tier2genmisery wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:23 pm
I have just filled out the new online form for BC application and the supporting document requirements seem different than the paper forms and guidance... I'm quite puzzled..
I have got a few generic and some detailed questions (I am planning to follow Online + NDRS + JCAP)
Please answer below each question if you can - Big thanks !
1-I got my ILR on 1 Aug 17 - Does that mean that I can submit my application online on 1 Aug 18?
2-What is considered as the application date - Date when I pay and submit the form online or date when they receive supporting documents from the local council (NDRS)? Yes
I'm asking this because there is apparently a requirement to be physically present in the UK exactly 5 years before the application date.
FYI - I left the UK on 2 Aug 2013 for a 3 week holiday. So when should I apply? I don't want to wait 3 more weeks if submitting my application form online on 1 Aug 2018 is fine.
3-Do I need to provide any employer letters or anything else employment related? No
Paper form AN, very last paragraph on page 31 says 'Evidence of Nat. Insurance contributions- (employer letters, payslips, p60s etc)
I don't have any of these and I had 5 separate jobs on 5 separate Tier 2 General visas (yes you heard it right - I am the Tier 2 record holder !)
The online form doesn't mention the requirement to provide evidence of National Insurance contributions or employer letters as long as you have UK entry stamps on your passport covering the necessary 5 year period.
If my passport stamps are enough as evidence, do I then send all the stamped pages of my passport through NDRS or do they only do the main identity page? your whole passoort(s) will be copied by NDRS.
4-Online form Documents page asks for these supporting documents
-Current ILR BRP
-LITUK pass notification
-Proof of freedom from immigration time restrictions (which is my ILR BRP I guess??)
-Evidence of identity (which is my passport)
There is no mention of employer letters or UK degree (as language requirement proof) or passport photo etc. which I absolutely don't want to bother with if these are not necessary.
Is their list complete enough? If not, what should I add? No need for employer letters. You must send evidence of meeting the English requirement though and photos
Bonus questions (which isn't really online
application related - I'm sorry CR001 please do not kill me !)
5-I have got 2 friends from college as referees. They are both British, above 25, no criminal record, know me for 6+ years and one of them is a Company Director (has his own startup company) - Are these two refs OK for this citizenship application? Both are fine.
6-My relationship status is Unmarried Partner
(have been cohabiting with my girlfriend for years - but we aren't civil partners and aren't married) Do I need to provide her details anywhere on the online form or is it only necessary if you are legally partners? Irrelevant as you are not married.
7-Is there a council with more frequent ceremony dates and would therefore speed up the path to citizenship and passport? Like asking how long is a piece of string. Do you know How many councils are in the UK?? Exactly so it varies greatly.