Brexit and residency; Dutch lady asked to prepare to leave after 24 years in the UK

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n one case, a Dutch woman, who has two British children and has lived in the country for 24 years, was not just rejected but received a letter advising her to make preparations to leave the country.

The rejection was over a technicality as she had provided a solicitor-certified copy of her passport instead of the original, but the Home Office, instead of requesting the original, issued its standard “prepare to leave” letter.

At least a dozen other EU citizens have told the Guardian they have received the same letter, including the German neuroscientist Sam Schwarzkopf and the aerospace executive Lars Graefe.

In another case, a British man fears his Dutch wife of 30 years and the mother of their children is at risk following the Brexit vote because she has not had private health insurance, which EU citizens are required to have if they are not working.

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A man born in London to German parents has been told he cannot get a British passport unless he takes a UK citizenship test because he cannot prove his mother was legally in the country when she gave birth.

Dom Wolf, 32, said he felt betrayed by the country in which he was born and has written to Theresa May in the hope she can intervene.



https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/05/man-told-to-take-citizenship-test-despite-living-entire-life-in-uk


You can hear the passport jobsworths: "Well, they're forrin, innit?"

What about poor auld Lizzie, might be asked to go back to Saxe-Coburg and reapply.....
 


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n one case, a Dutch woman, who has two British children and has lived in the country for 24 years, was not just rejected but received a letter advising her to make preparations to leave the country.

The rejection was over a technicality as she had provided a solicitor-certified copy of her passport instead of the original, but the Home Office, instead of requesting the original, issued its standard “prepare to leave” letter.

At least a dozen other EU citizens have told the Guardian they have received the same letter, including the German neuroscientist Sam Schwarzkopf and the aerospace executive Lars Graefe.

In another case, a British man fears his Dutch wife of 30 years and the mother of their children is at risk following the Brexit vote because she has not had private health insurance, which EU citizens are required to have if they are not working.

...
A man born in London to German parents has been told he cannot get a British passport unless he takes a UK citizenship test because he cannot prove his mother was legally in the country when she gave birth.

Dom Wolf, 32, said he felt betrayed by the country in which he was born and has written to Theresa May in the hope she can intervene.



https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/05/man-told-to-take-citizenship-test-despite-living-entire-life-in-uk


You can hear the passport jobsworths: "Well, they're forrin, innit?"

What about poor auld Lizzie, might be asked to go back to Saxe-Coburg and reapply.....
Oh my god. You absolute cretin! She did not provide the requisite paperwork. She got a formulaic letter because she applied for residency. Why? No explanation given. She failed to provide the paperwork require and now whines like a bay that she is not getting residency. There is a clear process for residency and she needs to follow it.
 

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n one case, a Dutch woman, who has two British children and has lived in the country for 24 years, was not just rejected but received a letter advising her to make preparations to leave the country.

The rejection was over a technicality as she had provided a solicitor-certified copy of her passport instead of the original, but the Home Office, instead of requesting the original, issued its standard “prepare to leave” letter.

At least a dozen other EU citizens have told the Guardian they have received the same letter, including the German neuroscientist Sam Schwarzkopf and the aerospace executive Lars Graefe.

In another case, a British man fears his Dutch wife of 30 years and the mother of their children is at risk following the Brexit vote because she has not had private health insurance, which EU citizens are required to have if they are not working.

...
A man born in London to German parents has been told he cannot get a British passport unless he takes a UK citizenship test because he cannot prove his mother was legally in the country when she gave birth.

Dom Wolf, 32, said he felt betrayed by the country in which he was born and has written to Theresa May in the hope she can intervene.



https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/05/man-told-to-take-citizenship-test-despite-living-entire-life-in-uk


You can hear the passport jobsworths: "Well, they're forrin, innit?"

What about poor auld Lizzie, might be asked to go back to Saxe-Coburg and reapply.....[/QUOTE

Its a lot harder to get your hands on a UK passport than you might think.

This seems to have been the issue here. Not that the Immigration Service was rounding people up for deportation in the event of BREXIT.

"Leave to remain" whether definitely or indefinitely is not now, nor has it been in the past, dependent on having a UK passport.

Get a grip on your knickers.
 

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their officials arent always up to speed :lol:

 

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n one case, a Dutch woman, who has two British children and has lived in the country for 24 years, was not just rejected but received a letter advising her to make preparations to leave the country.

The rejection was over a technicality as she had provided a solicitor-certified copy of her passport instead of the original, but the Home Office, instead of requesting the original, issued its standard “prepare to leave” letter.

At least a dozen other EU citizens have told the Guardian they have received the same letter, including the German neuroscientist Sam Schwarzkopf and the aerospace executive Lars Graefe.

In another case, a British man fears his Dutch wife of 30 years and the mother of their children is at risk following the Brexit vote because she has not had private health insurance, which EU citizens are required to have if they are not working.

...
A man born in London to German parents has been told he cannot get a British passport unless he takes a UK citizenship test because he cannot prove his mother was legally in the country when she gave birth.

Dom Wolf, 32, said he felt betrayed by the country in which he was born and has written to Theresa May in the hope she can intervene.



https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/05/man-told-to-take-citizenship-test-despite-living-entire-life-in-uk


You can hear the passport jobsworths: "Well, they're forrin, innit?"

What about poor auld Lizzie, might be asked to go back to Saxe-Coburg and reapply.....
This seems to have been the issue here. Not that the Immigration Service was rounding people up for deportation in the event of BREXIT.

"Leave to remain" whether definitely or indefinitely is not now, nor has it been in the past, dependent on having a UK passport.

Get a grip on your knickers.
 

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The optics are not good at this point in time.
Small things can get very big and ugly.
 

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The optics are not good at this point in time.
Small things can get very big and ugly.
That's what they told my mother when I was born!
 

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n one case, a Dutch woman, who has two British children and has lived in the country for 24 years, was not just rejected but received a letter advising her to make preparations to leave the country.

The rejection was over a technicality as she had provided a solicitor-certified copy of her passport instead of the original, but the Home Office, instead of requesting the original, issued its standard “prepare to leave” letter.

At least a dozen other EU citizens have told the Guardian they have received the same letter, including the German neuroscientist Sam Schwarzkopf and the aerospace executive Lars Graefe.

In another case, a British man fears his Dutch wife of 30 years and the mother of their children is at risk following the Brexit vote because she has not had private health insurance, which EU citizens are required to have if they are not working.

...
A man born in London to German parents has been told he cannot get a British passport unless he takes a UK citizenship test because he cannot prove his mother was legally in the country when she gave birth.

Dom Wolf, 32, said he felt betrayed by the country in which he was born and has written to Theresa May in the hope she can intervene.



https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/05/man-told-to-take-citizenship-test-despite-living-entire-life-in-uk


You can hear the passport jobsworths: "Well, they're forrin, innit?"

What about poor auld Lizzie, might be asked to go back to Saxe-Coburg and reapply.....


What has the Brexit decision got to do with this?
 

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Is that the one where Trevor Howard is a less than convincing Irish Priest ?
The fact that they felt the need to build a mock Irish village in Kerry ought to be fair warning.
 


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