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"Your application for leave to remain has been refused."

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That's the first thing I read on the letter I received this morning. Unfortunately, my stay here in the UK has to come to an end.

The reason stated by the Home Office, specifically, is that I haven't been living with my girlfriend (our very own EXiku) for long enough. The letter explaining the refusal of my visa application, however, ended up being rather contradictory - so, hopefully, I'll be able to appeal it and get the visa. Otherwise, I'll have to go back to Canada and start all over again. In that case, I won't be able to re-apply for this Partners visa (or any UK visa) for another six months.

It's been a good, eventful two years. I've enjoyed my time here, along with the people I've met and opportunities I've had. I'll try for the appeal, but otherwise I'll be wrapping things up, packing my bags, and getting ready for a long trip back to where I came from.

EXiku and I have actually been engaged since May. I didn't mention this; I'd hoped to wait until the wedding, but I don't know when that might be! And this complicates, or at least confuses, this whole issue because there's not supposed to be a length of stay requirement for people in this circumstance. Unfortunately, just going out and getting married on the spot won't work now, it'd just be a bit dodgy-looking, wouldn't it?

Regardless of what happens, I'm sure I'll be able to make it through. Things might get a bit harder for a while, but I'll do what I can to come back. Between this and David Bowie's passing, this day has certainly been on the more miserable side of things.

Maybe I'll write up a list of things I learned while living in the UK...


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  1. mAc Chaos's Avatar
    Just go off the grid and become Punished Five.
  2. Five_X's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mAc Chaos
    Just go off the grid and become Punished Five.
    Such a lust for immigration...

  3. ZidanReign's Avatar
    Any bureaucracy doing things correctly, in a timely and formal manner?

    In our dreams maybe.

    Instead we get fucked over, 1st World Problems bruh.

    Sorry about the situation you've been put in, but just keep a positive look on the future, Five.
  4. Nuclear's Avatar
    Warmest congratulations on the engagement, Five! I do hope the whole immigration thing is resolved in your favor soon.
  5. Ivan The Mouse's Avatar
    Don't worry, Five. I'll pretend to not know your engagement until you announce your wedding happening. Go on. I'll forget it eventually.

    On the other news, bureaucracy strikes again, as usual.
  6. Sarn's Avatar
    Jesus that's some saddening news. I hope things get fixed for you soon enough! You guys deserve all the good of this world
    (also the engagement news is hardly surprising ahah, gratz)
  7. Hymn of Ragnarok's Avatar
    Congratulations on your engagement Five and EXiku! I hope this unfortunate setback gets resolved, but I'm sure you'll find a way to get through it!
  8. Neir's Avatar
    Wow. Both congratulations and shit fucking sucks. I... guess they cancel each other out?
  9. Imperial's Avatar
    Best of luck to you two crazy kids
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