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Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by paru.org » Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:06 am

congrats
how many days Fast Track Subject Access Request took to arrive???
KT316 wrote:Dear all,

A quick message to thank everyone in the forum for their help. My PEO application on 18th November was successful and have been granted ILR. I have provided some information re: my application in case it helps anyone.

1. Category: ILR - 10 Years route (3.5 yrs Student visa, 2 yrs PSW and 4.5 yrs Tier 2 (General)).
2. Number of dependents. Nil
3. Total cost. £2375
4. PEO branch. Crydon
5. Documents provided.
SET (LR) Version 03/16
Photograph x 2
Premium Service appointment confirmation
Passport x 2
current Biometric Residence Permit Card
Life in the UK Test report
original Degree Certificate from the UK
letter from employer
payslips for last three months
recent personal Bank Statements for three months
Mortgage confirmation Letter and council tax bill as address proof (to evidence long term commitment to staying in the UK)
6. Absences more than 180 days in any of the qualifying years. N/A - Max days 140 (provided breakdown and reason - holiday/work)
7. Any Additional Comments.

I had a Drink Driving offence from 2011 which I had informed in all applications since then. Although its considered 'spent' under Rehabilitation Act (been 5 years since the ban), I reported this in the ILR application.

I wasn't sure if I had made all my previous applications within the period of my visa (before end date) so I made a Fast Track Subject Access Request which provided me all the details of previous applications and when they were submitted, this was helpful. More info on it can be found on: https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... mmigration

Appointment was at 9.00. Formalities were done by 10. My application went to consideration status at 11:30 (apparently there was a delay in getting my biometric information from other agencies - probably because of the driving ban) and was approved at 12:15.

Good luck and happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by KT316 » Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:11 am

@paru.org - around 18 days.

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by hktony » Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:51 am

1. Category - Tier 2 Dependant for my wife only
2. Number of dependents - 0
3. Total cost - £2375
4. PEO branch - Sheffield
5. Documents provided
- Both passports, me and wife
- BRP, me and wife
- Her UK degree certificate
- Her Life in UK test pass certificate
- My 3 months pay slips and bank statements
- Her Photos x 2
- Payment copy
- Cohabitation documents
> Joint names letter for 1 year
Tenancy contract, utility bills x2 , council tax
> Single name letter (All at different months for > 1 year after tier2 visa extension
(Wife) NHS letter, bank statements, theory test pass and fail letters, Home office Tier2 visa extension approved letter
(Me) Bank statements, theory test pass letter, Home office Tier2 visa extension approved letter, utility bill letters and council tax letter

- Photocopies
> Her passport front and photo page, including stamps and visas
> My passport front and photo page,
> Both BRPs
> Everything else photocopies, except only front and last page of bank statements if too many pages and tenancy contract only front page with rental address and name and signatures only (no T&C)

Additional documents
- Marriage certificate
- Daugather UK birth certificate

6. Absences more than 180 days in any of the qualifying years - No, but I have explained I have joined their holidays every year as my wife was away 3-4 months every time

7. Any Additional Comments.
- Application time < 2 hours, application registration at 12:10 and Leave at 13:50
- SET (O) Form, all her details as she is the main applicant, ignore all Tier1 and Tier 2 details

Cheers all the best

Tony

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by Salilr » Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:43 pm

1. Category - 10 years ILR
2. Number of dependents - 0
3. Total cost - £2375
4. PEO branch - Sheffield
5. Documents provided
Passorts all (3)
UK degree
Life in the UK test certificate
BRP Tier1 (ent)
Nothing else
Clean immigration history never refused Visa.
No questions asked
With in 25 minutes after biometrics decision was made.

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by hanal83 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:52 am

Hi,
I have a question. I came in the UK 10 years ago on a student visa. I completed my degree in 2011 and got PSW on 07/06/2011 till 07/06/2013. Then I applied for Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa which was refused on 05/07/2013. I went for appeal which was refused on 12/10/2013. Then upper tribunal and the last right to appeal were exhausted by 26/11/2013. At that stage, my solicitor advised me to go for JR. I went for JR but got refused on 07/02/2014. Then I was advised to go for student visa which I applied on 02/03/2014. On 26/02/2015, I received a curtailment letter from HO in which I was asked to get a new CAS as the previous college was closed down. I paid heavy fee to the college and got the CAS. Then I sent the docs on 28/04/2015. HO refused my case on 05/05/2015 stating that as I was overstayer since 26/11/2013, I did not have the permission to make an application. I made another JR in which my lawyer explained that when I was overstayer according to HO, why did they not tell me when I sent my Tier 4 application in 2014? But the permission to hearing was refused on 03/12/2015. As it was not physically possible for us to go back, on 23/02/2016, my spouse claimed asylum on Political grounds. Since then, we are waiting for decision on our asylum case. During my period in the UK, we have three kids: 6 years old daughter, 5 years old son and an 1 year old daughter all born in the UK.

My question is what are the chances if I make a long residency application now explaining the situation that I was misguided by a lawyer to go for JR. I took the advice of a man of law who proved to be wrong. And I am a highly qualified and law abiding person who has never done anything wrong in life. There is a threat to our lives that's why we claimed asylum.

Kindly, advise me in this regard if it is wise to submit ILR application at this time. I understand there are minimal chances of success.

THANKS

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by a--R » Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:49 pm

Congrats salilr

I I'm in same visa boat and going for 10 years rule at Sheffield next month . Kindly advise if I need to take any business related documents ?

Also was there any form given before hand to fill for self employment ?

Many thanks

A--R

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by Salilr » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:52 pm

a--R wrote:Congrats salilr

I I'm in same visa boat and going for 10 years rule at Sheffield next month . Kindly advise if I need to take any business related documents ?

Also was there any form given before hand to fill for self employment ?

Many thanks

A--R
Hi,
I advised you to take firs time early appointment that is about 8 o'clock. You don't need to take your business related documents with you.
May I ask when is your visa expiring?
Is business related to your professional degree?(mine was)
Have you invested the full amount or just partially?
Thanks,

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by back2uk2 » Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:02 am

By Grace of God, my ILR application based on Tier 2 was approved recently at Glasgow PEO.
I am grateful to all members who are active on this forum for sharing their own stories, special thanks to all the moderators for their advice and guidance.

Details as below:

1. Category: Tier 2 General
2. Number of dependents: 0
3. Total cost: £2375
4. PSC branch: Glasgow
5. Documents provided:
• SET O
• 2 Photographs
• Passports & BRP
• Employer letter (from current employer)
• Absence letter from employers (current and previous) (only 47 days in 5 years)
• Life in the UK test certificate
• English Language B1 certificate from Trinity College London
• Last 3 months pay slips
• Last 3 months bank statement
• HMRC employment history letter

Any Additional Comments:

I submitted two separate folders with plastic sleeves -
1) Originals + SET O
2) Photocopies

No questions asked, the whole process was smooth and overall it took just around 2 hours.

I am happy to answer any questions that you may have.

Thanks to all of you once again.

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by a--R » Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:34 pm

Salilr wrote:
a--R wrote:Congrats salilr

I I'm in same visa boat and going for 10 years rule at Sheffield next month . Kindly advise if I need to take any business related documents ?

Also was there any form given before hand to fill for self employment ?

Many thanks

A--R
Hi,
I advised you to take firs time early appointment that is about 8 o'clock. You don't need to take your business related documents with you.
May I ask when is your visa expiring?
Is business related to your professional degree?(mine was)
Have you invested the full amount or just partially?
Thanks,





i have booked for 9 am next month. my visa due to expire in April.Business is related to my degree in IT.Also invested full 50 K already. With 2 full time employment .
can you please guide/advise was there any self assessment form been given to you to fill?

Many Thanks

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by Salilr » Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:15 am

a--R wrote:
Salilr wrote:
a--R wrote:Congrats salilr

I I'm in same visa boat and going for 10 years rule at Sheffield next month . Kindly advise if I need to take any business related documents ?

Also was there any form given before hand to fill for self employment ?

Many thanks

A--R
Hi,
I advised you to take firs time early appointment that is about 8 o'clock. You don't need to take your business related documents with you.
May I ask when is your visa expiring?
Is business related to your professional degree?(mine was)
Have you invested the full amount or just partially?
Thanks,





i have booked for 9 am next month. my visa due to expire in April.Business is related to my degree in IT.Also invested full 50 K already. With 2 full time employment .
can you please guide/advise was there any self assessment form been given to you to fill?

Many Thanks
I advise you to try to change it to early as possible
And in the form "what ties you with the country " don't mention your business just provide all your passports, degree,photos and life in the UK certificate nothing else, there is no such form officially in this category.
Be confident believe me they have access to hmrc records, if you give them access of paperwork they further try to dig things up. Keep it simple as possible.

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by fahadii123 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:58 am

Salilr.. Is there a reason why you're insisting earliest possible appointment? Would it make any difference in your opinion?


Salilr wrote:life

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by faysal_cu » Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:08 am

fahadii123 wrote:Salilr.. Is there a reason why you're insisting earliest possible appointment? Would it make any difference in your opinion?


Salilr wrote:life
fahadii123, did u apply ilr by post? as i read ur post before that u going to put ilr through postal service earlier than the due date..... could u update plz. thnx

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by fahadii123 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:09 pm

Salilr wrote:life
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fahadii123, did u apply ilr by post? as i read ur post before that u going to put ilr through postal service earlier than the due date..... could u update plz. thnx[/quote]

No Faysal I didn't send early ILR application. Instead, I first sent an FLR(FP) application and now that I've reached the qualifying period I have booked a premium service appointment. Will be varying my application. Although an early ILR application is also possible and quite a few people on this forum have successfully got their ILR, I didn't choose it as FLR and later varying to ILR is a safer route as you're covered by 3c.

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by sanjumac » Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:49 pm

Appointment Date: 12/12/2016 9.10am
1. Category. Tier 2 General
2. Number of dependents. 0
3. Total cost. £2375
4. PEO branch. Croydon
5. Documents provided.
A. Set 0 Form
B. Employer Letter
C. Application Checklist
D. 5 year P60s
E. 6 months payslips
F. 3 months bank statements
G. Life in UK
H. UK naric and BE certificate
I. Utility bill and Land Registry copy
J. Passports and BRP
K. 2 photos with signature on back

6. Absences more than 180 days in any of the qualifying years.No
7. Any Additional Comments.

Our appointment was at 9.10am, we reached office by 8.30pm and given a token number. We have waited 20 mins to get our number called. Our Number called around 9.15am, we have gone to designated token counter and submitted all the documents. After that in the next 10 mins our token number called for BRP. With in 5 mins BRP was done. Then we left to the coffee shop area and waited for 90 mins. Roughly around 11.10am they called our number to a different booth. Once we reached, the officer told us that the application is approved and we will receive the BRP card in 4-10 working days.

We have received the BRP card after one working.

Thanks all for helping us. Great forum.

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by a--R » Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:21 pm

Many Thanks[/quote]
I advise you to try to change it to early as possible
And in the form "what ties you with the country " don't mention your business just provide all your passports, degree,photos and life in the UK certificate nothing else, there is no such form officially in this category.
Be confident believe me they have access to hmrc records, if you give them access of paperwork they further try to dig things up. Keep it simple as possible.[/quote]





Ok ill try to change it to earliest in the morning.i have not fill application form yet what would you suggest to input in the ties section of the form?

Appreciate your help

Thanks


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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by iqkhanuk » Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:42 pm

1. Category. tier 1 General
2. Number of dependents. Dependent will apply later they got leave till 2018
3. Total cost. 2375
4. PEO branch. Croydon
5. Documents provided.
[*]SET O
Payslips
Bank statement
company leave letter
company employment letter
bank letter
P60
Points assesment
Leave assesment
UK Degree



6. Absences more than 180 days in any of the qualifying years. None
7. Any Additional Comment

Keep it simple
I have seen people confused because some of them bringing driving licenses
council tax bills etc..

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by jaafri » Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:19 pm

Congrats iqkhanuk
Are you self employed?
I have submitted the same docs but they ask me for CT600 (2013-2014) as I am self-employed and still waiting for my case to be decided.
My PEO centre was Sheffield

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by iqkhanuk » Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:23 pm

jaafri wrote:Congrats iqkhanuk
Are you self employed?
I have submitted the same docs but they ask me for CT600 (2013-2014) as I am self-employed and still waiting for my case to be decided.
My PEO centre was Sheffield
\

No what they gave a form if you are self employed. Then there is a long questionnaire to answer.

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by Salilr » Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:54 am

a--R wrote:Many Thanks
I advise you to try to change it to early as possible
And in the form "what ties you with the country " don't mention your business just provide all your passports, degree,photos and life in the UK certificate nothing else, there is no such form officially in this category.
Be confident believe me they have access to hmrc records, if you give them access of paperwork they further try to dig things up. Keep it simple as possible.[/quote]





Ok ill try to change it to earliest in the morning.i have not fill application form yet what would you suggest to input in the ties section of the form?

Appreciate your help

Thanks

[/quote]




I put only ties I have at back home i.e parents and sisters that's it.
If your immigration history is straight forward and you already doing your business, it should be fine because you are not in breach of immigration laws as you mentioned you Already have invested 50k. Just make sure your company records are straight i.e No pending returns or accounts if its a limited company.
If you put business as a tie you have in UK then you have to provide documentary evidence, further they may dig into history of tax returns and nature of business, this opens a door for many many questions that probably you have no Idea how they interpret your answers.
So my advise to you is, keep it simple as possible. Just in case they ask you to provide further documents, ask them to give you some time to produce documents. Consult with a good lawyer before posting further requested documents.
My immigration history was straight forward, entered as a student then MSc then PSW then Tier1 ent 200k, set up limited company in same profession,invested partially. Never refused visa, never overstayed all I had to do filled application form provide all passports,BRP, degree and life in the UK test certificate. At backend I checked with HMRC my tax returns and corporation tax are up to date. Didn't take any other documents with me as they were not necessary. Think smart like a professional UK resident and avoid to have unnecessary words or documents with you if you will be asked questions just answer short and to the point with 100% confidence. Be positive you have contributed positively to the society during this long period this itself a strong evidence of your conduct and ties with the country. Good luck :) Pray God and work work hard with honesty I am sure you will be rewarded.

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by back2uk2 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:31 am

It is an immense pleasure to share with you all that application for ILR for my wife and son has been approved last week at Glasgow PEO. As always, I am thankful to all of you who have helped me with their reponses and suggestions in this journey.


Details as below:

1. Category: Tier 2 Dependants
2. Number of dependents: 2
3. Total cost: £4750
4. PSC branch: Glasgow
5. Documents provided:
• SET O
• 2 Photographs (each)
• Passports & BRP
• Life in the UK test certificate
• English Language B1 certificate from Trinity College London
• Last 3 months pay slips (mine)
• Last 3 months bank statement (joint)
• Cohabitation documents to cover last two years

No questions asked, the whole process was smooth and overall it took just around 2 hours.

I am happy to answer any questions that you may have.

Thanks to all of you once again.

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