Like in the title, my wife got refused her visa application. We know each other from 1 year and we married in March 2017, we haven't done a proper wedding just a family lunch but we have several pictures together in different periods of this one year. I live in UK and I am an Albanian-Italian citizen, she is Albanian and lives currently in Italy with my family where she got already an Italian family permit, I have been seeing her several time for short periods every 2-3 months.

Any suggestions of what I have to do next should I re-apply or just send them an appeal ?

Here is the letter as well

Refusal letter

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    Are you legally married according to Albanian law? If so, you should be able to get an Albanian marriage certificate. If not, how did you get the Italian one? – phoog Sep 27 '18 at 23:59

The visa refusal notice states that:

  • Your Italian marriage certificate cannot be taken as evidence because it is not the original Albanian marriage certificate, and
  • The conversation screenshot cannot be taken as evidence either

and no evidence is left.

I would re-apply with your Albanian marriage certificate (I suppose they will need a certified translation) as well as more detailed evidence of your earlier relationship.

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