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by gorajim
Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4885
Views: 1219369

My OCI final timelines.

My final timelines: Date of Acknowledgement: 10 Mar 2011 (in person). Photo/Signature scanned: 11 Mar 2011 Registration Status: Granted: 11 Mar 2011 Documents Printing Status: 15 Mar 2011 Documents Dispatched: 23 Mar 2011 Docs Received at London: 24 Mar 2011 OCI Received: 25 Mar 2011 (in person) A c...
by gorajim
Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4885
Views: 1219369

OCI Timelines

My two pennies: Ever grateful for the wonderful knowledge, resources and suggestions I received from these forums. I believe there is more talent in these forums than 80% of the immigration agencies put together (another form of Pareto's 80-20!!). The following are my OCI timelines: Date of Acknowle...
by gorajim
Mon May 03, 2010 7:34 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Child born to Parents having ILR
Replies: 9
Views: 2591

Automatically British, as long as (s)he is born in the UK?
by gorajim
Fri May 15, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: How Long I can stay in same company after redundancy...
Replies: 4
Views: 1228

Technically, since you already applied for Tier 1, and you did that in good time (before your LTR expires), your stay in the UK is legal until you know of the status of the application.

If Tier 1 is rejected, as in NKSG's reply - 28 days.

Cheers.
by gorajim
Fri May 15, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: acknowledgment received : what is AN6?
Replies: 3
Views: 1681

6 yearsss?

Wild guess, though.
by gorajim
Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: ILR Success at PEO Croydon
Replies: 8
Views: 1921

I can't speak of personal experience, but I know there were others in the forum who wrote in that dependants need not be present under some circumstances:

http://www.immigrationboards.com/viewto ... ppointment


Hope this helps. Cheers.
by gorajim
Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: ILR Success at PEO Croydon
Replies: 8
Views: 1921

Hi, From what I observed with my appointment and with the others around me, I believe they will only let you in around the time of your appointment. So whenever you arrive, walk over to the security and let them know your appointment time... they are the best judge and if its time they'll let you in...
by gorajim
Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: ILR Success at PEO Croydon
Replies: 8
Views: 1921

ILR Success at PEO Croydon

Hi All, I've successfully applied for and received my ILR today at the PEO Croydon. My sincere Thanks! as usual to the members of the forum, who take precious time out of their lifestyles and dedicate it to the betterment of immigration knowledge and services in the UK. Thanks once again. In summary...
by gorajim
Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: british baby
Replies: 7
Views: 1670

Where the parents of a British Born child have never been married to each other, citizenship can only be derived from the mother... in your case, since the mother is non-British, the baby is not British.

When the mother acquires ILR, the baby can be registered as a citizen.

Cheers.
by gorajim
Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Can I count Business Visa period of ILR?
Replies: 2
Views: 925

Not if you are applying on the basis of Work Permit or HSMP or a combination of both. The minimum years of residence required is 5 years for any of the above - 5 years on a WP or a HSMP etc... However, when applying for ILR after 10 years of legal stay, I believe stay on a visitors visa counts, as i...
by gorajim
Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Subject Access Request
Replies: 6
Views: 1793

Hi, I sent the following documents with my application: 1. HO reference - in my case, this comprised copies of my original WP and HSMP approval letter. 2. Copy of Council Tax Invoice for current address proof. There is no written rule with regards documents to send. The info I sent was purely out of...
by gorajim
Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:39 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: ILR : How did HO known the days spent outside UK
Replies: 16
Views: 3524

Well, the onus is always on the applicant to tell the truth. When you sign section 10 (declaration), any false claims can amount to perjury and be used to your disadvantage. Also, note that the form also asks to list any convictions one may have had - to my mind, such questions are two-dimensional: ...
by gorajim
Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Is anyone sorry that they moved here?
Replies: 23
Views: 5018

Its like driving on the motorway... during one of those "phantom" traffic jams, you are not really certain which lane would end up fastest... You have the option of staying in your lane, or changing lanes... either way, the result of your outcome does not depend on where you have been, but on where ...
by gorajim
Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:06 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Can You Leave the Internat. Airport Terminal After Checkin?
Replies: 23
Views: 9832

Quite possible and "technically" allowed. However, most UK terminals have Arrivals and Departures on separate floors. So if you passed through security, it may be a bit complicated to find your way back to where you were. But certainly, if you speak to the "right" officers there, it should not be a ...
by gorajim
Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: ILR PEO apponintment..
Replies: 6
Views: 1885

Sorry mate, while I still believe dependants need NOT accompany you, I can't find that post anymore. It is best to call up the PEO office and confirm.

Cheers.
by gorajim
Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: ILR PEO apponintment..
Replies: 6
Views: 1885

I did read in one of the posts that dependants are not required to attend the ILR appointment.

I'll post you a link to that if I find it.

Cheers.
by gorajim
Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: How to do a Subject Access Request
Replies: 38
Views: 39671

I sent them a copy of my passport photo page, and address proof (council tax bill). Along with these, I quoted my original WP reference number and also sent them a copy of it. All that was to ensure they process my individual case and not a name-sake. However impossible it may seem, there could have...
by gorajim
Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:41 am
Forum: NOW LOCKED - UK Tier 1 (General) Dependent Visas - Pls Post in Immigration for Family Members sub forum
Topic: Council Tax Query
Replies: 1
Views: 730

Hiya, Your Council tax depends on various factors, like your House Band, costs of policing your area and a couple of other factors as mentioned in the Council Tax bill. My CT bill always has a breakup of the factors contributing to it. It does NOT, however, depend on the number of occupants in the h...
by gorajim
Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:34 am
Forum: NOW LOCKED - UK Tier 1 (General) Dependent Visas - Pls Post in Immigration for Family Members sub forum
Topic: Electronic Bank Statements (Proof of Earnings)
Replies: 3
Views: 1137

Hiya, The signed and stamped bank statements are sufficient. Couple this with your employer's statement and you have a strong case. Just make sure all the numbers all up. Your last return is important as well. Though it covers only part of the claim period, you can nevertheless send it across to com...
by gorajim
Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:19 am
Forum: NOW LOCKED - UK Tier 1 (General) Dependent Visas - Pls Post in Immigration for Family Members sub forum
Topic: FLR(HSMP)
Replies: 1
Views: 706

Hiya,

About £3K should do.

Reference number for FLR? You receive a letter from the HO confirming application / funds receipt. That should bear your appln. ref. no. as well.

Cheers.
by gorajim
Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:11 am
Forum: NOW LOCKED - UK Tier 1 (General) Dependent Visas - Pls Post in Immigration for Family Members sub forum
Topic: Earning from two countries
Replies: 8
Views: 1602

Hiya, Does you Indian payslip show the UK allowance? I used to be in a similar situation, but my Indian payslips always showed my UK allowance, so I had no issues. I received notional UK payslips but those were purely for tax purposes. I believe you should be in a position to show both you UK and In...
by gorajim
Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: NOW LOCKED - UK Tier 1 (General) Dependent Visas - Pls Post in Immigration for Family Members sub forum
Topic: QUERY ON HSMP APPLICATION
Replies: 2
Views: 778

Hiya,

It is straightforward:

Country of legal residence: Switzerland. Hence you will be assessed based on the respective Band for Switzerland (and not India).

Country where job based: India.
Country of 1st secondment: Suisse.

Cheers.
by gorajim
Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: NOW LOCKED - UK Tier 1 (General) Dependent Visas - Pls Post in Immigration for Family Members sub forum
Topic: QUERY ON HSMP APPLICATION
Replies: 2
Views: 778

Hiya,

It is straightforward:

Country of legal residence: Switzerland. Hence you will be assessed based on the respective Band for Switzerland (and not India).

Country where job based: India.
Country of 1st secondment: Suisse.

Cheers.
by gorajim
Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:50 pm
Forum: NOW LOCKED - UK Tier 1 (General) Dependent Visas - Pls Post in Immigration for Family Members sub forum
Topic: PLEASE HELP:-HSMP rejected--Age proof not considered
Replies: 7
Views: 2349

Hiya, IMHO, it is far easier to get a full driving licence in the UK, than to go back to India, get a Birth Certificate and then reapply. You say you have an Indian Licence - so I believe you can drive a car... If you apply for your DL now, you may even have your Full DL by the end of Feb. Not sayin...
by gorajim
Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:59 pm
Forum: NOW LOCKED - UK Tier 1 (General) Dependent Visas - Pls Post in Immigration for Family Members sub forum
Topic: Earning from two countries
Replies: 8
Views: 1602

Hiya, If you have lived 7 or more months in the UK, you can apply ONLY by claiming points against Band A. If you have lived 6 months each in India and the UK, prorate both salaries separately to 12 months, then determine points separately - India salary using Band D and UK salary using Band A. The p...
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