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by secret.simon
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Fees 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 83802

Re: Fees 2019

Policy paper on Home Office immigration and nationality fees: 20 February 2020

These are only proposals at the moment and will likely be finalised and implemented into law towards the end of March.
by secret.simon
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Children’s Registration Fee Ruled Unlawful
Replies: 1
Views: 948

Re: Children’s Registration Fee Ruled Unlawful

Policy paper on Home Office immigration and nationality fees: 20 February 2020

No change in "Nationality registration as a British citizen - child" is foreseen, with it remaining constant at £1012.
by secret.simon
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British citizens by descent or otherwise than by descent
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: British citizens by descent or otherwise than by descent

Does this mean he can't automatically apply for British Citizenship for his daughter born in Hong Kong? It means that his daughter (and any other children not born in the UK) are not automatically British citizens. Children under the age of 18 can be registered as British citizens, provided certain...
by secret.simon
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: My Friend applied for Naturalization (PR Route) got this reply from HO
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: My Friend applied for Naturalization (PR Route) got this reply from HO

Evicra wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:52 pm
what he should do in this scenario.
Reapply after March 2021.
Evicra wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:52 pm
can refusal be avoided somehow ?
Yes, by applying after March 2021
Evicra wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:52 pm
is it going leave any negative impact on his PR.
No negative impact apart from losing the naturalisation fees.
by secret.simon
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Help regarding Naturalisation Application
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Re: Help regarding Naturalisation Application

should my application be accepted, can I immediately apply for the passport? If the application is approved, you will have to attend a citizenship ceremony within 90 days. You can apply for a British passport immediatly after attending the citizenship ceremony. Is there a way I can justify the fact...
by secret.simon
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Caribbean Islands visa free for Refugee TD?
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: Caribbean Islands visa free for Refugee TD?

by secret.simon
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: UK National and Chinese Student looking to extend visa via Spouse
Replies: 10
Views: 372

Re: UK National and Chinese Student looking to extend visa via Spouse

For getting married, I am reading there is a "notice period" - how long would it be for my partner? Keep in mind that if she is in the UK, any proposed marriage will need to take place at specified Registry Offices and the notice period of the marriage can be extended from the normal 28 days to 70 ...
by secret.simon
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Visa fee - 2020/2021??
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: Visa fee - 2020/2021??

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table/2020 These one were recently publised, not much difference in this year's fees. This is a policy paper and will likely be made into a Statutory Instrument in late March. It is interesting to note that in the policy paper, it ...
by secret.simon
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: UK National and Chinese Student looking to extend visa via Spouse
Replies: 10
Views: 372

Re: UK National and Chinese Student looking to extend visa via Spouse

she will move to my city after her course. So we will be living together at that point. If you plan to do it via the durable partner route (without marriage), you need to have already lived together in a relationship akin to marriage (as above) for at least two years before the application is made....
by secret.simon
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Can you sponsor non British adult children after acquiring British nationality?
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Can you sponsor non British adult children after acquiring British nationality?

My dad has been in UK for couple of years and soon he will be able to apply his settled status. I was wondering if he can sponsor his son who is over 18 and over 21 to UK from outside UK and EU ? what are the options he has to bring his son to UK to join him ? Not if he is a solely British citizen ...
by secret.simon
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: UK National and Chinese Student looking to extend visa via Spouse
Replies: 10
Views: 372

Re: UK National and Chinese Student looking to extend visa via Spouse

Us as a couple: - Met online - Live in different cities but plan to live in the same city after her course finishes - Have met in person twice - She has met my family - I haven't met her family - We have photographs of us together - We have years worth of chat logs, phone and video call logs, as we...
by secret.simon
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR extended
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: ILR extended

I have read that it is possible to switch to a 5 year route if an alternative source of income is possible, which it has been for many years now. I believe it is possible to switch to a 5-year route, but that will reset her clock to zero and it will be five further years from the date that she is s...
by secret.simon
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR for CHILDREN on Tier 2 Five Year Route
Replies: 4
Views: 80

Re: ILR for CHILDREN on Tier 2 Five Year Route

So what I have understood that children will not be eligible for ILR when his father will apply for ILR in June 2020! The general rule/rule-of-thumb for the UK Immigration status of children born abroad is that they follow the immigration path of the less -privileged parent. They will be eligible f...
by secret.simon
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: New points based immigration system: what is it?
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: New points based immigration system: what is it?

Also see this thread.
alterhase58 wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:35 pm
No laws or regulations have been published as yet ...
What was released this week is just the policy document. More detailed Rules will be released closer to the end of the year.
by secret.simon
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Irish Citizenship through Descent
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: Irish Citizenship through Descent

Which year was your grandmother born? Was it your paternal or maternal grandmother?
by secret.simon
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Irony about family visa in the new points based system announced today
Replies: 16
Views: 603

Re: Irony about family visa in the new points based system announced today

How are higher fees facilitating greater public good? It facilitates access to the UK without compromising the existing standard of living of those in the UK. If the government were to provide a cost-free immigration system, it would require funding either from increased taxes/fees from those in th...
by secret.simon
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Irony about family visa in the new points based system announced today
Replies: 16
Views: 603

Re: Irony about family visa in the new points based system announced today

the law of double jeopardy originated from common English Law. Yes, Americans have adopted it to its extreme but its still part and parcel of English law. So, it’s not too far fetched to assume the tax funding the HO and the exorbitant fees are a form of penalty and thus constitute double jeopardy ...
by secret.simon
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Irony about family visa in the new points based system announced today
Replies: 16
Views: 603

Re: Irony about family visa in the new points based system announced today

Second, there is an issue of rights. You may be being wildly overestimating this aspect of the issue. This is not the United States, where everybody sues everybody on their rights (weirdly enough, that was a joke in a book on computer networking by a European (Dutch) professor). I am certain the hi...
by secret.simon
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Irony about family visa in the new points based system announced today
Replies: 16
Views: 603

Re: Irony about family visa in the new points based system announced today

Is this stated policy? I am extrapolating, but the Home Office funding of the 2015 Spending review is predicated on a "fully self-funded borders and immigration system". 3.8 - As to honesty and rigorous transparency, the published BICS strategy for achieving self-funding included efficiency savings...
by secret.simon
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Irony about family visa in the new points based system announced today
Replies: 16
Views: 603

Re: Irony about family visa in the new points based system announced today

So under the new points-based system, dependents (spouse, children) are given visa along with the applicant. There is no criteria, financial requirement etc. Only the applicant needs to qualify for the points-based system. Isn't that the case for PBS dependents already (as opposed to spouses of set...
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