An expat and his family trying to move from Romania to Scotland have been warned to expect a six-month wait for a Brexit visa.

Geophysicist Paul Lyon, 41, from the Wirral, said he has been forced to move into a one-bedroom flat in Romania with his wife and two kids.

The dad, who works in the oil and gas sector, said he hoped to move to Aberdeen when his visa was granted for work.

The delays though have left his family in limbo and unable to work.

And his teen stepdaughter is also unable to go to school.

Paul, married to Chilean Elizabeth, 40, said: "When I see Priti Patel claiming visa processes are being cleared within 12 weeks, it makes me so angry.

"We applied in June and are still waiting. Our lawyer has warned us it could take six months."

A Home Office spokesperson said: “Each case is considered as quickly as possible and on its individual merits.”

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