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by sojan
Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:31 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: After surrendering Indian Passport, what ID's you retain?
Replies: 4
Views: 2020

After surrendering Indian Passport, what ID's you retain?

Friends, Just thought of getting your inputs about various Identification documents , you plan to have after surrendering Indian passport. (and their validity). I Don't know if they can be used technically, but should be Ok for day-to-day life in India (like opening bank account, Address Proof in In...
by sojan
Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: OCI Check List
Replies: 27
Views: 9059

Indian/British Passport Copy

Guys,
when u say passport copy,
Does it mean

- Whole pages of Passport
OR
- Used Pages of Passport
OR
- Pages containing personal information (1st and last pages)


Could you also please confirm if this is the same for Indian as well British Passport?
by sojan
Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Advise - postal or in-person OCI application at HCI London
Replies: 5
Views: 1050

Re: Update

Just an update. I applied in person on the 14th of June and my Documents were received back in London on the 11th of July. I collected them by post (sent docs on 11th of July and got them back on the 15th of July) thank you for your help Thanks for the info. When u say "collected them by post", did...
by sojan
Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Surrendring Indian passport
Replies: 949
Views: 283792

Application Date : 15/07/2013 (POST - Hayes ) VFS Received On: 16/07/2013 VFS sent to HCI : 17/07/2013 HCI Under processing confirmation : 18/07/2013 Surrender Certificate Issue Date: 19/07/2013 Receipt of Surrendered certificate: 20/07/2013 In total 4 working days excluding the day of posting and ...
by sojan
Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Citizenship Ceremonies - private vs public
Replies: 45
Views: 19007

What's the real difference b/w Private and Public Ceremony?

Folks,
any difference in between private & public ceremony from a process perspective?
Any documents we need to take alongside private ceremony?
How long it takes for private ceremony?
by sojan
Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Preparation for Naturalisation
Replies: 1
Views: 319

Preparation for Naturalisation

Hi Friends, I was planning to apply for Naturalization and then Citizenship in couple of months. My wife won't be eligible until October. Had couple of queries 1. Is there any booking to do like ILR? (eg 42 days before booking or something?). Or is it easy to get ? 2. Any preparation to do other tha...
by sojan
Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: New rules - Allowable absences for ILR to be relaxed
Replies: 84
Views: 17242

Re: ILR calculating continuous period 13 December 2012

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/documents/policyandlaw/modernised/cross-cut/ilr-calculating-continuous/ilr-calculating-continuous.pdf?view=Binary Updated to reflect recent changes (180 days etc) and how it is calculated. Best Thanks for that. Still is complex for me. Does that mean 18...
by sojan
Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: New rules - Allowable absences for ILR to be relaxed
Replies: 84
Views: 17242

180days an year absence is very lucky :)

But I feel there is a disconnection between the "Statement Of Policy" on PBS by UKBA and the actual parliament statement.
by sojan
Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:19 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR application options if salary slip shows <35K
Replies: 12
Views: 2731

Hello Guys,

Sorry for bumping it again.. Seems this is a complicated case.
Any help would be very helpful about the queries above
by sojan
Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:22 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR application options if salary slip shows <35K
Replies: 12
Views: 2731

Hi,

Can senior members help to above query
by sojan
Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:19 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: FLR to ILR Success : Solihull PEO
Replies: 5
Views: 1432

Big big congratulations. Could you tell me what is UKBA Appointment letter. I booked my peo appointment and It mentioned about print and sign off officilal letter but not found any such letter. Thanks Appointment letter is the email UKBA send to you when you book the appointment. Give gmail address...
by sojan
Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:19 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: FLR to ILR Success : Solihull PEO
Replies: 5
Views: 1432

FLR to ILR Success : Solihull PEO

PEO Expirience at Solihull - FLR to ILR - 01 Oct 2012 Hi All, First of all a big thanks to this forum which helped me through all my applications. I received my ILR 4 months ago and my wife was in ILR. Now as she finished her 2 years, I applied her ILR too at Solihull. Preparation Stages: We booked ...
by sojan
Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: WP to Tier2 ICT - SoC and salary requirement query
Replies: 1
Views: 485

WP to Tier2 ICT - SoC and salary requirement query

Hi Friends, Sorry for reposting as a new thread ( original thread ) as the query is slightly different now. In summary: The query is for my friend whose salary is split into various components and he cannot show the payslip matching SoC. Situation now 1. The company has issued a sample letter showin...
by sojan
Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR application options if salary slip shows <35K
Replies: 12
Views: 2731

manci wrote:see Immigration Rule 245GF-SD
Hi Manci,
Sorry couldn't find below details in this document
1. Is it possible to show the first WP of £20K ?
2. Can he show UK salary + INR salary ?
by sojan
Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR application options if salary slip shows <35K
Replies: 12
Views: 2731

Further details

Hi guys, Some further details 1. First work permit (non-ICT) 2008-09 -> Remuneration was shown as £20K 2. COS 2009-2010 -> Reference Salary: £32K 3. COS 2010-2011 -> Reference Salary: £32K 4. COS 2011-2012 -> Reference Salary: £33K So guys, what salary should he show for applying ILR? 1. Is it possi...
by sojan
Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:33 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR application options if salary slip shows <35K
Replies: 12
Views: 2731

manci wrote:The £35k pay threshold will only come into force from 6 April 2016 (see the link). Since your friend presumably plans to apply in the near future he only needs to be concerned with the SOC code and matching pay.
ah.ok. Thank you Manci.
by sojan
Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR application options if salary slip shows <35K
Replies: 12
Views: 2731

What salary and what allowances are stated in the CoS? http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/working/tier2/general/settlement/ Hi Manci/Sush, i'm not sure on this split, but I will check out with him to get more details. But going through the link , does the SoC have any importance in...
by sojan
Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR application options if salary slip shows <35K
Replies: 12
Views: 2731

is this the situation?: 20k shown in UK salary slips 17k HRA+TA reimbursed in UK ( how?) 8k shown in Indian salary slips What salary and what allowances are stated in the CoS? What is the min. salary for his job SOC code? - 17k HRA+TA reimbursed in UK ( how?) -> Via company internal claim tool. You...
by sojan
Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:38 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR application options if salary slip shows <35K
Replies: 12
Views: 2731

ILR application options if salary slip shows <35K

Hi, This is for my friend who is now almost 4 years 8 months completed in the UK. He was sent initially in work permit(2008) and then later changed into ICT as part of company from India (deputation) Scenario 1. His total salary as per Initial work permit is 34K in the UK. Now he is getting 37K as p...
by sojan
Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:17 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Query about Path from PBS depedent to BC?
Replies: 7
Views: 805

Hi jambo, thanks for that.. If one applicant meets the 5 years residence requirement but the spouse doesn’t, then once the applicant is granted BC (after the citizenship ceremony), the spouse becomes a spouse of BC and can apply for naturalisation under the 3 years residence requirements. That sent...
by sojan
Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: ILR, BC, passport, OCI/PIO costs
Replies: 5
Views: 1287

Re: ILR, BC, passport, OCI/PIO costs

Hi Forum, I am planning to apply for myself and wifes ILR in December, will subsequently apply for my daughters BC. I need to start planning for covering the cost of this process, so far I have collected the following numbers from various websites: ILR (premium service) main (1377) + dependent (689...
by sojan
Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Query about Path from PBS depedent to BC?
Replies: 7
Views: 805

1. There is no different visa for BC dependant. 2. Yes, if she wish. See Q1 & Q2 in Citizenship FAQs - Common Questions - Read before posting . Hi jambo, thanks for that.. If one applicant meets the 5 years residence requirement but the spouse doesn’t, then once the applicant is granted BC (after t...
by sojan
Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Query about Path from PBS depedent to BC?
Replies: 7
Views: 805

Query about Path from PBS depedent to BC?

Hi, I'm bit confused by UKBA documentation about naturalisation for dependent. CAn you please help me to verify if my understanding is correct? Scenario 1. My wife came to UK as PBS dependent 2. I got ILR ,but since she was not here for 2 years, we applied for FLR 3. Now she is planning to apply for...
by sojan
Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: ILR, BC, passport, OCI/PIO costs
Replies: 5
Views: 1287

Re: ILR, BC, passport, OCI/PIO costs

Hi Forum, I am planning to apply for myself and wifes ILR in December, will subsequently apply for my daughters BC. I need to start planning for covering the cost of this process, so far I have collected the following numbers from various websites: ILR (premium service) main (1377) + dependent (689...
by sojan
Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:11 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR eligibility for me & wife
Replies: 6
Views: 1233

Re: ILR eligibility for me & wife

Hi I have few questions related to my ILR, my wife visa and my newly born child. Here are the questions. I need advice because so many people confused me. Condition: a. I am due ILR on 11 Oct 2012 as I got my work permit on 6th Nov 2007 and then switched to Tier 1 general in March 2010 which is goi...
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