Home Office: 2 years to stamp a passport!
The UK Home Office have had my passport for 3 years, which I feel is affecting my human rights. Please find details of my situation outlined below. I was born in the US in October 1982; therefore I am an American Citizen. My mother is British; my father is an American, retired from the USAF. Both of my parents live in the UK. I moved to the UK in July 1983 and have lived here continuously since this date. I am employed in the UK; I work with young people who are excluded from mainstream schools, helping them to access education, training and employment opportunities. Therefore I pay tax and national insurance contributions. I live with my British partner of 8 years; we own our home, although my name cannot be put onto the mortgage agreement as I have no identity documents. I applied to the Home Office for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK on the basis of UK ancestry in November 2004; my application was denied because I am not a Commonwealth citizen. I then applied for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK on the basis of long residency in August 2005. This application is STILL PENDING. The Home Office has been in possession of my birth certificate and passport since November 2004, meaning that I am not able to engage in any activity requiring proof of identity (e.g. go on holiday, visit relatives, apply for provisional driving licence, be on mortgage agreement). Please sign below if you agree that the time it is taking for the Home Office to deal with my application is unacceptable, hopefully if I get enough signatures this will help to speed up my application so that my life can move forward. Thank You, Micah