I have known my Indonesian wife since 2009. We first met in person in August 2011 when I plucked up the courage to fly from the UK to Indonesia.
My wife met me in Jakarta and it didn’t take long for us to both realise that we felt the same about each other.
After returning from meeting Daisy in 2011, we kept in touch and skyped, chatted every day that we could.
We decided to get engaged in July 2012. The engagement went without a hitch.
It wasn’t until mid 2013 that I was checking the immigration law and saw that a minimum financial requirement had been introduced in July 2012.
After getting over the new regulation, Daisy and I decided that we would still go forward with our wedding. We married December 2013. I believe that if you love someone enough, you should marry them because life is too short and when love comes your way you grab it with both hands.
I have a rare medical condition called Dystonia, that is related to Parkinson’s disease so it really has been quite an achievement for me to manage to meet my wife in the first place.
I really hope that the immigration rules will be made more reasonable in the near future because it has cause a lot of unnecessary pain and suffering for many families.
Returning from my wedding in December 2013, not knowing when I could permanently live with my wife, due to the financial requirement has caused alot on anxiety and depression for me.