Salisbury dance teacher FINALLY home

Salisbury dance teacher FINALLY home

Published by The Spire FM News Team at 5:51am 8th November 2018. (Updated at 2:24pm 25th April 2019)

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Jacinta Landon, who runs Elevate Dance Company, was sent back to New Zealand last year after a mistake with her visa.

Jacinta was denied a renewal visa when her ancestry one had run out in 2017.

She was in the process of applying for a British Citizenship and accidentally missed the date for the initial resigning of her paperwork.

JC explains;

Jacinta Landon talks about her visa issues

Jacinta was then classed as an 'over stayer' and told to go back to New Zealand.

HER STORY:

Jacinta moved in with her husband in Britain back in 2006 and has been in our city for the past seven years.

She started Elevate Dance Company around five years ago, teaching just two children and now in 2018 it caters for over 200!

She's was told she couldn't apply for a visa for year and was BANNED from entering the UK until she had a new one.

Since she was sent back in August 2017, she had to wait until August 2018 to even apply for one which could have taken several months to approve.

A petition was set up to get JC home, which over 6,000 people signed - she's said she's thankful to every single person who signed it and helped her process in getting home.

Luckily, she's now returned and got a new visa in place too!

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She's now hit the ground running since she's been back, renovating the studio and organising an open day to say hello to all her students again.

Welcome back JC!

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