Work Permit holding Senior Carer collects her passport from her immigration adviser, Bison UK, today which now includes an Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) sticker.
Violeta came to the UK in 2003 on a tourist or visitor’s visa and after discovering there was an opportunity to obtain a Work Permit, decided to stay.
With the help of Bison UK, she was able to switch her visit visa to a Work Permit and visa whilst in the UK, an option no longer available.
Bison UK later helped her to extend her Work Permit and bring her daughter to the UK on a Dependant Visa.
Five years on, Violeta and her 18 year old Daughter, Stephanie, both passed the Life in the UK test and successfully applied for Indefinite Leave to Remain.
Her adviser, Evelie Padadac (pictured right) of Bison UK was delighted that ILR was granted for both Mother and Daughter, who was at a “critical age”.
She plans to apply for British Citizenship next year, which she hopes will still be available despite the Citizenship Bill currently going through Parliament. We wish them both good luck!
The Borders Citizenship and Immigration Bill, expected to become law later this year, will have far reaching effects on Filipino and other Work Permit holders, for instance, Senior Carers and Nurses, hoping to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) or British Citizenship.
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