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by paradoxical
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR Fees 2017-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 47207
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: ILR Fees 2017-2018

It's strange that the new visa regulations are not announced yet. This might well mean that fees wouldn't rise in April (since there is some notice period isn't? ) Perhaps the government is waiting for Article 50 to be triggered and would then lump the ILR and Residence Card for EU together as one c...
by paradoxical
Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Skilled Worker Visas (UK Employer Sponsored) used to be Tier 2
Topic: Continuous period in the UK for ILR
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: Continuous period in the UK for ILR

Further, I cannot spend more than 28 days (within that 180 days total) on paid leave abroad The only requirement is that you should not exceed 180 days in any 12 months period, for being outside UK. There is no 28 days rule for absences on paid leave. You might be confusing the requirement of spons...
by paradoxical
Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR Refused-SOC-2119 Need help
Replies: 18
Views: 5196
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: ILR Refused-SOC-2119 Need help

Hi paradoxical, I definitely have read somewhere that to be qualified for a PHD level job, you necessarily don't have to have a PHD.. just suitabily skilled.. unless the rules have changed.. Just came across the below case in the forum I am not sure about this. Others can shed further light on this...
by paradoxical
Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR Refused-SOC-2119 Need help
Replies: 18
Views: 5196
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: ILR Refused-SOC-2119 Need help

Paragraph 245 HF (F) also fails to apply as the job you are employed to neither falls on the PhD level occupations. Thus we maintain that your employment as a Natural and social science professional under SOC code 2119 is not exempt from minimum salary requirement. I do not understand this bit. It ...
by paradoxical
Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR Fees 2017-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 47207
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: ILR Fees 2017-2018

I just wanna point out the main reason why the price of the ILR is going unreasonably high is simply due to the nature of democracy. We, as foreigners, are not holding any voting power, so to speak. The expense of student/visitor visa will impact the tourism/education business, which inevitably wil...
by paradoxical
Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR Fees 2017-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 47207
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: ILR Fees 2017-2018

I think the main mistake you are making is the assumption that the 'visa administration' should be self sustaining and this is all. That is the justification that the Home Office is using for the increasingly high fee, the objective being to make it self-sustaining and without relying on tax-payers...
by paradoxical
Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR Fees 2017-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 47207
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: ILR Fees 2017-2018

Do you agree that a country can decide its immigration policy? I already said I do. Do you agree that high fees keeps to some extent the 'undesirables' of that policy? I agree but that is coming at the price of also affecting those who are not "undesirables" (assuming that by undesirables you mean ...
by paradoxical
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR Fees 2017-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 47207
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: ILR Fees 2017-2018

Makes no sense what you are saying. First you acknowledge that the fee is not related to the admin costs and you agree that a country can have an immigration policy of its choosing. Then you say it is not ethical because the fee is too high related to the admin costs (but you already acknowledged t...
by paradoxical
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR Fees 2017-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 47207
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: ILR Fees 2017-2018

Did you even bother to read what I wrote? I said it is NOT to cover the admin costs rather to have self selection so that it is -harder- to become ILR. (those who don't have to think twice for paying £10K for a average family are maybe more wanted?) Of course I read it..And I know you said that it ...
by paradoxical
Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR Fees 2017-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 47207
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: ILR Fees 2017-2018

Maybe the high cost (which I need to pay myself soon) is not about cost of HO but rather for self selection to make it harder to get ILR? Did you think that the high fee was due to the high cost of HO?? Prepare for the shock then: The cost of various visa categories is actually published by the Hom...
by paradoxical
Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR Fees 2017-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 47207
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: ILR Fees 2017-2018

They can also amend the maximum that they can charge..I think I do remember much less "maximum" allowed and they have been bumped up progressively..
:P
by paradoxical
Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR Fees 2017-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 47207
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: ILR Fees 2017-2018

Following that link, here is the relevant part: As I mentioned, the immigration fees regulations, which are due to be laid in Parliament in mid-March and will come into force in April, will remain completely within the parameters agreed by Parliament and in line with the impact assessment published ...
by paradoxical
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR Fee vs. Cost to home office
Replies: 2
Views: 709
Mood:
Pakistan

ILR Fee vs. Cost to home office

Hi all, I just saw this document related to the cost of various visa applications to the home office and the fee that they charge against it. According to the document, the cost of an ILR application for standard applications is only £434, but the application fee is £1875. This is four times more th...
by paradoxical
Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR Refused-SOC-2119 Need help
Replies: 18
Views: 5196
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: ILR Refused-SOC-2119 Need help

There is actually no need to go into discussion of whether and if/when the job was in the shortage occupation list. The fact that 2119 is occupations skilled to PhD level should suffice to allow exemption from the 35k rule. Please update the forum once you have a decision, good luck!
by paradoxical
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: tier 2 Licence Revoked
Replies: 15
Views: 1765
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: tier 2 Licence Revoked

The company has no licence to sponsor any tier 2 now amd the required letter , even if provided by the company, will be invalid..my 2 cents..
You need to be required by a company with a valid licence..
by paradoxical
Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Skilled Worker Visas (UK Employer Sponsored) used to be Tier 2
Topic: Tier 2 Dependent working in another country
Replies: 8
Views: 1275
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: Tier 2 Dependent working in another country

This is all fine, and having a dependant visa rather than a visitor visa (even if the dependant is currently working abroad) has several benefits. (easier to get a job, NHS access etc.). Furthermore, you can extend the visa, without any issue.
by paradoxical
Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: T2G HMRC
Replies: 12
Views: 1058
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: T2G HMRC

There is some confusion about what supplementary employment constitutes. In my view, the conditions that need to be satisfied are (20 hours max per week, outside normal working hours of your main sponsor, and at the same level for which you had the CoS). Anyway, that aside, there is no requirement t...
by paradoxical
Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Skilled Worker Visas (UK Employer Sponsored) used to be Tier 2
Topic: Tier 2 Extension Issue for Child Dependent
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: Tier 2 Extension Issue for Child Dependent

Okay, it does sound like an error then. A dependant visa should have had the same expiry as the main Tier 2 visa. I would imagine that once the application was accepted and returned back then in February 2015, there would have been a letter asking to check everything. Anyway, this definitely does so...
by paradoxical
Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Skilled Worker Visas (UK Employer Sponsored) used to be Tier 2
Topic: Tier 2 Extension Issue for Child Dependent
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: Tier 2 Extension Issue for Child Dependent

Also I am wondering as to why did your daughter get a visa expiry date which is before yours and your husband's expiry. A dependant child and partner are supposed to get their visa in line with the main Tier 2 visa holder. In case, it was an error in the past, perhaps you can explore about ways to c...
by paradoxical
Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Skilled Worker Visas (UK Employer Sponsored) used to be Tier 2
Topic: Tier 2 Extension Issue for Child Dependent
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: Tier 2 Extension Issue for Child Dependent

Your other option would be to travel to Canada, and stay there for a couple of months and then apply for new dependant visas together. I suspect that would cost more than the visa fee itself, with the added inconvenience etc. I think you will have to apply for a dependant visa, even if it is this sh...
by paradoxical
Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Skilled Worker Visas (UK Employer Sponsored) used to be Tier 2
Topic: Tier 2 extension -dependent visa-Outside UK
Replies: 3
Views: 1619
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: Tier 2 extension -dependent visa-Outside UK

She can certainly apply later from India, no problem there. Do keep in mind that if you do intend to apply for ILR in the long run, then your wife will only be eligible after she has been your dependant for 5 years, and that 5 year count will start from the new entry clearance she gets.
by paradoxical
Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Skilled Worker Visas (UK Employer Sponsored) used to be Tier 2
Topic: Switching from Tier 2 General to ILR after 5 years
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: Switching from Tier 2 General to ILR after 5 years

Just make sure that the CoS issued to you has a salary at least as much as is required according to your SoC code for getting tier 2 (not ilr).. And at the time of ILR, you need to be above the greater of x and the salary specified for your soc code. The x at the moment is 35k, but I remember seeing...
by paradoxical
Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: Skilled Worker Visas (UK Employer Sponsored) used to be Tier 2
Topic: Tax Implications for Art Exhibit
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: Tax Implications for Art Exhibit

Gift your paintings to your spouse. And now if they are sold, she gets the money. I don't see how this could be a problem in this case.
by paradoxical
Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Skilled Worker Visas (UK Employer Sponsored) used to be Tier 2
Topic: Tier 2 visa with conviction
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: Tier 2 visa with conviction

There is actually a form for reporting change of circumstances for PBS (including Tier 2) migrants here https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/300948/CoC__Migrant__04-14.pdf You definitely have to report this in any future visa application. It is not obvious from t...
by paradoxical
Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: T2G to ILR contract job, "Still required..." question
Replies: 11
Views: 1524
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: T2G to ILR contract job, "Still required..." question

If instead of end date, the letter says that you are still required for the job in future, then it should work. I remember reading a post from someone here where they had a wording similar to "required in the future" and the person got his ILR. Can you convince your HR to only mention that you are s...
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