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contents of WP approval letter

Post by ilr_apply » Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:02 pm

sid79 wrote:The workpermit was filed before the existing leave to remain and I got approval of workpermit in OCT 2004 and sent the FLR in NOV 2004 because you cant send the FLR application unless ur workpermit is approved.

I was expecting that homeoffice is going to say that I need to go back home and get the entry clearance , but they gave me FLR after 5 months.
hi
my case is similar(work permit approval letter-May 2004) to urs but i would like to discuss the contents of work permit approval letter
my work permit/visa date June 2004-i.e one month gap

my letter states

"Thank You for your clients application to continue to employee<name>who is currently in the United Kingdom

We have approved this appliactuon against the work permit critriea until
Feb 2005

Mr<name> has leave to enter or remain in an immigartion category that permits him to continue full time employment with your clinet in UK"

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Post by sid79 » Sat Sep 08, 2007 11:57 am

I do not mind if my continous stay is broken, but I believe that this is Home office responsibility to let us know that where we stand, otherwise I had in my mind that my five years are completed, so I made plan accordingly.


it is not the end of the world but very frustrating, Home offices incompetence ruins so many life and future prospects.

All I can say is that Home Office is a money making schema and nothing else, Thanks God they did not ask for our blood,

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Post by sid79 » Sat Sep 08, 2007 12:01 pm

One more thing , when I had recieved my FLR acknowlegment letter, it clearly say that my case was forwarded to the case worker and he is going to check the validaity of the case, if invalid then they let us know, but instead I got the VISA after five months. so I was under the impression that I was in continous stay in UK, at the same time I was expecting them to say that you FLR cannot be granted from UK , you should go back home, that would have made much more sense.

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Post by softboy » Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:59 pm

I feel extremely sorry of hearing of your cancellation. I am about to apply for my ILR in December, and I am in a very similar predicament.

My last WP expired in July 2004, and my new Employers applied for a new WP before its expiration. However the newly implemented rule of applying for FLR took about 6 months before it was issued to me.

I did enquire at that time with the HO, about the validity of my continuous stay despite the lapse in the FLR processing. But I was assured that my stay still remains continuous.

Also I remember I enquired on this board at that time, recieving the similar assurance as well.

Can someone senior on this board throw some light on this grey area?

Regards,

A

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Post by uknamekumar » Thu Sep 20, 2007 4:24 pm

boonworkpermit wrote:I'm not an expert, but I think the key issue is the date that you filed for FLR for the second workpermit.
Can you prove to them that FLR was filed before the end of the entry clearance (23 Mar 2004) ?

By the way, how did you file for FLR while you were working in India???
Or did you just get another entry clearance???




uknamekumar wrote:Hi Guys is there anything I can do now. The gap is just 2 days. The fact is though visa was ending on 23 march my company has got the next work permit on 16 the of mar (the work permit paper actually says that it is issued on 16 th march and is valid up until 24 -aug ) but by the time it was stamped the visa validation date became something like 25 th mar . I dont understand how the workpermit issued for certain period be different to what is been stamped on the passport

I think is a new FLR and what document can I produce to justify that it was applied before the expiry of my visa

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Post by sachin_4646 » Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:59 pm

You can use acknowledgement letter from FLR team that they had received your application on particular date. You can also provide the recorded delivery receipts.

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success

Post by uknamekumar » Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:28 pm

Success Guys I just recieved my passport stamped ILR



quote="VictoriaS"]
JAJ wrote:
VictoriaS wrote:I don't think that the multiple entry work permit counts towards residency....
Why not? (just curious)
Because multiple entry work permits are specifically for those who will ony be spending up to 50 per cent of the year in the UK, and holders are threfore not considered to be habitually resident.

Victoria[/quote]

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Re: success

Post by SYH » Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:09 pm

uknamekumar wrote:Success Guys I just recieved my passport stamped ILR



quote="VictoriaS"]
JAJ wrote:
VictoriaS wrote:I don't think that the multiple entry work permit counts towards residency....
Why not? (just curious)
Because multiple entry work permits are specifically for those who will ony be spending up to 50 per cent of the year in the UK, and holders are threfore not considered to be habitually resident.

Victoria
[/quote]
Thats fantastic, it only took 2 months and they had to use discrection since it was a multiple entry work permit. Amazing. you are really lucky

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Post by avjones » Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:40 pm

Bloody hell, didn't see that one coming - I think you've been quite lucky!

Congratulations!
I am not, and cannot, offer legal advice to particular people. I can only discuss general areas of immigration law.

People should always consider obtaining professional advice about their own particular circumstances.

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Re: success

Post by was » Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:20 am

uknamekumar wrote:Success Guys I just recieved my passport stamped ILR



quote="VictoriaS"]
JAJ wrote:
VictoriaS wrote:I don't think that the multiple entry work permit counts towards residency....
Why not? (just curious)
Because multiple entry work permits are specifically for those who will ony be spending up to 50 per cent of the year in the UK, and holders are threfore not considered to be habitually resident.

Victoria
[/quote]

HI uknamekumar
congrats
i would like to know how many days did the HO take to give the decision. In my case its almost more than 5 weeks. and iam bit concerned. when icall HO they say its still under consideration.

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