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Hello all, 

My husband's grandmother is 93 and recently took a turn for the worse. We are scheduled to have our big family wedding in October (we had the official court wedding in March) and she was expected to attend. In the past few weeks, it has been decided that she cannot come and we are very worried for her health. We just had the biometrics appointment today (woo!) 6/24. Is there any way to expedite or get an emergency AP to go and see her in the next few months? I dont believe she has any actual health issues or doctors note - her health is just failing in general due to age. I was thinking we'd just make an appointment to request one and see what they say, but would like to be as prepared as possible. Please help! Thank you! 

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You can try but unlikely to get approved without any evidences. You would not be the first one they have encountered asking for the expedite without any backups. 


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7 minutes ago, Carebear380 said:

Is there any way to expedite or get an emergency AP to go and see her in the next few months?

You can always ask for expedite.

 

8 minutes ago, Carebear380 said:

I dont believe she has any actual health issues or doctors note - her health is just failing in general due to age

That's a problem. Their question is gonna be: "How do we know you're not making this stuff up?"

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1 minute ago, USS_Voyager said:

You can always ask for expedite.

 

That's a problem. Their question is gonna be: "How do we know you're not making this stuff up?"

yeah thats kind of what I was thinking too.... what evidence can we provide except for.. she's old? lol I'm not sure we can get her to go to the doctor since its sort of pointless... 

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You can always apply for an Expedite, so really the question is what you have to support the request to make sure you get it.


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Just now, Boiler said:

You can always apply for an Expedite, so really the question is what you have to support the request to make sure you get it.

I guess maybe my questions should have been - what support will they accept in this situation? Do we need to try and have her go to the doctor? 

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9 minutes ago, Carebear380 said:

I guess maybe my questions should have been - what support will they accept in this situation? Do we need to try and have her go to the doctor? 

What will going to the doctor prove?  Yes, she's old, but she was old when you brought your husband over with the knowledge that he would have to wait for AP, like everyone else.    Having a relative who is old and slowing down at age 93 is expected, and not a legit reason for an expedite IMO.

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My understanding is that you would have to apply for emergency travel......Personally, I see no emergency..............but, then, I am not the approving authority.......good luck.


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19 hours ago, Carebear380 said:

My husband's grandmother is 93 and recently took a turn for the worse.

If her health has recently taken a "turn for the worse," she should go see a doctor and send you all her health records and a letter from the doctor explaining this "turn for the worse," and in their medical opinion, how serious this sudden change in her health really is.  Without supporting medical documentation, the chances of an expedite for AP getting approved on the basis of the grandmother's health are very low.  It's not enough to just ask for an expedite, you need hard evidence.

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On 6/24/2019 at 2:50 PM, Carebear380 said:

Hello all, 

My husband's grandmother is 93 and recently took a turn for the worse. We are scheduled to have our big family wedding in October (we had the official court wedding in March) and she was expected to attend. In the past few weeks, it has been decided that she cannot come and we are very worried for her health. We just had the biometrics appointment today (woo!) 6/24. Is there any way to expedite or get an emergency AP to go and see her in the next few months? I dont believe she has any actual health issues or doctors note - her health is just failing in general due to age. I was thinking we'd just make an appointment to request one and see what they say, but would like to be as prepared as possible. Please help! Thank you! 

How bad is "a turn for the worse"? Is she bedridden? You're going to need a doctors note stating her condition. When I got mine I had to give them a note saying my father was receiving palliative care. There is no harm in trying but most likely they are going to want to see proof. Don't forget to also bring your case number and two passport photos. 






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My Husband is in the same boat, except the minor difference is his grandmother has cancer and is "taking a turn for the worse" with that being the main cause. We have an infopass appt scheduled for Friday, but my husband is struggling to find/get supporting evidence as its his impression with the NHS they wont give out medical records to his dad/ they don't have receipts like we do in the US with their NHS systems (I may be wrong with that understanding, but that was the way he tried to explain it to me).

 

Does anyone have any input on what could be used as evidence (and even better, anyone have knowledge specific to the UK healthcare system/NHS?)

 

OP,  I can keep you updated from what we learn in this experience after Friday.

 

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1 minute ago, sam.e said:

My Husband is in the same boat, except the minor difference is his grandmother has cancer and is "taking a turn for the worse" with that being the main cause. We have an infopass appt scheduled for Friday, but my husband is struggling to find/get supporting evidence as its his impression with the NHS they wont give out medical records to his dad/ they don't have receipts like we do in the US with their NHS systems (I may be wrong with that understanding, but that was the way he tried to explain it to me).

 

Does anyone have any input on what could be used as evidence (and even better, anyone have knowledge specific to the UK healthcare system/NHS?)

 

OP,  I can keep you updated from what we learn in this experience after Friday.

 

Cancer treatment would be in a Hospital, should be possible to have the Consultant supervising care write a letter outlining the condition and prognosis


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6 minutes ago, sam.e said:

My Husband is in the same boat, except the minor difference is his grandmother has cancer and is "taking a turn for the worse" with that being the main cause. We have an infopass appt scheduled for Friday, but my husband is struggling to find/get supporting evidence as its his impression with the NHS they wont give out medical records to his dad/ they don't have receipts like we do in the US with their NHS systems (I may be wrong with that understanding, but that was the way he tried to explain it to me).

 

Does anyone have any input on what could be used as evidence (and even better, anyone have knowledge specific to the UK healthcare system/NHS?)

 

OP,  I can keep you updated from what we learn in this experience after Friday.

 

Like Boiler said you just need a consultant writing you a note, you do not need medical records. I had a note just saying my dad's name, date of birth and that he was receiving palliative care. Just FYI if your local office allow it you do not even need an info pass, you just walk in and tell them that it is an emergency. It depends on how fast your husband needs it. 






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