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by bookerw100
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Portugal visa for wife of British citizen
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Portugal visa for wife of British citizen

HI

my wife has UK spouse visa. I am BC.

We would like to go to Portugal for a holiday.

Can we apply directly via embassy so we can avoid VFS? cant' stand them!
by bookerw100
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Applying for Naturalization on same day
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: Applying for Naturalization on same day

Yes, make sure you were also physically present in the UK on the same date at the start of the 5 year qualifying period. I am in UK for more then 10 years, I applied and received TIer 2 from UK as well... so nothing to worry about in terms of 5 years I guess ? Thank you for prompt reply ! I think w...
by bookerw100
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4665
Views: 1093025

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Many thanks for the response. I have another query. I got married last year but I didnt update my Indian passport before surrendering and the space for spouse name is blank. Now for OCI card, they are asking details of spouse. Will it be an issue as the surrendered passport doesn't have any spouse ...
by bookerw100
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4665
Views: 1093025

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Many thanks for the response. I have another query. I got married last year but I didnt update my Indian passport before surrendering and the space for spouse name is blank. Now for OCI card, they are asking details of spouse. Will it be an issue as the surrendered passport doesn't have any spouse l...
by bookerw100
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4665
Views: 1093025

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

hello I am applying for a new OCI. Am I reading it right that amongst other documents, you also have to supply one of these? I already have a surrender certificate. Domicile certificate (in original) OR Original Birth Certificate issued from Indian Municipality OR School Leaving Certificate (in ori...
by bookerw100
Fri May 31, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4665
Views: 1093025

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

hello I am applying for a new OCI. Am I reading it right that amongst other documents, you also have to supply one of these? I already have a surrender certificate. Domicile certificate (in original) OR Original Birth Certificate issued from Indian Municipality OR School Leaving Certificate (in orig...
by bookerw100
Thu May 30, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: PLEASE HELP :/ Refused Parent of a UK Child Visa
Replies: 40
Views: 2243

Re: PLEASE HELP :/ Refused Parent of a UK Child Visa

Did you get more evidence of how you will be involved in your child's day to day upbringing, in the previous rejection they have mentioned lack of clarity on that as one of the reasons. Make sure you include something that shows definitive plans of you upbringing your child along with the mother.
by bookerw100
Tue May 28, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Tourist Visa Funds
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Re: Tourist Visa Funds

Also he does own two properties back home, maybe its worth showing evidence of this too?
by bookerw100
Mon May 27, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Tourist Visa Funds
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Tourist Visa Funds

Hi My brother is going to be applying for a tourist Visa to visit me for about 10 days. I was wondering how much money and how many months' bank statements does he need to show. Also is it worth me writing a letter that I will bre supporting his expenses fully while he is here which is actually true...
by bookerw100
Fri May 24, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Interview - First Adult Passport after Naturalization
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Re: Interview - First Adult Passport after Naturalization

guru1s wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 8:32 am
Hi,

I have received my first passport after naturalisation a few weeks ago and I have not had to attend the interview.
Ditto for me, no interview
by bookerw100
Tue May 21, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Travel documentation options (limbo between citizenship ceremony and British Passport)
Replies: 9
Views: 449

Re: Travel documentation options (limbo between citizenship ceremony and British Passport)

Zimba wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 12:20 pm
When you apply for your first British passport, you need to send your current passport to them which they will return to you later. I am not sure how you are saying you can travel as you will have no passports
I assumed OP has not submitted documents yet..if this is incorrect then apologies.
by bookerw100
Mon May 20, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Travel documentation options (limbo between citizenship ceremony and British Passport)
Replies: 9
Views: 449

Re: Travel documentation options (limbo between citizenship ceremony and British Passport)

I was in a similar position, if you ring the HMPO office directly rather than the call centre mailine they are generally much more helpful. Just google the particular office's number and speak to them. Even though they say 6 weeks when I rang them , i had BP within 2 working days of calling them, al...
by bookerw100
Thu May 16, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Travelling to US while citizenship application is in process for a Minor
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Travelling to US while citizenship application is in process for a Minor

Thank you for your prompt and very detailed response, much appreciated! I tried UKBA helpline again and have been told to contact Immigration advisors as they are not sure if Indian citizenship stands canceled as soon as nationality certificate is issued - mainly because India does not support dual...
by bookerw100
Thu May 16, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Travelling to US while citizenship application is in process for a Minor
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Travelling to US while citizenship application is in process for a Minor

Hi All, I appreciate this question has been answered several times on this forum, but my query is more specific to the application for a minor (4-year-old) who will not actually have any naturalization process. So basically, I made an application for my 4-year-old daughter for British Citizenship u...
by bookerw100
Fri May 10, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalisation Application- Sopra Steria appointment at Croydon
Replies: 17
Views: 658

Re: Naturalisation Application- Sopra Steria appointment at Croydon

feri_2017 wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 3:55 pm
hamalt66 wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 3:24 pm


They all knew what they were doing, very welcoming and polite. That's something we don't hear very often :p
by bookerw100
Fri May 10, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Referees - Engineer(with Professional Qualification)
Replies: 10
Views: 281

Re: Referees - Engineer(with Professional Qualification)

Dear Experts, I am planning to apply for citizenship. I was looking at Referee part. I have seen questions in the forum about Referees but could not find similar ones or I might have missed during my search. Q. I am looking for Engineer (With professional qualifications) part of List of acceptable ...
by bookerw100
Fri May 10, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Referees - Engineer(with Professional Qualification)
Replies: 10
Views: 281

Re: Referees - Engineer(with Professional Qualification)

I also used two engineers and I wrote in this format

Engineer (IMeche accredited)
Engineer (IET accredited)

I wrote Professional Colleague for both.

my application was accepted.
by bookerw100
Fri May 10, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: UKVCAS: Free appointments - do they exist?
Replies: 8
Views: 1159

Re: UKVCAS: Free appointments - do they exist?

I tried calling on 0330 123 1199 as I am perhaps not wealthy enough to pay £2.50/min for the premium rate telephone number (0900 165 6600) and I could not find any free appointments online. After 35 minutes on hold, still no human in sight. Does anyone know how you can realistically get a free appo...
by bookerw100
Wed May 08, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: First UK passport application. Unclear what documents they want?
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: First UK passport application. Unclear what documents they want?

You have to only submit the current foreign passport. Any expired passport that she used to enter the UK does not need to be submitted. She will be without a travel document during this duration so I won't make any travel plans. Thanks. Although would you agree the language they use is ambiguous. I...
by bookerw100
Wed May 08, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: First UK passport application. Unclear what documents they want?
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: First UK passport application. Unclear what documents they want?

skyscraper101 wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 10:03 am


3. Any passports from other countries that haven’t expired - other to which country? The UK? Brazil? Typically it's not clear.


Thanks in advance.
This is for people with more than one nationality.
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