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Monday … the week begins again!

November 25, 2013

2013-11-23 17.09.35For the first time since I started to post daily I really am not going to make a fresh new blog post.  I really cannot think of anything that will reflect my mood.  As you know I have family in Brazil and you can imagine I don’t get to see them that often.  

It is 9 months since we visited them in Rio and we made plans then for them to come to us at Christmas and since the flights were booked I have been counting the days and making lists.  Unfortunately, due to a change in the immigration laws my son-in-law has been refused a visa. As in Saturday’s post this is not a legal requirement but does make for a comfortable entrance at border control.  His previous application has been refused twice because ‘they’ cannot be sure he will return to Brazil in January. He doesn’t feel like going through the procedure to be refused and humiliated again.   

My daughter and we too almost agree there just didn’t seem to be away around these very strident laws or feel able to ‘prove’ he will go back. Of course he wants to go back to Brazil it is his home!

He can apply again if we stand as sponsors, also if he uses my daughter’s data i.e. her return ticket and commitment to her employers in Brazil.  

This means we have to provide evidence of our salaries and financial stability.  Even then there is no guarantee that they will change their minds. So while he begins the whole application we are all with heavy hearts and little hope in the British bureaucracy.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Adilson Gomes permalink
    November 25, 2013 9:19 am

    Yes Dear….feel words to explain a dificulty situation!!!! But we are try and believe that this is possible!!!! We will try again, and again, and again!!!!!!! Fingers crosseds!!!

  2. November 28, 2013 7:31 am

    A lovely and unexpected surprise – one of Helen Banthorpe’s glass angels. Here’s thinking of you, and hoping…

    • November 28, 2013 8:20 am

      Yes I have a passion for Angels… even those of the living breathing kind!! Thanks xx

  3. December 1, 2013 11:52 am

    Reblogged this on Living, Libraries and [Dead] Languages and commented:

    I post this again as we begin advent and ask the UK Border Agency to be kind !

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