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by secret.simon
Tue Oct 19, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalization: Is resident status violated if absence was greater than 180 days at a stretch?
Replies: 7
Views: 431

Re: Naturalization: Is resident status violated if absence was greater than 180 days at a stretch?

I suspect that the solicitor is making the same mistake that others on these forums make; treating naturalisation as an immigration application. Naturalisation is made under different laws and rules and is not a part of the immigration pathway, which ends at ILR. The five year residence requirement ...
by secret.simon
Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: Spouse Visa to ILR 5 years Confusion
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Spouse Visa to ILR 5 years Confusion

Keep in mind that an appeal would have extended the previous leave that she had. If she was not already on FLR(M), then that period of leave would not count for the purpose of applying for ILR on SET(M). Her clock for SET(M) ILR would have started from zero when she was issued her first FLR(M), pres...
by secret.simon
Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Standard visit visa for child born in the UK
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: Standard visit visa for child born in the UK

The basic premise/requirement of a UK visit visa is that the applicant/person granted the visa leaves the UK at the end of the visit visa. In this case, it would be very obvious to the ECO that there is no intent to leave the UK. Therefore it is unlikely that a visit visa would be granted to the chi...
by secret.simon
Mon Oct 18, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Extremely confused about child first passport
Replies: 22
Views: 516

Re: Extremely confused about child first passport

As you were born after 1983, you will need the child birth certificate, your own birth certificate, your parents' marriage certificate and the birth certificate of one of your parents. The latter two are to prove that you were born to British citizens within the UK. That would make you a British cit...
by secret.simon
Sun Oct 17, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Extremely confused about child first passport
Replies: 22
Views: 516

Re: Extremely confused about child first passport

When were you (the British citizen parent) born?

The documentation will change depending on whether you (the British citizen parent) was born before or after 1st January 1983.
by secret.simon
Sat Oct 16, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Migrating to the UK- what are the options in 2021 onwards?
Replies: 9
Views: 424

Re: Migrating to the UK- what are the options in 2021 onwards?

I appreciate that UKVI does not do chain migration, but it's interesting to see why not. For example what if the said parents though in good health can't retire elsewhere, but are financially stable, have assets and properties in the UK already amassed in the last 30 years, so they would not be a b...
by secret.simon
Sat Oct 16, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: HO asking for life in the uk test letter, failing to follow their own guidance
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: HO asking for life in the uk test letter, failing to follow their own guidance

why the HO requires you to send your other passports to apply for a uk one is beyond me, they really aren't allowed to request these as they are not the issuing country. The HMPO policy is to issue a new british passport in the same name as that of your other passport(s), to prevent issues with mul...
by secret.simon
Sat Oct 16, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Can I apply BC immediately after ILR approval ?
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: Can I apply BC immediately after ILR approval ?

Boxeeahmed wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:05 pm
2. i am applying for citizenship as British spouse. Do I need to declare 3 year good character record or 10 years?
You need to meet the 3 year absence and physical presence requirements and the 10 year good characer requirements.
by secret.simon
Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:04 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Application Refused - is it worth to appeal?
Replies: 8
Views: 463

Re: Application Refused - is it worth to appeal?

There are many possible variables between your friend and you. For a start, did they apply for naturalisation or did they apply for registration as British citizen? Keep in mind that registration has different requirements. Secondly, and very crucially, did they make the application from the UK and ...
by secret.simon
Fri Oct 08, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: UK Global Talent Visas (GTV)
Topic: What is our status exactly? My visa sticker says migrant
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: What is our status exactly? My visa sticker says migrant

The terms and conditions of the endorsement by the Royal Society for your Global Talent visa are a matter for the Royal Society. Perhaps you should start by asking them what the terms and conditions are. Are you allowed to work for anybody of your choice? Do they mandate a certain amount of research...
by secret.simon
Fri Oct 08, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Adding dependants on spouse visa
Replies: 11
Views: 240

Re: Adding dependants on spouse visa

They are not adopted children now There is not "now" when it comes to adoption. Adoption status is for life. If they have been adopted by legal procedure, that status will be relevant for their lifetime and may even impact their children. Have they been adopted by court order in Ghana and if so, wh...
by secret.simon
Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: When can I apply for Citizenship?
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: When can I apply for Citizenship?

I was given ILR (long residence) on 20 October 2020. However I am not exactly sure how they count the days or 12 months as they mention in the guidance. If the day on which ILR is granted, is day 0 then i will have to wait until 21 Oct. I think you are splitting hairs. Think about it this way; if y...
by secret.simon
Thu Oct 07, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Adding dependants on spouse visa
Replies: 11
Views: 240

Re: Adding dependants on spouse visa

Can this be done by my sponsor who is step dad? Your spouse is the sponsor and needs to meet the financial requirements. I think (I could be wrong) that the OP means to ask if her spouse, the children's step-father, can sponsor them as well. And the answer is yes. He (and you) would need to meet th...
by secret.simon
Thu Oct 07, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Immigration Health Surcharge + NI Contributions ?
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Immigration Health Surcharge + NI Contributions ?

Yes, if your wife is working now, she will pay NI contributions in the usual way. Think of the IHS as an surcharge (an additional charge over and above the normal charge) for the application to be processed, and an immigration cost. That has nothing to do with NI contributions, which are related to ...
by secret.simon
Thu Oct 07, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: Regarding EU citizen dependent
Replies: 8
Views: 322

Re: Regarding EU citizen dependent

To the best of my knowledge, for your partner to qualify under the EU Settled Status Scheme, either the marriage needs to have taken place before 31st December 2020 OR the relationship needs to have been a durable relationship (a relationship akin to marriage, with shared bills and joint finances) f...
by secret.simon
Thu Oct 07, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: Regarding EU citizen dependent
Replies: 8
Views: 322

Re: Regarding EU citizen dependent

Are you married to your partner? if yes, did the marriage take place before or after 31st December 2020?
by secret.simon
Thu Oct 07, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Irish Citizen bring non-EU partner to UK
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Irish Citizen bring non-EU partner to UK

I'm still a bit confused on whether I have to pay the Healthcare Surcharge or not. Do you know anything about it? Yes, you do. You would not have needed to if your dual Irish partner resided in the UK before 31st December 2020 (while the UK was still part of the EU). Your dual Irish partner needs t...
by secret.simon
Thu Oct 07, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Irish Citizen bring non-EU partner to UK
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Irish Citizen bring non-EU partner to UK

1 - Am I able to apply for a family visa through him while we are still living in Australia? Or can this only be done when he starts living in the UK? If he was not resident in the UK before 31st December 2020, and you are applying from Australia, he will need to be earning at least £18,600 in the ...
by secret.simon
Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: UK Global Talent Visas (GTV)
Topic: What is our status exactly? My visa sticker says migrant
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: What is our status exactly? My visa sticker says migrant

To add to CR001 's response, you can (i.e. you are permitted to) purchase property and apply for a mortgage. However, keep in mind that banks and other financial institutions will have your migrant status in mind and may insist that you have at least ILR before applying for a mortgage. That is not a...
by secret.simon
Wed Oct 06, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: When can I apply for Citizenship?
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: When can I apply for Citizenship?

Probably wait till 1:01AM on 20th October 2021.

Also, were you physically present in the UK on 21st October 2016?
by secret.simon
Wed Oct 06, 2021 4:24 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Patronymic in Cyrillic alphabet only and "given names" AN1 section
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: Patronymic in Cyrillic alphabet only and "given names" AN1 section

I have a patronym in my name (in the Latin script) and for all formal purposes (from birth certificate to school certificates to ILR BRP and all passports), it has been treated as a given name. It is easier that way, as the UK and other western Anglophonic countries do not have the concept of patron...
by secret.simon
Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Citizenship Application (Tier 1 Accelerated ILR)
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: British Citizenship Application (Tier 1 Accelerated ILR)

It is a very niche question and I will try and advise you based on my knowledge, but you may well have to consult a solicitor who is well-versed in this niche area of the law (i.e. not just any solicitor). Naturalisation is not a part of immigration law, which ends at ILR. And immigration law and na...
by secret.simon
Tue Oct 05, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR for baby born in India
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: ILR for baby born in India

Your child will have the same UK immigration status as that of the second/less-privileged parent. What is your UK Immigration status and what is the UK Immigration status of your wife?
by secret.simon
Tue Oct 05, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: !3 Years no residency, Flr(lr) refused
Replies: 27
Views: 1388

Re: !3 Years no residency, Flr(lr) refused

but i'm living with my partner for over 2.5 years, is that not enough. No. without marriage can you apply for a resident card? That is a question for the EEA route applications forum . Post the question in that forum about whether you are eligible to apply for an EUSS durable partner Residence Card...
by secret.simon
Tue Oct 05, 2021 6:14 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Documents for naturalisation: colour or grey/black and white?
Replies: 30
Views: 695

Re: 10 year employment history and parking/fixed penalties abroad

stegio80 wrote:
Mon Oct 04, 2021 9:47 pm
Does a 1 year master of laws obtained at Queen Mary - University of London in 2010 suffice to prove my knowledge of English?
Did you complete the course and were you awarded a degree on that basis? If yes, then yes, you can use it to prove your knowledge of English.
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