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You choose. It is not allocated automatically and you have no choice.-Will they choose the time and place or will I be able to choose a time and place myself?
Possibly. It really depends on where in the UK you are located and what service you choose.-Will there likely be many options for dates available?
Yes, 45 days and in some cases 60 days.-Is there a minimum period of time after the online application within which I must have the appointment?
You complete the referee details as part of the online application and then download the form for them to sign. Note that the date of application is the date you apply and submit online and not the date of biometric appointment.Also since it appears that I must put my referees' info into the form before I get them to sign, I am wondering...
-would it be a problem to prepare the forms with signature early so that I don't have to waste time after returning from my trip to chase them up on that and potentially delay the biometrics meeting?
-or is this not possible, do they give you a form that you can't get hold of ahead of time and/or the date of signing must be after the date of application?
It really makes no difference.(I'd ideally like to apply before my trip and book the appointment for as soon as possible after I return, so as not to delay the process. But if I must wait until after the trip to get them to sign that would add more time.)
You need to list all work, likely only paid work as HO check your tax records. You are really overthinking the process. If you are unemployed, simply state it. Employment is not mandatory for citizenship at any time during the qualifying period.One more area I would like advice on... I have been unemployed for a long time, sometimes studying and sometimes being supported by my partner. I have done a variety of volunteer work and mostly unpaid creative gigs here and there but never earned enough to need to pay taxes.
-Do I need to list any unpaid volunteer work or internships I have done?
-Will it be a problem if I list these jobs but have no record of ever filling in a tax form?
-On occasion over the years when I've entered the country and had to fill in the little card for non-EU people I have listed all of the following at least once: homemaker, unemployed, artist, designer. Will the fact that I didn't list unemployed each time be an issue? I didn't really think much of it at the time as I was doing art or design work but in the end it was for little or no money so didn't fill in a tax form or register as self-employed. Could this cause issues?
It will have zero impact whether mentioned or not.. one thing is for sure.. it’s not deception. You really need to research and read up on what’s considered deception in the eyes of HO.pseudonymmed wrote: ↑Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:36 pmI am wondering if I don't list unpaid internships and volunteer work under employment, should I mention at the end that I did some unpaid/volunteer work and could give information if they feel they need it? So as to avoid potential "deception" if I don't mention it?
(sidenote: I am posting this amongst my other questions as requested although it doesn't connect to the subject line now so this seems a bit unhelpful to post it here IMO??)