Today – 72 days after my first application, 60 days after that horrible day in Croydon and 45 days after my second application – I was finally granted a 30-month leave to remain by the British Home Office. It was not at all like I had imagined... I didn't see the email come in. Edward … Continue reading Congratulations, it’s a visa!
WARNING: Political rant ahead. I will try and not make this a habit, but this rant was too long for Twitter and most of my Facebook friends are French-speaking Canadians with a very limited idea of what Brexit is and what it entails for foreigners living in the UK so… here I am. Yesterday morning, … Continue reading The Absurdity of Brexit
I've never been a big fan of birthdays. Having your birthday between Christmas and New Year's Eve means that most of your presents are wrapped in Christmas-themed paper and under the still-up Christmas tree, and that it's often forgotten or pass in a blur anyway. For these reasons, I have stopped celebrating my birthday the … Continue reading Worst Birthday Ever
This time last year, I had just moved to England and was barely getting settled in. My passport displayed a freshly stamped, shiny new visa sticker and I was a few days away from picking up my BRP card – giving me the right to live and work in the UK for two years. When … Continue reading Immigration Anxiety