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by andyb123
Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: FLR(M) extension of existing spouse visa - no english pass
Replies: 23
Views: 6679

No one ever needed to call them after 6 months? On the phone they just play a message to say they won't talk to you until 6 months, same on the website, any way you try to make contact you just get a message to say you need to wait till 6 months before you make contact well it's been 6 months and I ...
by andyb123
Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: OLD FLR(M) waiting times Thread
Replies: 4381
Views: 717772

had all the letters, money taken, confirmations and done biometrics within 2 months of sending off

now been waiting another 4 so I'm a few days off the 6 month mark

very frustrating!
by andyb123
Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: FLR(M) extension of existing spouse visa - no english pass
Replies: 23
Views: 6679

ok guys, bit of an update - we got everything off ok for the extension as time was running out to get the ILR test pass that was 6 months ago I've tried the website and the enquiry line and they just keep telling you they won't respond before 6 months and there is no option on the website and on the...
by andyb123
Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: FLR(M) extension of existing spouse visa - no english pass
Replies: 23
Views: 6679

great news that she has passed the A1 test. Taking an ESOL course with citizenship was going to be my other suggestion but I didn't want to confuse you with it if you didn't have sufficient time. Given that you will need to pay an additional application fee to apply for FLR(M) perhaps it is worth i...
by andyb123
Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: FLR(M) extension of existing spouse visa - no english pass
Replies: 23
Views: 6679

right, missus has passed the A1 (hardly surprising), and they say the certificate normally takes 7-10 days, so hopefully will have the certificate in time for FLR(M) we'll keep trying for the KOL and when she passes we'll have another look at our options for getting ILR I'm trying to get her to reta...
by andyb123
Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: FLR(M) extension of existing spouse visa - no english pass
Replies: 23
Views: 6679

Casa wrote:Your wife may find the Life in the UK test easier by listening to the questions through head phones, while reading from the screen...if she hasn't already tried this.
thank you, but I'm pretty sure she's doing this already
by andyb123
Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: FLR(M) extension of existing spouse visa - no english pass
Replies: 23
Views: 6679

are you talking about A1 or Life in the UK now, you seem to be talking about both interchangably. I would advice to apply in time and send the certificate after. the A1 now, she hasn't passed the LUK, so as a fall back we're taking the A1 test as well which she will definitely pass, however it take...
by andyb123
Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: FLR(M) extension of existing spouse visa - no english pass
Replies: 23
Views: 6679

scratch that, called them and they all now say 4-6 weeks to get the certificate, so it is completely impossible for us to have an A1 certificate AND apply before the end of her visa we are completely screwed should we go do the test anyway and just hope they let us send in the certificate later? not...
by andyb123
Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: FLR(M) extension of existing spouse visa - no english pass
Replies: 23
Views: 6679

well, she failed her Life in the UK test again yesterday, missed the pass mark by 1 question yet again, I've now called 3 UK test centers and the "best" candidate issues certificates in 1-3 weeks, which means a trip in to central london on saturday and then crossed fingers they issue the certificate...
by andyb123
Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: child born out side
Replies: 5
Views: 732

Yes, as a british citizen you can register your child as a british citizen, you will need to contact your nearest embassy;

http://ukiniraq.fco.gov.uk/en/help-for- ... nationals/

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/briti ... ornabroad/
by andyb123
Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: FLR(M) extension of existing spouse visa - no english pass
Replies: 23
Views: 6679

FLR(M) extension of existing spouse visa - no english pass

Hi guys, I wonder if anyone can offer any advice or support. My wife came to the UK on a fiance visa, we married and then got a 2 year spouse visa which is coming up for renewal. We were hoping to apply for ILR however she hasn't passed her life in the UK test (missed out by 1 point 2 weeks ago). It...
by andyb123
Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Sponsorship Undertaking Form
Replies: 10
Views: 5593

if it's a genuine application, why would there be any discrepencies?
by andyb123
Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Applicant's birth certificate
Replies: 7
Views: 1672

you can explain in a covering letter why you don't have this, quite how the ECO will look on this i can't say, it probably depends on what mood they are in the day they look at your application
by andyb123
Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Applicant's birth certificate
Replies: 7
Views: 1672

Yes, in a lot of countries that is true and after looking at the embassy website in uganda they link to this which also it looks like you do need to provide a birth certificate (from bitter experience, most if not all BHC's also require a certified english translation of any documents not originally...
by andyb123
Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: travelling without ID card
Replies: 18
Views: 3208

well if you too are saying you ARE immigrations officers, why don't you answer the OP about wether he should worry about getting his replacment ID card BEFORE he trys to re-enter the UK? FFS, what is wrong with you??? Just because we indicated that there is a possibility that there are some IOs on ...
by andyb123
Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Sponsorship Undertaking Form
Replies: 10
Views: 5593

regarding sponsorship undertaking form; you can download this form, print it, sign it and send it it doesn't need to be certified by a solicitor it's a 2 minute job so why not include it as a matter of course? I took the shotgun approach to my application and submitted every item of paperwork i foun...
by andyb123
Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: PEO VS POSTAL APPLICATION
Replies: 5
Views: 1577

same day premium appointments are for "straight forward" cases only, which allow them to be completed on the day I can only assume then that there are enough "not straight forward" cases being made by post that there is insufficient capacity in the system and that that's just how long it takes for t...
by andyb123
Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: travelling without ID card
Replies: 18
Views: 3208

UKBAbble wrote:
Rozen wrote:
andyb123 wrote:no one here is an immigrations officer
I wouldn't be too sure about that! :wink:
Quite right!!
well if you too are saying you ARE immigrations officers, why don't you answer the OP about wether he should worry about getting his replacment ID card BEFORE he trys to re-enter the UK?
by andyb123
Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: travelling without ID card
Replies: 18
Views: 3208

i would probably say that if they let you out of the country without any questions about your id card and you have a biometric passport and you don't require a visa to enter the UK, they probably won't ask you for your ID card when you come back however I also doubt that anyone on this forum will kn...
by andyb123
Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: travelling without ID card
Replies: 18
Views: 3208

according to the UKBA website; If the holder of an identity card for foreign nationals travels outside the UK during their time here, they must show the card together with their national passport at the port or airport when they leave the UK . They must also show their card and passport at any overs...
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