Pregnant Indian Woman Denied Entry To UK As Her English Was ‘Too Good’; She Is Now Banned From Joining Scottish Husband

They said her nationality is not of a majority English speaking country

A pregnant woman from Shillong has been denied entry to the United Kingdom to join her husband and the reason for the refusal of visa is surprisingly her ‘too good’ English language skills.

Alexandria Rintoul, aged 22, received a shock to learn of visa denial despite clearing a higher level English test that is the requirement.

The young woman had hoped to move to Scotland and settle in the new house with husband Bobby Rintoul, 33, to celebrate their first Christmas as a married couple before she gives birth to their child next year.



The exam cleared by Alexandria for visa approval after completing a degree in English would have allowed her to get admission in any of the top university in the country

But now she fears that before the immigration process is sorted out she will be too pregnant from travelling or even had given birth by then.

Alexandria husband Bobby told that it was dream that now has been away from them over trivial issue. For immigration purposes, one has to pass IELTS but Alexandria has cleared a more advanced one.

Expressing displeasure over reply from Home Office, Alexandria wrote that the official were not satisfied that her nationality (Indian) is that of a majority English speaking country, adding that the letter “degraded me as an Indian my post-colonial mind will not be at peace until they promise to never put that in a letter ever again.”



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