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Thomas, Solicitor
Category: UK Immigration Law
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Experience:  BA (Hons), PgDip, Practising Solicitor
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My friend living in UK is in a pickle… need help/assistance!

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My friend living in UK is in a pickle… need help/assistance!background
•she was born in US, but has an Italian passport.
•she has been living in UK with her husband since 2008
•she has a small child (1 year old)
•she has a license to practice Occupational Therapy in UK
•she has been working in UK at this specific place since January 2015
•she is allowed to work in UK b/c of her Italian passport (EU)current situation
•when going back to UK from Christmas vacation in US, she realized that her Italian passport had expired (June 2016)
•so she had to enter country under a visitor’s VISA (as US citizen)
•she immediately got to work on reneweing Italian passport
•it has taken months but it looks like she should finally be getting it within 1-2 weeks
•so technically, during the past 4 months, she is working in UK with a visitor’s VISA 
•visitor Visa expires July 12, 2017KEY CONCERNS
•she is concerned she could suddenly any day get arrested or deported
•she confided all this to a co-worker, who reported her to supervisor, and she’s afraid she will suddenly get fired 
•she is afraid of talking to a local immigration attorney b/c she’s afraid she’s get reported and deportedI don't know what to tell her???
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: UK Immigration Law
Expert:  INC replied 6 months ago.


Do you still require a response to this question?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Still waiting, many hours later after having paid $. Yes.
Expert:  INC replied 6 months ago.


Does she have an Italian Identity Card?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
No, just an Italian passport, as far as I know. And like mentioned, the passport is expired I believe. But she should be receiving the renewed passport within the next several days.