For some reason our first application was rejected - even though we went through a lawyer, who said that it was one of the strongest applications she had seen. We can only think that the officer was having a bad day. I did get my visa and have lived here for a year next week, but I am definitely here for the love of a man and not the country! Maybe I just don't have the right sort of personality to settle here. Hopefully I will, now that we have a new home. Thank you for your interest. No one understands how difficult this is, unless they have experienced it.