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I have a tier 2 general visa. It will expire 4th November, 2019. After reading through the post, I understand I can apply for ILR 28 days before the expiry. I can apply from 7th October, 2019. Please correct me if I am wrong.
You book an appointment as part of the online application process. You cannot book an appointment independently before that.1. What is the easiest way to book an appointment with home office? I am confused with SOPRA Steria system. Can anyone help me with this? I just want to book my appointment for 7th October. How can I do that ONLINE?
You book as part of the online application. Application date is the date you submit and pay online, which must be within the 28 days before period. Date of appointment is irrelevant.2. How many days in advance can I book the appointment for 7th October? I have read people saying its hard to find appointments so I want to ensure that I have booked it well in advance.
If successful, you get ILR from the date it is approved. If you use standard service, it takes up to 8 weeks and sometimes up to 6 months.3. Will I get Indefinite leave to remain on the same day or before 4th November? I am not intending to take any premium service so would like to know how much time it will take to get the ILR?
You apply online using form SET O. To book the appointment it is at the end of the application process. It will tell you what to do.So If I understand it correctly, I need to book via: https://visas-immigration.service.gov.uk, fill the application and then book the appointment on same website. is that how it is?
Yea you will have your passport but you cannot travel out of the UK as your application will be considered withdrawn if you do.As you mentioned it takes 8 weeks to 6 months: Can I travel in this period out of the UK? Will I have the passport?
You need to meet the ILR salary threshold OR what is stated in your SOC, whichever is HIGHER. There is no 'maximum SOC salary'.1. In the form it asks for SOC code. 5 years ago my SOC code was 2136. My job role is same but salary increased due to promotions. Can anyone tell me if there is a maximum salary limit for the SOC code? I can see the minimum salary but cannot see the maximum salary threshold for this SOC code. I want to confirm so that I am absolutely sure my salary is compliant with this SOC code.
It should not be a problem. Just tell the employer to state your current salary on the Letter.
Sign Yes for the "I will provide a declaration signed by me to confirm my consent for the Home Office to request verification checks" and Not applicable for the others.
The day you first came to the UK. It is self explanatoryab713 wrote: ↑Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:15 amHi All,
Can anyone please help me confirm on what should I fill in : When did you first enter the UK? Should this be the date from when I came on Tier 2 general visa? I did my Masters in the UK and I actually entered UK September-2012 but my Tier 2 sponsored general visa started from 10th November, 2014
@Zimba: Thank you for your response. Do you mind explaining me on what should I do for the above point? I understand there is no maximum salary threshold for SOC codes. I will be submitting my payslip. So if I mention the gross salary (Basic + Car allowance) Do you think thats OK? or it should be only basic. My salary threshold is more than the minimum required for ILRab713 wrote: ↑Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:33 pmHi Again,
My basic salary is more than the minimum threshold. In the form, do I need to mention only the basic salary or I need to mention car allowance, bonus (yearly) etc? My Payslip will show car allowance, hence worried if Home office will see discrepancies if they compare it with my form.