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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.
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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
User 'Ukguy18' does not have access to the privilege of PM. Members are reminded to post in public so that all may benefit.
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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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Continue in your topic where your letter post was Merged and moved to please, link below.

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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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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by CR001 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:33 pm

Ukguy18 wrote:
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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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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by JustAnotherHuman » Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:01 pm

Ukguy18 wrote:
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.
I came to UK on 23 June 2013. So I completed my 5 years on 22 June 2018.
I submitted my online application on 11 June 2018 (I believe the 5 years is counted backwards from this date, but I could be wrong. I was well within the 28 days so I did not bother to check properly).
And I had my Premium appointment on 3rd July 2018.

I found name of solicitors removed by moderator in Holborn very helpful. I called them a couple of times for ILR related queries (again just for my peace of mind) and they were happy to answer small queries without any fees. I am in no way advocating for them, but I had a good experience with them so I thought I will share :) Hope this helped.

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by Brutes660 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:20 am

SUCCESSFUL DLR (LOTR) TO ILR PSC (RARE CASE)

11/2011 - Applied FLR (O) Article 8 and 3 (ground)
02/2012 - Refused and appealed to FTT
08/2012 - 8/2015- Appeal allowed and granted DLR (LOTR with PUBLIC FUND ACCESS)
Ground Allowed:
Severe health condition along with 'Child's Best Interest'
Article 8 was allowed though we don't have a family here.

DLR Extension applied - 07/2015
Granted - 09/2015 - 09/2018
Eligibility 6 years date - 08/2018
Booked ILR psc 06/2018 for 26/07/2018 (Croydon)
I thought to hire Solicitor as my case was complicated and not straightforward, however, the cost involved changed my mind I did it on my own.

Form filling
Omitted -
Payment page, Section 4, Section 5.6 - 5.10, 6.2 - 6.11, Section 9 totally omitted, Page 68.69,70, 73 Section 14

Page 14: Explained the reason to apply (handwritten)
Page 71: listed docs included.

Docs Included
Form - SET (o) other
Cost - 8997
Applicants - 3
Cover letter - followed the instinct.
Includes :
Transitional provision page + Details of Eligibility.
Koll : Explanation and page.
Explanation (Why applying) - Established family life + more than 10 years residence + References
(Community).
Achievements that helps to integrate with the society (Childs reports + Partner taken courses + my
degree and professional bodies memberships).
Passports - 6 (old and new)
BRP - 3
Birth certificate, marriage certificate (both Non-British)
Employment letter, 2 P60, 3 months Payslips
Tax credit entitlement letter - last 4 years
Child benefit letter - 2012
Housing benefit + Council tax reduction letter ( 3years)
Utility bills - Water + Gas & Electricity ( last 3)
Absence 13 days - Holiday itinerary + Source of fund included.
Reference - 4
Achievements (16)
School last 3 years + Courses ESOL (3 Years) partner, MBA Degree, Accouning body membership etc.


Appointment date and time
26/07/2018 (Croydon)
10:00 hrs (Ticket given)
11:00 hrs (Registration done)
11:20 hrs (BRP done)
13:45 hrs (Approved)

Given the letter and advised BRP to arrive within the next 10 days.

Thanks a lot to @CR001 and @CMOSUK for general information and all the users/poster who posted their stories to encourage and not to stress out.

I know as my case was totally different and couldn't find anything here relevant to it, however, basic things helped me like PSC appointment, payments, Koll and transitional provisions. I asked for help here about the cover letter, posting a draft, But the draft itself worked well. Thank you again.

All the best to all who are going for it, Time is coming for you, guys.

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by Brutes660 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:04 am

basnetameer wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:20 am
SUCCESSFUL DLR (LOTR) TO ILR PSC (RARE CASE)

11/2011 - Applied FLR (O) Article 8 and 3 (ground)
02/2012 - Refused and appealed to FTT
08/2012 - 8/2015- Appeal allowed and granted DLR (LOTR with PUBLIC FUND ACCESS)
Ground Allowed:
Severe health condition along with 'Child's Best Interest'
Article 8 was allowed though we don't have a family here.

DLR Extension applied - 07/2015
Granted - 09/2015 - 09/2018
Eligibility 6 years date - 08/2018
Booked ILR psc 06/2018 for 26/07/2018 (Croydon)
I thought to hire Solicitor as my case was complicated and not straightforward, however, the cost involved changed my mind I did it on my own.

Form filling
Omitted -
Payment page, Section 4, Section 5.6 - 5.10, 6.2 - 6.11, Section 9 totally omitted, Page 68.69,70, 73 Section 14

Page 14: Explained the reason to apply (handwritten)
Page 71: listed docs included.

Docs Included
Form - SET (o) other
Cost - 8997
Applicants - 3
Cover letter - followed the instinct.
Includes :
Transitional provision page + Details of Eligibility.
Koll : Explanation and page.
Explanation (Why applying) - Established family life + more than 10 years residence + References
(Community).
Achievements that helps to integrate with the society (Childs reports + Partner taken courses + my
degree and professional bodies memberships).
Passports - 6 (old and new)
BRP - 3
Birth certificate, marriage certificate (both Non-British)
Employment letter, 2 P60, 3 months Payslips
Tax credit entitlement letter - last 4 years
Child benefit letter - 2012
Housing benefit + Council tax reduction letter ( 3years)
Utility bills - Water + Gas & Electricity ( last 3)
Absence 13 days - Holiday itinerary + Source of fund included.
Reference - 4
Achievements (16)
School last 3 years + Courses ESOL (3 Years) partner, MBA Degree, Accouning body membership etc.


Appointment date and time
26/07/2018 (Croydon)
10:00 hrs (Ticket given)
11:00 hrs (Registration done)
11:20 hrs (BRP done)
13:45 hrs (Approved)

Given the letter and advised BRP to arrive within the next 10 days.

Thanks a lot to @CR001 and @CMOSUK for general information and all the users/poster who posted their stories to encourage and not to stress out.

I know as my case was totally different and couldn't find anything here relevant to it, however, basic things helped me like PSC appointment, payments, Koll and transitional provisions. I asked for help here about the cover letter, posting a draft, But the draft itself worked well. Thank you again.

All the best to all who are going for it, Time is coming for you, guys.
And , yes it arrived just now. in 2 working day.

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by rennyp » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:22 am

After a 6 hour wait at Croydon, I finally got mine. Thanks to all the help from moderators in this forum

. Category: SET(O) from Tier 2 after completing 5 years
2. Number of dependents: 0
3. Total cost: £2999.00
4. PSC branch: Croydon
5. Documents provided.
Set(O) form. + 2 passport photo (both returned ) + current passport + tier 2 BRP
2 previous passports
Life in the UK Cert.
UK Bachelors degree
6 months payslips + 3 months bank statement printed from Halifax in branch
Employer's letter (which showed SoC, current salary, absences, authentication of payslips (stamped) and expecting me to continue the employment)
2 previous employers letters which stated I had annual leave and all absences were approved
P60 for the year 2017-2018
6. Total Absence spreadsgeet- 118 days in last 5 years


I wrote a cover letter but didn't end up submitting it.

Went in 10:15 am for 10:30 am appointment.
10:30 on the dot- queued up to get my ticket
12:00- Called for registration
12:25- Biometrics
12:50- It came under the screen that my application was being reviewed
4:15- 6 hours after entering, I was called in to tell me my application was successful and BRP will be sent in a few days.

Very long day but happy that's over with. My advice would be to bring a spare phone charger, and a few snacks as it could be a long wait. Someone was there just to replace his BRP and was there for 5 hours.

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by marisajason » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:53 pm

congrats Rennyp!
May I ask if you were for more P60 (years before 2017) or any bills, etc to prove you have been in the UK?
I saw this in the document check list, but nobody seems to be submitting it.

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by rennyp » Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:23 pm

marisajason wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:53 pm
congrats Rennyp!
May I ask if you were for more P60 (years before 2017) or any bills, etc to prove you have been in the UK?
I saw this in the document check list, but nobody seems to be submitting it.
No. I wasn't asked for any more documents. I went with all of them but on advice from this forum, only submitted what was necessary and then waited to be asked for more info.

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by greegiecee » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:48 am

After over a week of trying the failing online booking system, I managed to get a last minute appointment in Belfast for yesterday. I'll put more on this in the additional comments below.

1. Category. SET (LR)
2. Number of dependents. 0
3. Total cost. £2999.00... plus flights...plus accommodation....plus public transport....plus plus plus
4. PEO branch. Belfast
5. Documents provided. Current and previous passport, LIUK test certificate, proof of English Language requirement, BRP, Birth Certificate (even though it wasn't required), covering letter.
6. Absences more than 180 days in any of the qualifying years. 0
7. Any Additional Comments. This whole experience was a real eye opener to me. It took me 8 days to get an appointment. I was hoping for one in Glasgow where I live, but beggars can't be choosers (are we really beggars?). I was able to secure an appointment for 9am at Belfast PSC. It is past of the passport office. I got there at 8:40 and breezed through security (all very friendly and chatty). Got to reception, handed my booking confirmation to the lady (who had me worried as she couldn't find it my booking...turns out she was looking at the wrong form :shock: ). She said someone will call me at 9am.
Dead on 9am, a friendly lady called me to the counter, asked for my application and supporting documents and told me to have a seat and she will call me for biometrics. 9:10 she reappeared and took me to a cubicle for biometrics. At this point the Home Office asked if I would give feedback on the booking process which I was more than happy to provide, and it helped kill another 10 mins. While I was giving feedback the lady dealing with the app disappeared to carry on with her side of the job. I was then told to go take a seat in reception.
10am dead another lady called me to another cubicle, gave me my supporting documents and told me I'll have my biometrics card in 7-10 days. It was that easy. I spent the rest of the day sightseeing in Belfast.

Here are some pointers:
1. My application was very simple. I've been here for 10 years, never out the country for more than a few weeks. I had both my current and previous passports. This saves a lot of paperwork...STOP MISPLACING YOUR OLD PASSPORTS PEOPLE!!!
2. I needed to include a covering letter because I needed to include an extra address I had stayed at in the last 5 years that didn't fit on the form. I would recommend a short covering letter regardless clarifying anything they may question. I clarified/included:
a) my extra address
b) the fact that my Proof of English Language is the same one I used for my original tier 2 visa year ago
c) That I left the payment page blank and have included in its place the proof of payment from when I
made the PSC booking.
Basically, anything at all that could be misunderstood or that you have doubts about, put clarity in the covering letter. You get one shot at this or it is a whole lot of extra work.

I would also recommend contacting the support desk via the email address they give you when you book and confirming that the booking is made. My booking application didn't show my passport number and I was worried there was something wrong. So I got them to confirm everything is ok and the problem is a system issue not mine. I wanted this written confirmation in case of any issues. Better safe than sorry.

Be friendly. These people who process that application get a lot o f flack. But they are just cogs in a large flawed bureaucratic wheel. Treat them well, smile, say yes please and thank you just like your mother should have taught you and all should be well. I can imagine they will be quite stroppy if you are.

Other observations which have no bearing, but I will share anyway. There are a lot of posts by people complaining about the lack of appointments. I know, I was one of them. It is shocking. The whole system is a disgrace. What really grated my carrot was that in the entire hour and a half that I was there, not a single other person came for an appointment. I am getting the impression that it isn't that there aren't appointments, it's that there aren't actually the people there to have the appointment with. I am sure that they could easily triple the capacity of the PSCs with just a few extra people.

So there you have it folks. Sorry it is long, but hopefully someone will benefit from my experience.

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by Smalls16 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:36 pm

[quote=dadageer post_id=1655287 time=1531067088 user_id=76852]
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)





I'm applying soon and in the same situation (child born in the UK). Would you be able to help me with the following

-What sections did you have to fill out for you son?

-Did you have to request a letter from your GP confirming registration of son and parent responsibility.

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by tamoni » Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:38 am

Date: 02/08/2014

1.
Category.
Tier 2 General


2. Number of dependents.
None


3. Total cost.
£2999


4. PEO branch.
Croydon

5. Documents provided:

1. Application Payment (UKVI_xxxx)
2. Completed SET (O) Form Version 07/2018
3. 2 Photographs each with full name at the back
4. Residence Permit Card
5. Applicant’s 2 old passports
6. Applicants current passport
7. Applicant’s husband current passport
8. Police Certificate of Registration (I am Russian and registration with police is obligatory for Russians)
9. Certified Copy of an Entry of Marriage (xxx)
10. Certified Copy of Birth of Applicant’s son (xxxx)
11. Applicant’s Tier 2 General Extension CoS
12. Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fashion Management with transcript
13. Life in the UK Test Pass Letter
14. Tenancy Agreement
15. Reference Letter from landlord, with copy of her passport.
16. Seven P60 Forms (2012-2018)
17. Register of Sponsors for Employer confirming Tier 2 A Rating
18. Contract of Employment between employer and xxxxx (20/08/2013)
19. Contract of Employment between employer and xxxxx (01/01/2018)
20. Employment Reference Letter for xxxxx
21. Leave Letter from Employer outlining absence in the last 5 years, including Maternity Leave.
22. Authentication Letter from Employer for provided Payslip
23. Payslips (including recent 7 months)
24. Statements from the bank (including recent 7 months)

6. Absence more than 180 days – none

7. Additional comments: appointment time 9:50, decision made 12:30, no further questions, checks, documents requests.

IMPORTANT: My salary was increased by £13,000 seven months before application, and a week before my application HMRC made a visit to our office after that they have confirmed they are starting tax investigation (HO and HMRC share the same system, so HO has access to all HMRC files).

More info about my case here:

indefinite-leave-to-remain/tier-2-g-to- ... 55243.html

So when going to the appointment I was pretty convinced my case is going to be deferred, however the decision was made very quickly, biometrics were taken at 10:45 and in less than 2 hours my number was called.

Do provide copies of all documents u submit, it saves loads of time for the case worker and u'll get ur decision sooner.

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