within their ability to do this....but on the other hand I was walking away from something very, very important to me.
So there you have it. The beginning and the end all in the power of the hands of the german based case office in Berlin. The nail in the coffin of our relationship sealed with the tap of the keys on her keyboard and we are done.
I'm sorry I couldn't be stronger...for me, for him, for you all...but this is what it is and life doesn't always turn out how we planned...but I have faith in God and that he uses all things for his Glory and that this was not a waste on any level as one day I will call on these experiences for my benefit.
Thank you all for sharing of yourself, your lives, your loves and your hopes and dreams. I wish you all well and pray that your outcome in no way resembles mine.
Bless you all.

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Old 04-02-2013, 08:09 AM
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I am really sorry for the way things have turned out for you Mel. I hate that bureaucratic nonsense can damage peoples lives like the way it has done to you and Abdul. Wishing you both the best for your respective futures. Despite not agreeing with your decision to give up, I do understand your position of not wanting to fight the system anymore and can respect that decision, it takes it's toll on all who go through the process.


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Mel, I am so sad that things have turned out like this for you and Abdul. But of course I understand that although it was a heartbreaking decision to make, it was the right one for you because you alone know your own limits and what you're capable of enduring.

We will be fighting this, mark my words. I have had a some consultations with people who know the system and I will be posting soon about taking real action to improve the system.

Please remember that I am always here for you, and just a PM away. Perhaps it is God's plan as a detour for you right now, but it may also be His plan to make this happen for you in the future. Amazing things aren't impossible, I know that from personal experience.

Please take care of yourself.

With much love xx

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