Scared of my future/brexit.

  • Just to say i talked to my parents and it is all under control. I will get back to you guys when its all sorted..............
    Hello I lived here for about 30 odd years and i have been schooled here and never broken the law.
    I was born in south Africa in 1987 and moved to the uk, my mum and dad are Belgium and we moved from Africa due to my dads job. I myself never really worked and I claimed jobseekers and dla at around 2012. 
    I was to have a paper claiming if i wanted to keep my Belgium passport but I never had it and my passport was revoked. 
    Only started saving recently to become British as to stay in the country. I am getting my papers sorted and then i can get a British passport but im scared if they say i cant become british and then deport me as i never really worked here.
    Everyone tells me not to worry but i just dont feel safe. I understand why people voted for brexit but i dont want to move as i will live in poverty and wont be safe in Africa. I have nothing there.
    My mum and dad worked in the uk for most my life and they are applying for British passport and what not. 
    I am not very good at saving and I have asked if I could have a loan on moneysavingexpert.com but they were pretty rude.
    I feel so bad im not sure if I deserve this at all, am a bad person? Will i get kicked out?
    Could you give me any advice?
    I did try to contact NAS but it said it was blocked not sure why as i have not used that email in years
    Kind regards.
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  • I have asked my mum just now on skype but she doesn't know what to say, I showed her this thread. I know that my staff are not scamming me but you are right this a bit much to ask since I would say I'm a british and have a right to stay.

    Did you ask your mom if you have citizenship. She can either say yes or no. That's the question you need to ask.

    I been told it should cost around £1500 and the solicitor did not charge all the hours which my dad said bullshit and I would have to agree. I can't remember completely but he charged for 300 of pounds an hour, something like that.

    The average fee for a solicitor is £100 per hour for a Junior, and £200 for a Senior, maybe nearer £300 per hour in Central London. That's for a case that is usually a criminal case. An immigration case is usually charged as a set fee. If it is as you say it's unusual to be charged a set fee, and then an additional rate. I also find it a bit puzzling that they could charge so much money, and not be able to clarify anything to you.

    Solicitor also helps woman that owns the company that the support workers work for. 

    Can I ask who suggested that you see the solicitor? Also who is suggesting that you take loans? I'd just like to find out.

    This is for the citizenship and it does not cover a passport. 

    Once you are a citizen, a passport is just a thing that you use to travel with or use as identification.

    Also I must add I went to my Belguim embassy in London and they said my passport is void and I need to apply for a citizenship but he did not do much research as he did not know that my parents worked in uk, if they did not he said I have no chance to become british.

    In the time being, for your own piece of mind. Get a Belgian passport, just as a piece of ID. It doesn't cost £2500. It's only £70. You are fine to stay here, the law hasn't changed and might not. You should have told the guy at the embassy that your parents work here. If your passport is void you would have been deported by now.

    You have some sort of legal status to be here.

    You have a NI number.

    You are claiming DLA/PIP.

    You have some form of legal status to be here. I'm just trying to find out what it is so I can explain it to you.

    I have been told that I was born when Africa was not in the british commonwealth and that's why it's more difficult. 

    Yes, South Africa did leave the Commonwealth for a while. That doesn't matter because at some stage you became a Belgian citizen, because you had a Beigian passport. This means regardless of being born in South Africa, YOU ARE NOT A SOUTH AFRICAN CITIZEN. You have also been issued a NI number, this means you have the right to work, study, and have tax status in the UK. You are also claiming DLA/PIP, this means that you are allowed to be here. Also the fact that your Belgian passport is void means that you have some sort of legal status to be here. Visa's are usually revoked when a passport expires. Since you are claiming DLA and have a valid NI number, you have some right to be here.

    You are either an EU or UK citizen. Your country of birth is totally irrelevant at this point. You aren't going to be deported to SA.

    Can you Skype your dad and find out anything? Also can you tell me who is suggesting that you need to apply for citizenship, and who is asking you to apply for loans?

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