leave that solicitor staright away!! otherwise u will regret
An applicant can vary an application at any time before a decision is made on it. They can do this if they want to be considered for a grant of leave on a different basis to their initial application.
If the applicant wishes to vary their leave for a purpose where a specified application form is required, they must complete the new form and meet all the requirements of paragraph 34A of the Immigration Rules and the Immigration (Health Charge) Order 2015, for the variation to be valid.
A person who varies their application does not have to pay an additional fee unless the new ground they want to be considered under has a higher fee than their original application. In this case, they must pay the difference between the original fee and the new higher fee.
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One need to fill the current application while applying for any Immigration application on that date .... ((Whoever, booked for Premium before and then need to fill the latest application while applying.... ((Sometime, the Caseworker don't even listen what expressed by the UKVI Customer Advisor.... ((For all Premium booking NO need to fill the Payment section in the application ... just attach the payment confirmation print out ..... ((Please have a look : Specified forms and procedures for applications or claims in connection with immigration : https://www.gov.uk/guidance/immigration ... -in-the-uk
CR001 wrote:You apply to VARY your application. You will not get a decision on the day though as the caseworker will have to request your documents from the FLR(FP) department before an ILR decision can be made.
Thanks for the prompt reply CR001. My solicitor insists that we should withdraw the FLR(FP) application first and once all the documents are back with us then submit an ILR application. Apparently as per him its not allowed to have two applications with UKVI. I was surprised when he mentioned about withdrawing the application too because I read here that everyone has been varying their applications successfully.
I really want to just go with the VARYING route but can you please suggest if there's a link or something I can show to him and make sure that he varies it instead of withdrawing?
Thanks again for your help! Much appreciated