I'm looking for some general guidance on my wife's visa application.
I'm a British national who has been living in Pakistan for the past 3 years. I got married over 4 years ago to my wife, who is a Pakistani national. We had our first child in January of this year. I applied for my child's right of abode and that application was successful; the child has the right to enter and live in the UK as her father is a national.
Now my father is elderly and ill but would like to see his granddaughter. I have obtained a letter from the GP confirming he can't travel to Pakistan. I would like to apply for a 1 month visit visa for my wife. She has savings in her account and my brother has also sponsored her. So, proof of funding is not an issue.
The only issue I see is that they may reject the application of the grounds that she may not return after her visa expires, as me and the child are British. But, we are only planning on staying for 1 month and have no intentions of making the UK our permanent home for the time being. If I wanted to move my family to the UK, I would apply for a spouse visa and move over there.
Any idea on how the ECO would view this application? Am I likely to be rejected? How can I prove she will come back? Also, we made a visit for 8 days to Dubai on a family vacation.