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by chorc123
Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Difficult to locate english test centre
Replies: 11
Views: 1167

Re: Difficult to locate english test centre

Hi Guys, I thought to help you out. I used http://www.englishexamcentres.co.uk to book my test and I took Leeds because it was closet to my city. It was the cheapest option as well. I took B1 CEFR test. Test took not more then 10 minutes, infect it took less then 10 minutes. Staff in Leeds are very...
by chorc123
Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Difficult to locate english test centre
Replies: 11
Views: 1167

Re: Difficult to locate english test centre

I will try Trinity college, but my partner prefer the B1. That's why!! The Trinity College London's GESE grade 5 is a speaking & listening exam at B1 level on the CEFR* / ESOL Entry level 3 on NQF* (Speaking & Listening) The GESE grade 5 is on the Home Office's list of approved English tests (see l...
by chorc123
Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Difficult to locate english test centre
Replies: 11
Views: 1167

Re: Difficult to locate english test centre

keerthi wrote:I think they provide just the exam, if you call them.
Thank you for your reply. Yes, I have been there in person, then on the phone with them, and they said no. Then, I emailed them, but no reply at all.
I will try Trinity college, but my partner prefer the B1. That's why!!
by chorc123
Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Difficult to locate english test centre
Replies: 11
Views: 1167

Re: Difficult to locate english test centre

Saw some adverts related to Training connect, You can contact them if some center is near by you. Hi, thank you for your reply. Just had a quick look of the Training connect website, it looks like they only provide the course. I want to just sit for the English test without attending the course. An...
by chorc123
Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Difficult to locate english test centre
Replies: 11
Views: 1167

Difficult to locate english test centre

Hi everyone, We are going to apply citizenship shortly. We have passed life in the uk few years ago. Due to the change of rule, we have to pass B1 English before applying. However, I have contacted the college which states they are one of the centre in HO link. I was told they are not one of the cen...
by chorc123
Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Life in the UK Test
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: Life in the UK Test

You don't need to sit for course it's very easy .pet English exam is cheapest 70 pounds but it's a long 3 hour exam.the shortest exam is gese grade 5 which is 10 min waking and listening cost 125 pounds approx. Home office links for exam center I lost the link due to ho site change .but for gese ex...
by chorc123
Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Life in the UK Test
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: Life in the UK Test

My mistake as I misread...from October 2013 English test level B1 speaking and writing is required. Can anyone pass me a link about this English Test? I do not think I have any troubles to pass them however, I have to arrange my time to prepare and sit for it. Also, can anyone tell me if I need to ...
by chorc123
Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Life in the UK Test
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: Life in the UK Test

CR001 wrote:English Level B1 test certificate is required for citizenship applications, unless you are from a majority English speaking county, i.e. USA, Australia, New Zealand, etc. LIUK is not sufficient to meet the English requirement.
oh... I didn't realise we need to prepare for it!!!
by chorc123
Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Life in the UK Test
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Life in the UK Test

Hi,
We have passed Life in the UK test about 4 years ago for ILR application. Can anyone tell me if we need to take the New English test for applying citizenship?
by chorc123
Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Apply citizenship after 14 years long residence
Replies: 11
Views: 1263

Re: Apply citizenship after 14 years long residence

Please when you fill the application make sure you ask them for their discretion to be applied in regards to last 5 years of legal stay and it wouldn't hurt to explain about your length of stay in this country, your connection here and your good character. you have come this far now so don't rush t...
by chorc123
Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Apply citizenship after 14 years long residence
Replies: 11
Views: 1263

Re: Apply citizenship after 14 years long residence

I applied under 14 years long residence and was given ILR. I applied for naturalisation 4 months after getting my ILR and asked them to apply their discretion in regards to having no immigration control for the last year as my application took nearly 11 months. My naturalisation application took ab...
by chorc123
Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Apply citizenship after 14 years long residence
Replies: 11
Views: 1263

Re: Apply citizenship after 14 years long residence

Amber, you are of course correct about the possibility of UKBA disregarding. Nevertheless it would still be useful to have more detail. chorc123, am I right to think that you used to have a valid student visa, so were legal at that time, and then you overstayed? Yes, we have 7 years legal at the be...
by chorc123
Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:18 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Apply citizenship after 14 years long residence
Replies: 11
Views: 1263

Re: Apply citizenship after 14 years long residence

Perhaps your qualifying period may start when you had applied for DLR. Thank you for your quick reply. We did not apply for DL at all. Our story is too long to repeat here again ( which I have posted elsewhere in this forum). It will be the fifth years from Jan 2010 if we count from the date we mad...
by chorc123
Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Apply citizenship after 14 years long residence
Replies: 11
Views: 1263

Apply citizenship after 14 years long residence

Hi everybody, Is there anyone who has applied citizenship after 14 years ILR? Some people said applicant must have 5 years legal status before applying, but some includes my rep said it can be done just after one year ILR. I have 2 years ILR and one year DLR before that and over 18 years living in t...
by chorc123
Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: 14 Year Continuous Residence ILR Application
Replies: 722
Views: 246559

Re: ILR granted

Congrats, Chorc123 , I have read your story, it has been really hard for you and your family, and now, it is all over, and all the best to you for your fresh start in life. I have a question for you: You mentioned to ask for discretion when applying citizenship. How to ask? do we need to give any p...
by chorc123
Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: 14 Year Continuous Residence ILR Application
Replies: 722
Views: 246559

ILR granted

Finally, my partner got it at last!!!! We received email from our rep and told us all document has recieved today!!! It took exactly 8 months for his. Two letters were sent by MP to UKBA and good news finally arrived today. Yes, I am going to apply citizenship shorty once I have enough money. My rep...
by chorc123
Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: 14 Year Continuous Residence ILR Application
Replies: 722
Views: 246559

update

I have just received a letter from UKBA via my MP. It said the case will be decided by 3/1/13 within 6 months timeframe.
Let's hope!!!
by chorc123
Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: 14 Year Continuous Residence ILR Application
Replies: 722
Views: 246559

Re: 14 yrs long residence

Hi Kiwi girl, Thanks for your very positive post. I need some advice, I have been in the country for over 14yrs now. I made an application to remain in 2003, but this was refused because I overstayed my student visa. I didnt know about the refusal because I moved house ( I let the Home Office know ...
by chorc123
Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: 14 Year Continuous Residence ILR Application
Replies: 722
Views: 246559

hey chorc123, when did you receive the invitation? or was it sent to your solicitor? or its sent to both? what is the process?

i'm a bit worried because i haven't received it yet :?[/quote]

Hi,
The invitation letter was received on 28th August which was sent it to me and rep.
by chorc123
Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: 14 Year Continuous Residence ILR Application
Replies: 722
Views: 246559

@AT-LONG-LAST, many congratulations. Congratulations AT-LONG-LAST . I sent my 14 year ILR application on the 7th July 2012. I have only received acknowledgement. UKBA promises to complete 99% of cases within 90 days. I have got just about 3 weeks and few days left. -should i be worried? :( -are all...
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