Totally different question.
I would like to apply for Naturalisation. I came to UK from South Africa in 2001 on a Work Permit as a Teacher due to shortages here at that time, and I obtained Indefinate Leave to Remain in Oct 2005. Due to certain circumstances at this time . I then worked in the UAE on a short 2 year contract. Returning to the UK during school holidays and, long summer holidays. This contract was renewed for a further 2 years. I returned full time to teach in the UK in 2009 and am still employed as a teacher.
The problem is that I am having difficulty filling in the Naturalisation form due to so many Arabic stamps in my passport. Can't make head or tail which are exit and entry dates.
Last Thursday I went to the Border Agency in Croyden to request information on my file. Hoping to obtain a printout of dates, as I concerned about filling my application in incorrectly.
I was told two things there:
1. That no where is there any record of these dates except in my passport( stamps)
2. The section dealing with Immigration / Naturalisation has been mover to Liverpool.
but that they would also not be able to help me with these dates.
It was suggested that an immigration Solicitor , may be able to help me.
I now have a new passport as I recently had to renew my passport. My old passport contains my Infefinate Leave to Remain and the stamps for entering and exiting .
Any advice would be most welcome.