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by mmicky5050
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: IHS refund
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: IHS refund

Thank you Seagul, much appreciated as always

Regards
by mmicky5050
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: IHS refund
Replies: 2
Views: 217

IHS refund

I have successfully changed from Tier 2 to FLRM. There were still more than 1.5 years left on my Tier2. Is there a way to request the HO to refund the IHS on my remaining Tier2 or is that even possible? I heard on the news yesterday that IHS is being examined for NHS workers. If IHS is indeed revoke...
by mmicky5050
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Courier service for BRP delivery London
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Courier service for BRP delivery London

I checked the envelope just now. It’s a brown envelope with no stamp or markings. Just a PO Box address at the back for the Return Unit in Bristol.
by mmicky5050
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Courier service for BRP delivery London
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Courier service for BRP delivery London

It was unmarked white van. No logo on it. He wasn’t wearing uniform either.
by mmicky5050
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Courier service for BRP delivery London
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Courier service for BRP delivery London

For others in similar position, BRP was delivered today. No hassles. The delivery driver was aware this was a Home Office document and was very diligent. Instead of signature, he took pictures of my front door. I am not sure if he had my cell number. He buzzed into the area using the intercom.
by mmicky5050
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Courier service for BRP delivery London
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Courier service for BRP delivery London

Thank you much, appreciate it.
by mmicky5050
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Courier service for BRP delivery London
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Courier service for BRP delivery London

Can anyone please tell me what courier service HO is using these days to deliver BRPs in the London area? I live in a gated community where entry is a pain to figure out for most delivery drivers especially these days when the management office is shut. Is it signed delivery? Does HO provide deliver...
by mmicky5050
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: **NEW** FLR(M) - TIMELINES ONLY
Replies: 698
Views: 201253

Re: **NEW** FLR(M) - TIMELINES ONLY

Application Type : Tier 2 to FLR(M) Application Submitted online on: 13th February 2020 Postal or In-Person Application: Online (Standard) Biometrics Enrolled: 14th February at Croydon (£110/standard) Method: Self Scanned & Uploaded on UKVCAS.COM Acknowledgement Received: No Additional Documents Req...
by mmicky5050
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Irony about family visa in the new points based system announced today
Replies: 16
Views: 668

Re: Irony about family visa in the new points based system announced today

Hold on - what minimum paid holiday allowance? And what cheaper TV, internet and mobile service?

This is news to me. Please elaborate
by mmicky5050
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Irony about family visa in the new points based system announced today
Replies: 16
Views: 668

Re: Irony about family visa in the new points based system announced today

"A little knowledge is a dangerous thing." Haha, this is getting personal, mate I am just a humble medic not a lawyer! its really common sense - you dont need a law degree here. Double jeopardy has been around for hundreds of years. Yes there was an amendment in 2003 to account for very serious case...
by mmicky5050
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Irony about family visa in the new points based system announced today
Replies: 16
Views: 668

Re: Irony about family visa in the new points based system announced today

Also, Article 8 of the Human Rights Act protects family life. This has been used on many occasions to successfully sue councils. So according to this you have a right to maintain your stable relationship. The case of fees is different from that of minimum income threshold which one can argue is for ...
by mmicky5050
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Irony about family visa in the new points based system announced today
Replies: 16
Views: 668

Re: Irony about family visa in the new points based system announced today

Well, most British sponsors pay from joint family finances. There is an inherent assumption in the application that bills ought to be joint, bank statements too - so clearly the HO is looking at the sponsor and applicant as a joint entity. The sponsor is clearly contributing to the high fees. Also, ...
by mmicky5050
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Irony about family visa in the new points based system announced today
Replies: 16
Views: 668

Re: Irony about family visa in the new points based system announced today

Family based visas are different. A tax paying British citizen is the sponsor. Why should a tax paying British citizen who already pays into Home Office budget through his or her taxes be forced to pay twice? That’s unfair. Second, there is an issue of rights. I am certain the high fees are the reas...
by mmicky5050
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Irony about family visa in the new points based system announced today
Replies: 16
Views: 668

Re: Irony about family visa in the new points based system announced today

Can you link to the specific sources/reports that you are referencing? https://migrationobservatory.ox.ac.uk/resources/briefings/non-eu-family-migration-to-the-uk The Home Office's logic is that immigrants should pay for/support the whole immigration system, including immigration enforcement (Borde...
by mmicky5050
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Irony about family visa in the new points based system announced today
Replies: 16
Views: 668

Re: Irony about family visa in the new points based system announced today

I was looking into some data on this from the Oxford Migratory group. The number of FLRMs and FLRFPs that have been issued in the last 7-8 years have remained steady at around 40,000 per year. We are a minor contributor to the overall migration. I have been on Tier2 too and the hassle and money my U...
by mmicky5050
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: FLR M Ext... Payslip & Bank statement Dates.
Replies: 42
Views: 963

Re: FLR M, DOCUMENTS UPLOAD...

My office has a nice canon printer/ scanner that scans and converts into pdf files which you can email to yourself. If you play with the settings, there is an option whereby you can choose maximum compression at 300 dpi. That way you can even scan in colour. Using this method, I scanned every page o...
by mmicky5050
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Sopra steria UKVCAS website not working
Replies: 8
Views: 425

Re: Sopra steria UKVCAS website not working

I wish that was true. Even the normal times are being charged for. The only free appointment is more than a month and a half away which is absolutely ridiculous. No extra service was provided for - I had to search around for a stool, bring it to a makeshift cabin, sit down, have a photo taken, get m...
by mmicky5050
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Sopra steria UKVCAS website not working
Replies: 8
Views: 425

Re: Sopra steria UKVCAS website not working

Also, they claim they check your documents before sending and thats why they are charging. That’s a compete lie. They will check mandatory documents which are like only 4. The rest of the stuff - payslip, statements etc - the stuff that really matters won’t be checked at all for correct upload, reso...
by mmicky5050
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Sopra steria UKVCAS website not working
Replies: 8
Views: 425

Re: Sopra steria UKVCAS website not working

They are so incompetent - when I was giving my biometrics a few days ago, during the appointment, their system crashed. The woman started panicking - “Oh we will have to do it all over again”. Then she called her manager, he told her to shut off her computer and login again. She did that and lo and ...
by mmicky5050
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: FLR (M)
Replies: 24
Views: 657

Re: FLR (M)

Two more questions:

1. Does my wife (sponsor) need to attend this biometrics appointment?

2. While the application is pending, can I apply for a Shengan Visa for Italy based on my current Tier 2?

Thanks