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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by CR001 » Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:17 am

SamyK wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:47 am
Hi Guys,

A friend of mine sent me this morning an SMS saying that due to Windrush Scandal the UK Home Office is issuing Visas in silence as a brief amnesty to those who have been living in UK with no papers for the last 10 years. The application used is Set P version 07/2018.

Any take on this? Is it true or just another money making scam ?

Thanks.
It's a scam. Do not believe everything you see or get on WhatsApp. There is no special amnesty for illegal migrants.
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Please DO NOT send me a PM for immigration advice. I reserve the right to ignore the PM and not respond.

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by SamyK » Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:53 am

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It's a scam. Do not believe everything you see or get on WhatsApp. There is no special amnesty for illegal migrants.
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Thank a lot.

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by artin » Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:30 am

Hi,

Recently you must apply online for SET(P). I am not sure if it will change the processing time. I am working I am not sure if I am eligible to work after my BRP expiry date. Please let me know if anyone have any information regarding these.

Applied Online: 14/12/2018
Biometrics Enrolled: 14/12/2018
Application sent: 14/12/2018
Document received by HO : 15/12/2018
Ack letter received: 17/12/2018

Approval/Refusal Received : waiting!
BRP Card Received : waiting!

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by mrkarachi777 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:58 am

artin wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:30 am
Hi,

Recently you must apply online for SET(P). I am not sure if it will change the processing time. I am working I am not sure if I am eligible to work after my BRP expiry date. Please let me know if anyone have any information regarding these.

Applied Online: 14/12/2018
Biometrics Enrolled: 14/12/2018
Application sent: 14/12/2018
Document received by HO : 15/12/2018
Ack letter received: 17/12/2018

Approval/Refusal Received : waiting!
BRP Card Received : waiting!
You have same rights as you before

why didnt you apply priority service to have early decision

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by artin » Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:35 am

mrkarachi777 wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:58 am
artin wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:30 am
Hi,

Recently you must apply online for SET(P). I am not sure if it will change the processing time. I am working I am not sure if I am eligible to work after my BRP expiry date. Please let me know if anyone have any information regarding these.

Applied Online: 14/12/2018
Biometrics Enrolled: 14/12/2018
Application sent: 14/12/2018
Document received by HO : 15/12/2018
Ack letter received: 17/12/2018

Approval/Refusal Received : waiting!
BRP Card Received : waiting!
You have same rights as you before

why didnt you apply priority service to have early decision
There is no priority service for SET (P)

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by Coolstuff » Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:46 am

artin wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:35 am
mrkarachi777 wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:58 am
artin wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:30 am
Hi,

Recently you must apply online for SET(P). I am not sure if it will change the processing time. I am working I am not sure if I am eligible to work after my BRP expiry date. Please let me know if anyone have any information regarding these.

Applied Online: 14/12/2018
Biometrics Enrolled: 14/12/2018
Application sent: 14/12/2018
Document received by HO : 15/12/2018
Ack letter received: 17/12/2018

Approval/Refusal Received : waiting!
BRP Card Received : waiting!
You have same rights as you before

why didnt you apply priority service to have early decision
There is no priority service for SET (P)
Hey
So there is no option for even 10 days decision ? And the online form are they any different to the paper form ? is there any thing extra in the form ?

I am due to apply for my mum's set p in a month time.Your help is much appreciated.

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by mrkarachi777 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:58 pm

Good Evening

Im glad share good news my set p application is approved
here is the timeline
Applied : 05/10/2018
Biometrics Enrolled: 27/10/2018
Document received by HO : 08/10/2018
Ack letter received: 23/10/2018
Approval/Refusal Received : 22/10/2018
BRP Card Received : 21/10/2018

I didn't receive my old brp card wondering they will keep

I am thankful to everyone who contribute here especially to moderator cr001

I have few question
1 )I hear Life in the uk test will change so should i prepare for it now or wait for new test to come
2 ) have post graduate diploma , would i still need language test for citizenship

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by Baby777 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:22 pm

waitinglad wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:49 am
Baby777 wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:25 pm
playing with lifes no change in their attitude. ILR applied in September 2018. After three months below letter sent. It’s clear they want to ruin immigrants life’s. They fixed the time that complex issue will not be resolved in next three months too.
“We aim to process a all application within 6 months....unfortunately it appears your application will not be processed within I the 6month.
We expect to make a decision on your application by 10 June 2019 ....😭

Hi
Please I want to know if you still receive the email status every month regarding your application?
Thank you and I hope you hear a good news soon

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by artin » Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:51 am

Coolstuff wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:46 am
artin wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:35 am
mrkarachi777 wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:58 am
artin wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:30 am
Hi,

Recently you must apply online for SET(P). I am not sure if it will change the processing time. I am working I am not sure if I am eligible to work after my BRP expiry date. Please let me know if anyone have any information regarding these.

Applied Online: 14/12/2018
Biometrics Enrolled: 14/12/2018
Application sent: 14/12/2018
Document received by HO : 15/12/2018
Ack letter received: 17/12/2018

Approval/Refusal Received : waiting!
BRP Card Received : waiting!
You have same rights as you before

why didnt you apply priority service to have early decision
There is no priority service for SET (P)
Hey
So there is no option for even 10 days decision ? And the online form are they any different to the paper form ? is there any thing extra in the form ?

I am due to apply for my mum's set p in a month time.Your help is much appreciated.
Hey,
Not for set P. In this form you will need to explain more in some questions but overall its kind of the same. An advantage about it, applicants can enrol biometrics same day after finishing the application form. Good Luck!

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by Baby777 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:36 pm

Hi everyone
I applied for ILR ON 10/09/2018 with two dependants after two months I got exceptionally complex issues letter from the home office.and after this letter they stopped send me the email status of my application.(I didn’t receive the email status of 12 December )I am very worried. maybe there’s something wrong with my application.please if you know anything tell me.
I am very depressed 😢😢😢

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by ariskar » Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:45 am

mrkarachi777 wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:58 pm
Good Evening

Im glad share good news my set p application is approved
here is the timeline
Applied : 05/10/2018
Biometrics Enrolled: 27/10/2018
Document received by HO : 08/10/2018
Ack letter received: 23/10/2018
Approval/Refusal Received : 22/10/2018
BRP Card Received : 21/10/2018

I didn't receive my old brp card wondering they will keep

I am thankful to everyone who contribute here especially to moderator cr001

I have few question
1 )I hear Life in the uk test will change so should i prepare for it now or wait for new test to come
2 ) have post graduate diploma , would i still need language test for citizenship
First of all, congratulations. I have a question...

How did you recieve the Approval and ILR BRP before enrolling biometrics? :roll:

Are you sure about the dates? 2 weeks from application to BRP is unheard-of...

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by salsabeel » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:03 am

Baby777 wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:36 pm
Hi everyone
I applied for ILR ON 10/09/2018 with two dependants after two months I got exceptionally complex issues letter from the home office.and after this letter they stopped send me the email status of my application.(I didn’t receive the email status of 12 December )I am very worried. maybe there’s something wrong with my application.please if you know anything tell me.
I am very depressed 😢😢😢
well,u should not worry about letter if your asylum reason and claim is still VALID and also if your case is straightfarwod and circumstances are same as before then u should not b worried.
they just need to check everything before reaching final decision.Two months is not enough time for homeoffice to carry out everything clearly,they need,many people receive this type of letter and latter hear good news.Many people are waiting for ages without hearing anything. just put ur mind in rest and pray.hope u will hear good news sooner.
إِنَّ اللّهَ مَعَ الصَّابِرِينَ

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by Darklordmark48 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:54 am

Hi guys, had a question. If someone had a work visa for 3 years and then was granted refugee status afterwards, does he need to wait 5 years after becoming refugee to apply for indefinite or is it only 5 years in total? Like 3 years on work and 2 on refugee? Many thanks.

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by mrkarachi777 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:56 am

ariskar wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:45 am
mrkarachi777 wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:58 pm
Good Evening

Im glad share good news my set p application is approved
here is the timeline
Applied : 05/10/2018
Biometrics Enrolled: 27/10/2018
Document received by HO : 08/10/2018
Ack letter received: 23/10/2018
Approval/Refusal Received : 22/10/2018
BRP Card Received : 21/10/2018

I didn't receive my old brp card wondering they will keep

I am thankful to everyone who contribute here especially to moderator cr001

I have few question
1 )I hear Life in the uk test will change so should i prepare for it now or wait for new test to come
2 ) have post graduate diploma , would i still need language test for citizenship
First of all, congratulations. I have a question...

How did you recieve the Approval and ILR BRP before enrolling biometrics? :roll:

Are you sure about the dates? 2 weeks from application to BRP is unheard-of...

Im really sorry about confusion correct dates are
applied : 05/10/2018
Biometrics Enrolled: 27/10/2018
Document received by HO : 08/10/2018
Ack letter received: 23/10/2018
Approval/Refusal Received : 22/12/2018
BRP Card Received : 21/12/2018

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by ariskar » Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:56 am

Darklordmark48 wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:54 am
Hi guys, had a question. If someone had a work visa for 3 years and then was granted refugee status afterwards, does he need to wait 5 years after becoming refugee to apply for indefinite or is it only 5 years in total? Like 3 years on work and 2 on refugee? Many thanks.
They have to wait for 5 years as refugee in the case you describe, unless they have 10 consecutive (lawful) residence years on different visa categories, then able to apply for settlement based on long residence - SET(LR). Besides the 10 year requirement, this would obviously cost in the order of GBP 2,500, in comparison with the "free" SET(P) route ILR after 5 years of refugee time-limited leave lapses. Besides this, SET(LR) is not the easiest or quickest ILR category due to the length of stay, continuity and cross category criteria to be fulfilled to prove continuity and no breach of immigration laws through different routes.

The refusal rates for SET(P) applications to date are really low (like 10 per year or so) and during the time limited 5-year visa stay, the person has similar rights to citizens, like access to benefits, except for voting.
mrkarachi777 wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:56 am
Im really sorry about confusion correct dates are
applied : 05/10/2018
Biometrics Enrolled: 27/10/2018
Document received by HO : 08/10/2018
Ack letter received: 23/10/2018
Approval/Refusal Received : 22/12/2018
BRP Card Received : 21/12/2018
Thank you!

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by Love_GB » Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:41 pm

ariskar wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:56 am
Darklordmark48 wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:54 am
Hi guys, had a question. If someone had a work visa for 3 years and then was granted refugee status afterwards, does he need to wait 5 years after becoming refugee to apply for indefinite or is it only 5 years in total? Like 3 years on work and 2 on refugee? Many thanks.
They have to wait for 5 years as refugee in the case you describe, unless they have 10 consecutive (lawful) residence years on different visa categories, then able to apply for settlement based on long residence - SET(LR). Besides the 10 year requirement, this would obviously cost in the order of GBP 2,500, in comparison with the "free" SET(P) route ILR after 5 years of refugee time-limited leave lapses. Besides this, SET(LR) is not the easiest or quickest ILR category due to the length of stay, continuity and cross category criteria to be fulfilled to prove continuity and no breach of immigration laws through different routes.

The refusal rates for SET(P) applications to date are really low (like 10 per year or so) and during the time limited 5-year visa stay, the person has similar rights to citizens, like access to benefits, except for voting.
mrkarachi777 wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:56 am
Im really sorry about confusion correct dates are
applied : 05/10/2018
Biometrics Enrolled: 27/10/2018
Document received by HO : 08/10/2018
Ack letter received: 23/10/2018
Approval/Refusal Received : 22/12/2018
BRP Card Received : 21/12/2018
HI ariskar,

Wish you all A happy new year , May this year be kind and generous to all of us.
I have a question regarding the ILR(LR) for a friend of mine who had his Refugee state approved in February 2018 and been in Refugee state since then. but he had already completed 10 years long residency in October 2018 ,

he has been in a lawful stay in all 10 years except he had been waiting for his asylum claim for 3 years and few months before his claim was accepted and refugee state granted. he had no refusal during his asylum process just waiting for the decision.

Can he apply for ILR(LR) or it is a complicated process and risky step that might affect his refugee state he is having now.

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by rayyfar » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:09 pm

hi guys,
I am applying for ilr on 16th of march 2019 i have refugee leave to remain
i have few question regarding the online form
Q1. how do i answer "How long have you lived in the UK?" do i mention the whole time
i was a student in 2006 and spent 3 years then i went back home came back in oct 2013 was granted refugee status april2014
so i count all the time or from when i was granted status

Q2,"Since you started living in the UK have you spent time outside the UK for 3 months or longer?
i went on several holidays longest was just over a month in newyork and shortest being 3 days
in total i have spent more then 3 months out side uk
do they mean 3 month for one trip? or the time spent out side uk al togather ?
many Thanks

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by nayan2018 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:29 am

Good evening.

Finally good news. :lol: ILR has been approved.

I am sharing my timeline below:

I and my newborn bay have applied SET (P) application on 15 october 2018 by post.

It was received by HO on 16th oct.

I received acknowledgement by email on 31th October, 2018 and

received BRP letter on 1st November, 2018. We have done our BRP on 3rd of November 2018.

Home office has sent a standard email on 30th November 2018 stating their time frame.

Received ILR confirmation letter on 2nd of January, 2019. The letter was issued on 27th of December 2018.

Now time to apply travel document for me and register my child as a British citizen. Wish all of you will get a good result.

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by salsabeel » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:21 am

rayyfar wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:09 pm
hi guys,
I am applying for ilr on 16th of march 2019 i have refugee leave to remain
i have few question regarding the online form
Q1. how do i answer "How long have you lived in the UK?" do i mention the whole time
i was a student in 2006 and spent 3 years then i went back home came back in oct 2013 was granted refugee status april2014(just put there date of your first arrival in uk and from that date u can answer how long have you lived in uk)
so i count all the time or from when i was granted status ( u need to put all time)

Q2,"Since you started living in the UK have you spent time outside the UK for 3 months or longer?
i went on several holidays longest was just over a month in newyork and shortest being 3 days
in total i have spent more then 3 months out side uk
do they mean 3 month for one trip? or the time spent out side uk al togather ?
many Thanks (You need to explain any time with detail,dates and duration(also where and how long,arrival and departure detail too) on form if u need more space ,use seperate paper with ur name and date of birth and national insurance number )
Best of luck
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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by rayyfar » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:58 pm

Thank you so much for your reply the problem is the form can now only be submitted online
And no seperate information can be attached
Also once you answer that you did spend more then 3 months out side uk
It only give you option to select one country and says
Select country you spent more then 3 months in
Dates and explanation box

Same with the time spend in you uk it only gives you option for years and months no extra information can be put it

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