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Long Residence (10 years) SET (LR) applications

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Re: Long Residence (10 years) SET (LR) applications

Post by challenge » Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:55 am

MY ILR timeline

Application : SET (LR) 10 year long residence POSTAL application
Application sent: 16 May 2016
Application Received: 17 May 2016
Payment deducted: 18 May 2016
Automated emails received: 16 June 2016,15 July 2016, 15 August 2016
Acknowledgement/BRP letter received : 17 June 2016
BRP Done : 18 June 2016
ILR approval letter received: 22 August (Dated 18 August) by signed for post
BRP received : 22 August 2016

Application done by myself, don't waste your money on solicitor.
Would like to thank all seniors and other members for contributing in this forum. :)

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Re: Long Residence (10 years) SET (LR) applications

Post by Moon84 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:58 am

challenge wrote:MY ILR timeline

Application : SET (LR) 10 year long residence POSTAL application
Application sent: 16 May 2016
Application Received: 17 May 2016
Payment deducted: 18 May 2016
Automated emails received: 16 June 2016,15 July 2016, 15 August 2016
Acknowledgement/BRP letter received : 17 June 2016
BRP Done : 18 June 2016
ILR approval letter received: 22 August (Dated 18 August) by signed for post
BRP received : 22 August 2016

Application done by myself, don't waste your money on solicitor.
Would like to thank all seniors and other members for contributing in this forum. :)
Hi Congratulation on your successful application. could you please tell us more about your application what was your current status and what documents you submit with your application.

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Re: Long Residence (10 years) SET (LR) applications

Post by challenge » Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:15 pm

@moon84

I came on student in 2006,1st extension in 2008, 2nd extension in 2009 was on hold for almost 18 months and then refused went for appeal and won appeal. HO gave 3 months visa to get new CAS and reapply.
Then applied for PSW which was rejected because of Award date so continued with student.
In 2014 got tier 2 EXPIRING on 16 June 2016, unfortunately sponsor revoked in February 2016 and received curtailment letter CURTAILING MY VISA TILL 21 JUNE 2016 (actually HO extended my visa by 5 days) however by that time i was eligible for LR so applied by postal application and got my BRP on 23 August.

As you can see it was not very straightforward case but some how made it. :)

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Re: Long Residence (10 years) SET (LR) applications

Post by Mikal82 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:30 pm

bandesha10 wrote:Hi
This form always helpful for all immigration matters.
From this month I am eligible to apply for 10 year SET (LR) from Tier 1 entrepreneur and planning to go myself premium service.
One of my friend went Glasgow with same circumstance as mine (from Tier 1 Entrepreneur to SET(LR) but HO Officer did his interview and gave him another form to fill( which include the source of income, company details, payslip/dividend, and much more)
In application form or guidance nothing mention to show any income or supporting documents.

anyone else have such a experience please share here.
Thanks
Hi
Bandesha ,
Wat kinda interview was that and wat kinda questions were asked and also wats was the decision hcz i m having the same case in Oct.
Plz reply.
Thanks

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Re: Long Residence (10 years) SET (LR) applications

Post by bandesha10 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:16 pm

Mikal82 wrote:
bandesha10 wrote:Hi
This form always helpful for all immigration matters.
From this month I am eligible to apply for 10 year SET (LR) from Tier 1 entrepreneur and planning to go myself premium service.
One of my friend went Glasgow with same circumstance as mine (from Tier 1 Entrepreneur to SET(LR) but HO Officer did his interview and gave him another form to fill( which include the source of income, company details, payslip/dividend, and much more)
In application form or guidance nothing mention to show any income or supporting documents.

anyone else have such a experience please share here.
Thanks
Hi
Bandesha ,
Wat kinda interview was that and wat kinda questions were asked and also wats was the decision hcz i m having the same case in Oct.
Plz reply.
Thanks
Hi
There main focus was if he paid tax in past, asked about his self assessment but later they made positive decision.
Please share if you have any update about this.

Mikal82
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Re: Long Residence (10 years) SET (LR) applications

Post by Mikal82 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:30 pm

bandesha10 wrote:
Mikal82 wrote:
bandesha10 wrote:Hi
This form always helpful for all immigration matters.
From this month I am eligible to apply for 10 year SET (LR) from Tier 1 entrepreneur and planning to go myself premium service.
One of my friend went Glasgow with same circumstance as mine (from Tier 1 Entrepreneur to SET(LR) but HO Officer did his interview and gave him another form to fill( which include the source of income, company details, payslip/dividend, and much more)
In application form or guidance nothing mention to show any income or supporting documents.

anyone else have such a experience please share here.
Thanks

Hi
Bandesha ,
Wat kinda interview was that and wat kinda questions were asked and also wats was the decision hcz i m having the same case in Oct.
Plz reply.
Thanks
Hi
There main focus was if he paid tax in past, asked about his self assessment but later they made positive decision.
Please share if you have any update about this.
Thanks very much for ur reply ,
Could u plz explain a bit in detail if u dnt mind that
1 .Did thy do full interview.
2. If so how HO got his full business docs and wat were the questions.
3. Did thy take the interview the same day or some other day.
4.wat abt ur case,how was ur experiwnce of same day.

Plz help me out as i m so worried and i hav the same case.
I would b really grateful.
Many thanks in advance.

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Re: Long Residence (10 years) SET (LR) applications

Post by lad 14 » Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:16 am

I have varied my ILR application from SET(O) to SET(LR) yesterday -

MY ILR timeline-

Application : SET (LR) 10 year long residence POSTAL application
Application sent: 23 August 2016
Application Received: 24 August 2016
Payment deducted: **Application Varied**
Automated emails received:
Acknowledgement/BRP letter received :
BRP Done :
ILR approval letter received:
BRP received :

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Re: Long Residence (10 years) SET (LR) applications

Post by paru.org » Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:15 pm

saj626 wrote:Dear all
I came to UK on Student visa on 28th May 2006. Since then my visa was extended as student, Tier 4 then 2012 I got PSW. Then Tier 4 valid up to 18th April 2016.
I was short of 11+ 28 days to complete 10 years. (28 May 2016)
I have one dependent.
I have applied for FLR (O) with my (one) dependent on 15th April 2016 via Royal Mail Special Delivery.
I varied my application FLR (O) to SET (LR) on 3rd MAY. 2016 Via Royal mail Special Delivery
Dependent application, FLR (O) to FLR (M) on 3rd MAY 2016 Via Royal mail Special Delivery
I have paid full fee for FLR (O) as well as SET (LR)
Dependent paid full fee for FLR (O) and for FLR (M) requested to transfer the fee to FLR (M) application coz there wasn’t any difference in the fee.

My application Timeline:

Application made FLR (O) 15th April 2016
Acknowledgement letter received for FLR (O) Applications 12th May 2016
Biometric Enrolment Letter: Not received

Varied Application FLR (O) to SET (LR) 3rd MAY 2016 Via Special Delivery
Application Received on 4th May 2016.
Fee deducted on 5th May 2016 (Debit Card)
Acknowledgement Letter: Not Received
Biometric Enrolment Letter: Not received

Varied Application FLR (O) to FLR (M) 3rd MAY 2016. Via Special Delivery
Application Received on 4th May 2016.
Acknowledgement Letter: Received dated 6th MAY 2016.
Biometric Enrolment Letter: Received dated 12th May 2016
Biometric Done: 31st MAY.

Now I am wondering why UKVI didn’t send me acknowledge letter and biometric letter for SET (LR), While FLR (M) application got response quickly.

Dear forum members please share your opinions and experience.
I will be waiting for your kind response.
hi saz,
pls tell me did u got refund of ur application fees when u varied ur application? and what is latest update

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Re: Long Residence (10 years) SET (LR) applications

Post by saj626 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:32 pm

paru.org wrote:
saj626 wrote:Dear all
I

.
hi saz,
pls tell me did u got refund of ur application fees when u varied ur application? and what is latest update
Dear Paru.org

just an update.
Varied Application FLR (O) to SET (LR) 3rd MAY 2016 Via Special Delivery
Application Received on 4th May 2016.
Fee deducted on 5th May 2016 (Debit Card)
Acknowledgement Letter: Not Received
Biometric Enrolment Letter: Received on 20th June Monday B E L dated 17th June 2016.
Biometric Done at post office 21 June 2016.
Premium upgrade request on 21 June 2016.
Premium upgrade request accepted 22 june 2016.
Refund received for FLR (O) 22 june 2016.

Got response from premium upgrade team: Date 28 june 2016

""Dear xxxx

We are writing to inform you that a decision has been made on your application. You have been granted Indefinite Leave to Remain as of 28.06.16.

Your decision letter and documents will be sent out by Special Delivery –xxxxxxxxxxx to the representative on your application:

Kind Regard
Premium Upgrade Team.''


Yeah i got refund for my FLRO application However i am still waiting for refund for IHS Refund.


Many Thanks

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Re: Long Residence (10 years) SET (LR) applications

Post by Stella216 » Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:57 am

Hi all,

I need some help.

I am inquiring about my lawful 10 year continuous residence.

I applied T4 General student extension on 30/09/2014, and this is in time application. But refused on 02/11/2014. After I got the refuse letter, I reapplied it within 7 days and got my new visa.

Is my lawful stay continuous?

paru.org
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Re: Long Residence (10 years) SET (LR) applications

Post by paru.org » Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:01 pm

saj626 wrote:
paru.org wrote:
saj626 wrote:Dear all
I

.
hi saz,
pls tell me did u got refund of ur application fees when u varied ur application? and what is latest update
Dear Paru.org

just an update.
Varied Application FLR (O) to SET (LR) 3rd MAY 2016 Via Special Delivery
Application Received on 4th May 2016.
Fee deducted on 5th May 2016 (Debit Card)
Acknowledgement Letter: Not Received
Biometric Enrolment Letter: Received on 20th June Monday B E L dated 17th June 2016.
Biometric Done at post office 21 June 2016.
Premium upgrade request on 21 June 2016.
Premium upgrade request accepted 22 june 2016.
Refund received for FLR (O) 22 june 2016.

Got response from premium upgrade team: Date 28 june 2016

""Dear xxxx

We are writing to inform you that a decision has been made on your application. You have been granted Indefinite Leave to Remain as of 28.06.16.

Your decision letter and documents will be sent out by Special Delivery –xxxxxxxxxxx to the representative on your application:

Kind Regard
Premium Upgrade Team.''


Yeah i got refund for my FLRO application However i am still waiting for refund for IHS Refund.


Many Thanks
many cong saz
and thx for detailed update

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Re: Long Residence (10 years) SET (LR) applications

Post by Mikal82 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:38 am

Hi

This forum is very helpful for all immigration matters.I need some help if somebuddy can do that for me.My 10 years are completing in Oct 16 and currently i am on Enterpreneur Visa 50k,just want to knw if i go for the premium service would HO take the interview abt business and all,if someone who has done 10 years ILR through window service can share their experience that would be great.Plz explain wat docs do i need to being with me and can thy do interview and wat type of questions can thy ask abt business n ol.

Many thanks in advance.

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Re: Long Residence (10 years) SET (LR) applications

Post by cyborg001 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:37 pm

Hi all,

I have been reading the posts and stories and have some questions regarding my own SET(LR) ILR application.

I have completed by 10 years of legal residence last week, meet KoLL requirements and am preparing my postal application. I am confused whether I need to declare any tax or marriage related information for my application which I think should be straightforward?

My immigration history:
  • Aug 2006 - Oct 2009 on student visa (entry clearance)
    Oct 2009 - Feb 2010 student visa extension
    Feb 2010 PSW issued until 2012
    In June 2011 switched to Tier 2 Gen
    In June 2014 changed employment and switched the Tier 2 Gen
    Unemployed Jan - Mar 2016 but no curtailment to Tier 2 received
    In Feb 2016 went on to Spouse SET(M) FLR valid until 2018 as married my British citizen wife
So apart from the application form, 2 pictures, current and old passport, KoLL (UK university degree and Life in UK pass certificate) do I need to send any additional documents? Can there by any complication based on employment/taxes etc? I was always a PAYE employee.

Thanks!

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Re: Long Residence (10 years) SET (LR) applications

Post by Mikal82 » Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:41 pm

bandesha10 wrote:
Mikal82 wrote:
bandesha10 wrote:Hi
This form always helpful for all immigration matters.
From this month I am eligible to apply for 10 year SET (LR) from Tier 1 entrepreneur and planning to go myself premium service.
One of my friend went Glasgow with same circumstance as mine (from Tier 1 Entrepreneur to SET(LR) but HO Officer did his interview and gave him another form to fill( which include the source of income, company details, payslip/dividend, and much more)
In application form or guidance nothing mention to show any income or supporting documents.

anyone else have such a experience please share here.
Thanks
Hi
Bandesha ,
Wat kinda interview was that and wat kinda questions were asked and also wats was the decision hcz i m having the same case in Oct.
Plz reply.
Thanks
Hi
There main focus was if he paid tax in past, asked about his self assessment but later they made positive decision.
Please share if you have any update about this.
Hi
Bandesha
Plz update me about ur expeirence regarding ILR window option as i m having the same case as u and ur friend which is ILR 10 year after entrepreneur.
Wat docs u submitted.
Were u interviewed abt business stuff.
If so wat kinda questions thy asked.
Lastly wats the decision.

Plz plz reply me as its vv imp for me .Your help in this regard would be really appreciated.

many thanks in advance.

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Re: Long Residence (10 years) SET (LR) applications

Post by imi99999 » Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:45 am

Hi All
Trying to book wife's premium appointment at Croydon for SET(LR) for 24th Oct 2016 but site says

"We do not have any appointments in the next 42 days at your selected location."
Just out of curiosity tried different location i.e. Cardiff, Liverpool..... But same message

is there a problem or premium service stopped for Set(lr) ?

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Re: Long Residence (10 years) SET (LR) applications

Post by Mikal82 » Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:42 pm

imi99999 wrote:Hi All
Trying to book wife's premium appointment at Croydon for SET(LR) for 24th Oct 2016 but site says

"We do not have any appointments in the next 42 days at your selected location."
Just out of curiosity tried different location i.e. Cardiff, Liverpool..... But same message

is there a problem or premium service stopped for Set(lr) ?
Yes still the problem is same,i m trying to book for 15th OCT but still showing the same msg for all the centres.Plz update me bro
If u book one in future.

Thanks alot

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Re: Long Residence (10 years) SET (LR) applications

Post by mahiku » Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:06 pm

Hello All,

I will became eligible to apply for ILR on 23rd January 2017 based on 10 Years Long residency, 28 days before my first arrival(20 Feb 2007) into the UK. My visa dates are as below:

First Student Visa Granted ::: 19th December 2006
First Entry in UK (Student Visa) ::: 20 February 2007 - Valid until 31 December 2010
Student Visa Extended ::: 16 December 2010 - Valid until 30 October 2011
Tier 1 Post Study Work Visa ::: 02 December 2011 - Valid until 02 December 2013 (Application was submitted on 19th October 2011 - before expiry of student visa)
Work Permit Tier 2 General ::: 16 September 2013 - Valid Unit 16 September 2016
Renewed Work Permit Tier 2 General ::: 30 August 2016 -Valid Until 16 September 2019

I am planning to apply through premium service appointment.

I will attach following documents:

- Completed Application Form + Payment
- 2 Photos as per on their requirement
- All of my passports (old + new)
- Current Biometric card
- University Degree to confirm my student status in UK (February 2007 - October 2011)
- University Degree to confirm my English language requirement
- Life in the UK letter
- HR letter for my current Job (2012 - to date)
- Payslips /P60 for the whole duration of my current Job
- Cover letter (Total Time outside UK in 10 years (less than 70 days in total), No Criminal Convictions or traffic offence)

As I will be submitting all of my passports, Do I need to submit any other document?

- Subject Access Request (SAR) ?
- Police Certificate?
- Bank Statements?
- Council Tax letters?
- Bills (Water / Gas / Electric)?

Thanks,

Mahiku

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Re: Long Residence (10 years) SET (LR) applications

Post by bandesha10 » Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:55 am

Mikal82 wrote:
imi99999 wrote:Hi All
Trying to book wife's premium appointment at Croydon for SET(LR) for 24th Oct 2016 but site says

"We do not have any appointments in the next 42 days at your selected location."
Just out of curiosity tried different location i.e. Cardiff, Liverpool..... But same message

is there a problem or premium service stopped for Set(lr) ?
Yes still the problem is same,i m trying to book for 15th OCT but still showing the same msg for all the centres.Plz update me bro
If u book one in future.

Thanks alot
Hi
Before when i tried to book an appointment cardiff it was same issue that no appointment available till next 42 days but just after one week it was start showing. my suggestion is you must keep checking every day hope soon you will see available appointments
Good luck

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Re: Long Residence (10 years) SET (LR) applications

Post by bandesha10 » Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:19 am

@ Mikal
Very sorry for lat reply as i been stuck in other issues.
I had very good experience in Glasgow. I had an appointment at 12:30 but i reached at 12 and after security check i went on desk. He gave me one form (self assessment) to fill up. The list of documents i submitted were:
1- Application form
2- printout of payment £2375
3- Photographs 2
4- life in the UK test
5- UK degree
6- Previous passports
7- biometric residence permit
He said me that i will wait for Finger print which took an hour. From 1 pm till half pass 3 i just wait then i was called to the desk. Case worker told me that they will do further check which can takes upto 2 weeks. But this monday 5th in morning i got call from same case worker and she told me that its approved and will take 10 days to receive the documents and residence permit card etc. But yesterday i received confirmation via letter and back all supporting documents and still waiting for residence permit which may take more few days.

To be honest before applying i was much worried because heard that they asked for further documents and do interview etc. My personal experience was totally different. Even my accounts were not fully ready. Didnt apply for self assessment on HMRC, even no employee.
Good luck for all

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Re: Long Residence (10 years) SET (LR) applications

Post by JamesBlack » Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:01 pm

@Mikal82
Mate few appointment's just made available on Croydon
Belfast
And Solihull

Check quickly.
Also i my in same situation as yours in Glasgow
Let's have further discussions here

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