Reuniting families affected by UK spouse visa rules

Resources for the Backbench Debate on the MIR increase

In conjunction with the Backbench Debate on the Increase to the MIR which will be held on the 23rd of April we have collected here on this page a series of resources that MPs and the public could use to illustrate the various issues caused by the policy.

We are very grateful to Paul Blomfield MP for putting forward the debate and we hope it will be yet another opportunity for parliamentarians and the public at large to hear about the impacts of the policy, of the lives on hold, the sacrifices and the mental health crisis caused by such a cruel policy.

We will keep adding resources ahead of the debate on the 23rd of April.

Policy documents and other evidence

External Resources

Mental Health Impact of the Rules

Love in Limbo: our families' stories

Our #LoveInLimbo campaign, in collaboration with IMIX, highlights the personal stories of those affected by this increase and navigating UK’s complex immigration system.

Through a series of heartfelt videos, families and couples impacted by the spouse visa restrictions share their love stories and struggles in our #LoveInLimbo campaign.

These are their stories:

Alex and Martyn

Ayesha and Jack

Paula and Adriano

Stuart and Rahfee

Rina and Ben

Sarah and Matteo

Kept Apart: E-Book on Families and Couples separated by UK immigration system