Marriage opportunities for people who are not legally resident in the U.K.
The UK High Court judgment of 30 April 2006 found that the Home Office had improperly barred people without status from marrying in the UK. Such a decision was found to be contrary to the Human Rights Act and deeply discriminatory.
Therefore, in view of the above High Court decision, the following couples should not be denied marriage:
– An illegal alien with an expired visa and an EEA citizen;
– a couple with Exceptional Leave to Remain
– A pregnant asylum-seeking woman and her refugee fiancé with permanent resident status
As you know, the British judicial system is precedential. This means that the UKBA must comply with High Court decisions and must consider applications from citizens in similar situations.