Destroyed Scottish family expelled Australia due to visa problems despite the fact that they have lived in the country for 10 years.
Mark Green, his wife Kelly and their daughter Rebecca moved out Prestwick, Ayrshire to the country of Oz in 2012 after qualified electrician Mark was pursued by a solar energy company that offered to sponsor his Visa.
The hardworking family has spent the last decade creating a good life for themselves in Adelaide, and is “absolutely exhausted” by the prospect of leaving the country. Recording.
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The family will be evicted on August 10 if the Australian government does not allow them to stay until they re-apply for residence.
Mark, 44, told the Daily Record: “Honestly, we don’t know if we’re coming or going at the moment.
“The stress and tension it causes in my family is indescribable.
“We are just devastated by the thought of having to leave Australia.
“This is our home, we have been here for the last 10 years.
“We really don’t want to go back to Scotland. It’s just the best way of life here. “
When the Greens first arrived down, they had a three-year visa.
They hoped to get permanent residence at the end of Mark’s contract, but the company he worked for collapsed and he had to find a new job, which means he needed to start the visa process again.
The same thing happened to him seven times.
Mark added: “I was suddenly called by a company from Australia called Great Solar and they asked me to come work in Australia to them.
“They said they would pay for everything to bring my family out. We took a chance.
“It turned out it was“ not that big solar ”and it closed for 13 months. That’s where the problems began.
“Since then it has happened to me again and again.”
The family says they have already spent about $ 150,000 to pay for a lawyer and a visa.
Mark said the forced return to Scotland would cost them another $ 60,000.
Also, if the family decides to bring their favorite pet dog, it will cost them another $ 35,000, which unfortunately Mark said he doesn’t consider possible.
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He added: “I work seven days to afford to return home in August.
“I’m really done.
“All we want to do is start living life without worrying.
“I want my daughter to go to university, but because of this situation she can’t because she is not allowed.
“She had to get a job while her friends were at university.”
18-year-old Rebecca works with her mom at a local bakery.
Kelly has worked in Vili’s local business since coming to Australia.
This was reported to the Australian news channel by her boss Mary “Current case” that she couldn’t be happier with Kelly’s work ethic and said losing her would be a serious loss for her company.
She added: “I can’t get enough retail and factory staff, and if I lose a great employee like Kelly, it will affect my business.”
The current employer, Mark High, told the TV channel that he felt the same way, saying that the Scotsman was “necessary” for his business “.
A spokesman for the Australian Department of the Interior said: “We do not comment on individual cases.”