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Doctor due to qualify as GP 'saved from deportation'

From BBC - April 16, 2018

The Home Office has backed off trying to deport a Singaporean doctor who has lived in the UK years for 10 years and is five months from qualifying as a GP.

Manchester-based Dr Luke Ong, 31, said he was "cautiously optimistic" after the Home Office said it was withdrawing its legal case to deport him.

He was refused the right to remain in September because his application was 18 days late due to a mistake.

The British Medical Association (BMA) described it as "an honest oversight".

Dr Ong won an appeal but the Home Office was due to challenge this victory in a higher court which it is now withdrawing.

A Home Office spokeswoman said: "Dr Ong's case has been reviewed following further representations. The Home Office has applied to withdraw from the ongoing appeal proceedings and will reconsider his application for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)."

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