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by patrickmacgill
Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:35 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Point system for citizenship???
Replies: 21
Views: 7563

I read that these proposals will include EU migrants, even ones in the country for a couple of months. I'm sure these volunteering schemes and " good citizen" contracts will all be accompanied by a hefty fee that will double every two or three years ( see visa fees). Hopefully these volunteering sch...
by patrickmacgill
Thu May 31, 2007 3:11 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Fiance Visa
Replies: 8
Views: 2393

Alright, let's sort this out bit by bit. Firstly, I realize flights to Australia are expensive, but I can't urge you enough to go to the interview with her. My fiance flew to New York for a visit that coincided with my interview and it made the process so much smoother. The guy had hardly any questi...
by patrickmacgill
Thu May 31, 2007 2:47 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Difference Between Fiance and spouse visa
Replies: 3
Views: 1671

Consideration for what is my question. A fiance visa is what you need if you plan to move to the U.K. to marry someone. You can't show up and get married in the U.K. without it. A spousal visa is achieved one of two ways. 1. If you're already married to a British citizen and living outside the count...
by patrickmacgill
Tue May 29, 2007 8:34 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: PEO Appointments?
Replies: 3
Views: 1526

Thanks for the info. I thought it might be easier to ask someone in here who's been through the process.
by patrickmacgill
Fri May 25, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: fly to NZ from UK for partners interview?
Replies: 2
Views: 727

It does help to be there. Mine flew to New York for my interview and it made things go a lot smoother. I guess the question is: How bad do you want to ensure he gets his visa?
by patrickmacgill
Thu May 24, 2007 3:42 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: fiance visa/interview/ routine checksfrom ECO
Replies: 13
Views: 3173

Firstly let me say I'm sorry to hear about the Visa situation. I just survived the fiance visa process myself. What really helped us above all else was that my fiance flew to New York to attend my interview. There was no doubt therefore that we were together and that our relationship was genuine. Wh...
by patrickmacgill
Thu May 24, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: PEO Appointments?
Replies: 3
Views: 1526

PEO Appointments?

When converting your visa to an FLR or ILR via the "premium service" at a PEO, does anyone know how far in advance you need to make an appointment? Can I call and make an appointment for a specific day at a specific time well in advance? Or is it like the Consulate Visa interviews where they only op...
by patrickmacgill
Wed May 23, 2007 3:30 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: embassy interview
Replies: 1
Views: 1007

The best thing to do is go with her. My fiance came with me to my interview and they got all the information they needed from her passport. Plus its hard to question the validity of a relationship when one of you flies overseas just to attend a visa interview. Our interview last no more then five mi...
by patrickmacgill
Wed May 23, 2007 3:25 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: abc
Replies: 117
Views: 32966

Look I feel bad for these people and I agree they do need some sort of help. But during the course of my LEGAL immigration to the UK I will shell out the best part of 1800-2000 quid just for the right to live and work in the UK on a more permanent basis with my British wife. Why should anyone get a ...
by patrickmacgill
Wed May 23, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Entering within 28 days?
Replies: 3
Views: 1143

Thanks for the quick response. Yeah I've always been under the impression that as long as we've registered the marriage in person at the respective UK registry 14 days before the wedding, all is good. I found the information on ukvisas.gov.uk "Please check your visa when you get it. You should make ...
by patrickmacgill
Wed May 23, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Fiance application
Replies: 10
Views: 3070

When I applied for a fiance visa I found that the process is made so much easier if your partner is with you. I know it might be expensive for you/her to fly to the point of application, but trust me its worth it. My British partner came with me to the interview and it made the process so much smoot...
by patrickmacgill
Wed May 23, 2007 3:02 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Entering within 28 days?
Replies: 3
Views: 1143

Entering within 28 days?

Hi. I got a fiance visa in April 13, good for six months from the date of the applicaiton approval to marry my partner in August. I wasn't planning to join my partner until late June but this morning I read online that people on spousal or fiance visas are expected to enter the UK within 28 days of ...
by patrickmacgill
Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:16 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Fiance Visa -FLR Questions
Replies: 0
Views: 628

Fiance Visa -FLR Questions

Hello all. I'm an American marrying a nice English girl and we're going to live in the U.K. A couple of questions: Once we're married, on average how long does it take to convert a Fiance Visa to an FLR by mail? If I want to do the switchover in person where do I have to go? Is the only place in Lon...
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