Revisiting The FLR(M)

It’s nearing that time. In October 2014, much to our surprise, our FLR(M) visa was granted, permitting me right to reside in the UK for 2.5 years. Two years have almost come and passed us by in a whirlwind of life and we’re in the process of gathering documentation for the extension. There are two […]

No Recourse to Public/Government Funds – UPDATE

It’s been long overdue, but as promised, I did some additional research on the matter of which forms of public funds are available to migrants and why. But before I get into that, I have to tip my hat in salute to a commenter going by the name of “Mike” who had this little tidbit […]

No Recourse to Public/Government Funds – What Does That Mean?

For those granted Further Leave to Remain (FLR) status in the UK, you will have discovered that you are yet to shake off that “No recourse to public funds” stuff, despite the likelihood that you will be working and paying taxes just like everyone else in the UK. All sense of unfairness aside, what is […]

Volunteering and Working in the UK (part 1)

Job hunting in the UK as an immigrant is a pain in the neck. There is no putting it nicely. I have the credentials, but companies do not want to take me on due to a lack of references located in the UK. Quite literally, I have had phone calls from agencies who have point-blank […]

So You’ve Got Your BRP… Now what?

I created and left a lot of questions unanswered (like my wild maths skills – to name one) with my last post which I hope to put to rest with this follow up. On Monday I received the BRP, meaning that – for the next 30 months (see: 2.5 years) at least – my personal fight […]

Curiouser and Curiouser…

Well, I expected a lot of things, but given how things have gone thus far, I have to admit I am immensely surprised by this one. A package arrived today (the 3rd of October) – actually two packages, but they were both directly related in the way that they couldn’t fit all the papers into […]