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Post by s & s » Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:37 am

@skaur..one more thing..have u ever thought of contacting your local mp for speeding up the process??

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Post by sKAUR » Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:01 am

s & s wrote:@skaur..one more thing..have u ever thought of contacting your local mp for speeding up the process??
No not really as im hoping il get a response back before xmas its my birthday in nov so I am wishing help be here for it. Immigration appeals has advised that if they are saying it is being the processed and have given a estimated time then chances are someone is looking at it and it is on the system. Im hoping that they dont refuse after everything
applied:vfs new dehli 01/05/12
application under process at bhc dehli 01/02/12
visa refused 13/07/2012
appeal lodged 17/07/2012
ecm to respond by the 09/01/2013
Visa refusal decision upheld by ecm
Appeal hearing 03/04/2013
Visa stamped on 20th may 2013

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Post by aff_sha_1 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:09 am

Hey anyone Any news??
@ skaur dear how ru? Frankly im waiting for ur posts with good news obviously.. so that i can start expecting mine..!!

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Post by sKAUR » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:14 am

aff_sha_1 wrote:Hey anyone Any news??
@ skaur dear how ru? Frankly im waiting for ur posts with good news obviously.. so that i can start expecting mine..!!
No good news yet!!! Im hoping will get response by second week of december had sent email recently had no reply just hoping he gets his visa before xmas that will be my xmas present.rang the tribunal guys up who have said they haven't heard nothing mite ring again today
applied:vfs new dehli 01/05/12
application under process at bhc dehli 01/02/12
visa refused 13/07/2012
appeal lodged 17/07/2012
ecm to respond by the 09/01/2013
Visa refusal decision upheld by ecm
Appeal hearing 03/04/2013
Visa stamped on 20th may 2013

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Post by Ejaz12 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:34 am

any1 applied under new rules recently?
01/04/2011 application submitted
06/07/2011 Refused
27/07/2011 Appeal Lodged
19/12/2011 court hering attended and Allowed
14/02/2012 Received call in latter
15/02/2012 Passport Submitted
27/03/2012 Got Passport back with VISA
ALLAH IS GREATEST

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Visa granted - Spouse & child

Post by shanmugak » Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:23 pm

Hi,

My wife and son (1 yr) got their Settlement Visa (Spouse / Child visa) today.

Following is the list of documents they submitted along with the application:

1. Application
• Print out of online application (one for my wife and one for my son)

2. Passports
• Original and a copy of Wife's current Passport
• Original and a copy of Wife's previous Passport bearing maiden name.
• Original and a copy of Son's Passport

3.Relationship evidence
• Original Marriage Certificate citing our date and place of marriage
• Wedding invitation Card
• Photographs of our wedding and other photos taken together
• Land registry documents showing as the joint owners of the property.
• Letter from employer providing dependent details.
• Gmail Chat history to show the communication between me and my wife
• Airline & hotel booking made for honeymoon
• Greeting card sent for birthday and wedding anniversary.
• Son's Original Birth Certificate

4.Sponsor’s Details
• Copy of Sponsor’s Passport
• Copy of Sponsor’s ILR visa
• Copy of Sponsor’s previous visas (Work Permit visa, HSMP visa, Tier 1 visa etc.)

5.English Language requirement:
• Original Bachelor Degree Certificate (Bachelor Of Computer Applications from Bangalore University).
• Letter from the Bangalore University and College confirming that the course was taught in English.
• Screen shot showing the points awarded for English Language from Point Based Calculator.

6.Sponsor’s Employment Details & earning details:
• Original letter from employer stating salary and experience details with the company.
• Payslips from the employer for the last six months.
• One year of bank statements showing the recent salary credits.
• P60 for the year 2010-11 and 2011-12.

7.Accommodation details and address proof
• Land Registry Document
• Property Inspection Report issued by one of the UK’s leading real estate agent - Barnard Marcus
• Council Tax Demand Notice
• Water Bill
• Registration papers of Gas and Electricity supply
• Building Insurance Policy.

8.Proof of willingness from sponsor
• Original signed letter from me for wife and son.
• Signed SU07 letter for my wife and son.

10. Others
• Both of our Birth certificates to prove that we both were at least 18 years old at the time of marriage.
• Letter from bank providing details of personal loan taken
• Previous tier 1 dependant visa documents
• Immigration stamps and Airline tickets of Sponsor’s visits to India

Thank You,
Shanmuga K

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20/07/2012= Submitted application @ VFS bangalore
23/07/2012= Under process at BHC
09/10/2012= Received call from BHC, chennai to provide employment contract
18/10/2012= Processed and Documents sent by Blue dart.
19/10/2012= Visa Granted

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Post by raz1979 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:28 pm

Hi,

The appeal is pretty much a case of waiting at the moment. Reason for refusal was we didnt provide the original registration of marriage certificate. No other reason. Its quite a trivial reason and our own fault for not enclosing it with the supporting documents. They could have requested it. The date given for 19 week review is 3rd of Jan 2013. Ive enquired and they are currently giving decisions 3 weeks before the review date deadline, so in my case it should 2nd week in Dec. Cant do much else. Il contact bhc again in mumbai end of Nov. Whats the situation with u??

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When to travel.

Post by gkskumar12 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:57 am

Hello every one

My wife got her Spouse visa on 24/09/12.I am an ILR holder.
Unfortunately my father met with an accident and died last week and currently I am in India.
Now how long can my wife stay in India,max no of days with out effecting her visa???

Any suggestions about taking my mother as dependent, as she will be all alone here in India???
Is it wise to apply Visit visa and then try for dependent???
Pls advise


Thanks

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Post by s & s » Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:22 am

heya raz1979..i have lodged an appeal from mumbai north and wnted to ask wher did u enquire abt review being dne 3 weeks prior deadline..do they give information regarding all ths over the phone? cz i tried calling them up twice and all they really say is tht its under process..well if its 3 weeks prior then i wud say not too far for all of us to go..and hoping and praying for all r decisions to be overturned...awaiting your rep..thanx..

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Post by raz1979 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:01 am

s & s wrote:heya raz1979..i have lodged an appeal from mumbai north and wnted to ask wher did u enquire abt review being dne 3 weeks prior deadline..do they give information regarding all ths over the phone? cz i tried calling them up twice and all they really say is tht its under process..well if its 3 weeks prior then i wud say not too far for all of us to go..and hoping and praying for all r decisions to be overturned...awaiting your rep..thanx..
Well my appeal is via Mumbai South, i rang the main BHC number and told them i required the original marriage certificate that we sent with the appeal documents in July back for another urgent matter. I had to make something up or else they would have just gave me a standard answer. Was put on hold and they gave me the direct number for the appeals team at Mumbai BHC.

I had quite an interesting chat with the lady and i advised her that i required the orginal document and as the appeal is quite straight forward, all they need to do is check document is the original and the marriage is defo registered. She told me she is unsure which ECO the appeal has gone back to as it goes back to the original person that made the decision and they then review. If they overturn the decision then it is passed to the ECM to make sure the reasons for issuing the visa are valid. Then the applicant will get a call directly from the embassy to bring their passport in.

She said my request was reasonable but they have heavy workload. She didnt want make any promises but will pass on my request but realistically looking at current processing times a decision for settlement visa appeals are being made 3 weeks before the review deadline.

I've left it with her and will followup in few weeks.

Hope that helps...

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Re: When to travel.

Post by batleykhan » Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:08 am

gkskumar12 wrote:Hello every one

My wife got her Spouse visa on 24/09/12.I am an ILR holder.
Unfortunately my father met with an accident and died last week and currently I am in India.
Now how long can my wife stay in India,max no of days with out effecting her visa???

Any suggestions about taking my mother as dependent, as she will be all alone here in India???
Is it wise to apply Visit visa and then try for dependent???
Pls advise


Thanks
She can delay her arrival up to 3 months after visa is issued without it affecting the next stage of her application which will be teh ILR in 2 yrs time. If she stays longer than this, she may need to apply for FLR to make up the 2 yrs before she applies for her ILR.Hope this helps

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Post by sKAUR » Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:08 pm

hi all

i had gone to my doctor today who has wriiten a letter for me to pass on to to the bhc dehli about how my health has been affected by the eco decision of refusal and how i am a single parent who works and if they do they decide to overturn the decision it would take a lot of stress of my head. in two minds whether i should email it to the bhc or leave it should my barrister wants to use it in court. any opinions would help
applied:vfs new dehli 01/05/12
application under process at bhc dehli 01/02/12
visa refused 13/07/2012
appeal lodged 17/07/2012
ecm to respond by the 09/01/2013
Visa refusal decision upheld by ecm
Appeal hearing 03/04/2013
Visa stamped on 20th may 2013

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UK ILR dependant VISA PUNE

Post by v2pail » Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:27 am

Applied UK ILR dependent VISA for my wife & son in PUNE

Submitted : 14/08/2012 PUNE
Status : Application under process BHC 21/10/2012

Processed : Processed sucessful and delivered via bluedart on 29/10/2012

Collected : 30/10/2012
Last edited by v2pail on Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:44 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Visa granted - Spouse & child

Post by Mastermind13 » Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:07 pm

[quote="shanmugak"]Hi,



5.English Language requirement:
• Original Bachelor Degree Certificate (Bachelor Of Computer Applications from Bangalore University).
• Letter from the Bangalore University and College confirming that the course was taught in English.
• Screen shot showing the points awarded for English Language from Point Based Calculator.

Hi Shanmuga - screen shot showing the points awarded for English language from points based Calc - is this for your wife, can you plz post the link as to which one did you exactly fill ?

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Points-based calculator

Post by shanmugak » Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:04 pm

Hi Mastermind13,

Yes. That was for my wife. All though she was applying for Spouse Visa, we started with selecting option "Tier 1 (High-value Migrants)" and chose the options that led us to selecting university. We had to do so as there was no Spouse Visa option out there.

Points calculator can be accessed @ http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/pointscalculator

In the UKBA site, it's also given that they accept evidence in the form of PointsCalculator results to show that the degree is comparable to UK degree.

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas ... -language/

Look at the "More information" section which reads as follows:

You can check whether your qualification meets the requirement by using our points-based calculator, which contains information from UK NARIC. You will meet the English language requirement if the calculator confirms that your qualification:

is at or above the level of a UK bachelor's degree; and
was taught to a competent standard of English equivalent to level A1 on the CEFR.
If you cannot find your qualification on the points-based calculator, you may still be able to use it meet the requirement. You should contact UK NARIC directly for an assessment of the level of the qualification and, if they confirm that it is at the required level, obtain a letter and/or confirmation certificate from them.

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Post by Mastermind13 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:00 am

Hi Shanmuga uk,

My wife is applying from outside UK & she doesn't have first entry date into UK,&the web site doesnt proivde the info without above two info, Are you saying we should just give the info for sake of it & take a screen shot of final page of qualification where it mentions uni, course etc.
should it matter since we are only trying to prove them the Uni and course is on UKBA list ?

Regards
Arun

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Re: Visa granted - Spouse & child

Post by Cf_firefly » Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:39 am

Hi Shanmugak ,

Could you let me know how long it took for you to get the settlement visa for your Son . From submitting application to receiving passport with Visa ?

Thanks
Firefly

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Post by s & s » Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:59 am

hey raz1979...thanku for the quick response..it sure did help :) please update any latest from ur side as and when also plzz..:)

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Post by sKAUR » Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:49 pm

hi all

I rang the bhc dehli was advised that no action has been taken on my husband appeal and they DONT overturn decisions if they do it is rare and the cases usually go back to the tribunal, furthermore when i then asked if they had sent it back to the appeals dept in leicester, they said it isnt up to us to send it back. When i rang the appeal guys in leicester they said well they still have two months to decide. however did come across someone with a pulse in the bhc who said she will call me tommorow after talking to the appeal dept. i mean if they are going to send it back why not just do it now so i can i get the court prep organised and get a date for the hearing.
applied:vfs new dehli 01/05/12
application under process at bhc dehli 01/02/12
visa refused 13/07/2012
appeal lodged 17/07/2012
ecm to respond by the 09/01/2013
Visa refusal decision upheld by ecm
Appeal hearing 03/04/2013
Visa stamped on 20th may 2013

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Post by s & s » Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:36 pm

skaur..i completely agree with you..i really dont undrstand the 19 weeks figure except for the fact tht they really wanna stress you out for no apparent reason..its easy for them jst to send it back so tht we get r court hearing date and proceed with the needful..planning to call the bhc mumbai tom bt cant really think how should i go abt them just to let me converse with the ppl in the appeal dept..

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