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by djb123
Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:14 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Is having savings enough, or must I be working too?
Replies: 11
Views: 1930

Ok, thanks. I know that this isn't an exact science, but just to try to get a feel for things... If the Income Support level for a couple, per week, is £93, then that's just under £5k per annum. Adding £10k per annum for rent gives £15k per annum. So, over two years that's around £30k in total...
by djb123
Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:59 am
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Schengen visa for France
Replies: 2
Views: 1513

Re: Schengen visa for France

Me and my husband want to go to paris at the end of january. I am a british citizen and he is pakistani citizen. He currenly has a 2 year spouse visa. What documents do we need for Schengen visa ? Thanks Just the application form, both your passports, and your marriage certificate. I hope though yo...
by djb123
Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:53 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: How long am I allowed out of the country?
Replies: 2
Views: 791

If you mean me (someone has told me that I am allowed out of the country for 180 days max. before it effects the time I have already been there for, is this true?) then re-read my post - I say 180 days in the final year . The BIA will usually disregard absences of up to 300 days in total over he 5 y...
by djb123
Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:56 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: British Citizenship Question...
Replies: 7
Views: 1823

Re: British Citizenship Question...

I am a Canadian citizen. I was living in the UK from August 21, 2006 until August 15, 2008. I have been living in Canada with my common-law partner (he is British) since. We are planning on returning to the UK permanently by march 2009. I want to apply for citizenship in August 2009 but have a ques...
by djb123
Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:33 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: worried flr(m)
Replies: 2
Views: 773

As long as they receive your application for FLR by the 11th January you will be ok.

There wouldn't be any problems at all if you sent it by special delivery as late as the 8th January.
by djb123
Fri Dec 05, 2008 5:00 am
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Directive 2004/38/EC thread
Replies: 249
Views: 236809

The Polish Embassy's website is now stating If you are a spouse of the EU national (but not of the Polish citizen), please, note that, on the basis of Directive 2004/38/EC you do not need an entry visa to enter Poland if all of these three conditions are fulfilled: 1. You are married to an EU-citize...
by djb123
Sat Nov 29, 2008 12:54 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: illegals and national lottery
Replies: 9
Views: 5856

Re: illegals and national lottery

please can someone let me know if illegal immigrants can claim a lottery win I don't think anyone would know the answer, so maybe try searching the Lottery website Ts&Cs. I only know that you have to be a 'resident' of the UK and IoM, but what that means in immigration terms, I do not know. I know ...
by djb123
Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: ILR after obtaining Canadian Permanent Residence
Replies: 11
Views: 3122

Re: ILR after obtaining Canadian Permanent Residence

Dear All I am in a weired situation and need some suggestion from you all honoured memebers of this community. I am presently working in UK on HSMP visa (pre Tier 1) which is for renewal in Oct 2009. I started working here on workpermit in June 2005 and later switched over to HSMP last year in Oct ...
by djb123
Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:33 am
Forum: NOW LOCKED - UK Tier 1 (General) Dependent Visas - Pls Post in Immigration for Family Members sub forum
Topic: Overseas Domestic workers
Replies: 9
Views: 2102

Thanks. What is the proof that i need show them? Consider for regular maids in India, no one provide with payslip, etc. Should be a word document sufficent showing that this person has worked in our house for last 12 months? I am not quite sure what are proof that they ask? You said she is a new pe...
by djb123
Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:26 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Naturalisation Application Referees
Replies: 7
Views: 1605

Does someone know that a person who is retired can be referee and can an electrician or plumber be professional one? Assuming they are a British passport holder, a retired person can be a referee as they are "aged 25 years or over". For a electrician or a plumber to be counted as a professional per...
by djb123
Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Naturalisation Application Referees
Replies: 7
Views: 1605

Re: Naturalisation Application Referees

Both my referees for the naturalisation are British citizens. Are they obliged to give their passport numbers or they can leave these fields blank in the application form? I tried to find information about that, but didn't manage to find anything definitive!!!!! Best regards The guidance says "The ...
by djb123
Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: SET M to Citizenship?
Replies: 1
Views: 803

If you are married to a British Citizen you only need to have been resident in the UK for 3 years. So yes, once you are granted ILR you can apply for British citizenship, though you would need to have been in the UK exactly 3 years before your applicant ie if you apply 1st February next year you wou...
by djb123
Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:15 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Waiting for spouse visa
Replies: 24
Views: 4278

benjiboouk wrote:djb123> Can I obtain a Laissez Passer when my passport is unavailable (eg with UKBC?)
I only checked the website, I have no further knowledge. Why don't you get your wife to phone up the Chilean Embassy?
by djb123
Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:11 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Waiting for spouse visa
Replies: 24
Views: 4278

..as a Brit, I've had the pleasure of paying more than £4000 in visa fees , for settlement visas for the wife and kids, FLR, ILR and citizenship for them :cry: £4000? It may have been cheaper to have taken a month off work, move to Ireland with your family and work one day a week in a pub, then m...
by djb123
Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:02 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Waiting for spouse visa
Replies: 24
Views: 4278

Any idea for what reasons they give a Laissez Passer? The Chilean Embassy website suggests they will issue one of these when a Chilean nation has lost all their travel documentation and needs to travel home in an emergency. So I guess they'd want you to report the passport as lost to apply for one ...
by djb123
Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:07 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: American Visiting the UK - 6 months
Replies: 10
Views: 3397

There is also the Marriage Visit Visa, where u get married within the six months, return home and apply for a spouse visa. I think she should apply for a fiancée visa. This will allow her 6 months in the UK and then you can get married. Make sure the marriage is done so it is recognised for purpos...
by djb123
Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:53 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Waiting for spouse visa
Replies: 24
Views: 4278

In reality you have little choice but to keep pestering them, and if it comes to it, to withdraw the application and then apply for a visa to come back. Might be a daft question but... If you withdraw an application and your current visa has already expired do you automatically get marked an an ove...
by djb123
Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: ?britain to scrap ILR for WP holder?
Replies: 29
Views: 7726

Having read the Governments Response to the Path to Citizenship Consultation, I get the impression that ILR will be kept as an alternative to citizenship. The reasoning seems to be that they 'understand' that some people can not hold dual citizenship. It also implies on page 14 (the diagram) that t...
by djb123
Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: ILR: 466 days period outside the UK
Replies: 12
Views: 2687

You seem to think naturalisation and ILR are the same thing, they are not. You need to get ILR, then you can be naturalised.

The rules you found are for naturalisation, not for ILR. For you to get ILR as a work permit holder you need to have spent a continuous period of 5 years lawfully in the UK.
by djb123
Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: ?britain to scrap ILR for WP holder?
Replies: 29
Views: 7726

Shan12 wrote:So, where would it leave people with ILR?
Don't think they plan to take it away from anyone. But I guess that if they wanted they could make it easier to take away and remove access to benefits to persuade people to apply for British Citizenshp/permanent residency.
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