I'd rather not get deported, thank you

Mark Blackman mark at blackmans.org
Mon Mar 12 17:15:36 GMT 2007

On 12 Mar 2007, at 17:05, Ovid wrote:

> So my employer is up for sale:
> http://news.independent.co.uk/business/news/article2350071.ece
> Since my work permit is tied to my employer, if they go bye-bye, I
> apparently have 28 days to find a new job or else I face deportation.
> Facts at hand:
> * The Home Office does not respond to individual queries.  Instead,
> they send a FAQ which does not contain answers to infrequently asked
> questions.
> * My new employer might be required to apply for my work permit,  
> but we
> can't tell.
> * I'm very annoyed (what's new?)
> Does anyone on this list have any information about where I can  
> turn to
> for reliable information?  Armchair lawyering and speculation don't do
> much good because my entire life gets shattered if said information is
> wrong and I rely on it.  (I'm about to contact the Citizen's Advice
> Bureau, but any other suggestions are welcome)

I'd guess they are still your "employer" in most meaningful senses
of the word. Possibly turning up in person to some Home Office site,
(Lunar House?), might get you a specific response to your query.

- Mark

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