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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by maher2020 » Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:00 pm

Good evening Everyone,

I have completed 5 years as a refugee and I have applied for SET(P) form will I be granted refugee ILR this means after 1 year I can apply for British citizenship? As I've been looking online and also heard from people that upon completing 10 year route as a refugee only then you are granted ILR?

(I was granted 5 year refugee status which I have now completed)

I'm confused and concerned any advise on this will be a huge help.

Kind regards,

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by London22 » Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:03 pm

maher2020 wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:00 pm
Good evening Everyone,

I have completed 5 years as a refugee and I have applied for SET(P) form will I be granted refugee ILR this means after 1 year I can apply for British citizenship? As I've been looking online and also heard from people that upon completing 10 year route as a refugee only then you are granted ILR?

(I was granted 5 year refugee status which I have now completed)

I'm confused and concerned any advise on this will be a huge help.

Kind regards,
Can you tell if you had any valid visa at the time of asylum application.
If you were not illegal at the time of asylum application then you don't need to wait for 10 years &after 1 year of ILR can apply for citizenship. Even if somebody has overstayed a visa & then applied for asylum can apply for citizenship as overstaying period can be disregarded if there was no illegal work during the period.
Citizenship under Tory crooks has become a complex application where most applicants have no idea what would be the outcome.

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by maher2020 » Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:29 pm

Hi, thank you for your reply.

I overstayed for 2 years and 2 months after visa expired no illegal work/activity was done during this time. Nothing like this was mentioned that there will be another 5 year visa granted for people who overstayed and need to complete 10 year route.

I'm really confused and concerned.

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by Danish2 » Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:21 pm

maher2020 wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:52 pm
Danish2 wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:49 pm
Hi Danish,

I have completed 5 years as a refugee I was granted 5 year refugee status. I have completed form SET (P) and sent did you apply for the same form under completing 5 year route or you were granted Refugee settlement ILR on completing 10 year route?
I am quite worried that I may get a refugee visa for another 5 years, although at the time I was granted 5 years refugee status I was told I can apply for ILR once I have completed 5 years.


Any advise would really help.

Kind regards,
Hi I had five years refugee visa granted after I applied set p ilr application and got ilr refugee status. So who has five year granted as refugee they will get ilr but it’s very tricky as mentioned in previous messages
I hope you have updated on your case now.

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by Danish2 » Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:37 pm

Hi Maher2020
I’m also confused about apply for British passport as before I applied asylum I have a issue with toeic test and my visa was curtailed after I applied asylum . Now I book Uk life test and I read as well 10 years good character on Uk visa site.

During interviews I cleared about my English language and I admitted that I was paid for toeic and gave all evidence when and what I had bad circumstances and when I did this offence and home office realised my condition as I was became victim of domestic violence and under treatment and case was in court so I don’t know can I apply for citizenship now and should be waiting for complete 10 years?
Anyone might be any suggestions?

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by Danish2 » Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:44 pm

Might be any one has opinion?

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by Danish2 » Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:00 pm

maher2020 wrote:
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:29 pm
Hi, thank you for your reply.

I overstayed for 2 years and 2 months after visa expired no illegal work/activity was done during this time. Nothing like this was mentioned that there will be another 5 year visa granted for people who overstayed and need to complete 10 year route.

I'm really confused and concerned.

I think you will get ilr but can’t able to apply British citizenship as you require 10 years for good character as you lived over stayed.

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by Danish2 » Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:10 pm

Maaz786 wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:31 pm
mtwtfss wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:30 am
Hi all,\

My husband has applied SET(P) but he could not provide his home country passport as the snakehead took his passport when he arrived in the UK.

May I know will this affect his settlement application? Because when he uploaded documents on Sopra Steria website, the mandatory section requires him to upload his home country passport. Can he just upload his BRP and UK travel document instead?

Many thanks.

I have recently approved my ilr application as I haven’t my home country passport I lost during travelling so I have taken my travel document with resident card brp with me during my appointment and just he scanned my travel document as I uploaded my brp card already so you don’t worry about passport if you don’t have .

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SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by Arsi0071 » Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:29 am

Hi everyone .
I applied my refugee settlement after 5 years and I am still waiting for my decision as my 2 friends also applied on the same time but they granted the ILR but i am still waiting . it’s almost 50 days now after the appointment.
Anyone know how long they are taking time for replying .

TIME LINE for Refugee settlement after 5 years .
APPLIED ONLINE 15/10/2020.
APPOINTMENT 12/11/2020.
Still waiting for replying .
Very stress full time now .

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by Msh2020 » Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:22 pm

Maaz786 wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:31 pm
Hi
End to stressful days,, Got an email form solicitor this morning that my ILR application has been successful.
TIME LINE
APPLIED ONLINE 15/04/2020.
APPPOINTMENT 19/07/2020.
APROVAL EMAIL 04/12/2010.
Best of luck everyone waiting for decision.
Hi,

Can you please advise what supporting documents have u submitted with the application, as they only requested the Travel document and Residency card.
Also if you have applied yourself or through a lawyer ?
Did you experience anything to do the right to work after submitting your application and if yes is the acknowledgment email after submitting the application is sufficient or would you need a letter from a lawyer. Sorry for all these questions your answer will be very much appreciated. Thank you

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by London22 » Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:27 pm

Danish2 wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:37 pm
Hi Maher2020
I’m also confused about apply for British passport as before I applied asylum I have a issue with toeic test and my visa was curtailed after I applied asylum . Now I book Uk life test and I read as well 10 years good character on Uk visa site.

During interviews I cleared about my English language and I admitted that I was paid for toeic and gave all evidence when and what I had bad circumstances and when I did this offence and home office realised my condition as I was became victim of domestic violence and under treatment and case was in court so I don’t know can I apply for citizenship now and should be waiting for complete 10 years?
Anyone might be any suggestions?
If you have accepted to the home office that you have cheated them on English test then it will be difficult for you to get nationality before 10 years legal stay. But nothing can stop you applying & if refused going to Judicial Review .But as the system doesn't provide justice hence nobody knows how the high courts even don't care the way this discriminatory rule so called Good character requirement is applied.
There are about 45% of migrants holding ILR but this discriminatory rule has blocked them gaining citizenship. There is no justice whether you ask for discretion or seek JR.

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by Alismith » Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:46 pm

Hello Everyone!

I have been a silent observer of this page for over 2 years.Thought of sharing my timeline with everyone.

Applied for Set p on 14-12-2020
Biometric done 06-01-2021
Approval email 13-01-2021

It took under a month for HO to approve my ilr. Very straightforward application, so i would say apply it yourself rather than paying a solicitor.

Also No dependent, It was a solo application!

Goodluck to everyone waiting.

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by Beloo » Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:16 pm

refugee345 wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:12 pm
Beloo wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:59 pm
refugee345 wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:50 am
Beloo wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:43 pm
Hi everyone
Dose HO still send acknowledgment for setP application ? The acknowledgment I’m asking about is the one saying that you still have all of your rights including right to work until they make a decision on your application

I have applied online on 23/11/2020 and submitted biometric in the company building on 03/12/2020 the online application page still shows the same as I need to book an appointment for biometric.

I tried to get an answer about the acknowledgment letter or email here but I couldn’t
Hi Beloo,

The only acknowledge from the HO you get is an automated email saying that the application has been submitted. You get this email as soon as you press the "SUBMIT" button on your application form.

Regarding the right to work, you can check this here https://www.gov.uk/prove-right-to-work and also generate a code to share with your potential employer to prove that you are eligible to work.

For Sopra Steria, if you had subscribed to the SMS service then they text you informing that the documents have been submitted to the HO. If you are unsure, you can always call UKVCAS on 0844 8920232 and check with them whether your documents have been submitted or not. Please note that they will not be able to provide you with any update on your application and calls to them are charged at £0.04 per minute, plus your provider’s access charge.

In my personal experience with Sopra Steria, I got a text message later on the day of submission of my biometrics confirming that the documents have been submitted to HO but I had paid for the SMS service. Just to check I logged on to UKVCAS (Sopra Steria) site and I can still see my application details on when it is booked for etc. However, I do not see an option to book another appointment.

Hope this is helpful and hoping that someone else can also share their experience regarding this.

Wishing you all the best and hope all goes well.

Kind regards,

Refugee345

Hi Refugee345
Thank you for your reply, I’ve got the Application Submission confirmation email from HO also the SMS from Spora-Steria, so I should not expect any communication from HO until the decision is made? Also when I log in to my application is it going to be showing the same thing again until the decision is made?
The link for the right to work showing that I can work until the expiry date of my current leave what is showing after that date for people went through this before? I mean after that date the decision won’t be made yet so is going to show that I don’t have the right to work?
Thank you again
Hi Beloo,

That's correct, the only correspondence/communication you will get from the HO will be regarding your application. They will contact you in either of the three circumstances 1) to inform you of the outcome of your application, 2) inform you if there are any delays and 3) ask you to provide any additional documentation.

I have already got a decision for my application and I logged on to Sopra Steria, I can still see my documents submitted and same with my application form. These are I think usually available for 180 days after the application has been submitted, however, I am not entirely sure about that.

You can continue to work until the decision on your application has been made unless you have been asked otherwise by the HO.

The forum is to help each other and share our experiences. This is a process that we have either all gone through or still going through and everyone has got the unique experience of their dealings with the HO. These forums make is very useful to get all of the information at one place and also help draw on each other's experiences.

Please keep us posted on the progress of your application :-)

Kind regards,

Hi guys
Here is my update ILR SET P family application
Applied online on 23/11/2020
Date of biometric 03/12/2020
Date of the approval email 13/01/2021 also it’s the date on the BRP cards
BRP cards received 18/01/2021
Good luck to you all wish you the best

Regards

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by mtwtfss » Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:39 pm

My husband SET(P) application timeline

Date of application: 24/12/2020
Biometric Enrollment: 20/01/2021
Decision: 27/01/2021 18:17pm (Successful)

I am glad I found this forum and it's really helpful.

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by Moa115 » Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:31 pm

My timeline
Current leave expire: 30/01/2021
Applied 7 weeks before current leave expire on 10/12/2020
Biomatrics on 06/01/2021
Email confirmation: 28/01/2021
Total duration one and half Month
Wish you good luck to you all :)

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by damian503 » Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:00 pm

Hello everybody, I had been reading this forum for about 3 years, trying to get a good knowledge of everybody experience´s to get ready for my application.

I did my application last November and today I got the reply from HO with a positive answer :D
I want to say thank you to everybody that takes time for posting and share their experience I give us hope

Good luck everybody may good bless you all. Below you can see my TIME LINE

BRP expired: 21/12/2020
Apply Online: 19/11/2020
Appointment for Documents and finger prints: 12/12/2020
APPROVAL EMAIL 12/02/2021

For anyone wondering what document were need it:

-copy old national passport ( HO sent them to me after the application for asylum was done 5 years ago)
-copy of council tax ( for profs of residence and not being away from the Uk in the past 5 years)
-birth certificate ( for a child born here in the UK)
-BRP
-also I cover letter from my solicitor explaining why they believe my case was favourable for being successful

Note: if you don't have the money to pay a solicitor you can get help through an AID found but you need to have Universal credit or any benefit, I did pay for mine but a friend of my got some help with hi's but guys the application is really easy to fill you won't need a solicitor is a waste of money I was charge £1200 for me and family. I recommend getting a solicitor if you think you really need it. ( if you have any criminal offences or something like that)

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by max7 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:25 am

Omaruk wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:27 am
max7 wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:19 pm
max7 wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:29 am
max7 wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:35 pm


Update:
I was just about to write a letter today but received letter from HO, saying they aim to process all applications within 6 months but my application has caused some complexity and that they'll process it within 3 more months. (new date given 01 Feb 2020)
So... God willing I shall now wait another 3 months.

So, nothing received at all. No correspondence. The revised date of 1 Feb2020 had been long past. It's very frustrating to be honest.
Update:
Finally received my BRP today! Thank GOD! It was a long 14+ months journey. I know how it all feels but just stay positive and have trust in God :)

Applied for ILR Route : SET(P)
Date application sent : 02-05-2019
Document received by HO : Online
Ack letter received (if applicable) : Email received on 03-05-2019
Biometric Letter received : Email received on 05-05-2019
Date Biometrics Enrolled : 23-05-2019
Payment Debited : NA
Approval/Refusal Received : 08-07-2020
BRP Card Received : 08-07-2020


Good luck to all!
Congratulations bro but how did you chase them up by lawyer mp or...
Thanks, (sorry I might be a bit too late in replying). It was couple of letters via my local MP to HO throughout the 14 month window, first after 8 months, second after 12 months.

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by slrtp » Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:29 pm

London22 wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:32 am
Segal9 wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:51 am
Can you travel to country which u are seeking refugee from after being granted ILR? secondly are there any comments made on BRP about being refugee I.e. “refugee settlement” or it is just “indefinite leave to remain” ?
This is a very good question that almost every refugee has .The answer for it isnt straightforward.Refugee law handbook of UN clearly states refugees sometimes in exceptional circumstances may have no choice but to travel home country for a short trip either to see old or sick parents or to participate in funeral of a member of family or something like to file a divorce for which they have to be present in their country.It depends on individual case &reasons of travel.Recently in the mid of may my father was died &I asked HO to send my passport as I wanted to travel home .HO said to me to send details of my father ,details of hospital treatment &proof of death .I sent &they told me to apply for certificate of travel and also send proof of how will I be travelling but unfortunately due to covid there was no flights in operation to my country I coudnt attend funeral.Reason to mention this is that HO understands exceptional circumstances &does cooperate with refugees .
In general of course a refugee cant travel home country .There is no diffenrence between a refugee leave &refugee ILR when it comes to revocation as they see the reason for revocation &status in both leaves is the same which is refugee.
Hi

Could you please give link or document name of UN which saying about travel to home country?

Thanks

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