This sounds familiar.

I’m just gonna leave this link here. I’m not in the space to discuss further now, but trust me when I say that details will come in the future. In the meantime, check out the following link because I know this story all too well. Please take this as a cautionary tale, and comment if you feel so moved.

Australian therapist given just a few days to leave Britain >>> http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/fury-at-border-agency-over-case-of-the-australian-nhs-therapist-given-just-a-few-days-to-leave-britain-8935743.html

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19 comments

  1. Nicky · November 14, 2013

    I think that’s a rough deal for her but why didn’t she deal with this in 2011 when the visa was up? Is there some loop-hole that allowed her to stay and work without the visa being renewed why the issuing body “deliberated”? If there is and that’s what worked for her, why is she being unceremoniously deported now? Two years for a response then 28 days to get out doesn’t add up; I can see why she’s so upset. I’d be.

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    • Spinster · November 15, 2013

      I see what you mean. But immigration over there, let me tell you… 😐

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      • Nicky · November 17, 2013

        It seems so. I can see why she’s fighting full force. I’m lost at the point where they don’t respond to her but continue to allow her to work, pay her then give her the boot after they took two years to respond.

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        • Spinster · November 20, 2013

          That’s how they want it – the more lost/confused, the better.

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          • Nicky · November 20, 2013

            God help all of you who had to navigate that. (((hugs)))

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            • Spinster · November 20, 2013

              Bless. Thank you.

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  2. Wanderlust23 · November 15, 2013

    The UKBA is utter bs. You know it, I know it and anyone who has been subject to their incompetency knows it. Hope you are taking the time you need to sort things out in your mind and how you want to move forward.

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    • Spinster · November 15, 2013

      Absolutely, it sure is. And thank you; I’ll speak to you behind the scenes.

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  3. philosophermouseofthehedge · November 15, 2013

    Headed over to read. Been wondering how it’s going for you.

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    • Spinster · November 15, 2013

      Thank you for keeping me in your thoughts. I’ll have another post next week to answer that.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge · November 15, 2013

      Disturbing it’s such an educated Aussie who’s contributed so much during all those years…yet others allowed to stay….
      Truly the inmates are running things – everywhere.
      Crushed hopes for sure

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      • Spinster · November 15, 2013

        And unfortunately, this isn’t uncommon. I wish this lady well, too.

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  4. QuaintrelleNoire · November 17, 2013

    I don’t know anything about the immigration bureaucracy in the UK, but if that’s how they treat educated expatriates who come over to work that are “wanted”, I can’t imagine how they deal with “unwanted” immigrants.

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  5. QuaintrelleNoire · November 17, 2013

    If that’s how they treat the people they want to emigrate to the UK, I can’t imagine what they do to unwanted immigrants.

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    • Spinster · November 20, 2013

      You’d be surprised (or maybe not).

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