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Indefinite Leave to Remain for Wife

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Indefinite Leave to Remain for Wife

Post by James1859 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:19 pm

Hello everyone

Around mid January 2020 my wife would have been living in the UK for 5 years, this means we can apply for her Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR).

I already meet the financial requirements and I have many letters and photos to prove that we've been living together these past 5 years.

I have a question with regards to the English Language requirements. When wife got her spouse visa, she was required to do some English language test. The certificate she has is this one.

Does that certificate mean she meets that Language Requirement?

I know that she has to pass the Life In the UK test. She is currently studying for that, I am just not sure about the language requirement and hope someone can shed some light on this for us.

I am very thankful for the help and support of these forums, you guys are simply awesome.

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Re: Indefinite Leave to Remain for Wife

Post by CR001 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:28 pm

She can't use the test. She needs a minimum B1 level English test from a test provider in the current HO list, ie IELTS SELT or IELTS Trinity
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Re: Indefinite Leave to Remain for Wife

Post by James1859 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:30 pm

Ouch, OK thank you CR001. That's another thing she'll have to study for.

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Re: Indefinite Leave to Remain for Wife

Post by CR001 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:37 pm

No studying required. It is literally a 10/15 minute speaking/listening test. Costs £150 though.
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Re: Indefinite Leave to Remain for Wife

Post by James1859 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:41 pm

Oh that's a relief, thank you.

I checked their list, the closest test centre to us is this one.

I don't know what IELTS stands for and I don't know what they mean by all facets.

I can call the test centre to book, but what do I ask of the operator? I feel like the receptions wouldn't know what I'm talking about if I say I want to book a test for my wife for IELTS test?

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Re: Indefinite Leave to Remain for Wife

Post by James1859 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:44 pm

Actually, I've just seen that there's a centre in Leeds. That's even closer for us. But they do ISE and GESE. What do those acronyms stand for?

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Re: Indefinite Leave to Remain for Wife

Post by CR001 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:50 pm

Not sure what the acronyms stand for but make sure it is an approved test at B1 level at an approved test centre per list below.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.u ... ebsite.pdf
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Re: Indefinite Leave to Remain for Wife

Post by James1859 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:56 pm

Thanks, yep the test is listed as an approved test. I found out that ISE means Integrated Skills in English. They do it at the Leeds centre, so we'll apply there. Thank you.

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Re: Indefinite Leave to Remain for Wife

Post by CULLINAN » Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:04 am

James1859 wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:56 pm
Thanks, yep the test is listed as an approved test. I found out that ISE means Integrated Skills in English. They do it at the Leeds centre, so we'll apply there. Thank you.
You might wanna consider this. Easily available in leeds and approved.

https://www.trinitycollege.com/site/?id=3220
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Question about wedding ceremony is confusing me

Post by James1859 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:54 pm

Hello everyone

It is that time! 5 years have passed so quickly! :D

I am filling in wife's ILR application and there's this question.

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I am confused by some of the questions here, for example the question that asks:
Where did you marry or enter a civil partnership?
What is meant by "marry" here? Do they mean where we had our wedding? Or do they mean where the marriage was registered with the government?

I got married in Duhok, Iraq but the marriage certificate is from Syria cause wife is from Syria and she had to go there to get a passport (she didn't have a passport at the time).

So I'm not really sure how to answer :!:

Any clarification would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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Re: Question about wedding ceremony is confusing me

Post by Zimba » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:17 am

Date of the certificate
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Question about home ownership?

Post by James1859 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:18 pm

Hi guys

There's a question that asks:
Home details
Do you own or rent your home? (Required)
We do own our house, but the mortgage is in my name only. What should the wife select (this is the wife's application for ILR)? The options are:

1. I own
2. I rent
3. Neither own or rent

Selecting 3 gives a textarea titled "Who provides you with accommodation?"

What am I to select here? I'm confused because technically only I (the husband) own the home, but we all live together.

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Re: Indefinite Leave to Remain for Wife

Post by Zimba » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:43 pm

First of all DO NOT start new posts for your questions :!: Stick to this post only
These questions are not important. Say she owns it is fine
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Re: Indefinite Leave to Remain for Wife

Post by James1859 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:45 am

Apologies Zimba, I shall leave it all in one post.

So it is OK that we put she owns it even though she doesn't technically? Why aren't these questions important? and what questions are important?

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Re: Indefinite Leave to Remain for Wife

Post by Zimba » Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:51 pm

Because no matter what is the answer, there is no requirement to prove anything
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Re: Indefinite Leave to Remain for Wife

Post by James1859 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:03 pm

hmm but in the checklist of things to provide, we are asked for proof of the mortgage payments and the council tax payments.

I'm worried that if those are not in the wife's name, they might cause problems?

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Re: Indefinite Leave to Remain for Wife

Post by Zimba » Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:06 pm

James1859 wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:03 pm
hmm but in the checklist of things to provide, we are asked for proof of the mortgage payments and the council tax payments.

I'm worried that if those are not in the wife's name, they might cause problems?
Cohabitation documents are separate. Any document can be used for those. Again, you can answer whatever you want
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Re: Indefinite Leave to Remain for Wife

Post by James1859 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:26 pm

Hi Guys

I'm trying to book a UKCAS appointment, and even though I've selected Core Service, I don't see any free slots. I keep going as far into the future as the system allows me and I can't see a single empty FREE slot!

What am I to do?

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Re: Indefinite Leave to Remain for Wife

Post by CR001 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:53 pm

If no free slots are available, you will need to pay extra for the appointment.
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