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NEW FEE for Set M

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NEW FEE for Set M

Post by fandango » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:02 am

Dear all
I have unfortunately become rather knowledgeable with all this. My story is I married my Israeli husband, he got a spouse visa Entry Clearance and on Thursday 4th November we will be applying in Sheffield PEO with our Set M form and (lots, probably too many!) documents.
I have rung today (and a million times) to the Home Office and I have been informed that on Monday 1 November the fee for Set M will go up to £1250. This is a shame. I was hoping it would remain at £1095 but alas.
There will be a new form to print off which you HAVE to submit. I will get my banker's draft on Monday/Tuesday now then. Wish me luck, though we are genuine etc etc, I still feel under interrogation and not looking forward to it at all.
Kind regards, JO

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Post by juliajules1979 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:08 am

Hiya Jo

Best of luck. That is such a shame about the fee going up. My husband is due to apply Jan 2011. I know what you mean about feeling under interrogation, I cant wait for it all to be over!
Could I ask you what documents you will be submitting. I have lots also but just to check I am on the right lines it would be great to hear what docs you have.
Many thanks

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Post by fandango » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:26 am

Hi Julia
well, I have a huge folder
both our passports (copied pages)
Life in the UK test
numerous letters over two years in joint and single names
All our pay slips for two years
All bank statements for two years
Other documents, ie husband's driving licence, electrician qualifications gained in the two years.
letter from my mum stating we lived with her for 6 months whilst finding our feet
Mortgage letter
I don't have the file in front of me but that is pretty much it
What about you? What do you have?
I am expecting my first child on 2nd January and so at the moment my brain doesn't feel like it works 100% sadly. but I think I have pretty much got it all together now...(fingers crossed).
I nearly (nearly!) thought out appointment was going to be January, right near the baby's due date but then realised that he entered 17th November 2008 which means we can apply now. I am so glad I found that out. Still stressful but not as much as with a new baby... :-)

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Post by juliajules1979 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:03 pm

Hiya

Thanks so much for your reply. Wow a new baby thats great bet you are so excited. Do you know if its a girl or boy?
I have docs such as Tax office letters, college letters, doctors letters. We live with my parents still so we dont have bills etc. But I have lots of letters to us separately. I will also include a letter from my parents explaining we have lived with them.
I really cant wait for it to all be over it has been stressful being under scrutiny for the last 2 years!!

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Post by fandango » Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:02 pm

yes it is stressful, really horrible.
I pray mine goes well on Thursday!

We are having a little boy :D

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Post by juliajules1979 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:47 pm

Thats lovely a little boy. Well I hope thurday goes well for you also, please write and let me know how it went.

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Post by avjones » Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:12 pm

Good luck with it - and Shabbat Shalom!
I am not, and cannot, offer legal advice to particular people. I can only discuss general areas of immigration law.

People should always consider obtaining professional advice about their own particular circumstances.

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Post by fandango » Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:14 pm

haha, Shabbat Shalom my friend :D

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Post by avjones » Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:35 pm

Dearly beloved is Israeli, too, but fortunately for us he is also a British citizen by descent. So a lot of trouble avoided!
I am not, and cannot, offer legal advice to particular people. I can only discuss general areas of immigration law.

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Re: NEW FEE for Set M

Post by claudiafan » Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:25 pm

fandango wrote:Dear all
I have unfortunately become rather knowledgeable with all this. My story is I married my Israeli husband, he got a spouse visa Entry Clearance and on Thursday 4th November we will be applying in Sheffield PEO with our Set M form and (lots, probably too many!) documents.
I have rung today (and a million times) to the Home Office and I have been informed that on Monday 1 November the fee for Set M will go up to £1250. This is a shame. I was hoping it would remain at £1095 but alas.
There will be a new form to print off which you HAVE to submit. I will get my banker's draft on Monday/Tuesday now then. Wish me luck, though we are genuine etc etc, I still feel under interrogation and not looking forward to it at all.
Kind regards, JO
I would presume that new fees will go up for ILR Set(O) too. I am going to PEO next month and feeling under interrogation totally!

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Post by claudiafan » Sat Oct 30, 2010 5:56 pm

sushdmehta wrote:Fees to be Implemented from November 2010 (Page 4-5).
Thanks Sushdmehta! I am still waiting for the actual date for these fees take effect on. Lets wait and see...

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Post by John » Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:06 pm

I will get my banker's draft on Monday/Tuesday now then.
You are mentioning a fee of £1250 and talking about a banker's draft. I query ... does that work .... if you want a same-day service? Won't the PEO insist upon waiting for the banker's draft to clear ..... so you won't get a same-day service?

Whilst not accusing you personally of doing anything naughty, it is not unknown for banker's drafts to be forged .... so why would UKBA not want to wait until it has cleared?

Other opinions very welcome.
John

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Post by gazza1990 » Sun Oct 31, 2010 1:38 am

I have been checking the home office site daily. There is no real mention of this apart from the obscure link already in this thread.

I do however know this to be true as they also mentioned the new form and fee on the phone to me.

My wife has her appointment on the 8th. This is pretty poor. Do they really expect people to fill it out on the morning? They should have the new form on the website.

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Post by John » Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:20 am

Do they really expect people to fill it out on the morning?
Well no, I don't think they do. They hope people will fill in the form online, and pay online, and anyone doing that today will, it seems, pay at the old rate.
John

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Post by claudiafan » Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:29 am

John wrote:
Do they really expect people to fill it out on the morning?
Well no, I don't think they do. They hope people will fill in the form online, and pay online, and anyone doing that today will, it seems, pay at the old rate.
There are people out there booked appointments in Nov but not sure if they can pay on line. Due to the 28 day rule, applications can't be submitted prior to 28 days before eligibility. If people pay now on line, does it mean the application submitted earlier than 28 days?

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Post by lesley15 » Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:49 am

Hi my application will have to be submitted on line before the 28 day rule because my husband entered the uk on the 7th December 2008 so can apply 9th November 2010.We booked our appointment for the 11th November 2010,now because we have to submit application and payment on line at least 2 working days before we will have to do this around the 7th-8th November,i believe because we are not actually going till the 11th this will be ok.Have no choice really as we had booked the appointment before they brought in the on-line application.

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Post by geriatrix » Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:06 am

lesley15 wrote:Hi my application will have to be submitted on line before the 28 day rule because my husband entered the uk on the 7th December 2008 so can apply 9th November 2010.
Apply by post if your husband's current leave is due to expire before he completes 2 years in the UK. Even if you apply in-person the application will put on hold and you may end up paying extra money for the same postal processing timelines.
Applying to settle here if you delayed your entry to the UK wrote:If you were given permission to enter the UK as a husband, wife, civil partner or unmarried/same-sex partner but you then delayed your travel to the UK by up to three months, you can apply to live here permanently using application form SET(M) shortly before your permission to enter ends. As long as you meet the other requirements of the rules, we will put your application on hold until you have completed your two-year qualifying period in the UK.

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Post by lesley15 » Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:22 am

Oh, wonder what that means???
I think there are a lot of teething probs with this new on-line system,we had booked ours to go in person before they brought this in otherwise i would have booked a later date as i am fully aware of the 28day rule same as if i had been posting it ,i wouldn't have posted it before i was allowed to.
What do you think we should do? they say payment and form should be submitted at least 2 days before you go.

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Post by geriatrix » Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:29 am

claudiafan wrote:If people pay now on line, does it mean the application submitted earlier than 28 days?
The date of payment for an in-country application is not the date of application. And UKBA has not published anything to suggest so prior to / after launching the online payment service.
Specified forms and procedures wrote:13.1 For the purposes of these rules, the date on which an application (or a variation) is made is the date of posting for postal applications, the date of acceptance by a public enquiry office for applications submitted in person or the date of delivery to the UK Border Agency if sent by courier.
If using SCS, I guess the date of application will be the date of receipt of application by UKBA (as is the case for naturalisation applications routed through NCS).

"The date of your application is the date when your application fee is paid" - applies only to EC applications (applications made at overseas British diplomatic posts) until such time that UKBA advises any differently.


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