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by djb123
Wed Jun 11, 2008 5:10 am
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: South African Partner - British Child Holiday Visa
Replies: 13
Views: 2059

What concerns me is that we will be applying for the Visa in advance of being married. (The link did not work, by the way.) So she will not formally be my wife at the time of application. Unless your daughter is also her daughter, she will have to get a normal, paid for, schengen visa. It only beco...
by djb123
Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: South African Partner - British Child Holiday Visa
Replies: 13
Views: 2059

Your fiancee will have to apply for a visa even according to the directive. "Family members who are not nationals of a Member State shall only be required to have an entry visa in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 539/2001 or, where appropriate, with national law. For the purposes of this Directive...
by djb123
Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:07 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Sponsors letter and financial evidence for fiancee visa
Replies: 1
Views: 992

I don't think there really is a set list of things that need to be included as part of the sponsor's letter. When I wrote mine I used it to provide relationship details and any other useful information that couldn't be included within the application form. Your finances should not be an issue especi...
by djb123
Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:24 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: British Citizen
Replies: 9
Views: 1979

Obviously, it is likely to be useful to have one (both for travel and for purposes of proving identity etc in the UK), although if you retain your original citizenship on naturalisation you can apply to have a right of abode certificate placed in your current passport to allow you to enter the UK u...
by djb123
Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: how much saving I should have for Nationalization?
Replies: 3
Views: 974

No, that is not right. They do not want you to provide bank statements when you apply for naturalisation.
by djb123
Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: .
Replies: 12
Views: 2817

Why though bother to apply for FLR as if she takes the Life in the UK test she could apply for ILR? As both in theory require the same amount of supporting documentation I don't think thats entierly true. ILR application need 20 docuemts spreading evenly for 2 years, demonstrating that they are bot...
by djb123
Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: .
Replies: 12
Views: 2817

[quote="Sammie"]I think your friend has no option but to apply for FLR. If he does nothing at all, when his wife’s 2 year spouse visa expires, without an extension (or application for an extension in progress), she will be regarded as an overstayer. Tell your friend to try and get as many document...
by djb123
Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:53 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: .
Replies: 12
Views: 2817

Don't think FLR is a option either as the form states if you are applying for an extension of stay even though you have completed or are completing 2 years’ leave to enter or remain in the UK as a partner you must provide 20 letters and/or other documents.
by djb123
Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:20 am
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: French Visa
Replies: 10
Views: 2413

giruzz wrote:
Wanderer wrote:I would think they all require a (Schengen) visa
You are wrong :-(

Anyway, my gf colleague walked to the Belgian Embassy. Asked for a visa, obtained a 30days single entry and took the eurostar flawless to paris....
The Belgian Embassy would have issued a Schengen visa.
by djb123
Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: ILR from Spouse Visa (Wife)
Replies: 3
Views: 1001

I can post it on 16th June 2008 but postal application takes 20+ days and that would make her overstay in this country, is it not? No it won't. They just need to receive her application before her current visa expires. As she hasn't passed her Life in the UK test you need to get this sorted out as ...
by djb123
Sun Jun 01, 2008 4:21 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Help! How is Home Office sending passports back?
Replies: 24
Views: 7649

I thought they were now using Secure Mail Services to return passports - that is how our passports were returned when my wife applied for British citizenship.

http://www.securemail.co.uk/sms/
by djb123
Thu May 29, 2008 5:28 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Citizenship Ceremony experience
Replies: 20
Views: 8930

What oath do you take? What if someoen has a religous objection to saying the oath is there a provision for this? You can choose to either say either the Oath of Allegiance (religious) or the Affirmation of Allegiance (non-religious). At my wife's ceremony they split the group into two - one side o...
by djb123
Sun May 25, 2008 7:15 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: extending wife's FLR(M) instead of ILR
Replies: 10
Views: 2318

Have you checked the form? It only gives you two options - need time to obtain qualification to prove knowledge of life in the uk or because of personal circumstances to do with your relationship with your partner. I would have thought your biggest issue as your wife spent a lot (most?) of time out ...
by djb123
Fri May 23, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Driving offence- Fined by court - Effect on Naturalisation
Replies: 52
Views: 25755

The following site states that if you are a visitor you can drive on a foreign license for up to 12 months from the last time you entered the country. Though if you are a resident here you can only drive on a foreign license for up to 12 months from when you first became a resident. http://www.direc...
by djb123
Fri May 09, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Travelling out of the country after citizenship ceremony
Replies: 6
Views: 1315

Re: Travelling out of the country after citizenship ceremony

I am an Indian national on an Indian Passport. Recently I have applied for Citizenship and attended the ceremony where I was given the naturalisation certificate. I haven't yet applied for British Passport. Can I travel to France on my Indian passport which has ILR stamp in it. I have to travel in ...
by djb123
Fri May 09, 2008 11:29 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Travelling out of the country after citizenship ceremony
Replies: 6
Views: 1315

JAJ wrote:You are no longer an Indian citizen so your Indian passport is invalid.
Would though the British or French immigration actually know that the passport is invalid?
by djb123
Mon May 05, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Referee for naturalisation
Replies: 30
Views: 12311

You need one of the referees to be a professional person - the list of acceptable professional persons are here http://www.bia.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/documents/policyandlaw/nationalityinstructions/nichapter6/annexa?view=Binary Director of a private organisation would be ok as long as it's VAT...
by djb123
Mon May 05, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: TO whom should i address the letter of SUPPORT from spouse?
Replies: 1
Views: 841

Do the same as you would for any business type letter where you don't know the name of the person. Either "To whom it may concern" or "Dear Sir or Madam"
by djb123
Sun May 04, 2008 5:31 am
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Greek embassy/Schengen Visa Query
Replies: 16
Views: 8733

It's not just the staff at the Greek Embassy that are rude, the woman at the Italian vice-consulate was rude to my wife as well. Maybe it's because they don't like issuing free visas to the spouses of British citizens. You could try complaining to SOLVIT http://ec.europa.eu/solvit/site/index_en.htm ...
by djb123
Sat May 03, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Migrating to EU
Replies: 8
Views: 2133

WOODY21 wrote:Thai
Then she will need a visa to travel to another EU (Schengen) country even for a holiday.
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