Bad news for our family. The extension for our visa for the UK was denied without right of appeal. Bogus reasons like saying we missed the deadline, etc, but we think its all in God’s hands. We have 10 days to let them know when we are leaving. Harsh words like ‘should you fail to leave, enforcement action will be taken against you. Further consideration can be given to your case at that stage which could result in you being served with an enforcement decision which may generate a right of appeal’.
AHHhhhhhhhhhhhh. No, we dont have an immigration lawyer and are not going to fight it. Actually, we are thankful to God that He allowed us to live in the UK for 4 years and create a stable and wonderful base for our family. We came to the UK on an ancestry visa – based on my grandfather being born in the UK. It came at a perfect time and I was able to work for Church Mission Society during that period. And the kids attended a Scottish school and built up some identity as being Scottish.
But that chapter is over now and we need to find a new country to base ourselves in. New Zealand is too far away and most of my kids have never been there. USA is also too far away to launch into Africa and Europe. What to do???
This is all very bad timing for our son Samuel who has his audition for university in Glasgow (theatre arts) in a few days and will no longer be eligible. He also is the singer for a band and will have to leave his friends.