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A Home Office spokesman confirmed Home Secretary Theresa May and immigration minister Mark Harper had reviewed the case of British Army veteran Filimone Lacanivalu and agreed the Fijian former soldier could remain in the UK.
A British Army Veteran who has been granted the right to remain in the UK after being threatened with deportation said today he is a "happy man" now that his case had been resolved.
Filimone Lacanivalu, who failed to make a formal request to remain in the UK after he left the Army, told BBC Radio 4's Today: "I was not aware of that because I did not receive any instructions from the Army itself or the Ministry of Defence before I left the forces."
Home Secretary Theresa May is said to have personally reviewed the case of Filimone Lacanivalu, a Fijian ex-soldier threatened with deportation, and decided last night that he could remain in the country.
The 34-year-old, who was part of the British Army for nine years, served with the 2nd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Northern Ireland.
A former Fijian soldier who fought for the British Army has won his battle to stay in the UK after being threatened with deportation.
Filimone Lacanivalu - who served with the Army for nine years - missed the deadline for an residency request form and was taken to a detention centre for five weeks.
The soldier issued a personal appeal to Prime Minister David Cameron and saw his case taken up by MPs and the press.