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Draconian - Heike Langhans Updates On Visa Situation


Last year, Draconian had to cancel a few festival appearances due to singer Heike Langhans' visa issues. Heike, who is South African but lives in Sweden, has now updated on her visa status.

She posted via Facebook: "It seems that many people are confused over my situation with Draconian. Some people even going around saying I've left the band and Sweden. This couldn't be further from the truth, so please read our official channels first. Or simply ask me yourself. Feel free to share this.

"So here's the deal. I am IN Sweden and I cannot leave Sweden. My residence permit extension is being processed. Usually this would take 3-7 months, but because of the Refugee situation (and trust me it is quite the situation), the waiting time is currently 14-22 months. Yes, you read that correctly. I have to wait more than 1 year for a 2 year permit.

"The reason I cannot leave is A) I have to be here when called upon for an interview at any point and B) without the permit I have no piece of shitty paper allowing me to return after travel. And I live here. With Dan & the Cats So not being able to return would be a problem.

"I have received nothing but mixed answers from the Migration board on temporary ways to fix this and most of them require more embassies, more money, more paperwork and more waiting times. Quite frankly it's tedious and soul-destroying. This is why I simply have to wait for my permit before I can travel again. Our management has been trying to speed up the process, to little avail and sometimes I feel like sharing the email address of the dude handling my case. Imagine an army of fans spamming him with emails to give me my effing permit already. So I hope this gives some clarity. I will see you all again eventually. Please be as patient as I have."

Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Draconian
Posted: 24.02.2017 by Bad English


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24.02.2017 - 18:30
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Isnt it funny eh and Anders are against EU, was super uber brexit supporters , and now she has visa issue, band boat somehow likes more EU. This band is joke, hates trump, likes trunp and so on. I like to make fun, no EU, visas to all of us,
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24.02.2017 - 21:14
Vombatus
Potorro
Written by Bad English on 24.02.2017 at 18:30

Isnt it funny eh and Anders are against EU, was super uber brexit supporters , and now she has visa issue, band boat somehow likes more EU. This band is joke, hates trump, likes trunp and so on. I like to make fun, no EU, visas to all of us,


The EU could very well cease to exist and she would still be in the same situation. Don't see anything "funny" about her opinion, seems coherent enough (unlike your posts).
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24.02.2017 - 22:16
Gothmog_Motsham

For the sake of the cats she'd better stay then. Anything but the cats. Meow
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25.02.2017 - 09:27
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by Vombatus on 24.02.2017 at 21:14

Written by Bad English on 24.02.2017 at 18:30

Isnt it funny eh and Anders are against EU, was super uber brexit supporters , and now she has visa issue, band boat somehow likes more EU. This band is joke, hates trump, likes trunp and so on. I like to make fun, no EU, visas to all of us,


The EU could very well cease to exist and she would still be in the same situation. Don't see anything "funny" about her opinion, seems coherent enough (unlike your posts).


to me its funny because she bitch tp much about things what europeians don't care, ands keep silence about things what we must bitch.
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25.02.2017 - 11:33
Kuroboshi

Written by Bad English on 25.02.2017 at 09:27


to me its funny because she bitch tp much about things what europeians don't care, ands keep silence about things what we must bitch.

I don't see what you are getting at. What should we Swedes be bitching about? I have some friends in the same frustrating situation as Heike, and only feel sympathy for her.
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25.02.2017 - 16:07
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by Kuroboshi on 25.02.2017 at 11:33

Written by Bad English on 25.02.2017 at 09:27


to me its funny because she bitch tp much about things what europeians don't care, ands keep silence about things what we must bitch.

I don't see what you are getting at. What should we Swedes be bitching about? I have some friends in the same frustrating situation as Heike, and only feel sympathy for her.


to much anti US, West, and basically putin and isis trolls, and other bullshit changing opniun often ,ask Erik M
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12.11.2017 - 02:07
Heike Langhans

Thank you for sharing. I'd like to update you and say that this situation is almost resolved. I'd also like to correct our ill-informed commenter (or hater) here by saying that A) The political views of one member doesn't speak on behalf of the band and B) neither of us have a political stance other than taking issue with general crimes against humanity. It's only your own polarization on the spectrum that fuels your (shitty) opinions. Putin, Trump, brexit, whatever - it's got nothing to do with my visa situation and is quite irrelevant to my post. Perhaps if you could think outside your comfy Swedish bubble and learn some empathy while you're at it, you'd realize that it is a very frustrating issue I'm dealing with. So please, for the sake of being a sensible human being, stop talking out of your ass. Thank you.
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12.12.2017 - 15:04
rpmsauron

Heike, thank you for sharing the situation update (and don't mind those haters who don't know anything of who or what they talk about)!
I'm so glad it is almost resolved. Since your reply is very recent I don't suppose it is yet, but I'm hoping you have it solved asap, so that you can go on tours
It was sad (at least to me) that you could not make appearance on the show in Lisbon Portugal, it was my first time seeing Draconian live (I even filmed the entire concert ) and I was totally mindblown! It's pure poetic music beyond what mere words can describe! Pure art! And I wish you could have been there, so I'm hoping you guys come back soon to Portugal so I can see Draconian with full alignment this time
Wish you all the best!
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