Help to raise money for a spousal visa

I am currently  trying to raise money to get my mother a visa  so that she can join myself and my father in the United Kingdom. My father aged 67 has attempted 2 spousal visa applications and a visitor's visa in the previous 4 years. They have all been turned down because of either financial reasons, the fact that my father was not in England at the time or the fact that even when he was working, he could not prove that he would be earning the salary for the next five years even though he was over the pension age. Since the last application process my father's health has deteriorated, and he has previously been in hospital for +- five and a half months. He has had a major stomach operation removing half of his stomach, brain injury resulting in him being unable to make his own choices and aphasia and signs of stomach cancer. Since my father's brain injury, unfortunately, he cannot work and will have to have carers supplied by Cambridge council.  

My mother's health has also deteriorated due to the stress of not being with her husband during these troubling times and then again during the covid-19 worldwide pandemic. She has developed Type 1 diabetes which is now being controlled by insulin. She has high blood pressure as well as arthritis which is resulting in her struggling with daily tasks. 

I am a full time carer that works 45-hour contract salary position in Cambridge. Her coming to the UK will also result in giving my dad the support and then decreasing in the number of hours that my dad would need Cambridge council carers to keep him company.   

As the only person in my family that is earning a salary and with my father's government pension and housing benefits. I am struggling to financially support two different households, one privately rented in Cambridge and a bungalow in South Africa. I already pay for all my mother's health needs and therefore would be able to continue paying for my mother's medication in the UK.  The NHS and NI fee has increased and therefore I have only paid half. 

 As he has attendance allowance he will not be required to fulfil the financial obligation of the 18 600 pounds per year.

This money raised will pay for the TB test including transportation to Durban, the English test that she will need to  redo as it expires after 2 years, the visa application fee, half of the NHS health surcharge and the flight to the UK when the visa is acquired.  I am currently working with Breytenbach's lawyers to help with the application.

This has been an extremely hard and stressful process for my family and I am exceptionally grateful to anyone that can help me with getting my mother to the UK to be with her husband and daughter.




  • Anonymous 
    • £100 
    • 5 d
  • Brian Harper 
    • £40 
    • 5 d
  • Ellie Mills  
    • £20 
    • 5 d


Laura Strachan 
Cambridge, East of England, United Kingdom
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