I am applying for my wife ILR (SET (M)) on the 5 year Spouse route and will make an appointment in the new year March 2019. I tried looking on how to post on this forum but find it difficult and in the past you have been very helpful.
P.S I know people can't give legal advice and you can only answer the questions to the best of your knowledge and in no way liable as rules can always change.
Situation: We currently have one children together who was born in the UK and has a UK passport. My Spouse was born in Pakistan (the applicant). Neither of us have had any previous marriages and we have lived together as I have my own house.
I have a list of questions below:-
Please could my document list below be checked ahead of my Premium Service appointment and if you feel that I am missing any documents or information please highlight this.
Thank you so much in advance,
1 x Completed SET (M) application form hard copy only not online. I am presuming with a premium service we don't need to fill anything online e.g. sponsorship form etc..? I have seen this link below so I was wondering even if you book with PSC do you still apply online ahead of the appointment alongside filling written form? Or is the only way to apply is online now and then go to PSC? Is there anything significantly different to the Online form compared to Written Form?
Is the written form no longer relevant as of Nov 2018?
2 x passport sized photos of my Spouse (Name written on the back)
1 x passport sized photo of myself (Name written on the back)
Would we require these passport photos signed from a professional e.g. (doctor, pharmacist)?
My UK passport. Does this require to be up to date?
My Spouse's up to date Pakistani passport
My Spouse Biometric Permit Number and Card
Our Marriage Certificate
My Partners Birth Certificate
My Birth Certificate
My Child Birth Certificate
My Child UK Passport
Financial Requirement Documents
My salary is above £18,600.00 threshold and I changed jobs in February 2018 but I would have worked for 13 months before the application so would I require 12 months payslips/bank statements or is 6 month sufficient? I am presuming 6 months will be sufficient? Also I would by default make photocopies of everything ahead of PSC appointment in a separate folder as this was helpful to them for my wife's
FLR (M) application.
6 months' official TSB bank statement with our joint bank accounts showing salary.
6 months' payslips signed by payroll with the date being within 28 days of my wife arrival to the UK e.g. 04/04/14 + 5 years so any date after 07/03/19 as booking an appointment will have to be after 07/03/19.
Employment letter from my employer - The letter will confirm:
Current Salary and how long I have earn the amount (since 01 February 2018)
Date of employment commenced with my employer (01 February 2018)
The letter will be signed and dated by HR after 07/03/19.
Trinity College London certificate at B1 level for speaking and listening (passed in May 2018).
Life in the UK Pass Notification Letter (passed in 12/04/17) P.S we did not receive any other letter like the long form with this? In the past I don't know what people meant by the long form or additional letter and to keep it? I asked Learn Direct after the result and they said the Pass Notification Letter is all you get.
Evidence of Cohabitation with my address.
I am presuming these letters will have to be after the FLR date e.g. post December 2016 as this is for a new application ILR?
Home Office letter granting FLR (M) - Addressed to my wife
TSB bank statements- Joint Names
Mobile Phone Bill- Joint as well as my self
Solicitors letter - Addressed jointly
Council Tax Bill - Addressed jointly
United utilities bill - Addressed jointly.
Sainsbury Gas Bill - Addressed Jointly.
NHS letters- Address to my wife.
DVLA letter- Address to my self.
P60 Letter address to myself.
Evidence of accommodation house deed- address to me. Do I need to get a report on living condition and room size? etc...
Signed declation letter by me.
You must provide 6 letters or other documents addressed to you jointly or in both your names?
1. Is the fee £2389 plus additional £100 separately for PSC as it stands?
2. I receive Child Benefit and Marriage Tax Allowance under my name will this disqualify my wife as my wife is on no public funds visa?
3. Do I need to pay for IHS for ILR application too or is this not relevant now?
4. On the online form is states provide reason for you wanting to stay in the UK? What is this looking for e.g. I have a child, relationship with partner, love of this country and values, better life opportunities etc... also on the written form 9.14 it states:- Please state what social, cultural and family ties you have with why is this relevant? Is this looking for why Pakistan is important to my wife or just background checks?
5. Online form states the following:-
Not sure of the point for the below:- Are they trying to trick you? If you love your original country too much they may reject your visa as you closely tied to it?
Do you have any family in your country of birth, nationality or any other country where you have lived for more than 5 years?
Do you have any friends in your country of birth, nationality or any other country where you have lived for more than 5 years?
Are you part of any social groups or do you have other cultural ties in your country of birth, nationality or any other country where you have lived for more than 5 years?
Could you and your partner live together outside the UK if necessary? Not really but technically we can. if we answer no will that show lack of love? If we answer yes will that show why you staying here you don't need to be here?
6. Do you have any Home Office reference numbers? Is this the same as Biometric Card Letter we received. Also do we have to re-apply for Biometric card at premium service for ILR same as FLR?