Heather McIver, a Canadian Family living in Scotland, was separated from her husband and stepchildren for almost three months. She had applied for the leave to remain, but her solicitor sent it a week later. That was ten months ago. When she got married to her husband in July 2017, her application got changed to a spousal one.
However, she was told to deport to her home country, Canada, on November 22nd, 2017 because the visa expired. Sadly, she had to leave her job as a teacher in Applegrove Primary School. Her husband and children stayed back in Scotland because he had his job. The couple contacted Douglas Ross, MP from Moray, Laurence Findlay, Council director of Education and Social care, Moray to fast-track her case. Both of them worked towards it, and in no time she got her visa approved. The school she worked at before getting deported is overjoyed after hearing the news.
Even after so many months of trying, the school can’t find teachers for four vacancies and had to ask proxy teachers to take the class. The school kept her position vacant for all these months hoping that she would come back. According to Heather, everything happened very quickly after Ross and Findlay took her case. She is yet to email her school informing them that she will start working from the first week of February onward. Heather earlier worked in British Columbia, then Alberta and England, before moving to Forres. After going there, she became qualified by the General Teaching Council of Scotland.
Part of the local community
Heather is one of the active members of the local community, and everyone around loves her. She is even the favorite teacher at the school. Ross contacted the UK Home Secretary to speed up her case. All ministers who were involved are pleased to know that Heather’s visa is processed and that she will be returning to Scotland very soon.