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MEWP - ILR qualification

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MEWP - ILR qualification

Post by vidsrao » Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:03 pm

Guys,

Im planning to apply ILR and wanted to know my eligibility. My current VISA and past VISA types are listed below. Please advise.

August 2006 - July 2007 - Workpermit visa with Multiple Entry
July 2007 - December 2007 - Residence Work Permit
December 2007 - December 2009 - HSMP
January 14 2010 - January 13 2013 - Tier 1.

Neither I have been outside UK more than 90 days at a time nor spent more than 180 days outisde UK in 5 year period.

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Post by John » Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:05 pm

In or after August 2006, when did you first actually arrive in the UK? Exact date please.
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Post by vidsrao » Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:08 pm

Date of Entry
August 2 , 2006

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Post by John » Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:12 pm

28 days before the 5th anniversary of that date is 5th July 2011, so I think you can apply on or after that date.
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Post by vidsrao » Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:22 pm

John , thank you very much for your quick reply. One of my friend said that Work permit with Multiple Entry doesnt count towards PR period of stay. Can you double confirm ?

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Post by xyz123 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:08 am

vidsrao wrote:John , thank you very much for your quick reply. One of my friend said that Work permit with Multiple Entry doesnt count towards PR period of stay. Can you double confirm ?

Thanks
that is not true. all work permit visas are multiple entry visas.

i am unsure regarding your second leave, residence work permit? what do u mean? i dont think there is a visa category called residence work permit. Is your visa just a normal work permit or did you mean something else like permit free training visa given to doctors etc.

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Post by vidsrao » Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:29 am

It's residence Work Permit.

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Post by vidsrao » Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:06 am

Just phoned UKBA and they confirmed that Work permit Multi Permit doesnt count against the stay. IM confused. Please advice.

Vidhya

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Post by John » Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:44 am

Workpermit visa with Multiple Entry
Do we have a terminology problem here? How does that visa differ from the one you describe as :-
Residence Work Permit
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Post by vidsrao » Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:09 am

Please read last few lines in the page.

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Post by xyz123 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:12 am

OP- whats the difference between residence permit and work permit. Does your residence permit give full right to work?

Give your full histroy. Did you get your first work permit from out of UK? Who extended / applied for second "residence permit"? Do you have home office letters that were given when these applications were made. If so what do those letters state regarding type of visa that is granted?

The link states that Multiple Entry Work permits can not be extended within UK and one has to leave UK (and hence there is a break in residency and hence allegedely one can not qualify for ILR). Did you leave UK.

As i said eariler, give more information.

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Post by vidsrao » Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:33 am

My first visa is Work Permit - Multiple Entry provided by INDIAN employer and it was applied from INDIA. I will update the post with paper information later this evening. During July 2007 , I had Work permit through my new employer. This is applied from with in UK and it stated as Residence Permit.I had that VISA until December 2007 and switched to HSMP (Dec 2007 - Dec 2009). Then on Jan 2010 , I was granted Tier 1 Visa.

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Post by geriatrix » Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:06 pm

Multiple entry work permit employment is covered by immigration rules 199A-199C.

IMHO - If OP was in UK under this category between 2006 and 2007, then the time spent in the UK under this category (and any previous stay in any immigration category preceding period, if any) cannot be included in the "qualifying residential period" for settlement, as this category is not considered as a "qualifying work permit" category (128-135) for the purpose of settlement.

OP needs to make sure which category was he in UK under (until 2007) - those covered under 128-135 or the one covered under 199.
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Post by gaurav.gangwani » Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:13 pm

Hi Vidsrao,

My case was exactly like yours :
July 2006 - Multiple entry WP
May 2007 - Residence Permit from Another employer
Feb 2008.. HSMP
Feb 2010 - Tier-1
June 2011 - i have got an ILR approval last week

So i guess you should fine.

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Post by samkma » Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:28 pm

gaurav.gangwani wrote:Hi Vidsrao,

My case was exactly like yours :
July 2006 - Multiple entry WP
May 2007 - Residence Permit from Another employer
Feb 2008.. HSMP
Feb 2010 - Tier-1
June 2011 - i have got an ILR approval last week

So i guess you should fine.
This is the reply Vidsrao is looking for as he is totally confused!!!!!!!!!!!!! :idea:
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Post by vidsrao » Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:45 pm

Thank you guys. Gaurav congratulations!!! May I request how you applied (Self or solicitor)?

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Post by vidsrao » Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:50 pm

sushdmehta,

Can you explain your reply without any legal sections? Btw whats "OP"?

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Post by gaurav.gangwani » Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:47 pm

vidsrao wrote:Thank you guys. Gaurav congratulations!!! May I request how you applied (Self or solicitor)?
I applied myself...didn't want to waste money on solicitors ..this forum was very helpful for me to apply myself..

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Post by geriatrix » Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:55 pm

vidsrao wrote:Can anyone tell me how to find whether Work permit is MEWP?
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Post by vidsrao » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:07 pm

Im confused whether my WP issued on August 2006 is Normal WP or MEWP? Can anyone tell me how to find if WP is Multiple Entry Work Permit?

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Post by geriatrix » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:52 pm

Ask the employer who sponsored that WP. I guess that's the only way to find out.
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Post by noor1034 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:25 am

vidsrao wrote:Im confused whether my WP issued on August 2006 is Normal WP or MEWP? Can anyone tell me how to find if WP is Multiple Entry Work Permit?

Ta
Do you have copy of your WP ? It should be stated there. MEWP were like intra company transfers with multiple entires. Were you working for same company in India who applied for your work permit?

Also when you applied for extension of visa in UK which form did you use. Was it FLR (IED) ?

FLR(IED) cannot be used for MEPS.

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Post by vidsrao » Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:34 am

Yes, I was working for the same company in INDIA as well as in UK initially. I got through another JOb in UK who did the next work permit for me. They didnt inform whether they applied for new WP or they transfered the exisiting WP.

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Post by aam15cb » Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:37 pm

Hi,

So, did you get the ILR for this? Appreciate your response for this.

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