Bloody immigration laws is what I am saying! UK immigration laws are not only strict but extremely confusing. Ideally it would be great if Babu could come and work in the UK for a little while – so we could spend time with each other – he would really like that too, but the reality of this I fear is almost impossible. In fact the only way I can figure that we can spend time together in this country is is to 1) for him to not work on a holiday visa, of 2) marry me, neither of these options are viable at the moment, or 3) for an employer to sponsor him for a visa.
OK, we’ll find him a job and get an employer to sponsor him right? hmmm, not that easy. for an employer to justify sponsorship of an overseas worker they must prove that they cannot fulfil the role requirement from the UK, there is also EU migrants who can fulfill these roles if UK talent is not found, so call me pessimistic, but this is looking absolutely impossible.
So how on earth do we spend some proper time together?? living in India isn’t an option for me at the moment, I still have 3 years of loan payments left to make so need to keep my job, besides, I have a really good job so couldn’t leave it without being 100% sure that was the right thing to do.
It is frustrating and extremely stressful, I am someone who likes to have a grasp on my life, that likes to make plans and know where I stand with things, and I feel this is all completely out of my control with no light at the end of the tunnel right now, and with Babu not being back this weekend like he had originally thought it’s all getting me down a bit, I miss him desperately.
Yeah, he’s not back, he will be back in October sometime but still no date, and no idea where he will be working – more stuff beyond our control.
Is it really that wrong to fall in love with someone from a different country? I know it was never going to be easy, but immigration laws just make it ten times worse, before this I had never imagined how hard this sort of thing could be.