brightlywoven: woobie revolutionaries in a window, caption 'it is time for us all to decide who we are' (It is time)
[personal profile] brightlywoven
My Indefinite Leave to Remain document has just been delivered. So that's that. 10 years of permission to remain and no restrictions on what we can do. 

We will apply to become citizens next year, because you never know when UKIP might gain power and retrospectively strip settlement rights from nasty foreigners what the future holds, and also because we believe in being committed to the community in which you live, if you're allowed. 

I though this timely piece in the Guardian captured for me very nicely the pernicious uncertainty in the whole process (though as ever, don't read the comments). Ridiculously privileged though we are, this uncertainty has touched most of the past 7 years. I'm really going to enjoy living with the knowledge that we can keep building our little lives here. 

Date: 2014-03-07 02:23 pm (UTC)
aedh: a plushie triceratops (Default)
From: [personal profile] aedh
Yes! Massive congratulations to the pair of you.

Date: 2014-03-07 02:40 pm (UTC)
raven: Karen Gillan as Amy Pond, wearing green and red and looking up (Default)
From: [personal profile] raven
Many many congratulations, lovely you.

Date: 2014-03-07 03:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tree_and_leaf
Hurrah! I'm very happy for you both - it's a huge thing.

Date: 2014-03-07 08:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sir_guinglain
Many, many congratulations.

Date: 2014-03-07 08:30 pm (UTC)
sally_maria: (Merlin Yay)
From: [personal profile] sally_maria
That's excellent news, I'm very pleased to hear it. :-)

Date: 2014-03-10 11:14 am (UTC)
alitalf: Skiing in the 3 Valleys, France, 2008 (Default)
From: [personal profile] alitalf
Congratulations, I am sure this is well deserved, as well as being an item of concern that you can now stop worrying about.

I am not sure why rejecting the rule of the EU Commission would make this welcome result less likely, though. If it made a difference, which seems unlikely, it would be more probable that the EU Commission would oppose people such as you living here, because your point of origin is outside the EU.

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