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by ukguyinlondon
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Settlement Visa Applications - INDIA TIMELINES ONLY
Replies: 646
Views: 203809

Re: Settlement Visa Applications - INDIA TIMELINES ONLY

[Update - Approval] - almost after 6 months Spouse settlement visa - for Wife and 2 kids Application and documents submitted & biometrics enrolled at: 20th March 2017 VFS Bangalore Application forwarded to SHEFFIELD on: 21st March 2017 (email) email stating application being prepared for assessment ...
by ukguyinlondon
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Immigration Health Surcharge - Exempt for child under 18?
Replies: 9
Views: 3148

Re: Immigration Health Surcharge - Exempt for child under 18

So if they decide to refuse the visa then they won't ask for child IHS as it needs to be refunded in that case. Or do they ask anyway? Yes as far as I can think if they ask for IHS for kids then it seems like a positive move. Interestingly one user got request for IHS for one of his kids and not th...
by ukguyinlondon
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Immigration Health Surcharge - Exempt for child under 18?
Replies: 9
Views: 3148

Re: Immigration Health Surcharge - Exempt for child under 18

Hi Londonguy for non-priority it looks like they are taking a minimum of 3 months to get back (from date of biometrics) Re IHS for kids - I have seen some cases where after 3 months a 'not straightforward' email is sent and then within a week or so request for IHS for kids is made by UKVI... But i g...
by ukguyinlondon
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: uk spouse visa on hold :(
Replies: 593
Views: 88484

Re: uk spouse visa on hold :(

Hi Dear after paying IHS of your kids , have you got visa or any update please share Hi Bahadar It wasn't me who got the IHS request. It was user madhu_zoom - they got the not straightforward email and then after 2 days request for IHS for the 2 kids... I am not sure what happened after that - I ha...
by ukguyinlondon
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: uk spouse visa on hold :(
Replies: 593
Views: 88484

Re: uk spouse visa on hold :(

yesterday (21st June 17) almost after 3 months we received an email stating: case not straightforward biometrics was on 21st March (for wife and 2 kids) Salary wise double the requirement.. plus other bits were straightforward (i think!) so not very sure about case not straightforward bit - yes last...
by ukguyinlondon
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Settlement Visa Applications - INDIA TIMELINES ONLY
Replies: 646
Views: 203809

Re: Settlement Visa Applications - INDIA TIMELINES ONLY

[Update] - almost after 3 months Spouse settlement visa - for Wife and 2 kids Application and documents submitted & biometrics enrolled at: 20th March 2017 VFS Bangalore Application forwarded to SHEFFIELD on: 21st March 2017 (email) email stating application being prepared for assessment and that Su...
by ukguyinlondon
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Settlement Visa Applications - INDIA TIMELINES ONLY
Replies: 646
Views: 203809

Re: Settlement Visa Applications - INDIA TIMELINES ONLY

[Update] - 10 days after submission Spouse settlement visa - for Wife and 2 kids Application and documents submitted & biometrics enrolled at : 20th March 2017 VFS Bangalore Application forwarded to SHEFFIELD on : 21st March 2017 (email) email stating application being prepared for assessment and t...
by ukguyinlondon
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Settlement Visa Applications - INDIA TIMELINES ONLY
Replies: 646
Views: 203809

Re: Settlement Visa Applications - INDIA TIMELINES ONLY

Spouse settlement visa - for Wife and 2 kids Application and documents submitted & biometrics enrolled at: 20th March 2017 VFS Bangalore Application forwarded to SHEFFIELD on: 21st March 2017 (email) email stating application being prepared for assessment and that Supporting Docs should be sent to S...
by ukguyinlondon
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Spouse Visa Processing Time & Request for Return of Passport
Replies: 20
Views: 20798

Re: Spouse Visa Processing Time & Request for Return of Pass

Hi Sidney Hope it all goes well. I came across this link - https://www.gov.uk/visa-documents-returned Not sure if it applies to your situation also. But it was interesting to note that after application, submission etc there is room to apply for priority service by paying 400... Anyways - all the be...
by ukguyinlondon
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: No Surname in Indian Passport - British Passport Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 3295

Re: No Surname in Indian Passport - British Passport Issue

Hi tier1ilr Some thoughts - 1. >>Now, its been over 2 weeks, I haven't heard anything from Passport Office. you can always call then and check status - i won't be surprise if different offices have slightly different procedures for this particular issue 2. >>If they don't ask any questions and direc...
by ukguyinlondon
Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Spouse Visa
Replies: 11
Views: 729

Re: Spouse Visa

thanks Sanvij and others - I am (now a BC) likewise looking to apply for my wife + 2 kids who are in India.
so this summary helps
by ukguyinlondon
Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: No Surname in Indian Passport - British Passport Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 3295

Re: No Surname in Indian Passport - British Passport Issue

1. I did make a note in the additional notes section to highlight the fact that previous name has no surname and current name has a surname - But perhaps by default they would provide those words anyways - but you can always put an additional note - no harm 2. I used only one witness - a normal witn...
by ukguyinlondon
Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: No Given Names on British Passport
Replies: 16
Views: 8127

Re: No Given Names on British Passport

Hi Please check http://www.immigrationboards.com/british-citizenship/no-surname-in-indian-passport-british-passport-issue-t210360.html#p1357045 >>Also if i go with deed poll route then what should i put as my old name ? - Put your full name in the old forename field (with a space between two names) ...
by ukguyinlondon
Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: No Surname in Indian Passport - British Passport Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 3295

Re: No Surname in Indian Passport - British Passport Issue

Hi This is how it appears on the deed poll certificate: "I absolutely renounce and abandon the use of my former name Mike Khan and assume, adopt... from the date hereof the forename of Mike and the surname of KHAN in substitution for my former single name of Mike Khan" "I shall at all times hereafte...
by ukguyinlondon
Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 7233
Views: 981489

Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Method of application: Post office Check and Send - London Date of application: 18th April Date application received by IPS: 20th April Location of IPS Office involved: Belfast Date of return of documents: Last week of May Date of receipt of interview letter: Last Week of May Date of Passport Appoin...
by ukguyinlondon
Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: No Surname in Indian Passport - British Passport Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 3295

No Surname in Indian Passport - British Passport Issue

Hello All I have now received my first British Passport – Thought of sharing the experience I went through I will refer - Indian Passport as IP British Passport as BP Note: Focus is on Name aspect as for me that was the key challenge as my IP had no surname and only forename – The forename had two n...
by ukguyinlondon
Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: No Given Names on British Passport
Replies: 16
Views: 8127

Re: No Given Names on British Passport

Hi Shibu I had a somewhat similar situation - Managed to get a solution - I will be creating a separate post detailing what I did - hopefully by today or tmw latest. In the meanwhile can I ask - 1) assuming you had indian passport was it the case that you had no surname in it - and only 2 names in t...
by ukguyinlondon
Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: spouse visa-Indian-applying from Dubai
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: spouse visa-Indian-applying from Dubai

Many thanks Casa - Will plan accordingly.
by ukguyinlondon
Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: spouse visa-Indian-applying from Dubai
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: spouse visa-Indian-applying from Dubai

Hello - Apologies for the delay in replying back.. Yes they are on visit visa which can be extended to 3 months (without much hassle) - my father in law is based there... Can it be confirmed please that she is unable to apply for the spouse visa from dubai? bcoz if she can it would make it so easier...
by ukguyinlondon
Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 11418
Views: 2335460

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Application Timeline (updated) (approved) (ceremony booked) (note the dates) Eligibility criteria: 5yr ( Tier1 General) + 1yr ILR Nationality; Indian Method of application: NCS Hounslow Language Criteria: Life in the UK +Proven at the time of ILR. Date of application: 08/02/2016 Date of debit of fe...
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