本帖最后由 johhn 于 2013-8-20 17:19 编辑
You can bring your adopted child to the UK if you can show that they:
were adopted when both parents lived together abroad or when either parent was settled in the UK; and
have the same rights as any of your other children; and
were adopted because their original parents could not care for them, and there has been a genuine transfer of parental responsibility;
have broken all ties with their original family; and
were not adopted just to make it easier to enter the UK.
其中最后一条感觉好像97年被取消的曾被用来有效限制结婚移民的primary purpose rule
(b) The Primary Purpose Rule
Between 1983 and 1997 the "Primary Purpose Rule" imposed a requirement that the applicant should show "that the marriage was not entered into primarily to obtain admission to the United Kingdom
". This was a major ground for refusing applications and dismissing appeals against refusal but it was controversial because it required the applicant to prove a negative. In 1997, shortly after the general election of that year, the rule was abolished.