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10 years long residence applications

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Re: 10 years long ilr and flr m

Post by Hyper-PK » Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:44 am

Hi guys, apologies to have raised this never-ending new / old rules once again. I just wanted to share my personal experience on applying for flm after new change came into effect. I hope it will be helpful for other people similar to our case. Of course as I said, choice is yours. Anyone else who applies for flrm after 6th April is more than welcome to share their different peo experience. But for now let's not hijack this 10 year ilr post and again good luck to anyone who is still waiting for their ilr.

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Approved

Post by Lapis » Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:39 am

Good morning peeps,

I got approval letter this morning (Set O)

Applied: 14 Sep 2012
Ack: 17 Sep 2012
Biometrics: 22 November 2012
Approval: 24 April 2013
Passports: 27 April 2013
BRP: waiting

I like to appreciate inputs of everyone in this forum. I must say, I draws my comfort and strength from this forum when I was weak. It has been a bumping and looooong journey but God is faithful.

I sent complaints letters, emails and fax and got no response. I contacted my Labour MP also nothing happen. Until I was inspired by post of Milagro to contact the ministers and co. got response back 2 days after and the rest now story. I called UKBA yesterday to expect robotic response but I was told a pack on the way for me, I was so happy finally but trust me, yesterday night was one of the longest in my life.

For all still waiting, you will get good news and it will be soon. Again, I am happy, I can begins to sleep very well from now on.

Thank you all.

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With Grace of Almighty ILR Approved

Post by adkh2_1 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:45 am

Hi All,


with the help of Almighty God, i received my ILR Approval and Passports back this morning.. still waiting on BRP.

my timeline is below.

Form SET(O)

Applied 21/0/9/21012
Ack Letter received 25/09/2012
Bio-Metrics invitation/done 29/11/2012
ILR Approval/Passports received 27/04/2013
BRP still awaiting...

for the purpose of info, i didn't send any emails, faxes or anything just waited patiently and prayed to God that is all...

its been long wait and at times frustrating, but this forum has been very helpful....

Thank you all, and good luck to the ones who are still waiting...
Patience and Gratitude are best tools to have in life....

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Re: 10 years long ilr and flr m

Post by Damanisshallo » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:16 am

Hyper-PK wrote:apologies to have raised this never-ending new / old rules once again.
You don't have to. In fact by letting your experience, you've helped many more like you. So members know exactly what documents they need to carry along to educate the Caseworkers (including their Supervisors and Managers)

Here is another heights of inconsistency from the case workers.
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Re: SET - O (10 years) - FLR-m

Post by DB12 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:22 am

Hi All,
my wife had applied for FLR-M

here is the her application timeline.

Application posted - 5th April 13
Acknowledgement - 15th April 13
Biometric letter - 19th April 13 (dated 16th April)
Biometrics submitted - 20th April 13
passport & DOCs received - Awaiting
Biometric CARD - Awaiting.


hi all,

today I received my wifes approval for FLR-m

complete time line is as below

Application posted - 5th April 13
Acknowledgement - 15th April 13
Biometric letter - 19th April 13 (dated 16th April)
Biometrics submitted - 20th April 13
passport & DOCs received - 27 April 13
Biometric CARD - Awaiting.

it is big surprise the whole application considered in 22 days since applied. it seems to be UKBA is improving on process.

as my set-0 (10 years long residence) application was awaiting decision at the time of application and when I received approval on my SET-O application I wrote to ukba on Thursday regarding if I need to send my original passport etc. but I don't think so they have received it yet.

surprise is on approval letter they have mentioned that my wife will have to complete 60months to qualify for indefinite leave to remain. my wife came to uk in 2009 on PSW dependant and she has also completed 2 years on tier-1 General (HSMP) dependant visa. that means she is qualified for indefinite leave to remain.

can anyone suggest me what to do next.

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Re: 10 years long ilr and flr m

Post by dipmm2000d » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:28 am

Damanisshallo wrote:
dipmm2000d wrote:They are 100 percent right about the rules for psw and tier 4 dependant they come under new rules from 6th April 2013. At page 11 on the explanatory note of statement of changes, it is mentioned that partner of non settlement route cannot switch under part 8. That means they have to apply under appendix fm which is new rule. Pls read the rules 6 April changes override per-April rules for spouses.
Sorry, I disagree. It is often very easy to lose the actual meaning if a sentence is broken or read out of context. Below is the complete sentence of which you've partially quoted.
STATEMENT OF CHANGES @ Page 12 wrote:To provide that the partner of a Points Based System migrant not on a route to settlement cannot switch into the partner route under Part 8 and amalgamate their leave as a partner under both routes towards the qualifying period for settlement.
Please re-read the complete sentence and stress on the word "and" which means both conditions should be true. Now my interpretation of this sentence is, if you are a for ex: PSW/Student dependent then irrespective of how long you've been in this country, you just cannot switch into FLR (M) and sum up your stay as dependant to complete the qualifying period.

On the same page the below quote mentions about transitional provision.
STATEMENT OF CHANGES @ Page 12 wrote:To clarify that the transitional provisions for further applications made by those granted entry clearance or limited leave to enter or remain under Part 8 of the Rules before 9 July 2012 can only be accessed by persons in the UK and subject to the requirements of Part 8 for such applications.

That makes sense but could you also please check para 284 under part 8 which is the rule for switching into spouse of a settle person and they excluded tier 4 dependant to be considered under this para. Thanks

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Post by dupuytren » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:39 am

For those awainting BRP...


Got my passports back on 24/4/13.

Got a letter from DX today (27/4/13) saying that my BRP is now available for delivery and I have to organise delivery with DX (online), which is kinda annoying for me as I took Monday off thinking it was arriving on Monday. Now I am trying to book for first delivery and it's not available until Tuesday onwards and I will have be at work all week! *There isn't an option for 'collection' or delivery to another address as it is the first delivery* Now hafta pay £6.10 for Saturday delivery :(

So moral of the story: Your BRP will not be delivered automatically, you will just receive a letter prompting you to book a specific day. Annoying for me but might be helpful to the rest of you....good luck

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Post by Sanji100 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:36 pm

Finally the wait is over. Thanks god, I got a call from the lawyer yesterday confirming receipt of ILR confirmation.

Both my wife and I applied in July 2012 and it has taken 9 months for the UKBA to process our applications.

I had a gap of 11 days in one visa renewal but I was able to back it up with prooof as there was a Royal Mail postal strike during that time.

Another visa renewal applicaion was returned invalid as I submitted the wrong application form on the same day my leave was expiring. However, I managed to post the correct application on the same day.

I sincerely hope all who are waiting will get their good news as a soon as possible. I know it is dificult but pls be patient it will be your turn next.

I'd like to say a big thank you to this forum as it was mighty pillar throughtout this difficult nine month period.

Can a kind person pls update the sky drive with these information.

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Re: 10 years long ilr and flr m

Post by Damanisshallo » Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:35 pm

dipmm2000d wrote:could you also please check para 284 under part 8 which is the rule for switching into spouse of a settle person and they excluded tier 4 dependant to be considered under this para. Thanks
No where does it says this is in retrospection with, hence the need of Transitional provisions and interaction between Part 8 and Appendix FM
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ILR

Post by kaalimurgi » Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:41 pm

@settlement now,
gsingh
essential salt
and other August warriors

How is everything. What are your MP's doing? any response yet. Pls update

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Post by CW » Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:17 pm

My timeline if it helps anyone!

Applied: 04/10/12
Bio metric given 7/12/12
ILR approved: 24/4/13 and received 26/4/13

@6 months I ask my MP, they gave me a update after 2 weeks that said cannot say any time limit, probably could be months more. When I asked if they can do anything more at all, they said they cannot do anything nor I can. Asked me to contact them in next 6 months, if I did not get it by then. Nice!

But out of blue, my application was processed after few days!

Regardless of whether it will help or not, I think you all who wait for at least 6 months should contact your MP. There is a best possibility that your MP could do more than mine, so try. All the very best!

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Re: ILR

Post by essentialSalt » Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:12 pm

kaalimurgi wrote:@settlement now,
gsingh
essential salt
and other August warriors

How is everything. What are your MP's doing? any response yet. Pls update
I haven't received anything yet. Mine is 247 days (or 35.28 weeks) since the acknowledgement and counting. My MP is high-up (the MP has other duties in government apart from representing the area) and hasn't responded to my email. It's great that Sep and Oct applications are hearing back from the home office. I wish they let me get on with my life asap, but no news yet.

The official statistics suggest that still more than half of August Set(O) are pending and there are some applications from May, June and July as well.

I have dealt with the home office a number of times in the past. My applications through the UK home office have always taken a lot longer than the official/published service standards. My applications through a British consulate tend to be much faster within a few days, much faster than the official service standards.

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Re: 10 years long ilr and flr m

Post by amohammedzia » Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:37 pm

HI Damanisshallo,
Can you please advice me below query
ILR 10 YEARS
APPLIED ON 17-09-2012
BPR 21-01-2013
decission wating...
i am applying dependent visa (FLR M ) as her visa will expire on 10 may next month could you please advice me ...
Dependent applicant details
Date of entry was sep 2009 visa psw partner + Tier 1G 2 year
i want to know tha is she is applicable for new rules or old rules
do i need to show my last 6 months earning 18600? and do i need to show maintance of fund.
Waiting for your reply
Thank's in advance

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Re: ILR

Post by Izno » Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:28 pm

Hello ,

I applied on the 09 August , so far still waiting . I did send an email to complaint ( no reply from UKBA ) , did contact MP last week waiting a response think she is busy with local elections.
essentialSalt wrote:
kaalimurgi wrote:@settlement now,
gsingh
essential salt
and other August warriors

How is everything. What are your MP's doing? any response yet. Pls update
I haven't received anything yet. Mine is 247 days (or 35.28 weeks) since the acknowledgement and counting. My MP is high-up (the MP has other duties in government apart from representing the area) and hasn't responded to my email. It's great that Sep and Oct applications are hearing back from the home office. I wish they let me get on with my life asap, but no news yet.

The official statistics suggest that still more than half of August Set(O) are pending and there are some applications from May, June and July as well.

I have dealt with the home office a number of times in the past. My applications through the UK home office have always taken a lot longer than the official/published service standards. My applications through a British consulate tend to be much faster within a few days, much faster than the official service standards.

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Re: 10 years long ilr and flr m

Post by Damanisshallo » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:10 pm

amohammedzia wrote:HI Damanisshallo,
Can you please advice me below query
ILR 10 YEARS
APPLIED ON 17-09-2012
BPR 21-01-2013
decission wating...
i am applying dependent visa (FLR M ) as her visa will expire on 10 may next month could you please advice me ...
Dependent applicant details
Date of entry was sep 2009 visa psw partner + Tier 1G 2 year
i want to know tha is she is applicable for new rules or old rules
Old rules.
do i need to show my last 6 months earning 18600?
No.
and do i need to show maintance of fund.
Yes, only to show that you can maintain your family without relying on public funds.

Waiting for your reply
Thank's in advance
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ILR Approval

Post by zamiramin » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:21 pm

Hi All

This is my timeline

Applied 15/09/2012
Biometrics 29/11/2012
Approval Letter and Passport 25/04/2012
BRP 26/04/2012

Please feel free to add to the spreadsheet

I had to have my application expedited as a family member died .

I took them more than a week to get my docs back to after requesting ILR. The maddening thing is my case was decided in less that an hour even though my docs was just lying there for more than 7 month.

My MP was sympathetic to my case but ultimately it was the office of Rob Whiteman that got my application expedited.



Thank YOU Saanju9 for your help. Good luck to those september applicants still waiting.


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Re: 10 years long ilr and flr m

Post by amohammedzia » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:58 pm

Damanisshallo wrote:
amohammedzia wrote:HI Damanisshallo,
Can you please advice me below query
ILR 10 YEARS
APPLIED ON 17-09-2012
BPR 21-01-2013
decission wating...
i am applying dependent visa (FLR M ) as her visa will expire on 10 may next month could you please advice me ...
Dependent applicant details
Date of entry was sep 2009 visa psw partner + Tier 1G 2 year
i want to know tha is she is applicable for new rules or old rules
Old rules.
do i need to show my last 6 months earning 18600?
No.
and do i need to show maintance of fund.
Yes, only to show that you can maintain your family without relying on public funds.

Waiting for your reply
Thank's in advance
THANKS AGAIN

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May, June, July Applicants

Post by essentialSalt » Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:13 am

Are there members who applied in May, June, July and are still waiting to hear from the home office (the first decision - not appeal)?

I am an August applicant and am still waiting. Can I get some tips on how to cope with the waiting beyond 8 - 9 months? Is there anything we can do to remind the home office that our cases still pending and we are still waiting to hear from them (is it possible that they are waiting for us to withdraw the applications)?

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Post by Lcj » Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:11 am

Hi essentialsalt,l think you will have to send an email to those ministers to do something, l did on Friday lets see what happens will keep u updated, mine was on the 6/08/2012,l couldn't take it anymore so am glad l did

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Post by mrgsingh » Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:50 am

Lcj wrote:Hi essentialsalt,l think you will have to send an email to those ministers to do something, l did on Friday lets see what happens will keep u updated, mine was on the 6/08/2012,l couldn't take it anymore so am glad l did
I emailed all ministers however got a reply back from Mr Whiteman that they cant deal with my complaint as he is no longer a CEO and have to complaint via diff route.

Can anybody please suggest me if I should change my wording complaint to concern or should I email to somebody else.

please suggest me as I am very desperate to get my documents back. Its been 8 months now........

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