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by bototo
Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: How to avoid giving fingerprints for biometric visa?
Replies: 10
Views: 2525

Thanks PaperPusher, I'll check that out. Already settled ILR holders are not included in that list. Ah! For once someone wants a law to be applied retrospectively! But when UKBA does so, everyone cries foul!! So, damned if they do, damned if they don't! I don't know who that someone is who wants the...
by bototo
Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: How to avoid giving fingerprints for biometric visa?
Replies: 10
Views: 2525

sushdmehta, I see your point. I hope you moderators view the thread in the spirit it was intended. I'm not looking to circumvent the law. I'm looking for possible reasons behind the ambiguous wording in the guidelines. It's a valid privacy related enquiry. I've read the The Immigration (Biometric Re...
by bototo
Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: How to avoid giving fingerprints for biometric visa?
Replies: 10
Views: 2525

Re: Re :

Why would you not want to give your FP anyways??? Done something wrong?? The why is explained in the OP. :roll: I am a well respected member of society without so much as a speeding ticket to my name, not that it's any business of yours. I'm also a privacy advocate and actively involved in exposing...
by bototo
Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: How to avoid giving fingerprints for biometric visa?
Replies: 10
Views: 2525

How to avoid giving fingerprints for biometric visa?

Just curious. Saw the guidelines today and they say: If a postal applicant fails to make arrangements to provide their biometrics their application will be rejected. If they fail to enrol their biometrics or refuse to provide their biometrics then their application to the UK Border Agency may be rej...
by bototo
Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Claiming Benefits
Topic: How long does the no recourse to public funds last?
Replies: 6
Views: 2608

Nobody? :(
by bototo
Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Claiming Benefits
Topic: How long does the no recourse to public funds last?
Replies: 6
Views: 2608

pazpatel, you are right, if you have a British Passport then you get automatic entitlement. My question relates solely to Pension Credits for someone who's been sponsored. Vinny, thanks for your input. That certainly clears up some confusion. Section 115 of the I&A Act specifies who isn't eligible f...
by bototo
Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Claiming Benefits
Topic: How long does the no recourse to public funds last?
Replies: 6
Views: 2608

Thanks, Greenie, that's a very useful post and link (though disappointing as it hasn't been five years for us). R/PC 1/09 suggests that where leave was granted on compassionate grounds and/or outside of the Immigration Rules, it becomes the responsibility of the Secretary of State to prove that a pr...
by bototo
Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Claiming Benefits
Topic: How long does the no recourse to public funds last?
Replies: 6
Views: 2608

How long does the no recourse to public funds last?

Some time ago, in 2008, I made a few posts about applying for my mum to get ILR. I was successful with the ILR largely due to the advice received on these boards. I have tried to reciprocate with threads like this one to help others in a similar position. Now I need your help again and I am hoping I...
by bototo
Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: FLR(M) rejection because of overstay
Replies: 52
Views: 24553

Congratulations. They give different visas all the time. When we contested their refusal of my mother's 10 year visitor visa application and demonstrated we were willing and capable of going the whole hog they relented and agreed to give her a visa if we dropped action. It was too late, the case had...
by bototo
Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Success with my mum's Dependent Relative application at AIT
Replies: 24
Views: 8200

Over 65, I'm afraid, so it's a bit more difficult for you.
by bototo
Fri May 28, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: ILR spouse of UK citizen to get Schengen Visa 4 Spain- how?
Replies: 4
Views: 3658

Thanks for your reply.

I followed it up and email VFS. To their credit they replied fairly quickly.

However, there's apparently no chance of Spain granting this visa because the applicant's ILR is not stamped in his passport, it is a separate document issued by the UKBA.

Arrghh!
by bototo
Tue May 25, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: ILR spouse of UK citizen to get Schengen Visa 4 Spain- how?
Replies: 4
Views: 3658

Thanks for your quick reply djb123. That was very useful. Had a look there. This page confuses me. It seems to suggest that if you're on a UK ILR and you're the spouse of a UK national the conditions are a lot more onerous and you have to submit your spouse's passport as well with your application (...
by bototo
Mon May 24, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: ILR spouse of UK citizen to get Schengen Visa 4 Spain- how?
Replies: 4
Views: 3658

ILR spouse of UK citizen to get Schengen Visa 4 Spain- how?

It's for an Indian citizen who holds ILR, lives in the UK and is a long-standing spouse of a British passport holder. They intend travelling together to Spain in August. It must seem fairly simple to you guys, but I'm having trouble finding information on this. Searching on the forums I couldn't eas...
by bototo
Tue May 04, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: UK Visa Entry Stamp in PASSPORT
Replies: 7
Views: 4418

3) Go and get something official done that requires your presence. For example, apply for a National Insurance number where you have to present yourself in person. Or get a medical procedure done at an NHS hospital, take a driving test ....that sort of thing.
by bototo
Tue May 04, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Success with my mum's Dependent Relative application at AIT
Replies: 24
Views: 8200

I'm not a lawyer, but I think it would be easier all around - including with case preparation - if she were here. You don't "decide" to wait six months or two months. You are guided by the change in circumstances and when it happens. You may be underestimating the difficulty proving financial depend...
by bototo
Mon May 03, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Success with my mum's Dependent Relative application at AIT
Replies: 24
Views: 8200

You can't plan to bring her here and then apply - that blows your case completely out of the water. If she's coming as a visitor then the understanding is that she intends to return. If you/she say one thing and otherwise disclose to someone that you intend something else, that's deception and she'l...
by bototo
Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Success with my mum's Dependent Relative application at AIT
Replies: 24
Views: 8200

I've just noticed the vito0514 post. You sent exactly the same thing to me by PM which I already answered several days ago. Why duplicate the question?! :roll:
by bototo
Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:52 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Success with my mum's Dependent Relative application at AIT
Replies: 24
Views: 8200

Hmm. I think it's safe to always expect to go to tribunal. You should therefore never jeopardise your future chances at tribunal in an attempt to get a straight UKBA approval. To use the above example of dual sponsorship - if you followed UKBA advice that it was not possible you'd be stuffed at trib...
by bototo
Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Success with my mum's Dependent Relative application at AIT
Replies: 24
Views: 8200

Nice post and very useful for all the links and pointers. But I wouldn't follow the UKBA's guidance too much - they don't have an incentive to help you. For example Note: Joint sponsorship is not allowed (see Chapter 8 Section 8 paragraph 3.2.) Joint sponsorship is allowed. There was a case in Octob...
by bototo
Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Success with my mum's Dependent Relative application at AIT
Replies: 24
Views: 8200

No I didn't get your PM, but I have received others. Included in there was one asking for contact details of the people in India who "make evidences". Assuming he's asking for what I think he's asking for I'm not going to bother replying. I've provided enough information in the OP to give readers an...
by bototo
Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Help! How can I get my passport back from HCI, London?
Replies: 10
Views: 2598

Problem Solved

At last I worked out the secret and the solution to the problem. And you won't believe how simple it is. I reproduce it here in case it helps anybody else in a similar situation. As I said above multiple emails (to all the email addresses I could find) didn't do the trick. Several months passed. The...
by bototo
Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:45 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Success with my mum's Dependent Relative application at AIT
Replies: 24
Views: 8200

I submitted evidence from doctors both here and in India. The judge seemed to consider all opinions equally valid irrespective of where the doctor was located.

When you win at appeal the judge generally rules that you should get what you originally applied for.
by bototo
Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Help! How can I get my passport back from HCI, London?
Replies: 10
Views: 2598

Thanks for your good wishes.

Nobody has any other suggestions then? :(
by bototo
Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:12 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Help! How can I get my passport back from HCI, London?
Replies: 10
Views: 2598

>>go to the passport counter Er, which passport counter? There's one for dropping off and one for collection. Do you know if there's a different counter for problems like these. >>Raise a hue and cry ... No thank you. In these security conscious days I'm not going to a high commission - any high com...
by bototo
Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Help! How can I get my passport back from HCI, London?
Replies: 10
Views: 2598

Is there a reason you believe this would work? Bearing in mind the collection counter probably requires submission of a ticket for passports scheduled for that day, which counter do you suggest I go to?
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