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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by CR001 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:33 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.
Date of application is the date of your in person appointment!!
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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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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by tamoni » Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:39 am

sorry, messed messed the date of application: 02/08/2018

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by GMO » Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:57 pm

tamoni wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:39 am
sorry, messed messed the date of application: 02/08/2018
Congrats :) lucky you :)

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by VirtualWaver » Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:23 pm

JustAnotherHuman wrote:
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!

So you just submitted 2 council tax letters: for 2018 and 2017 and that's it? Nothing else? Just trying to sort out my proof of cohabitation :) Thanks.

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by dadageer » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:57 pm

Smalls16 wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:36 pm
dadageer wrote:
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)





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.
Child:

Section 3 - Do you have any children together (tick)
3.6 - fill details of child

Section 12 - Documents
Children

Birth cert
passport child
Evidence child lives with us - all NHS letters/vaccine letters/HV letters
Letter from GP confirming registration of whole Family


Hope this helps
Not all those who wander are lost...

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by Smalls16 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:21 pm

Child:

Section 3 - Do you have any children together (tick)
3.6 - fill details of child

Section 12 - Documents
Children

Birth cert
passport child
Evidence child lives with us - all NHS letters/vaccine letters/HV letters
Letter from GP confirming registration of whole Family


Hope this helps
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Thank you so much for your reply!

1. is it easy to get - "Letter from GP confirming registration of whole Family"

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by tamoni » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:30 pm

GMO wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:57 pm
tamoni wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:39 am
sorry, messed messed the date of application: 02/08/2018
Congrats :) lucky you :)
Still cannot believe it to be honest.... :D

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by sparkyram » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:22 pm

manishsoni85 wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:36 am
I will start by thanking each and every contributor on this forum.

Special thanks to @makky86 for replying to my 1st ever post here.

Finally after that long wait received an ILR status!!

1. Category: SET(O) from Tier 2 after completing 5 years
2. Number of dependents: 0
3. Total cost: £3074.00 (Saturday Appointment Out of Hours)
4. PSC branch: Cardiff
5. Documents provided.
  • Set(O) form. + 2 passport photo (1 returned ) + current passport + tier 2 BRP
  • Life in the UK Cert.
  • Master Degree (in the UK)
  • 2 months payslips (1 month is enough if you cant manage 2 months) + 2 months bank statement (1 month is enough if you cant manage 2 months)
  • Employer's letter (which showed SoC, current salary, absences, authentication of payslips (stamped) and expecting me to continue the employment)
  • P60 for the year 2017-2018
6. Absences more than 180 days in any of the qualifying years: Nope
7. Merit Increase documents (not necessary)

A minor issue may be
I had an incorrect endorsement on my passport. An incorrect date was stamped on my recent when I recently arrived in UK (T4) from abroad. To address this concern, I did the following;
  • SAR made to UKVI which never arrived.
  • Emailed UKVI through complaints describing my concern but was told that the complaint is out of date as they only accept complaints up to 3 months from the date of the incident. I, however, told them to treat this out the remit of complaints as the change needs to be done regardless. The request was considered but till then I had already done below.
  • Then called UKVI helpline number 0300 123 2241, who were helpful and asked to contact Border force at Terminal 4. They provided the number to contact. Contacted Border Force on Friday, received a reply on Sunday (surprise!) confirming the discrepancy and asked me to proceed with the application without any worries.
  • Also provided a letter from my manager supporting my claim with approved leaves specifically for the year 2017 on company letterhead.
PSC appointment
  • 02 June 2018, 11:00 AM. Arrived and got a waiting number at 08:10 AM.
  • Handed over my applications at 08:35 am, got a token number for Biometrics.
  • Called for biometrics at 09:00 am.
  • Another call at 11:05 am with a good news :) They returned all documents to me except for application form and 1 PP photo.
06-June-2018, BRP delivered @11:12 am. As you may be aware UKVI does not provide you with tracking number but you can find out one by getting in touch with DX directly via their live chat. Be patient as live chat may be unavailable during busy periods. You can also try calling them but chances for connecting to CS is 1/20.

Happy to help anyone with any specific questions!!
Sorry to dig two month old post.. My case is similar to this.. i have an incorrect date stamped in my passport.. Could you please share Border force contact number ?

Or anyone in this forum know border force contact number ?

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by trueblue19 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:53 pm

First off, thanks to the moderators and other users for a lot of helpful information and answering my questions. Much appreciated.

Please note my employer has a tie-up with an immigration law firm, who had a paralegal present at the PSC (who very kindly did all the running around).

Details as follows:

1. Category: SET(O) from Tier 2 after completing 5 years
2. Number of dependents: 1
3. Total cost: £5998.00
4. PSC: Croydon PEO

Documents:

1. 2 passport size photos each for Main Applicant and Dependent (with name on the back)
2. 4 Passports for Main Applicant and 4 Passports for Dependent (1 current, 3 previous)
3. 1 BRP card for Main Applicant, 1 BRP Card for Dependent + Previous Tier 2 UK visas for both
4. Original Trinity B1 Certificates for Main Applicant and Dependent
5. Original LITUK Test Pass Certificates for Main Applicant and Dependent
6. Cohabitation Documents: Various documents including Utility Bills, Bank Letters, NHS, Bank Statements etc for last 24 months (originals received by post, some to Main applicant, some to dependent, some joint)
7. Payslips certified by HR (for last three months) on employer letterhead
8. Signed payslip support letter printed on employer letterhead certifying e-payslips and eP60s are genuine
9. P60s for last 5 years and tax history letter from HMRC
10. Bank statement covering last 3 months (and showing corresponding credits matching the 3 payslips), printed in Halifax branch with stamps on each page. I also attached a business card for the Branch Manager
11. Employer Support Letter specifying SOC, Salary, Hours and Foreseeable future etc.
12. Completed SETO Form
13. Completed Absence Schedule (total absences 450 days approx over 5 years - I travel a fair bit for work), for Main Applicant and Dependent printed and signed on the employer letterhead.
14. Original Marriage Certificate
15. Current Tenancy Agreement
16. Cover Letter

At PSC:

10:15 am appointment. Entered at 10 am.
First in the queue to get the ticket 10-15 am
10:30 am - Called for Registeration (Took 15-20 mins as IT systems were slow)
10:50 am - Biometrics
11:00 am - Biometrics completed
11:15 am - Awaiting Consideration
11:40 am - Under Consideration
1:20 pm - Ticket number announced on PA system for collection
1:30 pm - Paralegal collected the document folder and handed over approval letters for Main applicant and dependent as well as most original documents (HO kept the original employer support letter and absences support letter)

No questions asked, No calls from caseworker.

BRP expected in 7-10 working days. Will update once received.

Should anyone have any questions, please let me know. Happy to be of help.

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by shano » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:32 am

Hi long time passive reader of these forums and want to firstly say a big THANK YOU to all who have shared their experiences. They have been a huge help in this whole process and have answered many of my FAQ's.

Date: 08/08/2018

1. Category: ILR Ancestry
2. Number of dependents: 0
3. Total cost. £2999
4. PEO branch: Liverpool PSC
5. Documents provided:
-- Covering Letter (refererencing Part 5 Paragraph 192 of the Immigration Rules)
-- SET(O) VERSION 07/2018
-- 2 x Photos (name on back)
-- Passports - Current & Old containing Ancestry Visa
-- Birth Certificates - Mine, Mother, Maternal Grandfather
-- Statutory Declaration (last name change through usage)
-- Docs from Grandfather's employers referring to his original last name
-- Passport Grandfather
-- Life in the UK pass letter
-- Accountant's Letter of Confirmation (basically everything in SA302 but with accountants letterhead)
-- Unaudited accounts FY 17-18
-- SA302 Calculation
-- Tax Return FY 17-18
-- Letter from Employer (though I am technically self-employed)
-- Invoices to Employer
-- Bank Statements 6 months
-- Income for FY 18-19 to date (own spreadsheet)
-- Expenses for FY 19-19 to date (own spreadsheet)
-- COPIES OF ALL OF THE ABOVE IN COLOUR
-- Print out of payment confirmation and checklist (they just want to see right person + paid)
6. Absences more than 180 days: No

7. Any Additional Comments:
Had a lot of concerns going into the whole process especially as I hadn't completed a full 5 years, and had to have ORIGINAL docs posted to me from home.
My first piece of advice which to most of you may seem obvious but the SET(O) form needs to be the LATEST version - I only realised this a couple of days before the actual appointment so got a bit of a fright.

I'm also self employed and although I've been told that the employment threshold is lower for ancestry than other categories, I made sure this year to get a chartered accountant to produce the Accountant's Letter and my "Unaudited Accounts" (sounds unofficial but is actually fine). In the end the Accountant could only offer his confirmation on the information I had provided (spreadsheets and bank account info) so resolved himself of as much responsibility as possible informing me that this was standard practice.
Nevertheless I didn't want to take any chances on the documents required and if anything the Accountant's Letterhead beefed up the application. My income fluctuates throughout the year as a self employed musician and I worried a lot about the finances section particularly.

The SET(O) form in itself is quite confusing as to what you are and not supposed to fill in, thanks again to past posts in these forums for clarification. Section 9 for example was not relevant to Ancestry. I referred to Part 5 of the immigration rules which are easily found online.

The best form of reassurance/information was from people's experiences of the process. I'm lucky to have some friends and acquaintances who had recently been through it and their knowledge was invaluable, more so than an immigration lawyer who just pointed me towards the immigration rules online. The UK Visa's and Immigration call centre was rubbish as posted here.

Life in the UK test tips - Get the free APPS and use them whenever you have a minute. Write notes on the chapters in the book or study it whatever works best for you. The Online tests from one of the non-official books were helpful aswell.
Getting on Google/Wikipedia/YouTube and putting faces to the names helped immensely.
BBC In Our Time podcast was good for History as well as Simon Schama's history documentary series.

I had a backup folder of past SA302's/P60's/Payslips/Proof of Address/Lease/HMRC docs from the past 5 years ready to go incase asked for but they weren't required.

I had 2 folders, 1 for originals and 1 for copies. I put the documents in the exact same order in both and matched it to the documents checklist for the caseworker but didn't do any fancy indexing or post-its as I'd been told that people had just been told in other centres to take everything out.

Premium Service Centre:
Arrival Time: 08:52
Appointment Time: 09:30
Decision Made: 11:15

Lastly when they called me up to check the information they had misspelled something so make sure to double check. The fact that I'd been approved seemed like an afterthought for them, "Oh by the way you've been approved"
Every single member of staff at the centre were helpful and friendly, was surprised that they are processing things right there behind the desks as you sit a few feet away.

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Re: Successful PEO/PSC ILR applications

Post by koconnor » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:35 pm

Thanks for all the useful tips people! Five years on we had an appointment this morning:
SET(M) No dependants Both retired 63 and 59
£2999
Belfast (unexpectantly plush offices, calm and with only a couple of people calling in with passport enquiries).
KOLUK
English speaking national (USA)
Passport + Partner passport
Biometric card
Pension statement from my partner (This met requirement so I didn't include other income)
Partner's bank statements x six months
List of absences and reasons. Some missing stamps explanation given in a note.
Marriage certificate
Letters showing the address for self and partner
Photos x 2 Partner photo x 1
Birth certificate x 2

Appointment on time 1pm docs taken
Biometrics were taken at 1:10pm
2pm Called back to the window and handed letter saying the process was successful. No other questions or discussion other than a customer satisfaction survey given.

Advice: check for updated form as they seem to change reasonably often.
Don't expect a question and answer session make the application crystal clear as they look at it while you are not present.
Good luck everyone :)

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