Sometimes all that matters is getting to be with your partner; the one you love. Getting a visa for your loved one is not a simple task in the UK. The Home Office charges a lot of money for applications and then look for the slightest detail to refuse them.

Brexit is clearly going to make it harder for everyone as the Government becomes more desperate to reduce numbers of immigration. Further controls for partner visa’s could be on the way when Brexit finally begins, too.

It’s almost as if “love” is not part of the plan for the UK.

The whole system can seem cruel, and you have to be ready to literally prove that your relationship is genuine. A couple might also find it difficult to meet strict financial criteria and documentary evidence requirements.

All that Brexit is going to do with EU nationals is suddenly thrown into uncertainty; some will be worried about settlement for their partners in a way they have not needed to with the freedom of movement. This is going to affect their relationships, their families, and so much more. It’s really beginning to make the UK sound like quite an unfriendly country. The very least we should be able to expect is to be with our loved ones.

If an individual is already a citizen of the UK it should not be made inordinately difficult for them to bring partner or loved one to the UK – should it?