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 […]

Following Up on the #MMCase

Okay, it has been much delayed, I know. I’ve been wrapped up in my own little world, it seems, for some time now and I missed the news that had been announced… well back in April. In my defence, it isn’t an actual ruling by the supreme court, so – as with a lot of […]

#MMCase Caution

Disclaimer: I am an armchair critic who did not even attend the hearing of the MM case in the Supreme Court. Going off of what we learned from the Court of Appeal’s ruling, I am not hedging any bets either way with how things are going to go. Judges are a special brand of people […]

Court of Appeal Rules on MM -v- Secretary of State

I’ll forgo the news articles, everyone has probably seen them anyway. Britcits and Freemovement (to name my favourite blogs for such things – as if you haven’t guessed as much…) have more detailed summaries of the event and those who are interested can likely find the bulk of my sources on Twitter through the #MMcase hashtag. […]

Renting – What to Expect in the UK (Part 6)

written 20/2/14 From how random strangers react to any potential sign of someone or something possibly causing an inconvenience (see: inevitably step in and advise against the actions), the impression I get is that patience is not something that is dispensed without a certain amount of cat-herding in the UK. This may also go a […]

Name-Shame Produces Results… Kind of.

I find it suspect that every time I’ve named and shamed my MP, within one week he dignifies us with a response. Leaving me to conclude that the fellow google-searches his own name (which, when you think about it, is probably a rather intelligent thing to do, as it lets you know who’s talking smack). […]

Hoop Jumping

As promised, I would let you guys know how in my previous post, how things are going and what I’ve learned from this experience. Thus far, I am left to conclude that calling the information number was only useful in the fact that they told me that I would have to write back to the […]

Failure is Guaranteed When EMOs are Required to Be Accountants

On Saturday, we received this letter in the mail from the Home Office PEO where we submitted my application. The letter was dated the 24th of October. Just judging from the fact that it tells us we have until the “04nd of November” of this year to send any additional supporting documentation, I’ll go out […]

When an Update isn’t an Update

Right, so I’m unimpressed, but I’m not surprised either. Turns out that number I was told to call is for CROYDON (Seriously? If Croydon has access to my information, why doesn’t Solihull where I applied? Why do I have to call long-distance to CROYDON… ‘hats), so if anyone who has an outstanding UKBA PEO Application […]

Three Months on and We Still Don’t Know

After the House of Commons Debate on Spousal VISAs yesterday, where our Minister of Parliament didn’t even show up (I’m looking at you despite the fact that we wrote him an e-mail ahead of time, where “back-benchers” were basically told by one Mark Harper ( that the system works more-or-less exactly the way that they […]