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Post by Layla » Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:29 pm

navbulls:

thanks a lot for very fast reply, am going to check.
One other question... is that service of MP available only for British or even for other nationalities living in UK (even not permanently)? I dont know if that can have some effect on answer but we applied for EEA family permit as am not British national.
All answers are welcome

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Post by 2036789 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:48 pm

first of all was94 congrats on your positive news , just want to ask is the first time you applied, because my wife applied on the 4th of june and they deffered it on 27th aug for futher enquiries, may its because its my second app and yours was a first time application thats why it was done quicker?
MM

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Post by UKGuyLondon » Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:24 am

Hi was94. Congrats on getting your approval! Its great to see things are finally moving for applicants.

Can you kindly guide me as to whom the MP will be for a British Citizen who is resident in Pakistan? I was not able to find the appropriate person on the website you gave since it seems to cover residents of the UK.

Thanks in advance.

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Post by sahdi » Sat Sep 12, 2009 2:27 pm

hi mekyle


where do u intend to move to when you move to in the UK, If you type the borough and MP next to it on Google...itshould come up with your local MP.

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Post by NAJRAJ » Mon Sep 14, 2009 3:15 pm

Hi All,

My husband submitted his settlement application on 15th June 2009 at Islamabad.

No news yet but these are the responses I have received so far:

FROM: visa.abudhabi@fco.gov.uk

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your email. This type of application is lodged in Pakistan and processed in the UK. I have checked on the status of your application and can confirm that your application is currently being processed and a decision will be made shortly.

Please do not contact Gerry’s directly about this as they will contact you when your paperwork is ready for collection.

Please forward any future settlement enquiries to ukhub.pakistangeneralenquiries@fco.gov.uk.

Visa Correspondence Team

British Embassy, Abu Dhabi

My local MP

My office has contacted the Border Agency UK Visa Section, which has
advised that your husband's application is awaiting determination. The British High Commission receives, I am told, between 500-600 applications per week, which results in the determination period often being longer than the twelve weeks claimed on the website.

___________________________________
Insha'Allah we will hear some news soon.

NAJRAJ

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Post by kayaniii » Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:49 pm

Hope for the best dear inshalah we will all get the good news soon

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Post by was794 » Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:30 am

TOPGUN wrote:was794,

Congrats man. was your an appeal case or fresh application? which center your wife applied from? Coz i resumbitted my passport after my allowed appeal on the same date, 12 june.

Best wishes for you n ur wife.

Regards,
TOPGUN - My Mrs applied at the Lahore centre it was her first application and its got approved !!! just waiting for Gerry to call her so she can go collect her passport and jib it to the United Kingdom !!!!
Just back in UK and its brass monkeys (cold!!) cant wait til Iftar to go get a juicy mixed donner/steak and chicken kebab mmmm

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Post by bazzy_1 » Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:34 am

was794 wrote:You have to send your MP a permision form so they can forward this onto the home office to get information. If the applicant is in pakistan they will only accept copies that have been posted or faxed directly to them from Pakistan.

Permission Form



Name …………(NAME OF THE APPLICANT)

Passport Number ……………………………………………………

Home Address …………………………(ADDRESS OF THE APPLICANT)…………………………….


………………………………………………………………….


…………………………………………………………………..



I have instructed my Member of Parliament, Mr (INSERT YOUR MP's NAME HERE) MP, to act on my behalf in this matter and would be grateful if you would send any correspondence or documents to the address of my MP.

I am happy for the information to be given to my husband (INSERT YOUR NAME HERE) of (INSERT YOUR ADDRESS HERE)




Signed ………………………(SIGNED BY THE APPLICANT)


Date ……………………………………………………………..
Hi Was,

Did your Mrs. send the above form to you once filled in or direct to your MP.
Regards,

Baz

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Post by was794 » Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:35 am

NAJRAJ wrote:Hi All,

My husband submitted his settlement application on 15th June 2009 at Islamabad.

No news yet but these are the responses I have received so far:

FROM: visa.abudhabi@fco.gov.uk

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your email. This type of application is lodged in Pakistan and processed in the UK. I have checked on the status of your application and can confirm that your application is currently being processed and a decision will be made shortly.

Please do not contact Gerry’s directly about this as they will contact you when your paperwork is ready for collection.

Please forward any future settlement enquiries to ukhub.pakistangeneralenquiries@fco.gov.uk.

Visa Correspondence Team

British Embassy, Abu Dhabi

My local MP

My office has contacted the Border Agency UK Visa Section, which has
advised that your husband's application is awaiting determination. The British High Commission receives, I am told, between 500-600 applications per week, which results in the determination period often being longer than the twelve weeks claimed on the website.

___________________________________
Insha'Allah we will hear some news soon.

NAJRAJ
Hi Niraj -
you are correct - decision on the application can take between 12-16 weeks maximum. hopefully you will be getting a decision very soon

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Post by was794 » Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:37 am

bazzy_1 wrote:
was794 wrote:You have to send your MP a permision form so they can forward this onto the home office to get information. If the applicant is in pakistan they will only accept copies that have been posted or faxed directly to them from Pakistan.

Permission Form



Name …………(NAME OF THE APPLICANT)

Passport Number ……………………………………………………

Home Address …………………………(ADDRESS OF THE APPLICANT)…………………………….


………………………………………………………………….


…………………………………………………………………..



I have instructed my Member of Parliament, Mr (INSERT YOUR MP's NAME HERE) MP, to act on my behalf in this matter and would be grateful if you would send any correspondence or documents to the address of my MP.

I am happy for the information to be given to my husband (INSERT YOUR NAME HERE) of (INSERT YOUR ADDRESS HERE)




Signed ………………………(SIGNED BY THE APPLICANT)


Date ……………………………………………………………..
Hi Was,

Did your Mrs. send the above form to you once filled in or direct to your MP.
Bazzy -

The form was sent to me by my local MP who asked me to fax it or post it to my MRS so she can fill it in and return back to me either via post or if faxed direct to my MP's office.
safe

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Post by TOPGUN » Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:13 pm

Was n buzzy,

My wife just email her local MP and he replied that he have email UKBA regarding my case and he will let her know when he gets any reply from them. I dont think you need to fill any form for it. Just search your local MP email id and email them. You can find their email address through this website.

http://findyourmp.parliament.uk/

Just type your postal code and you will find your local MP.


Regards,

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Post by bazzy_1 » Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:49 pm

TOPGUN wrote:Was n buzzy,

My wife just email her local MP and he replied that he have email UKBA regarding my case and he will let her know when he gets any reply from them. I dont think you need to fill any form for it. Just search your local MP email id and email them. You can find their email address through this website.

http://findyourmp.parliament.uk/

Just type your postal code and you will find your local MP.


Regards,
Hi TOPGUN,

When did you apply?

And i take it was from Karachi!

Also UKBA may reply to your MP advising they cannot discuss your application without your consent. But I will wait until next week as that is when 12 weeks are up for my wifes visa application
Regards,

Baz

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Post by was794 » Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:07 pm

Topgun -

thaty what my MP said he got back to me 1-2 weeks later saying i will need to fill out a permission/consent form. But you never know you might get lucky !!!!

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Post by TOPGUN » Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:28 pm

bazzy,

Mine was an appeal case. I re-submitted my passport on 12 June 2009 from Karachi. It would be 14 weeks by the end of this Friday.

Was,

I hope it will work in this way. MP have sent my wife a letter last week saying that he have e-mailed UKBA and will write to her when he gets any reply from them.

I hope & wish your wife have her passport back by the end of this week INSHALLAH.

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Post by bazzy_1 » Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:45 pm

TOPGUN wrote:bazzy,

Mine was an appeal case. I re-submitted my passport on 12 June 2009 from Karachi. It would be 14 weeks by the end of this Friday.

Was,

I hope it will work in this way. MP have sent my wife a letter last week saying that he have e-mailed UKBA and will write to her when he gets any reply from them.
Hi TOPGUN,

If you don't mind me asking, why did they reject your visa intially. And have you won the appeal and just waiting for the visa stamp.
Regards,

Baz

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Post by TOPGUN » Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:06 pm

bazzy,

I don't know why they refused initially. They were satisfied with everything accept my wife's income. THAT WAS REALLY A STUPID STATEMENT AND REASON. They said my wife's income was below 70 Pounds per week as for spouse settlement their criteria is 95 pounds a week, but my wife was and still earning almost 300 pounds a week, because my wife is a permanent primary school assistant teacher, and at the time of my application she was earning 1100 Pounds a month after all tax deduction. We gave them three months salary slips plus bank statement of her own savings of around 10,000 Pounds since 2007 in her personal account. her parents mortgage and accounts statement. She lives with her parents and they have a four bedroom house. Her parents signed on the declaration stated that they don't have any problem if we both live in their house for free and her solicitor gave the certificate which proves that the house is not over crowded. We gave each and every single document for the proof, but they wanted to refuse so they refused.

Regards,

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Post by bazzy_1 » Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:17 pm

TOPGUN wrote:bazzy,

I don't know why they refused initially. They were satisfied with everything accept my wife's income. THAT WAS REALLY A STUPID STATEMENT AND REASON. They said my wife's income was below 70 Pounds per week as for spouse settlement their criteria is 95 pounds a week, but my wife was and still earning almost 300 pounds a week, because my wife is a permanent primary school assistant teacher, and at the time of my application she was earning 1100 Pounds a month after all tax deduction. We gave them three months salary slips plus bank statement of her own savings of around 10,000 Pounds since 2007 in her personal account. her parents mortgage and accounts statement. She lives with her parents and they have a four bedroom house. Her parents signed on the declaration stated that they don't have any problem if we both live in their house for free and her solicitor gave the certificate which proves that the house is not over crowded. We gave each and every single document for the proof, but they wanted to refuse so they refused.

Regards,
Hi,

This is what I hate about this system, they are so inconsistent with decisions and timescales. You can provide all your information, but there is still a chance they can refuse.

But Inshallah we all will hear somthing soon.

The night of power (LAYLA-TUL QADAR) has been blessed upon us, so we should all pray to Allah (SWT). This is the night were Allah (SWT) can change our destiny and fortune.
Regards,

Baz

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Post by sahdi » Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:25 pm

hi everyone

its been exactly 12 weeks today since my hubby applied for his settlement visa...we were really hoping to get some good news by EID, my family was hoping to celebrate EID by having a huge party if my husbands visa was granted....looks like we'll just have to wait for an unlimimited time at the moment. I have no faith in the BHC whatsoever!!!!, but we have to make the most of this month and keep our faith in God all mighty, and pray that we all get through this difficult time.

:?

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Post by ammalik » Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:17 pm

Salaam Topgun,

I hope you remember me. I sent you some e-mails a few months ago. I would be grateful if you could advise me if you have sent any e-mails to the BHS since the refusal of your visa.

Kind Regards

A MALIK

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