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Post by kayaniii » Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:21 pm

Bazzy bro
1 of my family friend got his visa last month and his TB test was expired and gerry's advised him to renew hs TB test b4 leaving otherwise he will face problem at Hethrow or any airport in UK. Cudnt undrstand why they gave hm pasport b4 TB clearence bt hs previous TB test was normal.

Kayani

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Post by bazzy_1 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:23 pm

Bazzy bro
1 of my family friend got his visa last month and his TB test was expired and gerry's advised him to renew hs TB test b4 leaving otherwise he will face problem at Hethrow or any airport in UK. Cudnt undrstand why they gave hm pasport b4 TB clearence bt hs previous TB test was normal.

Kayani
Hi Kayani,

Thanks for the info, it seems one way or another my wife will have to re-do her TB test. I think batley khan is right better done sooner then later. If we can get it done asap then it can be handed to BHC straigh away.
Regards,

Baz

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Post by Layla » Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:02 pm

sahdi wrote:hi layla

good luck, let us know the outcome,

I feel sooooooo depressed, my hubby applied 1 day before you, i wish we had some progress too.....i think my whole day will be spent crying today, i cant take it anymore. :(
you will hear good news soon inshallah, it seems now they are really working better and the most time passed so only few days for you inshallah

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Post by sahdi » Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:06 pm

hi layla


did u find out the outcome of the visa application?

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Post by Layla » Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:52 pm

sahdi:

not yet, my husband called gerrys today and they told him that he must wait till someone from their office will call him to come. But he will go there on monday and try if possible to get without the call. I will let you know when we know the result inshallah

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Post by R1z » Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:54 pm

good luck Layla...inshallah it will be good news....


Sahdi pls dnt be disheartened only a few more days,,,you've been patient this long try to stay positive inshallah you will hear something within the next few days.

Hope the rest get some good news too

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Post by R1z » Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:56 pm

Salaam Layla..

My husband went without the call from gerrys so perhaps if its not far from your husbands house he should make that visit.

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Post by Layla » Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:01 pm

thank you all for your wishes i wish for you same

R1z:

He will try to go there and inshallah persuade them to give him papers same day

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Post by Chavy » Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:17 pm

After our online status changed, my wife went down without a phone call the next day (if you discount the fact Gerry's was closed for a week for Eid).

They are rejecting around 40% of settlement cases though. UKBA are pathologically, compulsively and obssessively paranoid/delusional about forced marriages. For sure be stern but allow the genuine cases through.
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Post by sahdi » Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:33 pm

hi R1z and layla,


thnx for the positive wishes, and layla, when your husband gets to gerrys they will ask him if he got a call, he just needs say yes, and they will let him enter the building.

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Post by sahdi » Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:35 pm

hi chavy,

how do u know they are refusing 40%?

by the way at least they cant refuse us on a forced marriage as we have been married 10 years and have 3 kids together..... :P

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Post by Chavy » Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:44 pm

sahdi wrote:hi chavy,

how do u know they are refusing 40%?

by the way at least they cant refuse us on a forced marriage as we have been married 10 years and have 3 kids together..... :P
Sadhi, I don't know the real reasons behind this, but please see page 75, official 2008-2009 visa statistics, Pakistan Settlement cases, one of the highest refusal rates in the world, lol. UKBA are outrageously notorious when it comes to dealing with Pakistan Settlement cases, they take no prisoners. See link below please.

http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk/resources/en/ ... ats2008-09
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Post by kayaniii » Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:46 pm

Hi Kayani,

Thanks for the info, it seems one way or another my wife will have to re-do her TB test. I think batley khan is right better done sooner then later. If we can get it done asap then it can be handed to BHC straigh away.[/quote]

bazzy
u cnt do TB test without origional passport so ur wife hav to wait for gery's call n get any out come hope for the best inshalah every thng wil be orite

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Post by Chavy » Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:57 pm

When the Conservatives seize power then we're all doomed. They'll raise the marriage age to over 30 and it will take a generation to gain citizenship.
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Post by batleykhan » Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:27 pm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8286744.stm

May be some of you fellas coming over from Pakistan, should read this article of what life is like in England.

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Post by bazzy_1 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:39 pm

batleykhan wrote:http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8286744.stm

May be some of you fellas coming over from Pakistan, should read this article of what life is like in England.
I bet this article will not help any of our visa with BHC, regardless of how genuine our marriage is.

:(
Regards,

Baz

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Post by b92753 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:07 pm

My wifes visa has been over 14 weeks now.

Anyone in the forum planning to go pakistan this year or next year ?

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Post by Asif121 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:25 pm

b92753 wrote:My wifes visa has been over 14 weeks now.

Anyone in the forum planning to go pakistan this year or next year ?
Salaam
Inshallah im going pakistan on 20th of this month, I got married earlier this year on April 4th, my wifes medical is on the 9th in lahore an hopefully she will have her date to submit her application on or around the 15th oct so jus a few days before i arrive, after reading pages and pages for hours on end on this forum, its jus amzing how much info is available here, but yet its still so worrying after hearing so many peoples stories of how hard an harsh the process is.
Im not going to have much hope or hold my breath but i plan to be in pakistan for around 3 months so i am praying that we will inshallah have my wifes decision back by then an by some miracle she can travel back with me, i have prepared everything to the best of my abiltiy but still dont feel very confident in the whole process, as i was very confident thinkng i had covered every aspect an my best friends mate is a top immigration lawyer here in the Uk who has checked everything thoroughly, and felt the application was very very good but have now realised after reading on here that The ECO's who make the decisions can pick up on any little reason or excuse for refusal if they want to, an then u have no choice but go thru a huge waiting game.

Inshallah i will keep everyone posted as to my wifes application from begining to end and maybe this will be of use to some people as i have found so many useful things on here from other people, may allah help grant everyone a succesfull result in all their applications.

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Post by Asif121 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:06 pm

Salaam to all, just want to say im new on here an im at the first stage of starting the whole process so inshallah it all goes well,

After seeing the generosity of so many people on here willing to help an give advice i thought it wud be helpful to ask if anyone cud pick any wholes or criticisize or advice me of wat to or not to do with regards to my app, as im sending all my papers in few days to my wife for her date at Gerrys on or around the 15th october.
Below is a brief breakdown of all my supporting docs.

*Soilcitors covering letter summarising the whole application with regards
to me an my status here etc,
* Copies of my UK passport an entry an exit stamps of earlier this year - attested by solicitor here in UK
* Copies of mum an dads passports to show when they came earlier #
before calling me over to arrange the marraige a few weeks before i
went to pakistan
* Nikaahnaama marriage certificate in english an urdu with copies
* Mortgage letter for my house confirms amount an no arrears an how
much each month, mortgage is only £300 per month
* Land registry to prove i own my property
* Letter from my dads accountant to show that im employed full time for
my dads company
* Last 4 months wage slips showing gross of £2000 per month an my take
home pay is around £1500
* Last 4 months bank statement but these arent originals they were
produced from the bank as i havent been recieving my originals for
months dues to a banking error an they were showing the wrong door
number for my address, but today i got my bank manager to write a
covering letter with the statements they printed in the branch for me
an stamped each one with todays date as well as the covering letter to
verify they have been produced an requested as of today
* Bank statements show around £6000 in account also show last 3
months wages that have come in which were paid in as cheques as i
was getting paid in cash before so now they tie up with the wage slips
also shows the mortgage coming out each month for las 3 months
* Solicitors House survey letter to show house will be not over crowded
as it will only be me an wife living there an its a 3 bed house
* Proofs of address: Credit card statements, Gas Electricity water bills,
council tax letter
* Proof of tickets purchased and airfare itinerary copies for me an my
mum to show we are going pakistan on 20th october so i will be visiting
my wife
* Evidence of contact, emails, eid cards, my itemised phone bills from t-
mobile for last 2 months an lebara for last 3 months as these are much
cheaper than calling cards for me plus many calling cards which i used
initially, my only doubt with these is that they are printed as e-bills from
the internet as i dont have any paper bills an all the itemisation is now
done through electronic billing through the relevant companies websites
so u have to print them off yourself
* I have a DVD of the Nikaah wedding day an many many pictures of pre- engagement when my mum an dad first went round, plus wedding day
photos 500+ all on cd plus about 30 printed out selected from the whole
set, my wedding day was a very rushed an low key affair an i had to
rush back to the uk only a week after the wedding (is this a bad point?)

My doubts are that from my wifes side there is isnt much contact evidence apart from the emails for last 4 months that i have printed off an it was always me doing the calling from here, so she wont have any fone evidence on her part, the fact that i was only there for a short amount of time after wedding? which is why im going for a much longer period now.
I bought an sent her many eid an birthday gifts recently, one in particular a £400 bracelet for which i have the reciept for from here in the uk, should i send this in? an ask her to take pics of the bracelet in its box which clearly shows its been bought from the shop here in UK as the name is on the outside of the box, would this be a wise move or a waste of time ?

Sorry about the long message, any help or advice or info wud be much much appreciated, as i hope others may also learn an benefit from the process we are about to go through over next few months an i will be keeping my whole application journey updated on here regularly even when im in pakistan in few weeks, if anyone else is going pakistan in next few months wud love to hear from u too......

Thank You.

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Post by Chavy » Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:24 pm

Your employed by your dad's company and your bank statements are printouts (bank managers letter should help but no gaurantee), where is your P60? These are the concerns I have. ECOs are unforgiving, mercilus and inhumane barbaric savages.

Relationship wise, I think your okay, but you need some post wedding snaps. Why the delay in the application? You've been married since April.
I don't think they accept DVDs anymore, they don't have the reserve time to watch guests hovering up food (or wiping their hands on your cashmere curtains, stealing your prized paanday/murghis, or riding your gadha etc) the photos should suffice.

Her wearing the bracelet pictures fine, but the evidence is circumstantial, the bracelet could be from anyone, unless you have it engraved with your undying love.

Batley bhaiya thanks for signposting the article, lol.

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