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Re: Self employment visa extension after 2.5 years

Post by seagul » Fri May 08, 2020 6:42 pm

Adnan20161993 wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 6:32 pm
Does my wife need to attach hers?
She attached hers along with the payslips when she applied for my spouse visa to enter the country
She can also not include it. However, sometimes these can be attached as proof of address/cohabitation if other evidences are deficient in numbers.
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Re: Self employment visa extension after 2.5 years

Post by Adnan20161993 » Fri May 08, 2020 7:02 pm

Am I correct in thinking I need to fill out the flr m form and attach all evidence required and then I won’t really need to pay solicitor fees?

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Re: Self employment visa extension after 2.5 years

Post by seagul » Fri May 08, 2020 7:11 pm

Adnan20161993 wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 7:02 pm
Am I correct in thinking I need to fill out the flr m form and attach all evidence required
Yes
https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... form-flr-m
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and then I won’t really need to pay solicitor fees?
Online application usually tells you what to include and what to do next and for a straightforward case there isn't really the need of solicitor.
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Re: Self employment visa extension after 2.5 years

Post by Adnan20161993 » Fri May 08, 2020 7:32 pm

Thank you
Going back to the time calculator link you sent me to calculate the 12 months of employment we need to show for category B. The timeline shows it will be from August to August to calculate 12 full months. So from 1st of August 2019 to 1st August 2020. My question is my wife was employed from August 2019 to today’s current date. My agency work started in October 2019. So even though I wasn’t employed in August and September 2019 could we still use this as part of the 12 months as we would have still earned above the £18,600 in 12 months without those 2 months of me being employed? Would we still be able to meet category B with me being employed for 10 months out of the 12 but again still earning over £18,600 in the 12 months and £9300 in the last 6 months only difference is I wasn’t employed for the first 2 months only my wife was

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Re: Self employment visa extension after 2.5 years

Post by seagul » Fri May 08, 2020 8:36 pm

Adnan20161993 wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 7:32 pm
Thank you
Going back to the time calculator link you sent me to calculate the 12 months of employment we need to show for category B. The timeline shows it will be from August to August to calculate 12 full months. So from 1st of August 2019 to 1st August 2020. My question is my wife was employed from August 2019 to today’s current date. My agency work started in October 2019. So even though I wasn’t employed in August and September 2019 could we still use this as part of the 12 months as we would have still earned above the £18,600 in 12 months without those 2 months of me being employed? Would we still be able to meet category B with me being employed for 10 months out of the 12 but again still earning over £18,600 in the 12 months and £9300 in the last 6 months only difference is I wasn’t employed for the first 2 months only my wife was
Should be fine. Just attach your wife's payslips for those 2 months.
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Re: Self employment visa extension after 2.5 years

Post by Adnan20161993 » Sat May 09, 2020 12:43 pm

Thank you.

So I was required to do a TB test when my wife first applied for my visa. When I came to the U.K. in January 2018 I had a valid TB test which has now of course expired. I went back to my home country this year from February to March. I should be applying hopefully around August time. Will I be needing to do a TB test again for my visa extension?

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Re: Self employment visa extension after 2.5 years

Post by seagul » Sat May 09, 2020 12:45 pm

Adnan20161993 wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 12:43 pm
. Will I be needing to do a TB test again for my visa extension?
It is not required for extension
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Re: Self employment visa extension after 2.5 years

Post by Adnan20161993 » Sat May 30, 2020 12:23 am

Hello. I recently came on here asking for help with my visa extension. I was helped and informed I could apply through the Category B route. My wife is on maternity leave and is receiving maternity pay. I am working through an agency on a temp contract. We will apply for my extension in August. From August 2019 until this year August we will have earned a combined income of £18,600. In the 6 months prior to when we apply in August, so from February-July payslips we will have earned a combined total just over £9,300 which is half of the £18,600. My question is, I am currently self employed but can not use self employment as my income for my visa extension as I have not been doing this for a full year, so I am using the agency employment. can I leave my agency employed job to return to my self employment? As we will have earned £9,300 In the 6 months prior to the application. My wife will be on a maternity wage so if I am “unemployed” to home office at the time of the application would this be a problem?

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Re: Self employment visa extension after 2.5 years

Post by seagul » Sat May 30, 2020 1:30 pm

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. can I leave my agency employed job to return to my self employment? As we will have earned £9,300 In the 6 months prior to the application.
Yes you can but UKVI caseworker expects to see the person with same employer on their enquiry.
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Re: Self employment visa extension after 2.5 years

Post by Adnan20161993 » Sat May 30, 2020 2:46 pm

So if I leave now as I am going to be showing their wage slips this would be a problem? It’s just that I am finding it hard juggling with my self employment which I can’t show and then working for my employer for my visa extension. But I guess if it would be a problem I will have to stick with it for a few months

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Re: Self employment visa extension after 2.5 years

Post by Adnan20161993 » Sat May 30, 2020 2:50 pm

My biometrics card says it is valid until 09-10-2020. When is the earliest I can apply for my spouse visa extension?

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Re: Self employment visa extension after 2.5 years

Post by CR001 » Sat May 30, 2020 2:52 pm

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Sat May 30, 2020 2:50 pm
My biometrics card says it is valid until 09-10-2020. When is the earliest I can apply for my spouse visa extension?
Any time between within 28 days of reaching 30 months residence in the UK from date of entry OR before your visa expires.
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Re: Self employment visa extension after 2.5 years

Post by seagul » Sat May 30, 2020 3:20 pm

Adnan20161993 wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 2:46 pm
It’s just that I am finding it hard juggling with my self employment which I can’t show and then working for my employer for my visa extension.
Your apprehension is valid but for handling the capricious visa matters you have to sacrifice something while being resilient.
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Re: Self employment visa extension after 2.5 years

Post by Adnan20161993 » Sat May 30, 2020 3:55 pm

Sorry please forgive me;
I received my visa on 9-01-2018
Entered the U.K. 29-01-2018

So the 30th month would July 09 2020 or july 29 2020?

And then it would be 28 days before one of those 2 dates? Meaning if it was July 09 then I can apply 28 days before this? Or if it is 29 July then I can apply 28 days before this date?

Also applying this early would it affect me when I want to apply for my ilr?

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Re: Self employment visa extension after 2.5 years

Post by Adnan20161993 » Sat May 30, 2020 4:01 pm

Adnan20161993 wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 3:55 pm
Sorry please forgive me;
I received my visa on 9-01-2018
Entered the U.K. 29-01-2018

So the 30th month would July 09 2020 or july 29 2020?

And then it would be 28 days before one of those 2 dates? Meaning if it was July 09 then I can apply 28 days before this? Or if it is 29 July then I can apply 28 days before this date meaning I can apply 01 July?

Also applying this early would it affect me when I want to apply for my ilr?

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Re: Self employment visa extension after 2.5 years

Post by seagul » Sat May 30, 2020 4:32 pm

Repeating same query won't speed up the answer as most of the member are volunteers with other jobs & activities. You may apply on/after 1st July.
https://www.timeanddate.com/date/datead ... ad=28&rec=

Same 28 days of concession is also available for ILR application too, may be there won't be any shortfall if you apply after 1st July.
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Re: Self employment visa extension after 2.5 years

Post by Adnan20161993 » Sat May 30, 2020 6:01 pm

Sorry I didn’t mean to post twice it was just because the first post didn’t say July 1st and I couldn’t edit it so I posted again including July 1st.

When my wife applied for me to first come she had to call someone to the house to show that there was enough living space in the house for me on an official letter. The letter stated how many bedrooms and how many people lived at the house and there would be sufficient space for me. I cannot find any information regarding whether this is needed to be done again for the visa extension?

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Re: Self employment visa extension after 2.5 years

Post by AmazonianX » Sat May 30, 2020 6:50 pm

Adnan20161993 wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 6:01 pm
Sorry I didn’t mean to post twice it was just because the first post didn’t say July 1st and I couldn’t edit it so I posted again including July 1st.

When my wife applied for me to first come she had to call someone to the house to show that there was enough living space in the house for me on an official letter. The letter stated how many bedrooms and how many people lived at the house and there would be sufficient space for me. I cannot find any information regarding whether this is needed to be done again for the visa extension?
That was an housing inspection report towards your initial spouse visa application I presume. At this point for extension, your evidence of cohabitation, tenancy agreement, council tax letter

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