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by quixote44
Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR postal applications (excluding 10/14 yr.)
Replies: 8894
Views: 1778079

ILR processing time for SET(M)

Applied for ILR SET(m)
Document sent special delivery: 7th July
ILR / passport received in post on: 19th Sept.
by quixote44
Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: SET M - Waiting times
Replies: 241
Views: 89821

We were in a similar situation at the end of August we wanted to go on holiday with friends. I learnt that even if you cancel the application (and lose all the money) they take 10 days to get your passport back to you. We sent a letter (special delivery) asking them to expedite the processing, and i...
by quixote44
Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:16 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: SET M - Waiting times
Replies: 241
Views: 89821

ILR received after 2.5 months

My wife applied for her ILR (SETM) in early July, the special delivery letter was sent on 7th July. She received her ILR in the post on Saturday 19th September. We considered cancelling the processing just so we could go on holiday with friends, however if you cancel they still help themselves to th...
by quixote44
Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: SET(M) / ILR application and income
Replies: 0
Views: 557

SET(M) / ILR application and income

Hello, On the SET(M) form it asks if either of us are working. Why do they ask that question ? as I thought ILR was not refused for financial reasons. We have enough money in the bank to live for over a year but we are currently unemployed. Is there any risk that ILR will be refused as neither of us...
by quixote44
Fri May 22, 2009 10:45 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: ILR application and unemployment
Replies: 2
Views: 1115

ILR application and unemployment

I'm after reassurance that we won't be throwing away £750 by applying for my wifes ILR whilst we have no income. I took voluntary redundancy from the company I worked for for 20 years and they had a generous redundancy policy, so we have enough money to live on for a couple of years, but otherwise ...
by quixote44
Fri May 22, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: ILR application and unemployment
Replies: 0
Views: 551

ILR application and unemployment

UPDATED

I've moved this to the General Forum, which I belive is the more approprate place for it
by quixote44
Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:38 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Proposed New Fees from 1 April 2007
Replies: 85
Views: 33517

I'm in the same boat as "ilm" above, with a non European spouse. The costs for FLR and ILR are now punitive ! I don't think a monopoly supplier would be able to get away with costs / increases like this in any other field. I know we could go to another country so really the UK isn't a "monopoly supp...
by quixote44
Wed Jan 17, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: The Life in the UK test and Inheritance Tax !!
Replies: 13
Views: 3821

Thank you very much for all the advice and ruminations, especially Mafia ...... I shall seek out a suitable professional and consult.
by quixote44
Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:50 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: The Life in the UK test and Inheritance Tax !!
Replies: 13
Views: 3821

Thanks ! I'm still bitter about the "imposition" of the Life in the UK test .... which will almost certainly cost us the price of an FLR extra. The ESOL/Citizenship course is an interesting option I haven't considered. I guess we will simply have to find someone to look after our baby part time for ...
by quixote44
Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:34 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: The Life in the UK test and Inheritance Tax !!
Replies: 13
Views: 3821

My wife is learning English, she isn't at he point where studying for the Life in the UK test would be worthwhile. She got the first FLR (after our marriage) in August and in the normal run of things would apply for ILR in August 2008 but because of the test I think we'll need another FLR (another 2...
by quixote44
Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:05 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: The Life in the UK test and Inheritance Tax !!
Replies: 13
Views: 3821

She has no intention of returning to Brazil, even in the event of my death as she will have children here (neither of us want them to grow up or live there). She will ditch her Brazilian passport as soon as she can but the Life in the UK test will, I think, cause her to need at least one extra FLR w...
by quixote44
Mon Jan 15, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: The Life in the UK test and Inheritance Tax !!
Replies: 13
Views: 3821

The Life in the UK test and Inheritance Tax !!

I'm a born and bred Brit married to a Brazilian, both resident in the UK. Legally my "domicile" is the UK, and that of my wife will be Brazil. I have discovered that because her domicile is not the UK then in the event of my death my "estate", which would pass to her, will be subject to inheritance ...
by quixote44
Mon Jan 08, 2007 5:10 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Experience Required- Brazil
Replies: 6
Views: 1600

I (a Brit) went with my Brazilian Fiance to the Rio consulate in 2006, for a fiancee visa, but there was no point in me being there. I was immaterial to the process. The application form and money had to be handed over through a thick glass screen to a Brazilian employee of the consulate. There was ...
by quixote44
Wed Dec 06, 2006 1:47 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Evidence. Are copies submissable?
Replies: 3
Views: 1137

For a visa application outside of the UK, a UK solicitor can certify that copies match the original (as long as take them a copy and the original !). Make sure they sign, date and apply their company stamp to each sheet copied and also state it's a true copy of the original. But you obviously have t...
by quixote44
Mon Dec 04, 2006 4:46 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: New Requirement for ILR
Replies: 26
Views: 7458

My pregnant wife has just got FLR and so we'll be applying for ILR in about 2 years time. Her English is not great and she recently had to postpone an intensive English course until January due to felling dreadful as a result of a pregnancy. There is a chance she won't be able to attend much of the ...
by quixote44
Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:43 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Settlement visa waiting times in Rio / Brazil ?
Replies: 1
Views: 884

I'm now in a position to answer my own question, so I post it here just incase the information could be of use to someone else. My fiancee was called exactly 7 weeks and one day after making the application. She was told the visa was granted and she went straight there that day to pick it up. So the...
by quixote44
Wed Apr 05, 2006 7:43 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Settlement visa waiting times in Rio / Brazil ?
Replies: 1
Views: 884

Settlement visa waiting times in Rio / Brazil ?

Hello, At the start of March 2006 we were quoted 6 to 8 weeks for a fiance visa (VAF2) to be processed.

Has anyone any recent experience of getting a settlement visa in Rio ? Are their estimates accurate ?

Thanks
by quixote44
Wed Apr 05, 2006 7:39 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Is having sponsored before a problem ?
Replies: 0
Views: 657

Is having sponsored before a problem ?

10 years I ago I met and (too) rapidly married a Colombian. I sponsored her to come to the UK. She stayed in the UK for 2 weeks, had something akin to a nervous breakdown and went back to Colombia, never to return. As soon as we could we got divorced (8 years ago now). Total disaster ! I am now bles...
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