A RENTON woman faces being kicked out of the UK – because of a ‘mistake’ by her parents.

Accountant Chennan Fei, who has lived here for over 15 years, could be ordered to return to China.

She had joined her parents in the UK in 2002, but they failed to renew their status after a change in the law – meaning Fei is now classed as an over-stayer.

Fei only learned of the lapse in her staus in adulthood, but could now be sent to live in a country she hasn’t seen since she was a child.

Her family’s status had expired just as a rule-change came into force.

Under the previous regulations, they would have qualified to apply for permission to stay on the grounds of long-term residency but now can’t.

Charity volunteer Fei said: “It’s my parents’ mistake. I can’t choose who my parents are but I can choose who I can be. We have very different ideas. I don’t know why they chose to do this – it’s had a huge impact on me. It’s very difficult and getting harder.”

She has also been forced to give up her job, and put her wedding plans with fiancee Duncan Harkness on hold while she battles to stay in Scotland.

Previously, a judge at the Court of Session in Edinburgh ruled that officials had not acted in accordance with the law.

This came after more than 59,300 people signed an online petition calling on the Home Secretary – then Amber Rudd – to intervene personally.

But more than one year later, Fei is preparing for yet another court session after officials rejected her case once again. An appeal will be held in Glasgow on December 20.

Fei has already been held at Yarl’s Wood detention centre, which she described as “agonising”.added: “I don’t understand why the Home Office had to wait a year just to issue the same decision again. I thought the judicial review was a turning point.”

A spokesman for the Home Office said they could not comment due to ongoing “legal proceedings”. are ongoing and it would therefore be inappropriate to comment.”