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by Markie
Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Citizenship Ceremony
Replies: 4
Views: 1066

Re: Citizenship Ceremony

children not mandatory but would be beneficial if she attends if it is relating to a whole family application - some sense of pride in that respect as advised to us. Dear All, Please, can you advise about the Citizenship Ceremony, does 6 years old child need to attend it after registration? I know t...
by Markie
Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Life in the UK test
Replies: 2
Views: 625

Re: Life in the UK test

don't worry...you'll be fine Hiya Ive just sent my BC application off and with regards to the 1.22 Knowledge of Language and Life: I ticked the box after the statement I met the knowledge of language and life requirement to qualify for settlement and I also wrote my test number in the statement wher...
by Markie
Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Travelling with only an ILR Letter
Replies: 21
Views: 5071

Qeustions asked when I went out of UK with ILR stamp on my PP... where did you go, how long and for what purpose? that's it. thanks guys. now let me re-phrase my question. Is there any difference in re-entering the country as a Tier 1/HSMP holder and entering as an ILR holder. All the time i travell...
by Markie
Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Annual days allowed to stay for UK family visitor visa
Replies: 8
Views: 3615

Thx. But this link is for general visitors. My mother has come on a family visitor. Does someone have a link for family visitor. I could only find one reference - http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/policyandlaw/guidance/ecg/vat/vat2/#header3 but then could not find a link or explanation for - FAMILY...
by Markie
Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Time Limit to Visit After Getting Family Visa
Replies: 5
Views: 1291

we had a 2yr family visa for my mother in law and she managed to travel during the last 6months of the visa...no quirks at the border. The visa is valid for 10 years so she can travel anytime and as often as she wishes during the lifetime of that visa. However, she is limited to six months out of 12...
by Markie
Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Parents visitor visa
Replies: 5
Views: 1082

Re: Parents visitor visa

max 180 days per 12month cycle ... Is there a rule that they can only stay for six months in a year in UK as a visitor? Yes, generally six months in a given 12 month cycle is the limit. If they were to leave now and return in June they should be fine. Thank you Locapooka, appreciate your help in th...
by Markie
Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: father in law came to visit us in the UK and had a stroke
Replies: 4
Views: 1178

Re: father in law came to visit us in the UK and had a strok

I fully symphatise with your situation...however did you know that your father-in-laws hospital bills will go straight through the roof as he is not a resident in the UK. What i am saying is that you will incur a further huge financial strain if you keep him in the hospital in the UK. Hi, I was wond...
by Markie
Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: How long does the Citizenship Ceremony last?
Replies: 5
Views: 5759

Re: How long does the Citizenship Ceremony last?

if it is a private ceremony then 15min tops as this was our route when we had the ceremony. If public - it will depend on the number of attendees in the ceremony as the lady we've spoken mentioned that the longest they had was 2.5hrs in Kingston. just made my appointment and the lady said it starts ...
by Markie
Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Are the processing times changing?
Replies: 4
Views: 1237

Re: Are the processing times changing?

The so called 30min interview and 4-5 working days are their generic responses. As mentioned by Jambo, passport/s are usually printed on the same day after your interview and IPS do not rely on a single printing company so it may as well deliveyr time. It happened to us...3 out of 4 arrived 2 days a...
by Markie
Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:31 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: General discussion after BC and Passport application
Replies: 3010
Views: 416717

don't forget the question...how/when did you met your counter signatory and what is his/her job... any news 1664? No mate - nothing yet. Hopefully I should know in a couple of days. You looking forward to yours this saturday? Oh Ok yes i think because of bank holiday it may take a couple of extra da...
by Markie
Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:33 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: original passport used while applying for UK passport
Replies: 21
Views: 3843

In that case...have you gone through this set of regulations ? oh S!! My country doesnt allow dual.. Are you guys 100% sure that my current PP will be invalid after nat ceremony and I will risk by travelling in that passport? if you guys are ABSOLUTELY sure I will take your word, if ur only giving y...
by Markie
Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Dependent visa of Work Permit holder for new baby
Replies: 2
Views: 764

representative refers to a solicitor or agent filling out the form on your behalf Another thing. In the question "Is a representative filling the form on your behalf?" Should I say yes since I'm filling it out for my baby or should it be no as this only meant for solicitors filling out on my behalf?
by Markie
Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: passport format
Replies: 26
Views: 3888

SunBlue, No, the passports are not printed there in Crawley Interview office. We've spoken to a guy in the passport advisory line and YES there is more than 1 printing company and anyone of them can churn out the final version of passport with your details. They send them in batches (by cut off time...
by Markie
Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:31 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: passport format
Replies: 26
Views: 3888

Arranged the interview in Crawley through the Hotline number...0300-xxx. The person I've spoken to initially offered the Victoria office but the earliest was on the 25th so I opted for Crawley and luckily the earliest was the 19th morning. I immediately booked 2 slots (for my wife and myself) went o...
by Markie
Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: passport format
Replies: 26
Views: 3888

We just received our new passports last week from the Crawley office and they are all the new design. If you take a look at their document when the new design was being rolled out, it was mentioned there that the old pasport format can still be issued and forms part of the transition period to the n...
by Markie
Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 7105
Views: 939192

Application Timeline Passport for: 2xAdult / 2xMinor Application Type: New Method of application: Postal to Peterborough Date of application: 29 June 2011 Date application received by IPS: 30 June 2011 Date of return of documents: 14 July 2011 Date of receipt of interview letter: 14 July 2011 Date o...
by Markie
Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: IAS in administration
Replies: 1
Views: 506

IAS in administration

Immigration Advisory Service (IAS)goes into administration.
by Markie
Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: TIMELINE AFTER NATURALISATION APPLICATION SUBMISSION
Replies: 7793
Views: 2018136

same here...letter/s (x4) arrived in separate brown envelopes and required to schedule ceremony within 21 days of receipt of the letter/s Normally you receive one approval letter saying that you will receive your ceremony invitation within 2 weeks. and week after you will get another letter inviting...
by Markie
Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: non-professional reference
Replies: 1
Views: 654

Re: non-professional reference

it should not be a problem Hi, I'm trying to complete my application for naturalisation, I've managed to get a professional referenece but for the second referee I'm planning to use a friend of mine who acquired British citizenship last year. Is that allowed or is it going to be a problem...please a...
by Markie
Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: how lonf does tha pplication process takes
Replies: 1
Views: 649

Re: how lonf does tha pplication process takes

checkout the sticky.
addh wrote:I would like to know from other people's experience how long does the UKBA normally take for mostly straightforward applications of citizenship?
it says on their website 95% are decided within 3 months, but that doenst really give any concrete idea
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