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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 Ayeshaaron » Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:22 am

Hi faysal_cu,

My solicitor hasn't mentioned this points in his representation which is sent to home office and is not helpful to write another letter as he said caseworkers don't go in this technicality and we have to discuss this in court. But I am not convinced with him as he wrote the representation which he used for others and wasn't designed specifically for my case. If I write letter containing this points with explanation will it reach to relevant case worker or would be any helpfu. Please share your thoughts.

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Post by hema357 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:01 am

Dear all
I am currently filling the SET (LR) form , and I need adivce on the section about absences from the UK.
Years ago when I was still in school, my teacher got me a 'list of travellers from ' which allowed me to go to belgium without a Visa. For some reason there is no entry date to belgium on my passport , only the return date. The trip is only 3 or 4 days but I cant remember the exact date for leaving the uk.

what should I do ? and how can I prove the trip is only 3 to 4 days?

many thanks

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Post by ThisisA » Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:35 pm

hema357 wrote:Dear all
I am currently filling the SET (LR) form , and I need adivce on the section about absences from the UK.
Years ago when I was still in school, my teacher got me a 'list of travellers from ' which allowed me to go to belgium without a Visa. For some reason there is no entry date to belgium on my passport , only the return date. The trip is only 3 or 4 days but I cant remember the exact date for leaving the uk.

what should I do ? and how can I prove the trip is only 3 to 4 days?

many thanks
If you were on valid visa at that point and returned while having a valid visa, I don't see any problems at all. Sometimes they don't stamp the passport while leaving but since your passport was scanned at the port, they should have all your details. You may apply for a SAR to see what they have on your file.

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Post by Omi Boy » Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:08 pm

Hey All ,

i went for my 10 years Long Residence premium service and they retained my profile by saying that your application is Valid but we need more assistance. I specifically ask the case worker about exact reason and she said we need your old passports which are already holding by Home office in my last application of Tier 1 Entrepreneur and it was refused but i went for appeal.


Anyone knows how long they normally take to respond in that kind of case ?
Do you think my application has been approved but just becz of missing passports they hold it ??
I never been out of UK more then 80 days in my 10 years history.

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Post by gbpmatrix » Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:09 pm

Omi Boy wrote:Hey All ,

i went for my 10 years Long Residence premium service and they retained my profile by saying that your application is Valid but we need more assistance. I specifically ask the case worker about exact reason and she said we need your old passports which are already holding by Home office in my last application of Tier 1 Entrepreneur and it was refused but i went for appeal.


Anyone knows how long they normally take to respond in that kind of case ?
Do you think my application has been approved but just becz of missing passports they hold it ??
I never been out of UK more then 80 days in my 10 years history.
Hello Omi boy,
When was your appt and in which place.
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Post by Omi Boy » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:04 pm

I went for appointment yesterday and it was in Sheffield.

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

Post by mayerj » Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:17 pm

Hi,

I have been in the UK for 10 years and would like to apply for ILR under SET(LR). My question is that I originally entered the UK as a US study abroad student on Jan 2nd 2007 using the 6month visitor route. In June of 2007 I was granted a student visa to continue my studies in the UK. I have been in the UK on various student visas (no gaps) until October 2012 when I switched to a Tier 2 work visa and have been on this visa since then (again no gaps).

My question is will the time I spent here as a visitor in 2007 count towards my 10 years, in which case I am eligible for ILR now, or does it not count until I received my student visa in which case I have another several months before I am eligible. This matters because my Tier 2 visa is up for renewal this month and if I don't want to pay for a new Tier 2 visa if I can apply for ILR instead.

Thank you for your help!

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Post by Mostar95 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:06 pm

Hi there ...
I am looking forward to apply my SET LR (10 YRS) but I've got some questions to be asked...
My first entry to the UK was the Jan 2007 everything looks good with no break so far 2012 I got happily married to an EEA national. she's been working since 2012 till now I've got all the evidence that during this time she was exercising treaty rights. Got her past 4 years (till 2016) employment history from HMRC. but from August 2016 till now she is self-employed, will it count as treaty rights?

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Post by Roselastar4 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:22 pm

I applied for indefinite leave to remain (SET (LR)) on the 3/01/2017 and on the 14/01/2017 my dad died. I attempted calling the UKBA on the 17/01/2017 for advice on what to do to take my documents to travel for the burial but no success. I later on received a letter via post on the 17/01/2017 asking me to do my biometric which I did the same day. After which I waited in case I received a decision letter early though the waiting time is 6 months. On Friday 20/01/207 I call UKBA and I spoke to someone whom I asked for ways for me to obtain my documents without having to withdrawn my application. The lady I spoke advise me if I want my documents I will have to withdraw my application or I can ask for my application to be switch from postal to premium. For this to be done I have to fill a form and send it between 8am – 12pm Monday to Thursday as they only process the first 5 per day. On Monday 23/01/2017 I submitted the form online at 8am and later on received an automated email stating the service is temporary closed and they cannot accept premium request. I call the UKBA and I spoke to someone who advice she is unsure why it says it temporary close and gave me a customer support email for me to email and enquired. I send an email to customer and did not receive a reply back. On the 24/01/2017 I drove to Liverpool hoping to speak with someone face to face and explain the situation and possibly collecting my documents to enable me to travel but security advice they cannot let me in without an appointment which I understand.
As a result I withdrew my application online on the 24/01/2017 for my documents to be release to enable me to travel and I mark it as urgent on the form as I need to travel to bury my father. However, withdrawing my application means I lose my application fees. I was hoping if there is a way I could get my money back. If I can send a letter to the home office is there a template format I could use.

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

Post by AKU » Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:19 am

Dear Members
i am applying for the ilR on Wednesday and i have a few questions about the application form and will be grateful for your assistance.
I came into the Uk in 01/03/2001. However in 2006 i made an invalid application that meant that between july 2006 and jan 2007 i did not have a valid visa.
on 07/01/2007 I was granted a valid Student Visa and to date I have had valid extensions.
I am currently on a FLR m Spouse visa.
My questions are:
1. Do i use 01/03/01 as the start date or the 07/01/07. If the 3rd where do i state that this application is based on the 07/01/07
2. Do i reply yes to the question about having lived in the Uk beyond the end of your leave? i have always answered no to this question and it was only when an ilr application was refused in 2011 that i became aware of that.

Can i have an example of a cover letter please?
Thanks a million for your response and advice.

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Post by Shahzad Simon » Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:01 pm

Hi,

My ILR on the basis of Tier 1 Entrepreneur refused. I am going to apply for AR which seems will be unsuccessful because of employment creation issue. Within 14 days of AR result, I am going to reapply same ILR application. My question is

Can I vary my application to ILR (LR) during that application because my 10 years will be completed on 30 april 2017 and I am qualified to apply 28 days before that date.

guidance will be highly appreciated.


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

Post by gentleboy05 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:11 am

Hello. Can anyone advice pls.
I came to the UK in February 2006 on a student visa. I made intime applications for visa from student visa to post study work visa to tier 1 general visa up until November 2013. In November 2013 my visa application for extension of tier 1 general visa was refused in January 2014 with an option of appeal. I made ontime appeal and on 5th September 2014 the upper tribunal dismissed my appeal. I made a fresh application on private and family life on 2nd of October 2014 and was granted discretional leave visa on January 2015. I am already due for indefinite leave to remain.
My concern is does the dismissal refusal by the upper tribunal serve as a break on my continuous lawful residence? I made a fresh application within 28 days after the upper tribunal refusal decision which was granted until June 2017. Do I still have a chance of getting the ilr or just apply for limited leave to remain after the expiration of my current leave. Please advice.

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Post by CR001 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:29 am

gentleboy05 wrote:Hello. Can anyone advice pls.
I came to the UK in February 2006 on a student visa. I made intime applications for visa from student visa to post study work visa to tier 1 general visa up until November 2013. In November 2013 my visa application for extension of tier 1 general visa was refused in January 2014 with an option of appeal. I made ontime appeal and on 5th September 2014 the upper tribunal dismissed my appeal. I made a fresh application on private and family life on 2nd of October 2014 and was granted discretional leave visa on January 2015. I am already due for indefinite leave to remain.
My concern is does the dismissal refusal by the upper tribunal serve as a break on my continuous lawful residence? I made a fresh application within 28 days after the upper tribunal refusal decision which was granted until June 2017. Do I still have a chance of getting the ilr or just apply for limited leave to remain after the expiration of my current leave. Please advice.
Please continue in your topic, link below, where you are likely to get more responses than in this long topic.

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Post by mdiqbal » Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:48 pm

gentleboy05 wrote:Hello. Can anyone advice pls.
I came to the UK in February 2006 on a student visa. I made intime applications for visa from student visa to post study work visa to tier 1 general visa up until November 2013. In November 2013 my visa application for extension of tier 1 general visa was refused in January 2014 with an option of appeal. I made ontime appeal and on 5th September 2014 the upper tribunal dismissed my appeal. I made a fresh application on private and family life on 2nd of October 2014 and was granted discretional leave visa on January 2015. I am already due for indefinite leave to remain.
My concern is does the dismissal refusal by the upper tribunal serve as a break on my continuous lawful residence? I made a fresh application within 28 days after the upper tribunal refusal decision which was granted until June 2017. Do I still have a chance of getting the ilr or just apply for limited leave to remain after the expiration of my current leave. Please advice.
Dear, you are lucky and 100% eligible for ILR and it's due even, please go same day premium service....best of luck....

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Post by paru.org » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:10 pm

sorry to hear

unfortunately there is no other way out, u lose fees if u withdraw, u dont care if its emergency or whatever.

have u rcv ur docs back??
Roselastar4 wrote:I applied for indefinite leave to remain (SET (LR)) on the 3/01/2017 and on the 14/01/2017 my dad died. I attempted calling the UKBA on the 17/01/2017 for advice on what to do to take my documents to travel for the burial but no success. I later on received a letter via post on the 17/01/2017 asking me to do my biometric which I did the same day. After which I waited in case I received a decision letter early though the waiting time is 6 months. On Friday 20/01/207 I call UKBA and I spoke to someone whom I asked for ways for me to obtain my documents without having to withdrawn my application. The lady I spoke advise me if I want my documents I will have to withdraw my application or I can ask for my application to be switch from postal to premium. For this to be done I have to fill a form and send it between 8am – 12pm Monday to Thursday as they only process the first 5 per day. On Monday 23/01/2017 I submitted the form online at 8am and later on received an automated email stating the service is temporary closed and they cannot accept premium request. I call the UKBA and I spoke to someone who advice she is unsure why it says it temporary close and gave me a customer support email for me to email and enquired. I send an email to customer and did not receive a reply back. On the 24/01/2017 I drove to Liverpool hoping to speak with someone face to face and explain the situation and possibly collecting my documents to enable me to travel but security advice they cannot let me in without an appointment which I understand.
As a result I withdrew my application online on the 24/01/2017 for my documents to be release to enable me to travel and I mark it as urgent on the form as I need to travel to bury my father. However, withdrawing my application means I lose my application fees. I was hoping if there is a way I could get my money back. If I can send a letter to the home office is there a template format I could use.

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Post by AKU » Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:15 pm

Dear Members
i am applying for the ilR on Wednesday and i have a few questions about the application form and will be grateful for your assistance.
By the grace of God I was granted ILR on Wednesday. Thanks a million to everyone on this platform.

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Post by Chez123 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:17 pm

Mostar95 wrote:Hi there ...
I am looking forward to apply my SET LR (10 YRS) but I've got some questions to be asked...
My first entry to the UK was the Jan 2007 everything looks good with no break so far 2012 I got happily married to an EEA national. she's been working since 2012 till now I've got all the evidence that during this time she was exercising treaty rights. Got her past 4 years (till 2016) employment history from HMRC. but from August 2016 till now she is self-employed, will it count as treaty rights?
Yes it will if you provide evidence of her job and taxes paid.

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Post by pampito » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:21 pm

Dear forum Members,

I wonder if anyone advice me with few questions regarding filling SET LR form.
I am going to apply premium service next week at 23th of Feb 2017.

I arrived here on 10 March 2007 and I as I said will apply to my my indefinite leave next week. My application will be with in with in 28 days of period qualified period so,

Q1) on the application form, question E13 How long have you lived in UK? should I answer 9 years 11 month or 10 years 00 months?

Q2: question D3 reason for short absence , shall I just write holiday, family visit, business trip etc. is that enough reason?

thank you in advance.

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Post by Imdesi » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:54 am

AKU wrote:Dear Members
i am applying for the ilR on Wednesday and i have a few questions about the application form and will be grateful for your assistance.
By the grace of God I was granted ILR on Wednesday. Thanks a million to everyone on this platform.

What visa were you on before applying set lr

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Post by CR001 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:34 am

Imdesi wrote:
AKU wrote:Dear Members
i am applying for the ilR on Wednesday and i have a few questions about the application form and will be grateful for your assistance.
By the grace of God I was granted ILR on Wednesday. Thanks a million to everyone on this platform.

What visa were you on before applying set lr
FLR(M) spouse visa.

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Post by Esther67 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:26 am

mdiqbal wrote:
Esther67 wrote:Hi,

Please I have a question. I entered UK in January 2010 as a student. In May 2013 my dependant visa application was denied because I should have made the application from home country rather than from UK (I also applied 2 days late) so I travelled immediately to apply abroad and was granted. The time of refusal to the grant of visa abroad was about 4 weeks.
Please how do I calculate my 10 year stay? Will it be from 2010 when I first arrived (minus the four weeks I had to travel to get visa) or has the refusal in 2013 cancelled this out?

Thanks

Estee
Dear Estee,
Please quote that probably majority the person who are
advising you here not solicitor. Just on the basis of our experience, we are sharing some knowledges. If your 3c didn't end and you return to your country of origin and come back within 28 days with a new visa then the 28 days would be disregarded. By relying on the flying advices by the so called lawyers, I am suffering with the same problem. Therefore, your matter is the critical one and don't just waste your three years. Please do ask any immigration expert barrister about your issues by spending couple of pounds. Thanks.

Dear Mdiqbal

Thank you for your wise response. I have now found out that my 3c was not broken.

Estee

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Post by Esther67 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:54 pm

ishara123 wrote:Hello Everyone,
I have posted my SET (LR) application and below is my timelines.

Posted : 12/11/2016
Payment Deducted : 15/11/2016
Acknowledgement Letter received via email : 25/11/2016
Bio metric done : 28/11/2016
Another Acknowledgement Letter received via email : 28/12/2016

I have copied the contents of the latest Letter that I received today to get some clarification

Dear XXXXXX

Case ID: XXXXXX

We are emailing you to confirm that your recent Home Office application is still under consideration and we expect to make a decision within 6 months of the date of your application, which is our service standard. If we are unable to process your application within 6 months we will tell you as soon as possible.

Our web page contains further information about our service standards and other information that you may find helpful with regard to your application.

If there is a change in your circumstances, please contact us using this link: https://www.gov.uk/change-circumstances-visa-brp

You will be notified of the outcome of your application in writing.

Our web page contains further information on our service standards and other information which may relate to your application.

Please note that this is an automated response confirming receipt of your application and does not accept responses. Please do not reply to this email.

If there is a change in your circumstances, we kindly ask that you only contact us using this link: https://www.gov.uk/change-circumstances-visa-brp

Permanent migration team

My Question is ? Is this an automated email as it's been exactly 1 month I have done the Bio Metric.(28/11/2016 till 28/12/2016)

Has any one had any similar email like this from Home Office recently ?

Any comments would be highly appreciated.

Thank you very much in advance.

Have you heard from HO since you received this email? How long did it take to hear from them?

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Post by Fami0321 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:12 pm

Hi everyone
My timeline is as follow
Set lr application made 30 Aug 2016
Biometric done 22 September 2016
Then no correspondence with home office

I rang once I completed 6 months but they said wait wait wait

On 9 march 2017 my mp sent letter to home office asking them why is it late and roughly how long more

Today I received call from home office confirming my application has been approved and I can go to pick up my documents tomorrow morning

Hope that' helps( I suggest everyone who is waiting for more then 6 months to get involve their mp )
Good luck everyone

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Post by Fami0321 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:42 pm

Hi
Dear can anyone tell me please who to contact for my missing life in uk test ? I received documents today but life in uk test results is missing ( also strangely the dye on approval letter says 01/11/2016 but I received it today and I haven't received brp

If anyone can give me there email address I will be very grateful
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Post by saibaan123 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:06 pm

Hi SadiaSaeed


Did u get your ILR VISA

HOW DID ALL PROCESS U COMPLETE
THANKS FOR UPDATES

SAIBAAN123






SaadiaSaeed wrote:Hi,
I am planning to apply ILR on base of 10 years long residence. In came is country in April 2006 and sebequently extended my visa.
In 2013 my entrepreneur visa was refused, appeal in first tier tribunal, appeal dismissed, there were 5 days to seek permission from first tier to appeal in upper tribunal but my solicitor failed to do so due to some fax issues. He submitted the application on 7th day which was out of time. The first tier tribunal judge accepted the excuse, granted extention of time and permission to appeal in upper tribunal too.
Later appeal dismissed from upper tribunal, permission to appeal in court of appeal from upper tribunal refused. Now I withdrawn permission to appeal from court of appeal to apply ILR.
The dilemma is, there was gap when my solicitor submitted out of time application but my 3c was resurrected after the permission is grated.This all happened in 2014.
Now in 2016 as home office published new 3c guidance according to this once 3c is broken can't be resurrected for out of time appeal even tribunal accepted this.
What do you think home office will apply new 3c act or the 3c act was in 2014.

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