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by Idea
Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: seeking employment in electrical field...HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 4107

mulderpf wrote:What's with the sudden interest in this post? It's been almost three months since the OP posted his message.
So do we have to explain the motives for posting ? …Just a random post. obviously of interest to the OP as he has responded this week
by Idea
Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: seeking employment in electrical field...HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 4107

OP My understanding is services sector is doing better than manufacturing, maybe you should try to widen your net and be open to other sectors. The first job in the UK i settled for one step lower and also not 'bang on' in my field of experience. but i used it as a platform to get to a role of my ch...
by Idea
Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: seeking employment in electrical field...HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 4107

double post.
by Idea
Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: seeking employment in electrical field...HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 4107

maverickstoned I'm in the Mechanical Engg. field and based on my experience I would say English or CV presentation cannot be a stumbling block in getting a job interview. Unless you want to be an editor with Guardian, people dont really care about the grammar - provided u have the technical skills a...
by Idea
Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4927
Views: 1227259

Applied in person at Edinburgh HCI on 09/09/2011
Acknowledged on 02/11/2011
Photos/Signature scanned on 02/11/2011
Granted on 02/11/2011
Printed on -
Dispatched on
Received at HCI, Edinburgh -
Collected -
by Idea
Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: OCI acknowledgement problems.
Replies: 9
Views: 3099

Re: OCI acknowledgement problems.

I have applied for OCI on 30th Sept and have not received any acknowledgement. I cannot see any confirmation on the web status finder too. The trouble is, I created an online application which I discarded as it had some errors., and then I filled in another registration application which I used to ...
by Idea
Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4927
Views: 1227259

Anyone applied at Edinburgh recently

I made my OCI application at Edinburgh Inidan Consulate on 9 Sep 11. (based on my previous Indian citizenship) I have been checking online and up untill today it has not even been acknowledged. From the timelines here i find some have applied a week later and got the appln. approved. Is there any ph...
by Idea
Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:37 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4927
Views: 1227259

My OCI Timeline Posted Special Del on - 11 August 2011 documents received by HCI - 12th august 2011 Date Of Acknowledgment(from online tracking): 19th August 2011 Photo/Signature at Mission Scanned On 19th-AUG-2011 Registration Status at Mission : 23rd Aug 2011 Documents Printing Status PRINTED On:...
by Idea
Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:44 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Delay in Getting Indian Visa
Replies: 0
Views: 734

Delay in Getting Indian Visa

I applied at the edinburgh VFS for an entry visa to India on 06.06.11 I had applied for the surrender certificate the same day at was told at the counter that it can be done. Received the SC on 14.06.11 but still waiting for the visa. The VFS application tracker has the standard msg. and when i phon...
by Idea
Sat May 28, 2011 11:37 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Brother supporting Fiancee Visa ok?
Replies: 35
Views: 3669

" Quote "One could be simply sending her back to her country if the husband cannot pay her bills" Your idea for an alternative method for the UKBA doesn't sound very compassionate does it? compassionate or not but I think it would be pretty good. Also I do not understand that "she must have £120 w...
by Idea
Fri May 27, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Permanent or contract job
Replies: 30
Views: 11192

I'm reminded of my boss (just so I don’t use any other title) early in my career while discussing about my job promotion, he said …"you can call yourself a manager if you want, I don’t mind, but will it make you one ?" End of the day all job titles and classifications does not mean much as the...
by Idea
Fri May 27, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Permanent or contract job
Replies: 30
Views: 11192

I am a contractor and would I agree with the 'one trick pony' statement ?- no. again based on my experience, I don’t find a big difference in the role contractors and permie perform, except the managerial stuff which the employer wants limit to staff people as co. policy. again saying staff are mo...
by Idea
Fri May 13, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: I ll give up (visitor visa)...
Replies: 19
Views: 2757

jp70 If you ask questions about the rules (clarifications/interpretation of the rules etc.)someone may help - But you are questioning the rules which nobody here made…so would not be able to help. If UKBA says you need £xxx pounds in the bank -it’s a rule …if you are ready to follow it you m...
by Idea
Thu May 12, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: I ll give up (visitor visa)...
Replies: 19
Views: 2757

jp70 If you ask questions about the rules (clarifications/interpretation of the rules etc.)someone may help - But you are questioning the rules which nobody here made…so would not be able to help. If UKBA says you need £xxx pounds in the bank -it’s a rule …if you are ready to follow it you ma...
by Idea
Thu May 12, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: I ll give up (visitor visa)...
Replies: 19
Views: 2757

Bring Wanderer Back ! - Only he can reply to this post
by Idea
Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Autocad job market
Replies: 10
Views: 4709

Bearuk In addtion to the points in other posts... while I appreciate your flexibility to start from a role lower to your qualifications, i feel you have to change your mindset in approaching the jobs you're looking for. Its like someone saying i'm looking for an excel job or SAP job. For drafting jo...
by Idea
Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Autocad job market
Replies: 10
Views: 4709

It’s a bit strange to find someone with a Masters looking for 'AutoCAD job'. AutoCAD is a drafting tool used In many industries in many disciplines. and its mainly for people with HNC, HND experience in in the uk. It would be rare to find a engineering degree holder working as mainly a autocad dra...
by Idea
Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Salary for Mech Engineer
Replies: 14
Views: 7350

wow that was harsh! But it has a valid point...I'm a Mech. Engr working towards CEng. with over 15 yrs exp. - let me tell you...CEng does not mean more money!! First the co. looks at what skills you bring..CEng can speed up you promotions, take up mgmt positions, and it helps the co. to project u t...
by Idea
Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: MN1 form for child born outside the UK
Replies: 7
Views: 3272

vinny wrote:sushdmehta was referring to section 3(1) of the BNA1981, not section 3.1 of the form MN1.
thanks for the reply...but the legal speak of the BN act is above me...
in the form is it required to fill section 3.1?
by Idea
Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:55 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: MN1 form for child born outside the UK
Replies: 7
Views: 3272

Minors do not apply for naturalisation but for registration as British citizen . In this case (child born abroad), registration is subject to discretion under ( section 3(1) ). regards I had the doubt since section 3.1 of the application MN1 says that its for children of parent of British citizen b...
by Idea
Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: MN1 form for child born outside the UK
Replies: 7
Views: 3272

MN1 form for child born outside the UK

For a child born outside the UK, living in the uk for last 5 yrs
one of the parents a naturalised citizen (child and other parent on ILR)

while applying for naturalisation, the applicable section of the nationality act is section 3(5) - Is this correct?
by Idea
Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Document proof for BC
Replies: 1
Views: 702

Document proof for BC

I plan to apply for my wife's naturalisation after my citizenship ceremony. as a spouse of BC I do not have a birth certificate. Since after the naturalisation I become British irrespective of whether i hold a passport or not can i use the passport of my country of origin as a supporting document al...
by Idea
Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Advice on filling form AN for naturalisation
Replies: 1471
Views: 327116

Re: Question on AN form supporting documents

I plan to apply for wife's naturalisation just after my citizenship ceremony, i.e before getting my British Passport - (on the basis of 3yrs stay as a spouse of British citizen...) supporting document for Section 6. (On page 15 of the application) says, Husband's passport or birth certificate AND M...
by Idea
Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Advice on filling form AN for naturalisation
Replies: 1471
Views: 327116

Question on AN form supporting documents

I plan to apply for wife's naturalisation just after my citizenship ceremony, i.e before getting my British Passport - (on the basis of 3yrs stay as a spouse of British citizen...) supporting document for Section 6. (On page 15 of the application) says, Husband's passport or birth certificate AND Ma...
by Idea
Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:03 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: TIMELINE AFTER NATURALISATION APPLICATION SUBMISSION
Replies: 7793
Views: 2075789

Updated Timeline: Criteria: 4 yrs HSMP + 1 yr ILR (myself only) Date of submission: 20th Dec 2010 Date reached HO: 21 Dec2010 Date of Debit Card deduction: 6th Jan11 Date of receipt of acknowledgment letter: 12.01.11(dtd. 06.1.11) Date of receipt of approval letter: 24.01.11(dtd. 17.01.11) Date of c...
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