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Set 0 'Date you first entered the UK'

Post by dixie1112 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:46 am

Hello,

I have a query as I am confused as to my 'date you first entered'. I understand it needs to be under my Tier 2 visa status and not any previous visas. So I have entered 13/01/14 as my entry date as that's the date I started working and that's the date my previous employer has provided me with a letter confirming my length of employment and absences. However my Tier 2 visa BRP card states issued 31/01/2014. I haven't submitted my application yet, so there is room for change.
My question is which of the two dates should I use in my application and if it is the visa date do I need to get my previous employers letter to reflect start date as the later date?

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Re: Set 0 'Date you first entered the UK'

Post by bizman » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:37 pm

In this regard you use the date your visa is issued on Tier 2 route since you were granted while already in UK.
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Re: Set 0 'Date you first entered the UK'

Post by tier11417 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:50 pm

Which visa did you start working on 13/1/2014? PSW?
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Re: Set 0 'Date you first entered the UK'

Post by JadDip » Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:18 pm

I have the same situation, I have been told I should use the date on the LR card, I started work on postdoc visa and I have to wait for 3 months more to apply for my ILR.

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Re: Set 0 'Date you first entered the UK'

Post by dixie1112 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:29 pm

I entered the UK in 2011 under Tier 4 (general) student visa which was valid from 07/09/11 until 24/05/14. I started my job on 13/01/2014, but my Tier 2 (General) (BRP) card didn't arrive till later and states issued on 31-01-14. I have only ever worked on Tier 2 General visa.

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Re: Set 0 'Date you first entered the UK'

Post by dixie1112 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:33 pm

bizman wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:37 pm
In this regard you use the date your visa is issued on Tier 2 route since you were granted while already in UK.
Hi Bizman,

Would I need to change the date on my previous employer's letter or should I declare that I started working on the 13th January although my visa states 31st Jan.

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Re: Set 0 'Date you first entered the UK'

Post by dixie1112 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:34 pm

tier11417 wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:50 pm
Which visa did you start working on 13/1/2014? PSW?
I entered the UK in 2011 under Tier 4 (general) student visa which was valid from 07/09/11 until 24/05/14. I started my job on 13/01/2014, but my Tier 2 (General) (BRP) card didn't arrive till later and states issued on 31-01-14. I have only ever worked on Tier 2 General visa.

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Re: Set 0 'Date you first entered the UK'

Post by tier11417 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:33 pm

dixie1112 wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:34 pm
tier11417 wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:50 pm
Which visa did you start working on 13/1/2014? PSW?
I entered the UK in 2011 under Tier 4 (general) student visa which was valid from 07/09/11 until 24/05/14. I started my job on 13/01/2014, but my Tier 2 (General) (BRP) card didn't arrive till later and states issued on 31-01-14. I have only ever worked on Tier 2 General visa.
What was the date on the approval letter of Tier 2 visa? That date is relevant. BRPs sometimes are issued on later dates. When did you apply for Tier 2 visa? And when was that approved?
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Re: Set 0 'Date you first entered the UK'

Post by bizman » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:33 pm

dixie1112 wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:33 pm
bizman wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:37 pm
In this regard you use the date your visa is issued on Tier 2 route since you were granted while already in UK.
Hi Bizman,

Would I need to change the date on my previous employer's letter or should I declare that I started working on the 13th January although my visa states 31st Jan.

Thanks
What visa were you using during the this time that you were working there? Also, was the letter meant to be for your Tier 2 application then.
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Re: Set 0 'Date you first entered the UK'

Post by dixie1112 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:59 pm

bizman wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:33 pm
dixie1112 wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:33 pm
bizman wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:37 pm
In this regard you use the date your visa is issued on Tier 2 route since you were granted while already in UK.
Hi Bizman,

Would I need to change the date on my previous employer's letter or should I declare that I started working on the 13th January although my visa states 31st Jan.

Thanks
What visa were you using during the this time that you were working there? Also, was the letter meant to be for your Tier 2 application then.
The letter is for my ILR application which states my length of employment and my absences. I was on a Tier 4 visa when I accepted the job offer and subsequently applied for Tier 2 visa. However, I cannot remember when I applied for the visa if that is the date that is required.

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Re: Set 0 'Date you first entered the UK'

Post by bizman » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:07 pm

You definitely need a letter from your employer and a COS before your application for a tier 2 visa. So I think the date of the letter which preceded your application is in order.
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Re: Set 0 'Date you first entered the UK'

Post by dixie1112 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:21 pm

bizman wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:07 pm
You definitely need a letter from your employer and a COS before your application for a tier 2 visa. So I think the date of the letter which preceded your application is in order.
Thanks Bizman,
I don't seem to have a copy of my first CoS so it may be a case of requesting it from my previous employer, hopefully they still have it.

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