Paperwork stuff up robs mother of her life in Australia

Kim Walmsley married husband Jack 23 years ago. Photo: Twitter/@kimwalmsley1
Kim Walmsley married husband Jack 23 years ago. Photo: Twitter/@kimwalmsley1 Twitter/@kimwalmsley1

A BRITISH woman says she's been forced to surrender her dream life in Australia, after discovering her birth certificate lists her as a boy.

Mother-of-five Kim Walmsey was mistakenly recorded as a male at her birth in 1965, meaning her marriage of 23 years was illegal.

"Our life in Australia was unbelievable and we've lost all that," the former Gold Coast resident told the Daily Mail after returning to her native England.

Upon discovering the mistake, Walmsey found herself unable to renew her Australian visa and spending over £150,000 on a mission to set things right in the UK.

Worse, when word got out in her Liverpool neighbourhood, Walmsey became the victim of homophobic slurs as neighbours believed she was in a gay marriage.

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