I had to hold back from calling this post “Welcome to Hell”, but I have to admit my day wasn’t quite as bad as I expected. I spent it in Croydon, queuing, waiting, hoping, stressing and finally getting my Indefinite Leave to Remain visa.
This means I’m now free to stay in the UK for as long as I’d like, and it’s up to me whether I want to get British citizenship or not in a year’s time. I probably will get it, if only for the fact that travelling around Europe will be possible without filling in those bloody Landing Cards every time and slowing down entire queues of people at airports!
I’ve had so many emails from Canadians asking about getting a visa to come to the UK, I’ll most likely build a page with information on the topic to help the legal, hard-working, educated people who want to come to this country know what to expect from a day visit to Croydon. It ain’t a fun-filled day, to say the least, but walking out of there with the necessary visa feels great!