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Amended. Thanks!cs95tdg wrote:Another amendment is required to Q5 in the ILR FAQ.
The following statement is no longer accurate:
Note: If you have switched immigration categories (e.g. - Tier 2 to Tier 1, Tier 2 (ICT) to Tier 2 (General), went abroad to change immigration categories through entry clearance) during the qualifying residential period, and if you have not been granted 5 years continuous leave since the issue of entry clearance, then this concession does not apply to you.
I enquired (from the UKBA) about aggregating residence periods for ILR after switching immigration categories in-country when I applied earlier this year. This was to determine whether the period between EC and date of first entry could be considered towards my ILR residence period, as I entered within 3 months of EC, even though I had switched immigration categories from a WP Holder to T1G Migrant. I was told that the late entry concession would apply even though I had switched immigration categories in-country.
Given this response, the above note, would no longer be accurate. I cannot however confirm whether the same would hold true, for example if someone were to go abroad and change immigration categories through EC.
why do you say this ?smartkhan wrote:Answer to Q17 A is wrong. If someone entered after 40 days of EC, he/she is qualified for ILR under 90 days compensation rule.
The highlighted bit is no longer correct.b) If you have time in the UK as a "not-sponsored" migrant under certain immigration categories - UK ancestry; business person; investor; innovator; writer, composer, or artist; retired person of independent means; Tier 1 (General); HSMP (not applying under Appendix S of the rules, i.e. - after 5 years) - then absences must be for reasons connected with the applicant’s purpose for being in the UK or for serious or compelling compassionate reasons. Evidence must be provided for compelling or compassionate reasons only.
CheersThe applicant is required to provide evidence in the form of a letter from the employer setting out the reasons for the absences, including annual leave. Likewise, applicant will also be required to provide evidence of absences on account of compassionate and compelling reasons.
Can you not use Google like we would have to???
Moderators: Can you confirm on the query above? I also would like to know if this is valid.kollkills wrote: ↑Sun Jul 17, 2016 9:34 amQ3: I am not exempt. How do I go about fulfilling the requirement on the basis of a degree taught or researched in English?
This is with regards to
"If you hold an overseas qualification that you wish to use as evidence of English language proficiency"
I dont think that from 06-Apr-2016 applicants will need to apply for NARIC statement(s) in all the cases,
As per the document "Knowledge of language and life in the UK -V19.0 published for Home Office staff on 20 June 2016"
Page 34 the below is stated.
"Before 6 April 2016, a PBS online points calculator printout, showing 10 points has been awarded for English language could be submitted, together with the original degree certificate, to satisfy the English language element of the Knowledge of Language and Life in the UK (KOLL) requirement.
The points based calculator was turned off on 6 April 2016. An official statement from UK NARIC must be obtained before applying. Further information is provided on http://www.naric.org.uk/visasandnationality.
If we have previously accepted a degree qualification as meeting the requirements for an earlier application, and leave was granted, we will not need additional confirmation from NARIC. If the qualification has not previously been used for an immigration application, or the previous application was refused, the applicant must obtain confirmation from NARIC that it meets the relevant criteria"
Based on the above official UKBA document, I think if you you have provided the NARIC Statement of Comparability letter along with Original Degree certificate and previous Visa has been granted then there is no need to submit any evidence for Knowledge of Language while applying for ILR.
KIndly let me know if my understanding is Correct ?