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Applying ILR Online before the 28 days

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Re: Applying ILR Online before the 28 days

Post by aman90 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:20 pm

adisays wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:55 pm
Thanks aman90. So come Friday (the 18th) I see the priority option available and book an appointment on November 1, my application date is Oct 18th (since that's when I submitted and paid) and NOT on Nov 1, my appointment date?

Sigh.. Yes 😂

Do you know if you can upload your scanned docs anytime before the appointment date or do you have to do it as soon as you pay? Reason I ask is there's a silly error on my employer letter (uses the 'she' pronoun correctly everywhere except for 1 sentence, where it says 'his'). HR won't be in to sign the new letter till Monday though.

Anytime before and on the day of biometrics, before sopra steria forwards the info to HO. And before you ask, yes it’s fine for the letter to be dated after submission of application


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Re: Applying ILR Online before the 28 days

Post by adisays » Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:28 pm

Thanks again aman90. One final one (hopefully) before the big submit.. (I might have said that before :oops:)

The question: Have you previously lived in a country outside the UK including your country of birth?

I was born in the US, so I suppose the correct answer is 'yes' - it's odd to put "the date lived there from" as my date of birth, but I suppose this is what is expected? It's clear from my passport / birthday that I lived in the US upon my birth till when I entered the UK for the first time... I just want to ensure that answering 'yes' to this question is correct, since it does specifically say 'including country of birth'

Thank you

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Re: Applying ILR Online before the 28 days

Post by aman90 » Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:14 pm

adisays wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:28 pm
I agree with ur logic. You can answer it as you deem fit. People have answered No and been approved. Said Yes and also been approved.
Consensus is to say yes.

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Re: Applying ILR Online before the 28 days

Post by adisays » Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:23 pm

aman90 wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:14 pm
adisays wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:28 pm
I agree with ur logic. You can answer it as you deem fit. People have answered No and been approved. Said Yes and also been approved.
Consensus is to say yes.

Thanks again aman90. As predicted... I lied about that being my last question :oops: :?

You previously advised me in this thread to put my actual first date of entry in the UK (which was at the start of my Tier 4 student visa) as the answer to the question "When did you first enter the UK?" For me that would be September 5, 2013. However in the online app under this question it says "This is the date you entered the UK when the period of stay you are basing this application on started."

You told me previously this doesn't relate to the qualifying period but I'm also not basing my "period of stay for this application" on this date - the year on a student visa doesn't count towards your 5 years. So I initially thought to put my Tier 2 start date (November 14, 2014) as my date of entry. Should I still put the September 2013 date as my date of entry, even if my application isn't based on it? And if I do, do I need to include the travel calculation for days away for that year as a student too?

Thank you so much

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Re: Applying ILR Online before the 28 days

Post by aman90 » Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:33 pm

adisays wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:23 pm
1.Whether you write the actual entry date or you write the visa issue date- it will not have any adverse affect. As you were already in the country the only logical answer can be the actual date of entry.

2. No. ILR is based on 5 years continuous residence counting backwards. Only ur absences during Tier2 are relevant.

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Re: Applying ILR Online before the 28 days

Post by adisays » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:22 pm

A million thanks again. I will put the Sept 2013 date as that's what logically makes sense..

Now the mystery question I didn't anticipate I'd have trouble with - entering the Life in the UK "unique reference number." I took the test last week - the only number really on the certificate is called "test instance ID" at the top and it's a 7 digit number. No letters.

The only other random numbers on the certificate are for 'supplier ID', 'test authorser ID', 'test supervisor ID' and that's it. It can't be any of those can it?

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Re: Applying ILR Online before the 28 days

Post by adisays » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:33 pm

Never-mind, found the answer myself for once :) It's here on page 21 for other people's reference - looks like this doc was just modified last week with an October 2019 date:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.u ... .0-ext.pdf

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Re: Applying ILR Online before the 28 days

Post by adisays » Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:49 am

aman90 wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:33 pm
adisays wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:23 pm
1.Whether you write the actual entry date or you write the visa issue date- it will not have any adverse affect. As you were already in the country the only logical answer can be the actual date of entry.

2. No. ILR is based on 5 years continuous residence counting backwards. Only ur absences during Tier2 are relevant.
Hi aman90 - I think I saw you write this on another post but wanted to ask you on my thread - you mentioned you did your passport scans in colour? I have scanned all pages of my passport in colour and combined it all into one PDF. The file size is 2.8MB, so well under the 6MB limit. Should this be ok? Or does it absolutely have to be in black and white? It took me over an hour to scan my passports the first time so... really hoping I don't have to re-do it all! Thank you

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Re: Applying ILR Online before the 28 days

Post by aman90 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:37 am

adisays wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:49 am
- you mentioned you did your passport scans in colour? I have scanned all pages of my passport in colour and combined it all into one PDF. The file size is 2.8MB, so well under the 6MB limit. Should this be ok? Or does it absolutely have to be in black and white?
It’s fine as long as you don’t exceed the limit and as long as it’s easily readable. And you can change colours after scanning too
I used my phone and it gave me the option to use colour, b&w etc after scanning.
I preferred colour coz B&w looked weird.

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Re: Applying ILR Online before the 28 days

Post by adisays » Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:33 pm

Thanks, I'll leave them in colour then. I keep seeing people talking about including original passport photos - I never saw anything about needing passport photos for Tier 2 to ILR...?

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Re: Applying ILR Online before the 28 days

Post by aman90 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:43 pm

adisays wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:33 pm
Not required

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Re: Applying ILR Online before the 28 days

Post by adisays » Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:14 pm

Hi aman90

Just wanted to say today I had my premium appointment and just over 2 and a half hours later I got my application successful email. Thank you SO MUCH for all of your help and advice - really you are a star!

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