News that a talented singer will be forced to leave her home due to strict UK immigration laws is a saddening situation that has attracted the attention of the staff at Global Visas.
X-Factor finalist Gamu Nhengu was reportedly excluded from the show’s finals because of her visa troubles. She is expected to be forced to leave the UK or be deported within days.
Global Visas believes the situation is unfair, and that someone with the exceptional talent of Ms Nhengu should be eligible for a UK visa.
The Tier 5 UK Visa for Creative Workers grants a 12-month stay in the UK for creative workers and performers who are part of a UK production.
Tier 2 work permits may also be a possibility if X-Factor producers can be classified as her employers. They would then have the opportunity to sponsor her in the UK.
Unfortunately, even if Nhengu was to apply for either of the above visas, inflexible UK immigration laws mean her deportation would still go ahead regardless. Her application would then take some time to be processed before she could even consider a return to the UK.
Global Visas supports Ms Nhengu and her family in their fight to remain in the UK. We ask anyone who agrees to comment and voice their concerns about the difficulties with the UK immigration system.
It is important the UK retains its best and brightest talents, so we wish Gamu Nhengu and her family all the best.
Visit the UK immigration section of the Global Visas website to find out more. Written by our team of expert immigration consultants, the Global Visas website contains everything there is to know about immigration law.