Botwe v Brifa [2021] EWHC 2307 (Fam) High Court (Family Division), 16 August 2021


What happens if a person receives poor professional advice in relation to their immigration application to UKVI?

This impartant of the Family Division of the High Court sets out the implications a divorce may have on the immigration status of the parties in the UK.

The recognition, or non-recognition, of divorce, affects a party’s status; this, in turn, can affect matters as diverse as nationality, immigration status, and the freedom to marry.

The issue arising in this application is whether the parties have been divorced by tribal custom in Ghana and recognised in this country?

Relevant to this question will be a consideration of where the parties were domiciled and/or habitually resident at the time of the alleged divorce.

CUSTOM AND TRADITION (IN THE CONTEXT OF MARRIAGE), FOREIGN DIVORCES, HABITUAL RESIDENCE, GHANA

If your immigration status depends on your partner and you have got divorced, you may still be able to remain in the UK after your divorce. Please call our immigration experts so that we can advise you. The number to call is 0208 672 2617or you can email reception@fadiga.co.uk or visit www.fadigaandco.com