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Queries - SET[O], WP

Post by milan_ns » Sun May 29, 2011 10:36 am

I'm applying for ILR in just over 30 days (as WP holder).

When is the earliest I should be asking my employer for the letter (i.e. is the letter dated 30 days before the interview date acceptable)?

Thanks!

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Re: Employer letter date, SET[O], WP

Post by manyaonisland » Sun May 29, 2011 2:03 pm

milan_ns wrote:I'm applying for ILR in just over 30 days (as WP holder).

When is the earliest I should be asking my employer for the letter (i.e. is the letter dated 30 days before the interview date acceptable)?

Thanks!
there is no specific rule but by common sense .. more recent the better. in my case i got my employment letter dated 3 days before appointment if that helps.

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Re: Employer letter date, SET[O], WP

Post by milan_ns » Sun May 29, 2011 8:20 pm

manyaonisland wrote:there is no specific rule but by common sense .. more recent the better. in my case i got my employment letter dated 3 days before appointment if that helps.
Thanks!

I thought so (as no mention of this is the guidance).

Was hoping for some experienced forum members to be able to estimate what is the acceptable age of such document.

I'm asking this as am suspicions that my company may try to force me into a contract in order to provide this letter. For that reason I'd like to have in my possession it asap.

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Post by kenfrapin » Sun May 29, 2011 8:25 pm

Its generally good to have the letter dated within the last 30days however the reason there is no guidelines is because you will be showing proof for salary earned in the past few months and if its the same employer its clear that the employer letter is still valid as they are still paying you a salary.
I personally believe that as long as the letter is from the employer who is currently paying your salary and its not more than a few months it should be fine - but its always best to avoid room for doubt and get it as close to your application date as possible.
In my case, letter is about 2 months old

KP

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Post by milan_ns » Mon May 30, 2011 2:54 pm

Thats for the help so far.

Another potential problem has cropped up :)

I have misplaced my original bank statements.

Would certified printouts do instead (ie normally I'd just go to the branch and ask them to do a printout and stamp it)?

How far back should the printout go (3m, 6m... 12m)?

Cheers

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Post by gidoc » Mon May 30, 2011 2:58 pm

Print outs from bank, on headed paper and signed will do. Normally they ask for 3 months of statements.

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Post by milan_ns » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:47 pm

Thanks for the advice so far...

I've come up with another potential problem - this time regarding absences :)


My list of absences is quite detailed and the total is well bellow the maximum allowed (i've been out of the UK for 162 days in past 5 years).

However I've been using IRIS system for the past few years and have almost no UK immigration stamps in my passport.

Could that cause a problem (no stamps to corroborate my absence list)?

Mind you I did get stamped each time I entered or left any other country - so technically my travel could be reconstructed (sort of) from those.

Any advice?

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Post by milan_ns » Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:39 am

milan_ns wrote:Thanks for the advice so far...

I've come up with another potential problem - this time regarding absences :)


My list of absences is quite detailed and the total is well bellow the maximum allowed (i've been out of the UK for 162 days in past 5 years).

However I've been using IRIS system for the past few years and have almost no UK immigration stamps in my passport.

Could that cause a problem (no stamps to corroborate my absence list)?

Mind you I did get stamped each time I entered or left any other country - so technically my travel could be reconstructed (sort of) from those.

Any advice?
Apparently you get detailed travel log from IRIS themselves :)

It takes 15 working days though - hopefully I'll get the list before my appointment :roll:

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Post by manyaonisland » Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:31 pm

milan_ns wrote:Thats for the help so far.

Another potential problem has cropped up :)

I have misplaced my original bank statements.

Would certified printouts do instead (ie normally I'd just go to the branch and ask them to do a printout and stamp it)?

How far back should the printout go (3m, 6m... 12m)?

Cheers
You can always asks bank to re-issue you the statement from beginning. that is for the charge though. I bank with natwest and had the same problem When i went with the printouts the customer advisor informed me that they have stopped stamping the printouts and i will have to order the statements from back... nominal charge.. but by doing so i got the statement from day1.

hope this helps.

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Post by milan_ns » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:24 pm

manyaonisland wrote:You can always asks bank to re-issue you the statement from beginning. that is for the charge though. I bank with natwest and had the same problem When i went with the printouts the customer advisor informed me that they have stopped stamping the printouts and i will have to order the statements from back... nominal charge.. but by doing so i got the statement from day1.

hope this helps.
I bank with Barclays. They were happy to stamp & sign the printouts (which I made, using the banking machine in the lobby) about 2 months ago.

I just wasn't sure if these are acceptable for SET(O).

Apparently these are acceptable :)

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Post by milan_ns » Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:55 am

milan_ns wrote:I bank with Barclays. They were happy to stamp & sign the printouts (which I made, using the banking machine in the lobby) about 2 months ago.

I just wasn't sure if these are acceptable for SET(O).

Apparently these are acceptable :)
I stand corrected!

Barclays policy is not to stamp/certify bank statement printouts :(

It seems that some bank managers are doing this as a courtesy to customers. I'm hoping that my branch manager will be willing to help me out again.

I ordered replacement statements from Barclays. Waiting to see how that pans out.

BTW As it turned out I haven't lost my original statements - I never got them in the first place. That's because I've switched to online only statements while back and forgot about it - D'OH!!!!

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Post by milan_ns » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:54 pm

Could a salary increase of 33% over 5 years cause a problem when applying for ILR, as a WP holder (in theory that's 7.5% increase per year)?

My responsibilities haven't changed. Also I had a fairly low start salary.

Current salary is 7% over the minimum as per SOC code.

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Post by Polat » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:58 pm

i think this would be fine as your employer informed the HO about those increments in your salary ... (Technical Change)
you have not got a suddenly dramatic increment ...

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Post by milan_ns » Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:26 pm

Can somebody please confirm that I have my dates in order :)

- Arrived on 30th of July 2006
- Booked an appointment @ PEO on 4th of July 2011

30-28 = 2, hence my 4th of July appointment is in accord with the "28 day" rule.

Correct?

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Post by geriatrix » Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:47 pm

Use the date calculator to help you know for sure.
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INCREASE IN SALARY

Post by ALI74 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:01 pm

IS A NORMAL ANNUAL INCREMENT HAVE TO BE REPORTED
I HAVE AN OVERALL INCEASE OF 31% FROM THE ORIGIONAL CONTRACT
6.25% ONCE THEN 6.25% NEXT YEAR THAN INCREASE HOLDED FOR ONE YEAR
AND RECENTLT INCREASE 17% WHICH COVERS LAST YEAR AS WELL AS THAT GOING TO BE A PROBLEM.
BECAUSE THE EMPLOYER DID NOT INFORMED THEM BY ASSUMING THIS A NORMAL INCREMENT.

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Post by milan_ns » Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:18 pm

Guidance says that "normal" annual salary increments don't have to be reported - but that significant increases may warrant a new application.

In other words salary increase does not fall under technical change.

It's either doesn't need to be reported - or it disqualifies you from the immigration category.

I'd like to know what does "significant increase" means in percentages...

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Post by milan_ns » Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:07 pm

An Immigration Advisor on another forum said that the increase shouldn't be a problem as long as the job description didn't change.

That's a relief!

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Post by milan_ns » Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:08 am

My appointment is on the 4th of July (Monday).

Salary went into my account on the 1st (Friday).

Potential problem is that I won't get the June pay slip until some time next week - so won't be able to present it with my application.

I did manage to get a summary bank statement (stamped & signed) showing the June salary going into my account.

Could this be a problem?

Thanks

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Post by smaganti » Sat Jul 02, 2011 6:13 pm

milan_ns wrote:My appointment is on the 4th of July (Monday).

Salary went into my account on the 1st (Friday).

Potential problem is that I won't get the June pay slip until some time next week - so won't be able to present it with my application.

I did manage to get a summary bank statement (stamped & signed) showing the June salary going into my account.

Could this be a problem?

Thanks

All the best Milan..Post your experience..Which PEO you're going to..?

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