Emilie Larter

“British Teacher Forced to Relocate 4,000 Miles to Uganda Due to Migration Clampdown”

Emilie Larter, a 31-year-old British teacher, and her adopted son, Adam, 9, are among the approximately 60,000 families impacted by recent visa law changes, prompting their move to Uganda.

Emilie initially met Adam during a 2014 gap year spent caring for orphans in Uganda. Upon returning in 2016 to pursue adoption plans, she also connected with her partner, Josh Waiswa, 35, a hospital security guard and foster dad to three other children – George, 9, Tallie, 7, and James, 5.

Intent on adopting and co-parenting all the children, Emilie brought Adam back to the UK in 2021 to expedite the visa process, leaving Josh and the other children behind.

However, on December 4, the minimum income requirement for a spouse or family visa surged from £18,600 to £38,700, with further increases expected for child dependents. Lawyers have informed Emilie that she may need to earn £70,000 to reunite her family in the UK.

Heartbroken by the situation, Emilie, residing in Leigh Sinton, Worcs, is flying to Uganda with Adam this week, expressing her concern that they may never be able to afford to return. The Home Office responded, stating that anyone bringing dependants to the UK must demonstrate the financial capability to support them.

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