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10 years long residence applications

Please use this section of the board for queries about Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR). However please use the EEA-route section for queries about the EEA-route equivalent of Permanent Residence (PR).


This section is relevant irrespective of whether current status is Tiered or Non-Tiered.

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phonecall

Post by Lcj » Wed May 01, 2013 6:14 pm

Hi All,

I called homeoffice this morning and the gentleman said case not yet completed but its with the case working team you have to continue to wait madam.

QUESTION:

WHAT DID HE MEAN AND HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WAIT

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Re: long waits

Post by pisces_kid » Wed May 01, 2013 7:17 pm

essentialSalt wrote:
pisces_kid wrote:This is my assumption

based on my previous experience with UKBA postal applications

I think if your visa was to be rejected, you will get result in less than half the time it usually takes to issue a visa..

previously when i applied for Tier 2, first time it took 5 weeks to get a rejection, i re-applied the same day and got my visa in 12 weeks.

so if you are waiting after 3 months for ILR, then you are going to get ur ILR granted :o :o (though it takes 6-8 months unfortunately)

only assumption based on my previous exp.
I don't want to add oil to the fire, but rejection is different from refusal. In terms of the priorities, we can't say. Depends on a team, workload and resources available. We can only speculate. The official statistics can be requested on whatdotheyknow. What you have to do is to specify the time-window and ask for progress as of today. You need to tell them exactly what you want to know without becoming aggressive, rude or mean.
As I said i was just assuming (trying to kill time)......my application has not past 6 months yet..i have already contacted rob whiteman who forwarded it to some team lead in case workers team and the reply was that my application is pending.
I have seen enough official statistics till date..no point in asking for same stuff over and over..they will take their time..thats the bottom line i guess.
just have to keep my hopes high. :?

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Re: phonecall

Post by Lcj » Wed May 01, 2013 7:25 pm

[quote="Lcj"]Hi All,

I called homeoffice this morning and the gentleman said case not yet completed but its with the case working team you have to continue to wait madam.

QUESTION:

WHAT DID HE MEAN AND HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WAIT[/quote]

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Post by dhawalthakker » Wed May 01, 2013 10:55 pm

Once its with caseworker, it generally means your case should be completed within three weeks.

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NATURALIZATION WITHIN 15 MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF ILR APPLICA

Post by shazib1786 » Thu May 02, 2013 12:16 am

Hi can any one let me know the e mail or contact of UKBA where i can send request to confirm whether the peoples whose ILR delayed due to no fault of them can they apply Naturalization after 15 months of ILR Application Date.

Thanks Dhamanshallo i have read through your reply on previous post yes they say it can be a discretion to be exercised.
But just want to get a confirmation by the ukba reply so that we can print it and send with the application. i send two three e mail to inquires and further inquiries@ukba.gov.uk but no response.

if any one proven example who applied and got approved without waiting 12 months after ILR Granted plz share you experience ?

Also your opinion counts is it worth applying as most of solicitors are not agree they say you can loose fee its only possible after wait of an year

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ILR Got after 7 and half months waiting......

Post by fchowdhury1980 » Thu May 02, 2013 12:22 am

Alhamdullilah... I finally got my ILR after seven and half months waiting..javascript:emoticon :lol:. I didn't use any solicitor.. I been 9 years as student and 1 year as PSW.. I didn't call Home office after my six months waiting period.. Even i didn't contact any MP and didn't write any email or letters to home office... Because i know that these will be worthless... I just wait patiently and Everyday pray to my Allah to Get this ILR.... So, My advice to those who are waiting for there ILR is: PLEASE WAIT PAITIENTLY..javascript:emoticon :roll:.. In Sha Allah will give you a good news... I think home office is trying to clear the backlog... because they are on pressure after the channel 4 programme.. Any way my time line is following and i have also updated the two skydrives excel sheet which links are also below....

Skydrive 1: https://skydrive.live.com/view.aspx?res ... &app=Excel

Skydrive 2: https://skydrive.live.com/view.aspx?res ... a-tT9RW8pw

MY ILR TIMELINE:

Application Sent : 31/08/2012 (Friday)

Application Received by Home Office : 03/09/201212 (Monday) With Royal mail Special Delivery and confirmed by Royel mail "Track and Trace"

Payment Taken Out : 07/09/2012 (Friday) (Paid by Cheque - Checked By Online Banking)

Acknowledgement Letter Received : 07/09/2012 (Friday) (Letter Dated: 04/09/2012)

Biometric Invitation Letter Received : 17/11/2012 (Saterday) (Letter Dated: 14/11/2012)

Biometric Done : 19/11/2012 (Monday)

Passport & Documents Received : 26/04/2013 (Friday)(ILR Approval Letter Date: 24/04/2013(Wednesday))

BRP Missed On 26/04/2013 (Friday) ( Got DXSecure Card need to arrange Redeliver, Will be Redelivered on 30/04/2013)

Biometric Card Received: 30/04/2013 (Tuesday) (BRP Card Issued Date: 24/04/2013(Wednesday))

At last i would like to thanks to everybody who always share there views and give their valuable advices in this forum... and this forum is the best.... Before i got my ILR I always visit this forum.. Still i will visit this forum...

May Allah give the ILR very soon who are waiting for their decision... :lol:

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Re: NATURALIZATION WITHIN 15 MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF ILR APP

Post by Damanisshallo » Thu May 02, 2013 8:44 am

shazib1786 wrote:Hi can any one let me know the e mail or contact of UKBA where i can send request to confirm whether the peoples whose ILR delayed due to no fault of them can they apply Naturalization after 15 months of ILR Application Date.

You can try the below, but I cannot guarantee if they will respond.

public.enquiries@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk,
UKBApublicenquiries@ukba.gsi.gov.uk
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Z18runway. Damanisshallo and other moderators

Post by Joyous2013 » Thu May 02, 2013 8:57 am

Joyous2013 wrote:
z18runway wrote:
Joyous2013 wrote:I got my ILR on 10 years basis on 25 April and the BRP on 26 April. I will be applying for FLR M for my husband who has been on a work permit dependent visa. He joined me in February 2012 together with my two step sons. The older son is now over 18 but the younger one is 14

However Im not sure which forms to use for the two sons . Please help
Your timeline as-well please[/


Applied 31-08-12
Received 03-09-12
Ack letter 04-09-13
Biometrics done 01-11-12
ILR APPROVAL RECEIVED 25-04-13
BRP RECIEVED 26-04-13

Im desperate for your help moderators

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Re: ILR recieved

Post by saanju9 » Thu May 02, 2013 9:38 am

essentialSalt wrote:
settlementnow wrote: I contacted my MP in the month of 6 but the MP was not helpful at all and sent a letter to UKBA after 5 weeks of my requested. She put my wrong name. I have been calling to their office and always the voice mail. She is not getting my vote in coming election at all.

My timeline is

Application date : 24th August 2012.
Acknowledgement received from UKBA : 03 September 2013
Request of Biometric Enrolment received from UKBA : 23 October 2013
Biometric Enrolment : 25 October 2013
Passport received : 29 April 2013
BPR received : 30 April 2013

This forum has been great and helped me alot. Thanks everyone.

BEST OF LUCK FOR ALL WAITING APPLICANTS.

regards,
Congratulations. Now you can get on with your life.

Don't let me spoil your mood (this post is for those who are getting their MPs involved), but MPs have no obligation to help those who do not have the settlement status in the UK, do they? The MPs help applicants out of generosity, kindness and sense of duty (to everyone who lives in the area - doesn't matter whether they can vote or not).

If we contact MPs and if they are willing to make a phonecall or write a letter on your behalf, we should be grateful that they have taken their time to at least make an effort. They could have spent that time doing something else. It's just some people are so rude (and seem to believe that they are entitled).


1. settlementfornow @ And Yes ofcourse we have every right not to vote for those MPs who didn't help us.... Is your MP from BNP or SNP party??... I mean Torries do that as well... because they are trying to buy in all those votes for BNP..anyways whatever that is..happy days for you now

2. essentialsalt @ yes they have no obligation to help us who are not settled yet. but once we are settled we are their potential vote bank...So they might as well help us now to keep our votes

3. Are we not eligible for human rights. (confiscating our passports for sooo long).... and if these MPs doesn't help, UKBA complaints department doesn't help, human rights don't get involved in these "silly" matters...Then whose going to help us... are we born to be punished and should we accept that

Lol ... take it easy guys..

Anyways...my wife's BRP card arrived yesterday... I mean I have a missed delivery card.. so I called them and went to depot today morning and collected it...

here is something new...we can collect the missed delivery from DX courier depot if there is one within your reach

will post you when docs arrive

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Post by R556 » Thu May 02, 2013 11:55 am

Hi guys,

I'm coming across with very strange situation, don't know what to do. I had 2 months shortfall to complete my full 10 years. I submitted initially FLRO application to cover up the shotfall. After completing my full10 years, I varied my original FLRO application with SETO, but they took my SETO application as a fresh application and case worker who was dealing my FLRO application asked me to withdraw one application so I withdrew my first FLRO application, but he sent me back my passport and other original documents which I submitted with my FLRO with confirmation that my FLRO application has been withdrawn and there is no advice in the letter that what should I do. I'll be very grateful if anyone can advice me. Shall I send my passport to SETO team with covering letter or just wait to hear from them. I enclosed the phostocopies of my passport, visas and academic documents plus life in UK test with my SETO (second application).

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Re: Z18runway. Damanisshallo and other moderators

Post by Damanisshallo » Thu May 02, 2013 12:24 pm

Joyous2013 wrote:I got my ILR on 10 years basis on 25 April and the BRP on 26 April. I will be applying for FLR M for my husband who has been on a work permit dependent visa. He joined me in February 2012 together with my two step sons. The older son is now over 18 but the younger one is 14

However Im not sure which forms to use for the two sons.
For your younger one you can add him on to your husband's FLR(M). However, you might need a separate FLR(O) for the elder AFAIK
FLR(M) wrote:WHO MAY APPLY WITh YOU?
You may include children under the age of 18 if they are applying as your dependants. But they must pay the specified fee if they apply separately
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Post by NAVO » Thu May 02, 2013 2:01 pm

Hi All,

I've found this forum to be extremely useful, thanks to all moderators for keeping it alive!

I am a holder of ILR via 10 years route and my partner applied for FLR(M) in the end of April. He will be completing 10 years on his own in June 13 and would like to vary his appliation to settlement under 10 years once he qualifies.

Could anyone please let me know how to vary the original application? I've seen someone was trying to vary this application, but ended up with one application been withdrawn. Is there any form to fill in to request for variation of leave? Or any guidance on how to do that?

Your answers would be highly appreciated. Many thanks in advance.

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Post by Damanisshallo » Thu May 02, 2013 3:02 pm

NAVO wrote:Hi All,

I've found this forum to be extremely useful, thanks to all moderators for keeping it alive!

I am a holder of ILR via 10 years route and my partner applied for FLR(M) in the end of April. He will be completing 10 years on his own in June 13 and would like to vary his appliation to settlement under 10 years once he qualifies.

Could anyone please let me know how to vary the original application? I've seen someone was trying to vary this application, but ended up with one application been withdrawn. Is there any form to fill in to request for variation of leave? Or any guidance on how to do that?

Your answers would be highly appreciated. Many thanks in advance.
Read through Varying an application from page 33 onwards.
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Re: Z18runway. Damanisshallo and other moderators

Post by Joyous2013 » Thu May 02, 2013 3:41 pm

Damanisshallo wrote:
Joyous2013 wrote:I got my ILR on 10 years basis on 25 April and the BRP on 26 April. I will be applying for FLR M for my husband who has been on a work permit dependent visa. He joined me in February 2012 together with my two step sons. The older son is now over 18 but the younger one is 14

However Im not sure which forms to use for the two sons.
For your younger one you can add him on to your husband's FLR(M). However, you might need a separate FLR(O) for the elder AFAIK
FLR(M) wrote:WHO MAY APPLY WITh YOU?
You may include children under the age of 18 if they are applying as your dependants. But they must pay the specified fee if they apply separately
Thanks for your response Damanisshallo. If you could also Confirm whether it is also possible to use SET F for my two step sons as Noted from the following link.
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitec ... m04091.pdf.

Thanks for your help in advance

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Post by NAVO » Thu May 02, 2013 4:52 pm

Damanisshallo wrote:
NAVO wrote:Hi All,

I've found this forum to be extremely useful, thanks to all moderators for keeping it alive!

I am a holder of ILR via 10 years route and my partner applied for FLR(M) in the end of April. He will be completing 10 years on his own in June 13 and would like to vary his appliation to settlement under 10 years once he qualifies.

Could anyone please let me know how to vary the original application? I've seen someone was trying to vary this application, but ended up with one application been withdrawn. Is there any form to fill in to request for variation of leave? Or any guidance on how to do that?

Your answers would be highly appreciated. Many thanks in advance.
Read through Varying an application from page 33 onwards.

Thanks for your kind reply, Damanisshallo.

Does this mean my partner needs to submit new form SET (LR) along with the change of circumstances form and payment for the difference in fees, and send all that to the following address (not the address stated on the application form)?

UK Border Agency
Change of circumstances form
PO Box 3468
Sheffield
S3 8WA

Would this be the correct procedure to follow?

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waiting is over

Post by RK001002 » Thu May 02, 2013 5:11 pm

Hi All,

Alhamdulillah My wait is finally over after 8 months.

timeline:
applied 1st Sept 2012
Received confirmation 8th Sept 2012
BRP 15/16 Nov 2012
Approval 2nd May 2013
BRP waiting

I sent expedite emails, fax, posts to all ukba addresses (no response), email fax and post to MP who responded promptly however I think they took their time.

I also had a traffic conviction and was told not to apply by two solicitors and other two told me 'no visa no fee' will not apply to this case. Save your money and apply direct...
Thanks to everyone who contribute to this forum.
Next step is FLR(M) for wife...
Does anyone know how long is FLR(M) postal application taking these days?

Thanks again.
Last edited by RK001002 on Fri May 03, 2013 7:08 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by TheCreativeDragonHead » Thu May 02, 2013 5:57 pm

Any news from the remaining Aug applicants?

I am still waiting. They did say it was assigned to a case team, but i called again today and "Your application is not complete, we cannot give you any further information."

Why is that?? One officer can tell me some info, other officer just back to original answer.

Many Thanks for all your help.

smshad
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Received my Passport and documents today

Post by smshad » Thu May 02, 2013 7:33 pm

Hi everyone,
By the grace of Almighty Allah, I have received my passport and documents back today. UKBA used the same return envelope that I provided. DX courier has not attempted to deliver the Biometric card yet but I contacted them to find out about the expected delivery date and they have not received any thing from UKBA for me today.

Here is my timeline:
Applied on 13th August 2012
Acknowledgment letter received: 15th August, 2012
Biometric enrolled: 15th November, 2012
Passport and documents received: 02nd May, 2013
Biometric card: Waiting
Straight forward case: Student, Fresh Talent, Tier 1 General. I never overstayed, never applied after expiry of visa, no points, no convictions etc.

For those who have applied FLRM for spouse:
I also applied for my wife’s FLRM on February 2013 and Biometric already enrolled in February 2013, but it is strange that UKBA sent Biometric enrolment letter to my wife again today. Looks like that they have lost the earlier one but I think they are working on FLRM linked cases along with the main applicant.

Thanks,
Shad.

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ILR received

Post by cy2012 » Thu May 02, 2013 8:01 pm

Finally got my passports and BRP Card back. Hope you guys receive your ILR soon!

My timeline:
Application posted on: 4/Sep/2012
Biometric done: 17/Nov/2012
Passports and BRP card: 02/May/2013

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Post by essentialSalt » Thu May 02, 2013 11:50 pm

TheCreativeDragonHead wrote:Any news from the remaining Aug applicants?

I am still waiting. They did say it was assigned to a case team, but i called again today and "Your application is not complete, we cannot give you any further information."

Why is that?? One officer can tell me some info, other officer just back to original answer.

Many Thanks for all your help.
Wouldn't read too much into it. The case should have already been assigned to a case team because you have already got a case number in your biometric invitation letter. One really can't say, even an immigration lawyer can't say, how long a straightforward case takes.

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