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ILR Fees 2017-2018

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jess1959
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Re: ILR Fees 2017-2018

Post by jess1959 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:39 pm

Another money making con, to justify the governments claim to reducing immigration, if we cant reduce it, we will price them out of the market. With the introduction of minimum earnings, £18,500 and the new Life in the UK test, which even the government cant pass, the introduction of NHS fees and the increase in visa fees. Once more the government are targeting the lower and middle classes. Being a white, british male, married to a non EU citizen the government is slowly killing off our abilities to marry and love the people we want to. Our new ILR cost as risen 25%. Anyone who goes for a fast track visa, can get one in under 2 hours. That equates to £1.150 per hour. x 2 to cover her son. Who on earth can justify charging £1,150 for paperwork. Think I may be in the wrong job. What really annoys me, if I was a EU citizen from another EU country it wouldnt cost me anything, if I lived in the UK.

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Re: ILR Fees 2017-2018

Post by seasky » Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:33 pm

jess1959 wrote:Another money making con, to justify the governments claim to reducing immigration, if we cant reduce it, we will price them out of the market. With the introduction of minimum earnings, £18,500 and the new Life in the UK test, which even the government cant pass, the introduction of NHS fees and the increase in visa fees. Once more the government are targeting the lower and middle classes. Being a white, british male, married to a non EU citizen the government is slowly killing off our abilities to marry and love the people we want to. Our new ILR cost as risen 25%. Anyone who goes for a fast track visa, can get one in under 2 hours. That equates to £1.150 per hour. x 2 to cover her son. Who on earth can justify charging £1,150 for paperwork. Think I may be in the wrong job. What really annoys me, if I was a EU citizen from another EU country it wouldnt cost me anything, if I lived in the UK.
Yes that is exactly the point to reduce immigration, not to cover bureaucratic costs.

Saying that for spouses of British citizens it should be easy to get ILR/Naturalization.

(I think life in UK test is a good thing, helps understand your new country and is not difficult at all)

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Re: ILR Fees 2017-2018

Post by secret.simon » Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:16 pm

jess1959 wrote:What really annoys me, if I was a EU citizen from another EU country it wouldnt cost me anything, if I lived in the UK.
That sentiment has been expressed earlier.
jess1959 wrote:the new Life in the UK test, which even the government cant pass,
The current LITUK test is frightfully easy to pass, if one knows British history and politics. I found the previous one more difficult, but even that required maybe two days worth of study. I agree with seasky that the LITUK test ensures that new citizens are aware of the basics of the country to which they swear allegiance to.
seasky wrote:Saying that for spouses of British citizens it should be easy to get ILR/Naturalization.
It used to be much easier just 4 years ago. Spouses of British citizens used to get ILR in two years, followed by citizenship in the third year. However, it was to combat sham marriages that in 2012, spousal ILR was moved to five years, with an intermediary FLR(M).
I am not a lawyer or immigration advisor. My statements/comments do not constitute legal advice. E&OE. Please do not PM me for advice.

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