Sunday, October 28, 2007

I don't know if anyone else has been adversely affected by the strikes at the Royal Mail but my new Canadian passport is hanging around formlessly in the void being played with by Schroedinger's Cat - probably languishing in a mail bag somewhere in the Edinburgh sorting office. It was sent on the 10th of October. My permission to remain in the UK runs out shortly and I need to bear said passport along with my person to the Immigration Office in Glasgow and apply for Further Leave to Remain. Something I can't do without my passport. Removal Orders and Deportation are really not my thing.

Needless to say I'm a tad anxious and desirous of your prayers for the successful arrival of this little blue booklet. All may pray - of whatever theological persuasion - making a joyful noise from the same songsheet!

Raspberry's Passport needs to be found.

V. Lord in your mercy,
R. Hear our prayer


Richard said...

Not much help for your passport, but based on what is turning up through our letterbox at the moment, the impression I get is that the Royal Mail is working normally alongside clearing the backlog. As a result anything posted now should turn up as usual, whereas anything that was caught up in the strikes is sitting around waiting for someone to get around to dealing with it.

Hopefully they'll manage to get the backlog clear before Christmas...

Not sure how the IND would take it, but could Canada House be able to issue something to confirm that they've sent your passport and confirming your identity? I'm sure it's a not uncommon situation currently with items stuck in the postal system.

Raspberry Rabbit said...

That's what I'm working on today. I had a chat with a lady at the Immigration office. I've now missed the window to make an appointment in Glasgow and will need to send them something in the mail including an acknowledgement from Canada House (which I have to organize this aft) before the 7th of November. I hate being this far from home. Problem is I don't know anybody and each time you call you end up with a different person at Immigration and have to start all over again.

I used to have refugee claimants as parishioners back in Montreal. I feel like I've joined them. There's probably a good Gospel imperative therein. It's probably good for me.