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by srrooms
Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Advice please - Settlement Spouse Visa
Replies: 10
Views: 2138

Hi John, Thanks for the info. I thought it did not sound correct adding child benefit as an income on my expenditures. If the visa granted is 27 months then do we need to show we have enough funds to last this length of time if neither of us have a job to go to when we arrive? If not how long for? R...
by srrooms
Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:22 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Advice please - Settlement Spouse Visa
Replies: 10
Views: 2138

Hi John, Thanks for the advice. So I do NOT add child benefit to the expenditures as an income. I would be able to claim in my own right for my children as the sponsor who is British? My wife will NOT be enititled to claim on behalf of the children that have British Birth certificates? By the way do...
by srrooms
Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:39 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Advice please - Settlement Spouse Visa
Replies: 10
Views: 2138

Hi John, Thanks for the great advice above. Much appreciated. Regarding Finances and Funds: I am a bit concerned that my wife's visa application will be harder to get because I as the husband and sponsor do not have a job to go to in the UK. Because I do not have a job to go to I thought adding an e...
by srrooms
Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:12 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Advice please - Settlement Spouse Visa
Replies: 10
Views: 2138

Thanks for your replies. John, so basically my wife applies for the spouse visa on the VAF4a settlement visa form. She then needs to say she would like the "KOL RQD" endorsement added to to the 27 month visa because we have been married over 4 years but lived ouside the UK. Is there anything else th...
by srrooms
Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:09 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Advice please - Settlement Spouse Visa
Replies: 10
Views: 2138

Advice please - Settlement Spouse Visa

Hi Folks, Firstly, I would like to thank everyone for all the information and advice on this forum. It certainly has made my planning for settling in the UK with my family a lot easier. A bit background before I start. I am a British Citizen by birth and not by descent. My children are British citiz...
by srrooms
Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Settlement visa rejected - how can this be ?
Replies: 34
Views: 8866

Hi djb123, Do I just add on the application that I would be claiming 200 pounds for my children in child benefit? I am not sure whether it is a good ide to mention about getting money from any kind of benefits. As for our savings then this would just be for us living off. We will have our seperate m...
by srrooms
Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:41 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Settlement visa rejected - how can this be ?
Replies: 34
Views: 8866

Thanks for the link. This is interesting. I know that people on a low income can claim some benefits as a family but surely I can not show that as means of income on my wife's visa application form??? My situation is slighlty different to the guy in the link as I am not in the UK, been married for 6...
by srrooms
Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:07 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Settlement visa rejected - how can this be ?
Replies: 34
Views: 8866

Hi djb123, Thanks for the info. I would of thought the children having British passports would help in some way to get my wfe's visa. I was mainly thinking though if the children did not have passports then they would also need settlement visas which would make it even more difficult. In regards to ...
by srrooms
Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:55 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Settlement visa rejected - how can this be ?
Replies: 34
Views: 8866

Hi Joe, I am sorry to hear about your wife's visa been refused and I hope they will overturn the decision for you soon. I can not see how they can not overturn it. Anyway, I am in a similar family position. My wife is Cambodian and we have been married for 6 years and have 3 children. We would like ...
by srrooms
Mon May 03, 2010 12:49 am
Forum: Claiming Benefits
Topic: How long before you can start claiming for benefits?
Replies: 11
Views: 2704

Hi Again, Thanks for all the information. I am not planning on arriving in UK until April 2011 but I am doing all the research now so I am well prepared. I am getting some great info though on this board (especially form John) so I appreciate it. Thanks. In regards to my employment in the UK then I ...
by srrooms
Sun May 02, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: Claiming Benefits
Topic: How long before you can start claiming for benefits?
Replies: 11
Views: 2704

Hi John, 1. Sorry I am a bit confused about the child benefit. I thought that only I can claim for child benefit if my wife is Cambodian? 3. I certainly will not be given the impression that I will not be earning anything for ages. What I meant was is that I might be on a low income for a while unti...
by srrooms
Sun May 02, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: Claiming Benefits
Topic: How long before you can start claiming for benefits?
Replies: 11
Views: 2704

Thanks Mochyn for your reply. I do not expect to be claiming straight away and I also do not expect 20k to last very long. I expect renting a home, food, council tax and so on will use up a lot of that 20k in the first year. Thanks John for the information. Can I just confirm a few points. 1. Only I...
by srrooms
Sun May 02, 2010 7:06 am
Forum: Claiming Benefits
Topic: How long before you can start claiming for benefits?
Replies: 11
Views: 2704

How long before you can start claiming for benefits?

First of all, I am not on the scrounge but I just want to know when will I be able to claim for any benefits that I am entitled too. I am moving back to the UK (I am British and my wife is Khmer) with my wife and children and it is going to be hard for the first 3-5 years especially financially or a...
by srrooms
Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:08 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passports for my children living abroad
Replies: 3
Views: 1341

British Passports for my children living abroad

Hi folks, I am hoping to move to UK with my family next year. I am British and my wife is Cambodian and we have 3 children. I presume it would be much easier to get my wife a settlement visa if my children already have British Passports? I presume my children would get British Citizenship automatica...
by srrooms
Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: Claiming Benefits
Topic: Advice Please - Benefits and Visa
Replies: 8
Views: 2224

Yes, I understand they will want to see bank statements but our savings our actually a lot less then what our assets are worth. My wife and I also own land here but it is impossible to sell in the current economic climate. We will be trying sell our assets off once we get the settlement visa sorted....
by srrooms
Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: Claiming Benefits
Topic: Advice Please - Benefits and Visa
Replies: 8
Views: 2224

One more question. You say that 25k is well enough to put on the application form as savings so do you mean I not need any way near this much? The reason I ask is because I will have to sell our business first to get this amount of money and of course, once I sell the business we may have to wait a ...
by srrooms
Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: Claiming Benefits
Topic: Advice Please - Benefits and Visa
Replies: 8
Views: 2224

Hi Wanderer, Thanks for your thoughts. A couple of more questions for you if you do not mind. 1. You say apply for ILR at British Embassy? I have looked at the forms for the visas and I can only see the settlement visas and it says that my wife needs a 2 year settlement visa BUT she maybe given auto...
by srrooms
Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: Claiming Benefits
Topic: Advice Please - Benefits and Visa
Replies: 8
Views: 2224

Thanks

Hi Wanderer, Thanks for your reply. 1. I would imagine the kids getting British passports first would be better? 2. Does everyone need to take the UK test? We have been married a long time and have 3 kids. I am also a full British citizen. 3. I reckon that 25,000 pounds for the first year would be e...
by srrooms
Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: Claiming Benefits
Topic: Advice Please - Benefits and Visa
Replies: 8
Views: 2224

Advice Please - Benefits and Visa

I am a British expat wanting to return to the UK with my Cambodian wife and children. We have been married for 6 years, live together and have 3 children of our own. It is a huge upheaval to come to the UK as we have a small successful business but for the kids point of view I would prefer them to b...
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