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by WR1
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: English language test for spouse family vias
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: English language test for spouse family vias

There is nothing stopping you from taking a A2 test or even a B1 test (for ILR/BC further down the road) but requirements can change and you need to be aware of them before applying. The HO can change acceptable providers and tests so keep an eye out before you apply.
by WR1
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR SET(O) PEO appointment booking
Replies: 10
Views: 862

Re: ILR SET(O) PEO appointment booking

Been a couple of years since i applied for my spouse's ILR at PEO. You pay the full fee upfront at time of booking and you can leave the payment page blank as its for those applying via postal method who still need to make a payment. Take the payment confirmation and appointment confirmation printou...
by WR1
Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Spouse Visa fee increase from 6th April 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 2775

Re: Spouse Visa fee increase from 6th April 2017

You should be OK. You pay the fees which at current AT THE TIME of booking. Any fee increase will not affect you even if your appointment is scheduled after the fee increase.
by WR1
Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Ceremony
Replies: 8
Views: 963

Re: Ceremony

Taken 4 working days for my other half, ceremony on Tuesday and passport received the following Monday, so under a week.
by WR1
Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Urgent help needed - ESOL level 2 rejected by NCS for BC
Replies: 9
Views: 746

Re: Urgent help needed - ESOL level 2 rejected by NCS for BC

Ensure she also has LIUK in addition to the English test as before October 2013, there was no requirement to submit both, ILR could have been obtaibned with the Engish test only back then. It's good that your aunt went to NCS for getting documents checked, this way, you only loose the small fee NCS ...
by WR1
Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: No approval yet
Replies: 18
Views: 1425

Re: No approval yet

There's nothing to worry about. As noajthan points out, each case is different and assessed on its own individual merit. There is no pattern to any decision times, as every one's will vary. Mine other half's was decided in two and a half month, a friend of mine had his decision over six months, for ...
by WR1
Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalisation - ILR as a partner of BC - 3 Years
Replies: 18
Views: 898

Re: Naturalisation - ILR as a partner of BC - 3 Years

Also, you MUST make sure that you were physically present in the UK on 2nd November 2013, which is the start of your BC qualifying period as spouse of BC. Hi Cr001, Thanks again for helping me out on my ILR application as well before. And yeah i was definitely present on 2nd November 2013 in UK. If...
by WR1
Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: NCS Appointment
Replies: 6
Views: 714

Re: NCS Appointment

You have nothing to worry about. The NCS client care record is for the councils own internal purposes, sort of a checklist, thats all.
by WR1
Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 12199
Views: 2767448

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Eligibility criteria: 3 Years (spouse of BC) Language criteria met: Cambridge ESOL Entry 3 (met for ILR after 28 Oct 2013) Nationality: Pakistani Method of application: NCS Lancashire JCAP Date of application: 27/06/2016 Payment method: Credit Card Date of receipt by UKBA: 28/06/2016 Date of acknowl...
by WR1
Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: JUNE 2016 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY
Replies: 153
Views: 16984

Re: JUNE 2016 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Final Update [/color] Eligibility criteria: 3 Years (spouse of BC) Language criteria met: Cambridge ESOL Entry 3 (met for ILR after 28 Oct 2013) Nationality: Pakistani Method of application: NCS Lancashire JCAP Date of application: 27/06/2016 Payment method: Credit Card Date of receipt by UKBA: 28/...
by WR1
Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: 2nd referee has filled in form slightly incorrectly?
Replies: 9
Views: 687

Re: 2nd referee has filled in form slightly incorrectly?

I'm assuming OP means the second referee has not filled in the details in the correct boxes and written an incorrect date of birth. I personally would find a different referee and avoid all the hassle. If the application is yet to be submitted, get it right first time to avoid any delays and headach...
by WR1
Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: spouse of British Citizen (Previous ILR Through Tier 1 G))
Replies: 23
Views: 1337

Re: spouse of British Citizen (Previous ILR Through Tier 1 G

Assuming those are the only absences, I would say around mid-Feb 2017 would be the ideal time to apply. This ensures the absences are below the 90 day threshold in the last 12 months (as well as being below 270 days in the last 3 years). One additional benefit is that you also escape the application...
by WR1
Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: spouse of British Citizen (Previous ILR Through Tier 1 G))
Replies: 23
Views: 1337

Re: spouse of British Citizen (Previous ILR Through Tier 1 G

As long as absense in the last 12 months is below 90 days (and below 270 in the last 3 Years), you maybe able to apply sooner than May 2017. I would estimate it could be around March-April 2017 (can't state exact date without knowing specific days outside of the UK). Just count backwards the date fr...
by WR1
Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: English Requirement for Naturalisation
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: English Requirement for Naturalisation

Hi There I have got ESOL for Life - Award Certificate from Cambridge English Language Assessment Speaking and Listening Entry 2 (QCF) Passed Test on Feb 2015 (SFL Entry 2 Award) Question is : Would it be accept or I would have to book and pass on those approved center listed bellow? (Trinity Colleg...
by WR1
Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: BRP Return Address Confusion
Replies: 15
Views: 16010

Re: BRP Return Address Confusion

If the application form made it clear... Application form makes it clear that BRP has to be returned. ...then why is he asking questions whether it is this or that when he was clearly given an option (of Yes or No)/ an address to return it. Just SMH Did you read the OP's first post: I have a slight...
by WR1
Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:29 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: spouse of British Citizen (Previous ILR Through Tier 1 G))
Replies: 23
Views: 1337

Re: spouse of British Citizen (Previous ILR Through Tier 1 G

1. If the English B1 test was used for ILR after 28 October 2013 then it is fine to use again for BC. 2. As a spouse of a BC your wife is eligible to apply after 3 years residence. There is no requirement to wait 1 year after ILR or you obtaining BC either. However the absence maybe an issue since y...
by WR1
Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: BRP Return Address Confusion
Replies: 15
Views: 16010

Re: BRP Return Address Confusion

But one thing I have to tell you is that nothing is binding as you have submitted your BRP, which should have been retained. If they fail to retain and destroy it, you are not under any obligation to send it to them and, I repeat, nothing will happen. Did you read this: Most people apply through NC...
by WR1
Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: My Ncs appointment experience
Replies: 6
Views: 1105

Re: My Ncs appointment experience

NCS experience will vary depending on council and even the fees. I only used NCS for two main reasons otherwise I would have applied by post. 1. Apply using JCAPS which can only be done via NCS. Quicker passport application, no interview to attend and no need to send Naturalisation certificate to pa...
by WR1
Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: citizenship ceremony forced to accept the date
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Re: citizenship ceremony forced to accept the date

Every council is different. The date will depend on the policy of the OP's local council. Some have dates every week, every fortnight and some only once a month. OP needs to check with the local council for the next available date. Mine only offered the next available date and for any dates after th...
by WR1
Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Keeping BRP after NCS
Replies: 6
Views: 737

Re: Keeping BRP after NCS

Tick it is enclosed. NCS will photocopy the BRP and return the original BRP back to you.

You can then keep it until the point of when you actually naturalise as a BC (attend ceremony) subject to your application being approved.

EDIT: beaten by the poster above
by WR1
Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: citizenship ceremony forced to accept the date
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Re: citizenship ceremony forced to accept the date

Hi All, when i called council for appointment booking they didn't not gave me a choice, they said customers have to accept the date they offer. is it true? i am a doctor and i have important appointments on that day. Most councils won't let you choose. The dates are fixed for a standard ceremony. A...
by WR1
Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: JUNE 2016 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY
Replies: 153
Views: 16984

Re: JUNE 2016 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Update 3 [/color] Eligibility criteria: 3 Years (spouse of BC) Language criteria met: Cambridge ESOL Entry 3 (met for ILR after 28 Oct 2013) Nationality: Pakistani Method of application: NCS Lancashire JCAP Date of application: 27/06/2016 Payment method: Credit Card Date of receipt by UKBA: 28/06/2...
by WR1
Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Visit abroad
Replies: 3
Views: 417

Re: Visit abroad

I'd be amazed if you get a decision by end of October or mid-November. Maybe you should consider postponing/changing your travel plans. BC is important, that's why we are on here. No need to change plans. As pointed out, one does not naturalise as a British Citizen until the ceremony is attended. E...
by WR1
Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: TEMPLATE for a letter to MP re Naturalisation Delay
Replies: 10
Views: 1778

Re: Need HELP plz re Naturalisation DELAY of more than 8 Mon

To be honest, there really isn't much that can be done to speed up the application. Each case is decided on its own individual merit. The Home Office do not have a deadline by which they need to give a decision. It's a wiating game. There are plenty of other people in the same boat as you whom have ...
by WR1
Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Can I use b1 test result for language instead of degree
Replies: 1
Views: 355

Re: Can I use b1 test result for language instead of degree

You can use the English B1 test, no issues.
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