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by paradoxical
Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: Health Surcharge refund
Replies: 0
Views: 305
Mood:
Pakistan

Health Surcharge refund

I remember reading here a while back that someone got their Health Surcharge refund but I am not able to find the thread where a the contact information is given for applying for refund. I'd like to try my luck. I paid £600 for my health surcharge when I applied for my Tier 2 extension in July 2015....
by paradoxical
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: Please help-which date put in ILR form
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: Please help-which date put in ILR form

September 2007
by paradoxical
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Wife and sons correct extension for ILR
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: Wife and sons correct extension for ILR

OK, here is my understanding working out your case. Anyone else who thinks I got something wrong, please correct me. (My personal experience is only of Tier 2 and ILR, and dependants being on Tier 2..) if your wife switches to FLR(M), then the total fee would be: £993 + Health Surcharge for 2.5 year...
by paradoxical
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Wife and sons correct extension for ILR
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: Wife and sons correct extension for ILR

If you continue to apply for PBS extension and in the meantime your wife completes 10 years, you can apply for ILR for her I believe. And it will cost you less to get PBS extension than switch to FLR. I am not sure why has this not been pointed out. ?
by paradoxical
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: ILR FOR Dependents
Replies: 13
Views: 1103
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: ILR 10 Year Category

but once wife completes 10 years here, she should be able to apply for ILR based on 10 years legal stay (unless FLR categories are excluded for some reason ?)
by paradoxical
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR based on Tier 2 questions
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: ILR based on Tier 2 questions

Thanks CR001. I do have 2 dependants (wife and son) and they will only complete their 5 years in 2021. My wife had her first Tier 2 dependant in June 2013, but unfortunately, it expired in July 2015, and we did not renew it then. She spent her whole pregnancy time in home country and then child was ...
by paradoxical
Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR based on Tier 2 questions
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: ILR based on Tier 2 questions

anyone :( ?
by paradoxical
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR based on Tier 2 questions
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Mood:
Pakistan

ILR based on Tier 2 questions

Dear all, I have my appointment next week, planning to apply for ILR based on 5 years of working on Tier 2. I just want to make sure that I have got everything in order so if you could kindly let me know if I am missing anything or anything else I need to take care of, before the appointment: I have...
by paradoxical
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Skilled Worker Visas (UK Employer Sponsored) used to be Tier 2
Topic: ILR and employer absence letters
Replies: 29
Views: 6678
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: ILR and employer absence letters

Can you please clarify whether the letter should only be focused on absences outside the UK or all absences from office (i.e. say for annual/sick leaves spent inside the UK). Absences outside UK only.. Also can you please advise if there are scenarios were we are outside the UK, but working for off...
by paradoxical
Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Skilled Worker Visas (UK Employer Sponsored) used to be Tier 2
Topic: Setting up ltd company under Tier 2(G)
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: Setting up ltd company under Tier 2(G)

You as the main tier 2 general visa holder, if setting up a Ltd co, cannot claim dividends as then you have to do self assessment to pay tax, which will flag you up as self employed, which is not permitted. I have seen a similar suggestion here on the forum but I am not convinced that this is corre...
by paradoxical
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Skilled Worker Visas (UK Employer Sponsored) used to be Tier 2
Topic: Setting up ltd company under Tier 2(G)
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: Setting up ltd company under Tier 2(G)

there is no restriction on setting up a company on Tier 2. The restrictions are on working in addition to your main work.
I don't see any problem with your plan..but if you want to be absolutely certain and unless someone disagrees, you can have your dependant be the 100% shareholder.
by paradoxical
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Skilled Worker Visas (UK Employer Sponsored) used to be Tier 2
Topic: CoS Assinged with Old Passport Details
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: CoS Assinged with Old Passport Details

have not had first had experience but what I can suggest is to have a cover letter and provide both the new and old passport.
by paradoxical
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Skilled Worker Visas (UK Employer Sponsored) used to be Tier 2
Topic: Dependants applying from outside the UK
Replies: 20
Views: 1580
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: Help Needed.. Very Urgent.

not only that but your wife might loose the continuity part (not 100% sure) as she will get a new entry clearance visa and not a leave to remain resetting her 5 year counter needed for ILR!
by paradoxical
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR Tier-2 General route: questions on the application date
Replies: 19
Views: 1645
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: ILR through a 5-year Tier-2 visa (general) route

Essentially, you can not combine Tier 4 leave with another leave, except under the provisions of Long Residence. You can combine most Tier 1 & 2 leave and leave under some pre-PBS categories. Thank you very much. That clears it for me, it is not worth taking risk over this hoping that the caseworke...
by paradoxical
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR Tier-2 General route: questions on the application date
Replies: 19
Views: 1645
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: ILR through a 5-year Tier-2 visa (general) route

Generally, if there is a broad interpretation and a narrower interpretation of a rule, assume the narrower one and aim towards it, as the narrower interpretation would be a part of the broad interpretation and therefore you are protected either way. But worth noting that I am neither a lawyer nor a...
by paradoxical
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR Tier-2 General route: questions on the application date
Replies: 19
Views: 1645
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: ILR through a 5-year Tier-2 visa (general) route

Actually I am in a quite similar situation and I had almost concluded that the 5 years qualifying period would start from the date of Tier 2 visa granted and not from the start of employment. However, in my case, the wait is not as long as yours and I am, like you, keen to do the ILR as soon as I ca...
by paradoxical
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Skilled Worker Visas (UK Employer Sponsored) used to be Tier 2
Topic: challenging and tricky scenario TIER 2 related PLZ HELP!!
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: challenging and tricky scenario TIER 2 related PLZ HELP!

Just to add (in case you are considering ILR) :
You will only be able to get a Tier 2 visa until September 2020. And you won't be able to apply for ILR based on Tier 2 until September 2020 or before (as your continuous period for ILR based on Tier 2 is broken).
by paradoxical
Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR appointment date - 28 days prior
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: ILR appointment date - 28 days prior

Thanks , I will wait and apply in July... :)
by paradoxical
Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: PBS Dependent ILR
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: PBS Dependent ILR

CR001 was right at the time. However, those changes that she mentions have been reverted again and your wife can apply for ILR (no absence limit for dependants)..
by paradoxical
Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: 60 days employment break on tier 2 General
Replies: 7
Views: 1672
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: 60 days employment break on tier 2 General

Your dependant can continue with the existing visa . You just need to make sure that it is renewed (if it comes to that) before expiry!
by paradoxical
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR appointment date - 28 days prior
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: ILR appointment date - 28 days prior

Thank you for your response Zimba. It's just that I already had the payslip and the bank statement from Lloyds (which takes several days to arrive by post) and that is why I was keen on proceeding. But I will take your advice and apply in July instead.. The payslips sometimes arrive with a few days ...
by paradoxical
Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR appointment date - 28 days prior
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Mood:
Pakistan

ILR appointment date - 28 days prior

Hi there, I have a query regarding the date that I can choose to apply for ILR based on 5 years of Tier 2. My first Tier 2 visa was issued on 27th July 2012 and I have been with the same employer since then. I am trying to work out the earliest I can apply ensuring that the payslip that I have is st...
by paradoxical
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Skilled Worker Visas (UK Employer Sponsored) used to be Tier 2
Topic: Main applicant switches to ILR-what happens to PBS dependant
Replies: 6
Views: 1291
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: Main applicant switches to ILR-what happens to PBS depen

no use, as she only changed to tier 2 dependent in 2017. Unless cost matters to the OP. The PBS dependant fee is less than FLR(M). For FLR(M), the OP will need to pay the visa fee twice + health surcharge again (~ 3,000) If it was possible to continue with PBS dependant, then the OP will now only n...
by paradoxical
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Skilled Worker Visas (UK Employer Sponsored) used to be Tier 2
Topic: Main applicant switches to ILR-what happens to PBS dependant
Replies: 6
Views: 1291
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: Main applicant switches to ILR-what happens to PBS depen

Just to add, if your partner instead gets his ILR based on 5 years on Tier 2, then you can continue to extend your PBS dependant visa until you qualify for ILR (based on being his dependant on this visa for 5 years). The advantage in this case is that the counter for your would not be reset. If howe...
by paradoxical
Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Skilled Worker Visas (UK Employer Sponsored) used to be Tier 2
Topic: Tier 2- are there maximum days I can travel out of UK?
Replies: 1
Views: 272
Mood:
Pakistan

Re: Tier 2- are there maximum days I can travel out of UK?

Your employer is not correct about 28 days period. However, your employer should know of any absences outside the UK and they are definitely right in asking to be notified (in fact, they have probably not been been fulfilling their obligations as a sponsor if they weren't aware of you going outside ...
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