(Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Appeal Number: HU/08055/2020
THE IMMIGRATION ACTS
Heard at Field House
Decision & Reasons Promulgated
On 2 August 2022
On 22 September 2022
UPPER TRIBUNAL JUDGE FRANCES
RAJ KUMAR GHALE
(anonymity direction not MADE)
THE ENTRY CLEARANCE OFFICER
For the Appellant: Ms R Dulay, instructed by Sam Solicitors
For the Respondent: Mr S Walker, Home Office Presenting Officer
DECISION AND REASONS
1. The appellant is a citizen of Nepal born on 13 July 1974. He appeals against the decision of First-tier Tribunal Judge C Fern, dated 25 June 2021, dismissing his appeal against the refusal of entry clearance on human rights grounds.
2. Permission was granted by Upper Tribunal Judge Kamara on 18 January 2022 on the grounds it was arguable the judge failed to assess the existence of family life at the time the sponsor left Nepal.
3. Mr Walker conceded there was a material error of law in the decision because the judge had failed to consider the existence of family life at the time the sponsor came to the UK. Ms Dulay referred me to  and submitted this was a fundamental starting point which could not be read into the decision. I am just persuaded this error is material notwithstanding .
4. Ms Dulay also submitted the judge had failed to consider the sponsor’s second witness statement in which she explained why there was no documentary evidence of financial support from 2011 to 2016. I am satisfied the three grounds of appeal disclose material errors of law.
5. Accordingly, I find the judge materially erred in law and set the decision aside. The appeal is remitted to the First-tier Tribunal to be re-heard de novo by a judge other than Judge Fern. None of the judge’s findings are preserved.
Notice of Decision
Signed Date: 2 August 2022
Upper Tribunal Judge Frances