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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by shahemaan » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:02 pm

Galla Day for me !

Application Type: Set LR
Current Leave: Tier 2 General leave until Nov 2018 applied on 10 year basis
Center: Croydon
Appointment Time: 09:30
Fingerprints: 09:45
Case under consideration : 11:00AM
Called to collect file with good news : 11:20 AM

Documents:
LIUK
3 Passports
1 passport was lost so sent GP letter instead
6 salary slips
6 bank statements
Employer letter
UK Degree
2 photos which they returned me back in file
Application form
Covering letter to explain other documents are available on request
OLd BRP

Friendly staff and very good PEO

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by Snurik » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:31 pm

Dear mub123, your experience sounds great. How much time did you have left until the end of your contract?
Thanks!
mub123 wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 8:14 am
Alhamdulillah :D , finallt got it!
Category: SET(O), 5 years on Tier 2
No dependents
Total Cost: 2887
Croydon PEO

Docs:
1. application+appointment time+payment+2photos
2. passport(1) + current BRP
3. Employer letter from HR stating salary, SOC code, services needed until so and so date (HR was unwilling to put open ended contract end dates)
4. Letter from head with absences since start of employment (5 years 3 months)
5. A very general letter from payroll stating that whatever emplyee presents as payslips is authentic
6 6 months payslips (stamped and signed as well just to be on safe side)
7 6 months bank statements (last few months were just print and stamped at branch)
8. LIUK
9. UK degree
10. first Tier 2 visa approval letter
11. copy of BRP issued 5 years ago

I didn't include any cover letter.

Docs returned were: 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10
They kept original and photocopies of the three letters from the employer, and kept photocopies of LIUK, degree, BRP (from 5 years ago) and passport. (Might give an indication as to what the important docs are)
BRP received: 30/04/2018

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by pauljohnson » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:29 am

Hi Guys

Wanna share my story, it might give a little inner satisfaction to some people, specially for those who are in a similar situation and route.

ILR on the basis of LR (long Residence) from Tier 1 Entrepreneurs
I got extension in mid of 2017.

Now applied ILR on the basis of Long residence
Same day service
At Solihull
Appointment time- 9:30 - But went in at 8:45
Token,registration and fingure prints took 45 mins
But at the same time one lady asked me to fill up a quastionare.
She asked me to wait outside of the building for our call, it might take two to three hours to decide ur case.
I came out at 9:40 after initial procedure.
CW called me at 11:00 and asked me business bank statement.
I have all business documents till that date in case if they ask anything.
I went in the centre within five mins and handed over bank statement to reception people.
I asked a lady shall I go out or stay in
She said stay in if in case CW needs to speak to u.
I sat at waiting area and after less than five mins reception lady called my token no and she handed over my documents with approval letter.
I think CW already have prepared my approval letter etc
I gave my business bank statement only for recent six months.
Actually CW wanted to see business activity till that date.
I already had provided current appointment report with my application.
List of docs
App form
All Passports
2x photos
Life in Uk test
Degree
Current app report

That's all
Set LR is so easy and simple case
No need to prepare pile of documents and so much other stuff
My case was so straight forward
As no abense more than 80 days in a year
no any refusal in these ten years

This forum is so helpful for immigrants
Some people are so helpful and full of immigration knowledge at this forum
God bless them
Thanks

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by anujkundarap » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:48 pm

1. Category - Tier 2 Dependent (sole applicant)
2. Number of dependents - 0 (spouse already had ILR)
3. Total cost - £2999
4. PEO branch - Glasgow
5. Documents provided - As I had maternity leave in the last 12 months prior to my application, I had to attach additional documents as listed below. This might be useful for someone in a similar situation.

o Life in the UK passing certificate
o Trinity English Language Test Certificate
o Table of absences from the UK over the last 5 years
o Proof of relationship - Marriage Certificate

Proof of cohabitation with spouse covering 2 years
o Home Ownership Papers
o Mortgage Papers
o Council Tax Bills
o Water Bills
o Home Insurance Letters

Proof of Income and Finances
o Payslips with letter from employer confirming originality
o Bank statements with letter from bank confirming originality
o P60 for last 2 years
o Spouse payslips – last 3 months

Proof of Maternity Period from Jun-17 to May-18.
o Child’s birth certificate
o Letter from employer confirming maternity leave dates
o Payslips covering all months of maternity

I had also included copies of all documents listed above.

6. Absences more than 180 days in any of the qualifying years - No

7. Any Additional Comments - My husband and baby came with me to the Appointment Centre but I was told that my husband cannot accompany me inside as he wasn’t required for the application. Despite requests as we had flown in from London (lack of appointments in Croydon), we were told that they were expecting a busy day and won’t have vacant seats. Thankfully the application process took just 2 hours and there was a quiet cafe just outside the application centre where he could wait for me.

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by tamoni » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:28 pm

Congrats anujkundarap on ur successful application! Just a quick question,could u pls specify for what period have u provided bank statements? Basically I’m in a similar situation, have pretty much all payslips covering last 2 years, including the time I was on maternity. I am planning to provide bank statements (1 month before maternity, 1 month after, when I returned to work) and last 6 months before application and have a question. Did u provide payslips and bank statements for the months u stayed on maternity as well?

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by anujkundarap » Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:59 am

tamoni wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:28 pm
Congrats anujkundarap on ur successful application! Just a quick question,could u pls specify for what period have u provided bank statements? Basically I’m in a similar situation, have pretty much all payslips covering last 2 years, including the time I was on maternity. I am planning to provide bank statements (1 month before maternity, 1 month after, when I returned to work) and last 6 months before application and have a question. Did u provide payslips and bank statements for the months u stayed on maternity as well?
Yes I had attached these both for the entire maternity period alongwith one month before and after maternity.

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by shinhwa » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:53 pm

Hi all my ILR application was approved today so posting the details:

1. Category - SET(O) 5 year route - Tier 2 Dependant
2. Number of dependent: None
3. Total cost: £2999
4. PEO branch: Glasgow
5. Documents provided:

Most of items on the Checklist;
Marriage Certificate;
3 months bank statements;
Cover letter written by spouse;
Spouse's 3 months payslips;
Spouse's 3 months bank statements;
Spouse's passport & ILR BRP;
Co-habitation documents (join bank statements, Council tax statements, Home office letters, credit card statements - total of 15 documents spanning 2 years);

6. Absences more than 180 days in any of the qualifying years: No

7. Any Additional Comments: went in at 11.00 hrs, out at 13.30 hrs.

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by bali_ari » Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:26 am

Hi all my ILR application was approved today so posting the details:

1. Category - SET(O) 5 year route - Tier 2 General - no dependant applied
2. Number of dependent: None
3. Total cost: £2999
4. PEO branch: Sheffield

Booked on May 21 2018 for June 28th 2018 appointment - premium service
Time : 13:00 pm

Documents:
Application - SET O
Previous employer letters - 3 employers - for out of UK absence [total 33 days in the last 5 years]
Present employer letter
UK NARIC- comparability letter, English language letter, statement of comparability for all degrees (not required if you produce one comparability letter for one degree)
Letter from University for medium of instruction as English
Life in UK Test pass letter
Bank statements - 3 months and letter from Bank
Payslip - last 2 months

Last Letter received from UKVI for previous application - for case ID number [not really needed]
Last Biometrics taken Letter received from UKVI for previous application - for date received and taken [not really needed]



Entered centre by 12.30 pm for 13.00 pm appointment
Documents submitted : 13.00 pm
Biometrics taken : 13.35pm - went out for lunch - came in by 14.15pm
Case under consideration : around 14:00 pm
Approval received : 14.30 pm.
Out from Centre : 14.40 pm.

Biometrics expected to be received : July 3rd 2018 - confirmed through DX

Great Journey..! Bit Relaxed.

Good Luck all.

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by Ukguy18 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:54 am

bali_ari wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:26 am
Hi all my ILR application was approved today so posting the details:

1. Category - SET(O) 5 year route - Tier 2 General - no dependant applied
2. Number of dependent: None
3. Total cost: £2999
4. PEO branch: Sheffield

Booked on May 21 2018 for June 28th 2018 appointment - premium service
Time : 13:00 pm

Documents:
Application - SET O
Previous employer letters - 3 employers - for out of UK absence [total 33 days in the last 5 years]
Present employer letter
UK NARIC- comparability letter, English language letter, statement of comparability for all degrees (not required if you produce one comparability letter for one degree)
Letter from University for medium of instruction as English
Life in UK Test pass letter
Bank statements - 3 months and letter from Bank
Payslip - last 2 months

Last Letter received from UKVI for previous application - for case ID number [not really needed]
Last Biometrics taken Letter received from UKVI for previous application - for date received and taken [not really needed]



Entered centre by 12.30 pm for 13.00 pm appointment
Documents submitted : 13.00 pm
Biometrics taken : 13.35pm - went out for lunch - came in by 14.15pm
Case under consideration : around 14:00 pm
Approval received : 14.30 pm.
Out from Centre : 14.40 pm.

Biometrics expected to be received : July 3rd 2018 - confirmed through DX

Great Journey..! Bit Relaxed.

Good Luck all.
Hi bali_ari

One quick question, did u submit online application while making appointment for PSC or you took paper set o along with you on appointment day?

Thanks.

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by dadageer » Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:24 pm

My wife's ILR application approved on Thursday and here are the details:

1. Category. SET (M) SPOUSE VISA (5-year route)
2. Number of dependents:0 (Son who is Brirish citizen not a dependent)
3. Total cost. 2997.00
4. PEO branch: CARDIFF PSC
5. Documents

Wife Passport
My British Passport (sponsor)
Child British Passport
Birth Certificate Child
2x Photos each wife, mine (sponsor) and son [althought they kept only 1x wife 1x mine, returned both photos of son]
Marrigage Certificate (native language and translation)
Trinity College GESE 5 pass Certificate
Life in the UK Pass Certificate
Several GP and NHS letters son's name for proof of Address and showing parental responsibility
GP Registration letter for Family showing since when we are registered etc.

Financial Requirements:

Employer Letter confirming employment date, salary, job title , type of contract
My 8 months Bank statement
3 years P60
8 months pay slips
Signed contract/job offer and Job role


Proof of cohabitation/Address:

Water Bill 3 years (joint)
Council Tax 3 years (joint)
HSBC Bank Statements 3 years (joint)
GP Registration letter (showing all Family members)
NHS letters wife's name
2 years bank Statements Wife personal account
Several Receipts in my wife's name from different Retailers (Online Shopping)
Postal cards in mine and wife's name 3 years
Electric Bills my name
Sky Bills my name
TV license my name

Accomodation:

Mortgage Statements
Solicitors letters + Registry
House Inspection report (Independent body)


6. Absence: 120 days

7. Any Additional Comments:

Apponintment was at 9.30am and we got there around 9.05am. We were staying in a hotel not far from Home office. As this was the first time we were going to Cardiff we decided to get there a day before, do a bit of sight-seeing and then return.

We have been to Solihull PSC before and it was good but we were quite impressed by Cardiff PSC. Staff was helpful and very nice. The waiting area was big (compared to Solihull) and enough space for kids to play.
There is ample Parking space as well just next to Home office (East Grove, pay and display).
Application and documents were taken around 9.30am. Biometrics about 10.00am. Got approval and all documents back 11.30am.

I would recommend anyone booking at Cardiff PSC to set off early as M4 gets very busy during peak hours specially the bit from Newport to Cardiff. This was one of the reason we got there a day before for peace of mind.
Not all those who wander are lost...

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by bali_ari » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:02 am

I submitted a paper based application form on the day of appointment.
Please don't post your reply here....Inbox me.thanks

Ukguy18 wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:54 am
bali_ari wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:26 am
Hi all my ILR application was approved today so posting the details:

1. Category - SET(O) 5 year route - Tier 2 General - no dependant applied
2. Number of dependent: None
3. Total cost: £2999
4. PEO branch: Sheffield

Booked on May 21 2018 for June 28th 2018 appointment - premium service
Time : 13:00 pm

Documents:
Application - SET O
Previous employer letters - 3 employers - for out of UK absence [total 33 days in the last 5 years]
Present employer letter
UK NARIC- comparability letter, English language letter, statement of comparability for all degrees (not required if you produce one comparability letter for one degree)
Letter from University for medium of instruction as English
Life in UK Test pass letter
Bank statements - 3 months and letter from Bank
Payslip - last 2 months

Last Letter received from UKVI for previous application - for case ID number [not really needed]
Last Biometrics taken Letter received from UKVI for previous application - for date received and taken [not really needed]



Entered centre by 12.30 pm for 13.00 pm appointment
Documents submitted : 13.00 pm
Biometrics taken : 13.35pm - went out for lunch - came in by 14.15pm
Case under consideration : around 14:00 pm
Approval received : 14.30 pm.
Out from Centre : 14.40 pm.

Biometrics expected to be received : July 3rd 2018 - confirmed through DX

Great Journey..! Bit Relaxed.

Good Luck all.
Hi bali_ari

One quick question, did u submit online application while making appointment for PSC or you took paper set o along with you on appointment day?

Thanks.

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by CR001 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:04 am

bali_ari wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:02 am
I submitted a paper based application form on the day of appointment.
Please don't post your reply here....Inbox me.thanks
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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by docfever » Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:32 pm

A big thank you to all the moderators here - My ILR has been approved today !!

Application Type: SET (O) - Tier 2 General / 5 year route
Current Leave: Tier 2 General leave valid until September 2019
Center: Glasgow
Appointment Time: 09:00.
Reached: 08:30 and immediate security check
Registration: 08:31
Document submission: 09:17
Biometrics : 09:47
Decision with good news : 11:30 AM

Documents submitted

. Appointment Booking Checklist with payment confirmation
. Completed SET (O) Application Form
. Life in the UK Test PASS certificate
. IELTS Life Skills B1 English Test
. P60 – 5 Years
. Letter from current employer
. Letter confirming the authenticity of e-payslips
. Payslips for 2 months (May and June 2018).
. Personal bank statements for 2 months from HSBC (May and June 2018).
a. Statement for May 2018 has been received by post.
b. Statement for June 2018 has been obtained from HSBC Bank with an accompanying cover letter stating authenticity.
. A detailed breakdown of the absences in the United Kingdom spreadsheet.
. Letters from employers confirming absences in the last 5 years
. Two Identical photographs with full name on the back.
. Current Biometric residence permit (BRP)
. Current Passport & Old Passport

I was told BRP would be at my address on Friday 20/7/18

Good luck to all.

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by ravi_ei » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:23 pm

Hi Everyone,

Thanks to everyone on the forum finally after around 8 years today me(Tier 2 G) and my wife(dependent) got ILR at Croydon PEO. I gave following docs:

(1) Appointment Confirmation Email
(2) Payment Confirmation
(3) 1 x Duly completed and signed SET (O) application form;
(4) 2 x passport photos - Main Applicant
(5) 2 x passport photos - Dependant
(6) 1 x Main Applicant’s current passport
(7) 1 x Main Applicant’s previous passport
(8) 1 x Main Applicant’s current Biometric Residence Permit card
(9) 1 x Dependant’s current passport
(10) 1 x Dependant’s current Biometric Residence Permit card
(11) 1 x Main Applicant’s Life in the UK test certificate
(12) 1 x Dependant’s Life in the UK test certificate
(13) 1 x Main Applicant’s IELTS certificate(UKVI)
(14) 1 x Dependant’s IELTS certificate(UKVI)
(15) 1 x Applicant’s current employer’s letter confirming soc pay and requirement for forseeable future
(16) The Applicant’s personal bank statements from April 2018 to July 2018(Stamped);
(17) The Applicant’s payslips for the last 3 months;
(18) 1 x Applicant’s self-certifying letter with respect to his absences;
(19) Absence letter from the previous employment
o First employer(Previous) letter for employment and absences from Nov 2013 to Jan 2016.
o Second employer(Previous) letter for employment and absences from Jan 2016 to Nov 2017.
(20) P60/P45 for all years.(I wasn’t sure if I should give this or not but in the end I decided to submit)
(21) I have a pile of cohabitation docs on both names and some on individual names spanning last 2 years.

Appointment was at 10:15. We arrived around 10.
Total cost: £5998
Case registration: 10:10 AM
Biometrics : 10:45 AM
Case under consideration: 11:30 AM
Documents for collection: 1:20 PM(Thanks to God it was positive)

We went out after case went into consideration to have lunch around 12:00 Noon and came back in around 12:45 PM. Staff was pleasant and overall experience was good.
Thanks again to everyone on this forum.
Anyone need any help, please ask.

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by Brutes660 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:46 pm

Wow, that was the quickest response I have ever got. Many many thanks. Have a good day @Echoes.
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Hi Echoes, Sorry I couldn't find the form filling related post, could you please advise what to write on payment details on form if I had already paid for PSC along with application form. Many thanks.

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by CR001 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:57 pm

basnetameer wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:46 pm

Hi Echoes, Sorry I couldn't find the form filling related post, could you please advise what to write on payment details on form if I had already paid for PSC along with application form. Many thanks.
You leave it blank as has been answered 100s of times.
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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by Brutes660 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:39 pm

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[quote=basnetameer post_id=1660703 time=1532195179 user_id=65041]

Hi CR001,

Not as an advice but what do you think about the cover letter as below, the wording and the flow. Do you have any suggestions, please?

Starts here


Dear Sir/Madam,

Applicant: Name, DOB and Country
Dependant: Name, DOB, Country

I wish to make an application for Indefinite leave to remain under the policy of Discretionary Leave to Remain outside the immigration rules followed by the qualifying period of 6 years.

I had applied for the further leave to remain before July 2012 but was refused then I appealed to the first-tier tribunal and eventually DLR was granted.
The first Discretionary leave to remain outside immigration rules was granted from 17/08/2012 till 17/08/2018.
The extension was done on time and was granted further DLR from 28/09/2015 till 28/09/2018.

So, as per the Chapter 8: 3.4 of Transitional Provision (page 11 attached) I become eligible to apply for ILR after completing 6 years period which will be accrued on 17/08/2018.
So, I am submitting this application in 22 days before completing a total of 6 years.

Knowledge of Language (KoLL exemption): As per the Home Office document “Knowledge of language and life in the UK”, Version 20.0, published on 28th March 2018, page 5 (attached) indicates we are exempted from proving the knowledge of the language.

I believe we have established our private life and built ties with the United Kingdom. So, I would also like to request the Secretary of state to exercise the policy of “best interest of a child” along with the rule regarding Discretionary Leave to Remain before making the decision.

In support of my application, please find enclosed documents.

References: ......

Achievements: ....


Yours faithfully

Ends here.

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by CR001 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:46 pm

basnetameer wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:39 pm
basnetameer wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:46 pm

Hi CR001,

Not as an advice but what do you think about the cover letter as below, the wording and the flow. Do you have any suggestions, please?

Starts here


Dear Sir/Madam,

Applicant: Name, DOB and Country
Dependant: Name, DOB, Country

I wish to make an application for Indefinite leave to remain under the policy of Discretionary Leave to Remain outside the immigration rules followed by the qualifying period of 6 years.

I had applied for the further leave to remain before July 2012 but was refused then I appealed to the first-tier tribunal and eventually DLR was granted.
The first Discretionary leave to remain outside immigration rules was granted from 17/08/2012 till 17/08/2018.
The extension was done on time and was granted further DLR from 28/09/2015 till 28/09/2018.

So, as per the Chapter 8: 3.4 of Transitional Provision (page 11 attached) I become eligible to apply for ILR after completing 6 years period which will be accrued on 17/08/2018.
So, I am submitting this application in 22 days before completing a total of 6 years.

Knowledge of Language (KoLL exemption): As per the Home Office document “Knowledge of language and life in the UK”, Version 20.0, published on 28th March 2018, page 5 (attached) indicates we are exempted from proving the knowledge of the language.

I believe we have established our private life and built ties with the United Kingdom. So, I would also like to request the Secretary of state to exercise the policy of “best interest of a child” along with the rule regarding Discretionary Leave to Remain before making the decision.

In support of my application, please find enclosed documents.

References: ......

Achievements: ....


Yours faithfully

Ends here.
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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by JustAnotherHuman » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:04 pm

Hello,

This forum has been a huge help in filing my ILR application and I am happy to report that we got our ILR this month! :) Hence I thought I will share my experience here too.

I submitted my application (main applicant and dependent) using the online link.
Application type: SET(O) Tier 2 General, 5 years route.
We opted for the Premium service and it was worth it, didn't have the patience to wait for the results for months :)
Mode of application: Online (https://www.gov.uk/settle-in-the-uk/y/y ... neral-visa) - "How to apply" section.
Application Centre: Croydon

With the online form the form filling process was very quick. I found the hard copy version to be very confusing. And the caseworker who checked our application initially actually thanked me for using the online facility :D 8)

So once you have filled in the online application form you will be asked to pay the fee and once you have done that you will be given the option to select an application centre. What I did is just took whichever centre had a date available and submitted the form. You have the option to change the centre as well as the date later.
Word of caution: Just make sure that you would be able to attend your appointment on the selected centre too, just in case your preferable centre does not become available (which I don't think would be a problem unless you are looking only few days in advance).
Like in my case Croydon showed that there were no appointments available for the next 45 days. But next day, around 8 am few slots became available. This was on a Monday. Rest of the days, according to my experience the slots open from 10 am to 1 pm mostly. The first slot I got was for 26th July and I was able to move it to 3rd July. So keep trying!

With the online form you will get 4 documents to print.
  • Online Form - The entire form you filled
  • Verification Checks Consent Form - You just need to sign on this form
  • Biometric Enrolment Letter - For the caseworker
  • Checklist - All the documents you have to produce on the day. Also has your appointment details.
I only submitted the documents which were required in my checklist along with a cover letter. The cover letter is not mandatory but since I had a few things to explain about my application I wrote one. I also provided a copy of all the documents, so I had two sets. This is important! The caseworker was delighted that I had a copy ready.

My Checklist documents were:
  • The passport or travel document for dependent (old and new)
  • Two passport photos for main applicant
  • Two passport photos for dependent
  • The passport issued for main applicant (old and new)
  • Main Applicant’s Life in the UK Test pass notification
  • Dependent's Life in the UK Test pass notification
  • Evidence of cohabitation (up to a maximum of two years). - I just gave council tax bills for last 2 years
  • Other evidence of main applicants's reasons for absences from the UK - Airline tickets (not sure if this was required because I also gave a letter in which my employer stated that all the workday holidays listed in the form were known to the company.)
  • Other evidence of dependent's reasons for absences from the UK - Airline tickets (only for travels after 18 January 2018 - This is according to the changes for the dependent's form.)
  • The official transcript or letter for main applicant to prove the level of English language required - I provided the medium certificate from my university in India
  • The official transcript or letter for dependent to prove the level of English language required
    Evidence of main applicant's immigration status in the UK - Just a copy of the BRP card
  • Your most recent payslip and your most recent bank/ building society statement. These must be dated no earlier than one calendar month before the date of the application. - Just one month's salary slip and one month's bank statement which was provided by the bank (signed along with a cover letter saying I have an account with them since the year **** and my current balance is *****).
  • A document from the sponsor who issued the certificate of sponsorship that led to your last permission to stay as a Tier 2 migrant confirming that you are still required for the employment in question for the foreseeable future - Letter from the company who sponsored me
  • NARIC letter that confirms the qualification meets or exceeds the recognised standard of a Bachelor's or Masters degree or PhD in the UK AND confirm the level of English to which the degree was taught or researched – Main applicant
  • NARIC letter that confirms the qualification meets or exceeds the recognised standard of a Bachelor's or Masters degree or PhD in the UK AND confirm the level of English to which the degree was taught or researched - Dependent
  • For the period before you were granted leave as a Tier 2 migrant, documents showing that you met the relevant requirements of the immigration rules. For further information concerning the evidence required, please refer to the Tier 2 migrant policy guidance on our website – Main applicant - Provided the Certificate of sponsorship and self assessment letter which was provided when I first got the sponsorship
  • Current Biometric Residence Permit
Extra Documents (Provided for my piece of mind - not mandatory):
Absences sheet which calculated the number of days absent in these 5 years for main applicant as well as dependent.

NOTE:Depending upon what you fill in the online form, your checklist might change.

My case was pretty straightforward and I was not asked any questions on the appointment day regarding my application. It was nerve wracking to be doing this without using a solicitor, but I can very well say now that you don't need one if your case is simple.

Oh and I mistakenly entered the date of departure as the date of arrival in the form for 5 instances.
Now you cannot change any information on the online form once you have submitted it. So I just explained this mistake in my cover letter. Thankfully all was fine.

Hope this helped!

If you need any help around the templates from the employer, or any other details please ask.

Thanks again to everyone on this forum for writing down your experiences, they surely helped!

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by Ukguy18 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:26 pm

Hi JustAnotherHuman,

Thank you for sharing your experience.

Just have an query; when did you qualify for ilr and when did actually submit your online application? Did you file after qualifying period i.e. 28 days before the ending of 5 years? Kindly let me know the dates as i filed my online application along with booking of PSC appointment together on 30 June for 12 Aug but i qualify on 8 Aug (with 28 days inc.). Please advise. Thanks.

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