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 […]

Cup of Apathy

Apathy: a lack of interest, enthusiasm or concern – this word decided to perch itself on my mind recently; and who could blame it? It’s basically the standard M.O. of the UK. I can’t even say it’s a new thing, because even Kate Fox observed it in her book “Watching the English.” “What do we […]

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 […]

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. […]

SAR Results – When livid doesn’t even start to cover it

I am beyond livid, and let me explain why: It’s simple really, we have been on hold since October 2013, had to resort to submitting a Subject Action Request to the Data Protection Unit of the UK Home Office (you can just add ¬£10 more to the list of expenses that’s amounted for this application…) […]