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No, I have changed my employer, after I got Tier1. With the previous Work Permit ( A4 sheet part had Multiple Entry in the box) I was with the same employer.1. Have you been working with the same employer since entering UK?
Yes, before the WP got over, I applied and got Tier 1 General.And have always extended your leave from within the UK?
Maybe someone who has the Work Permit (with Multiple entry written on it inside the box on the A4 sheet work permit) may be able to help me out, if they have had their decision on ILR with a combination of that and Tier 1.I haven't seen a A4 WP myself, so what does this document state against the box containing "multiple entry"?
Please look at the below link http://www.immigrationboards.com/viewto ... ermit+tier and look at the posting by mubashir9819sushdmehta: I haven't seen a A4 WP myself, so what does this document state against the box containing "multiple entry"?
Hi, Yes, I am in the same situation, except that I had this MEWP for 2 years. Interesting to know, how long was that MEWP which you held valid for? Was it for 2 years like in my case? Also, more important, did you apply for ILR including the duration you held with MEWP? I would be eager to know about your experience as well as other experiences if they have applied for ILR with a combination which includes MEWP (Work Permit with Multiple Entry written inside the box).rahi14 : I have held two WPs in the past the first one of which was a MEWP and has multiple entry written in the box.
sushdmehta wrote:Time spent in UK on MEWP (immigration rule 199A-199C) cannot be counted towards qualifying residential period for settlement. The "qualifying WP" categories that can be included for the purpose of settlement as an economic migrant are the ones covered by immigration rules 128 - 133.
Just as SEGS, TWES and Fresh Talent: Scotland, do not contribute to the qualifying residential period, MEWP also does not.
Also, MEWP cannot be issued for more than 2 years, and cannot be extended from within the UK.
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245CD. Requirements for indefinite leave to remain To qualify for indefinite leave to remain, a Tier 1 (General) Migrant must meet the requirements listed below. If the applicant meets these requirements, indefinite leave to remain will be granted. If the applicant does not meet these requirements, the application will be refused. Requirements: (a) The applicant must not have one or more unspent convictions within the meaning of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 unless the applicant is applying under the terms of the HSMP ILR Judicial Review Policy Document. (b) The applicant must not fall for refusal under the general grounds for refusal, and must not be an illegal entrant. (c) Unless the application is being made under the terms of the HSMP ILR Judicial Review Policy Document, the applicant must have spent a continuous period of 5 years lawfully in the UK, of which the most recent period must have been spent with leave as a Tier 1 (General) Migrant, in any combination of the following categories: (i) as a Tier 1 (General) Migrant, (ii) as a Highly Skilled Migrant, (iii) as a Work Permit Holder, (iv) as an innovator, (v) as a Self-Employed Lawyer, (vi) as a Writer, Composer or Artist, (vii) as a Tier 2 (General) Migrant, a Tier 2 (Minister of Religion) Migrant or a Tier 2 (Sportsperson) Migrant, or (viii) as a Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Migrant, provided the continuous period of 5 years spent lawfully in the UK includes a period of leave as a Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Migrant granted under the Rules in place before 6 April 2010. (d) if the applicant has or has had leave as a Highly skilled Migrant, a Writer, Composer or artist, a self-employed lawyer or as a Tier 1 (General) Migrant under the Rules in place before 19 July 2010, and has not been granted leave in any categories other than these under the Rules in place since 19 July 2010, the applicant must have 75 points under paragraphs 7 to 34 of Appendix A. (e) Where the application is being made under the terms of the HSMP ILR Judicial Review Policy document, the applicant must have a continuous period of 4 years lawful leave in the UK, or 5 years lawful leave in the UK if the applicant applied to the HSMP between 3 April 2006 and 7 November 2006, received an approval letter and came to or stayed in the United Kingdom on the basis of that letter, of which the most recent must have been spent with leave as a Tier 1 (General) Migrant, in any combination of the following categories: (i) as a Tier 1 (General) Migrant; (ii) as a Highly Skilled Migrant; (iii) as a Work Permit Holder; or (iv) as an innovator. (f) Where the application is being made under the terms of the HSMP ILR Judicial Review Policy Document, the applicant must be economically active in the UK, in employment or self-employment or both. (g) in all other cases than those referred to in (d) or (e) above, the applicant must have 80 points under paragraphs 7 to 34 of Appendix A. (h) The applicant must have sufficient knowledge of the English language and sufficient knowledge about life in the United Kingdom, in accordance with paragraph 33BA, unless the applicant is under the age of 18 or aged 65 or over at the time the application is made or the applicant is applying under the terms of the HSMP ILR Judicial Review Policy Document.
rahi14 wrote:Hi Aam,
I haven't applied for ILR yet. My MEWP was valid for 2 years although I have spent only about 4 months on the MEWP. As Sushdmehta has mentioned time spent on MEWP does not count towards ILR and this is clearly mentioned in the caseworker guidance here
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitec ... iew=Binary
Like you said, I, myself, am interested to know about experiences of people who have held MEWP. Being a close follower of this forum, I somehow feel that there are people who have succesfully received their ILRs , after including the MEWP period. I haven't got any historical posts to mention but I simply can't believe that in the history of all the successful applications here, no one has ever held a MEWP. I would request people with ILR who have held MEWPs before to kindly go through their docs again and please let us know. This would indeed be a huge motivation for us to bite the bullet.
Why not, if you cannot read what the IDI states in plain words and have cash to throw away!arunkumarprs wrote:Now my question is, can we be bit cheeky and assume MEWP as a "as a Work Permit Holder," as mentioned in the list...
Settlement - Tier 2 and Tier 5 of the points-based system wrote:A â€œQualifying Work Permit Holderâ€