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by mick_c
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: **NEW** FLR(M) - TIMELINES ONLY
Replies: 588
Views: 166209

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

FLR(M) first extension for wife Application Submitted on : 23/10/18 Postal or In Person Application : Online Payment taken: 23/10/18 Biometrics Enrolled : 25/10/18 Documents received by UKVI: 26/10/18 Acknowledgement Received: 28/11/18 Additional Documents Requested on (if any):NONE Date of Decision...
by mick_c
Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Applying for 'Family of a settled person' visa from USA
Replies: 39
Views: 946

Re: Applying for 'Family of a settled person' visa from USA

Sorry, I wasn't clear. You only pay VSF, but then take everything to a UPS store, as VSF use UPS as a subcontractor.
by mick_c
Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Applying for 'Family of a settled person' visa from USA
Replies: 39
Views: 946

Re: Applying for 'Family of a settled person' visa from USA

Ah yes, the courier arrangement is a little confusing. You can choose between paying VFS for shipping in both directions, or paying them just to return your documents. We went with both ways, so that all of the dates were in the Home Office system and we could prove that we mailed the documents on t...
by mick_c
Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Applying for 'Family of a settled person' visa from USA
Replies: 39
Views: 946

Re: Applying for 'Family of a settled person' visa from USA

Ah, okay. The guidance sheet given out at the biometrics appointment (in Washington, DC) was dated November 2013 and said that we had two weeks.
by mick_c
Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Applying for 'Family of a settled person' visa from USA
Replies: 39
Views: 946

Re: Applying for 'Family of a settled person' visa from USA

She needs to send all docs from the US within 5 days of her biometric appointment. I would certify the copy of your passport (though not sure if this is required) as it is not a British passport. This can be done at a post office. Make sure your wife includes info of maintaining regular contact wit...
by mick_c
Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Applying for 'Family of a settled person' visa from USA
Replies: 39
Views: 946

Re: Applying for 'Family of a settled person' visa from USA

And.... the visa arrived just now. Phew! Thank you all again for your help, you saved us from messing it up through inattention to detail!
by mick_c
Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Applying for 'Family of a settled person' visa from USA
Replies: 39
Views: 946

Re: Applying for 'Family of a settled person' visa from USA

After a desperate scramble to get all the paperwork together (including a signed letter confirming offer of accommodation from a friend in the UK), we sent off my wife's visa application on Monday morning, and it was received by Sheffield on Wednesday. Today (Friday), less than 48 hours after they r...
by mick_c
Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Applying for 'Family of a settled person' visa from USA
Replies: 39
Views: 946

Re: Applying for 'Family of a settled person' visa from USA

I spoke to my employer (the US government!) and they're putting together something now, along with an explanation that they don't provide pay slips. I'll give this to the UKVI, along with all of my bank statements and end of year tax forms and hope that this is enough for them. Thanks!
by mick_c
Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Applying for 'Family of a settled person' visa from USA
Replies: 39
Views: 946

Re: Applying for 'Family of a settled person' visa from USA

But the documents don't exist... This really is crazy. Thank you all again, I guess I'll need to do the best that I can.
by mick_c
Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Applying for 'Family of a settled person' visa from USA
Replies: 39
Views: 946

Re: Applying for 'Family of a settled person' visa from USA

Thank you all again, you've been far more helpful than the Home Office international enquiry service or guidance forms.

My job in the US doesn't actually provide pay slips, so I'm hoping that bank statements, a contract and my US tax forms (equivalent of P60) should suffice?
by mick_c
Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Applying for 'Family of a settled person' visa from USA
Replies: 39
Views: 946

Re: Applying for 'Family of a settled person' visa from USA

Yikes, okay, thanks. I'll get on that as well, then...
by mick_c
Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Applying for 'Family of a settled person' visa from USA
Replies: 39
Views: 946

Re: Applying for 'Family of a settled person' visa from USA

Thanks! I've filled in Appendix 2 - we both have contracts showing new (UK) jobs and current (US) jobs and we each meet the income requirement, so this should be enough without needing bank statements, etc. I'll get in touch with my friend today about getting a letter and evidence.
by mick_c
Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Applying for 'Family of a settled person' visa from USA
Replies: 39
Views: 946

Re: Applying for 'Family of a settled person' visa from USA

Thank you all for the information, especially about the sponsorship form - it wasn't clear at all that I did not need this. We do intend to settle, so it looks like Sheffield is the best place to send this. We have a friend sort of near where we are moving to who has an annex/basement apartment atta...
by mick_c
Mon Dec 28, 2015 4:02 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Applying for 'Family of a settled person' visa from USA
Replies: 39
Views: 946

Re: Applying for 'Family of a settled person' visa from USA

I have another question for your collective wisdom. The rules for family members state E-ECP.3.4. The applicant must provide evidence that there will be adequate accommodation, without recourse to public funds, for the family, including other family members who are not included in the application bu...
by mick_c
Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:04 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Applying for 'Family of a settled person' visa from USA
Replies: 39
Views: 946

Applying for 'Family of a settled person' visa from USA

Hey folks, I was directed here by a friend on Twitter, and hopefully you can give some guidance as the Home Office International Enquiry service is worse than useless, and the people just copy&paste information from the Home Office website instead of actually answering queries. I'm a British citizen...
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