My wife, a venezuelan national, requires a visa to enter the UK and is flying with me and our son (UK nationals) from Milan Malpensa Italy when Ryanair flights resume on 1st July.
As a family we have EU rights under Directive 2004/38/EC (Surrinder singh), as a family settled in an EU country for 2 years, to enter and settle in the UK. Since all the visa centres in italy are still closed due to covid19, we could not apply for a Surinder singh visa. We will bring an immigration Solicitors letter together with the relevant documents: marriage cert, proof of residence, work and "centre of life" proofs (all translated) to present to the immigration officer at the border. We have been advised that would be sufficient to make a decision and stamp her passport at border control.
We are concerned that: Though my son and I may be allowed to board at Milan, my wife may not be allowed, as she currently has no visa stamp in her passport. We may be separated and she may be sent back to Italy without us. (We have booked a return flight for 2 days just in case)
Does anyone know the likelihood of 1 or 2?