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by djb123
Sat May 22, 2010 6:14 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Family visit to UK with British Citizen...which visa?
Replies: 3
Views: 909

If you satisfy the meaning of parent , then your child may apply for a Certificate of Entitlement to the Right of Abode . I might be missing something here, but will that actually work? Right of Abode is for British citizens which would mean that dual nationality is being claimed. I know the UK imm...
by djb123
Fri May 21, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Settlement applications made outside the UK
Replies: 9
Views: 2506

Another Issue : As I know that I will need to have the "ESOL test" Can I take this Exam out of the UK in Egypt or no. As in Egypt the British Council Issue a Similar coureses which is : There are 5 different levels so everyone can find an examination to match their ability: • Preliminary Key Engl...
by djb123
Fri May 21, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Settlement applications made outside the UK
Replies: 9
Views: 2506

You can't switch from a visit visa to a settlement visa within the UK. 1) Indefinite Leave to Enter is granted outside of the UK and Indefinite Leave to Remain is granted within the UK 2) Yes though see answer to 3) 3) 2 years, but if all you do is make short visits ever couple of years to 'renew' y...
by djb123
Fri May 21, 2010 8:36 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: UK & NZ Citizen Visa Headache, pls help
Replies: 20
Views: 3008

After more discussions with my girlfriend (thanks to the information you have provided), she thinks the Marriage vist visa would be the best option. We would get married here, then she would return home, and then apply for a spouse visa. After all that I'm assuming she would have to apply for FLR(M...
by djb123
Fri May 21, 2010 7:46 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Indefinite leave to ENTER (ILE)
Replies: 19
Views: 3710

Re: ILE for spouse of UK citizen living overseas

Thanks for the quick reply djb123. Is there any other step I could take to increase the chances that my wife can settle in the UK with our daughter in the event of my death please? Neil The problem is there might not be any settlement categories she could easily apply for from outside of the UK in ...
by djb123
Thu May 20, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: applying for citizenship with foreign job
Replies: 18
Views: 2865

Thank you all for the very helpful (and entertaining!) replies. I do already have a UK company, the problem is that I am currently paid through a US payroll and the job is a new one so I don't want to risk losing the job by suggesting to them a switch to contractor status. Think you'd be best to ta...
by djb123
Wed May 19, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Worried about my fiancee visa application....opinions?
Replies: 3
Views: 780

Thanks djb123...I agree it would be harsh. I hope that, if they find my lack of wedding evidence problematic, they'll let me know and give me the opportunity to provide some rather than just outright refusing me. I'm sure they'd be reasonable and give me that opportunity...it's hard not to be paran...
by djb123
Wed May 19, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: on visit visa in uk - can i apply for schengen?
Replies: 13
Views: 2336

Hang on lads.. If peacherrybloss is a family member (§ 2(2) of the Directive) of a UK national and wishes to accompany that UK national to travel to a another Member State, § 5(2) of the Directive states that the Member State must issue a visa to peacherrybloss free of charge, as soon as possible...
by djb123
Wed May 19, 2010 12:20 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: applying for citizenship with foreign job
Replies: 18
Views: 2865

Thanks, Wanderer. I have just started the US job and of course am going to declare the earnings. Up until this job I have only had self-employed earnings in the UK through my UK company. So this is a completely new situation for me. My worry is that listing a US employer in the Good Character secti...
by djb123
Wed May 19, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: National Checking Service (NCS)
Replies: 7
Views: 3883

Re: National Checking Service (NCS)

I am surprised at this...I am planning to apply for Citizenship and checked with Bath Council services and they told me it will be around £90 for a couple. That is a lot of diccference. Bath & North East Somerset Council charge £75 for a couple (it's £90 for a family of 4). Redbridge charge £70...
by djb123
Wed May 19, 2010 9:48 am
Forum: NOW LOCKED - UK Tier 1 (General) Dependent Visas - Pls Post in Immigration for Family Members sub forum
Topic: Cap on Immigration....
Replies: 8
Views: 2056

1) They can change the rules though in the past some rules changes have been fought successfully. Not sure if the UK government leaves itself open nowadays to allow rules changes to be challenged. Bear in mind that even if the rules are not changed, it might be that you do not meet the requirements ...
by djb123
Wed May 19, 2010 9:11 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Indefinite leave to ENTER (ILE)
Replies: 19
Views: 3710

Re: ILE for spouse of UK citizen living overseas

John, I'm very interested in this topic as I didn't realise it was possible to apply for ILE; I've never seen it listed on any of the visa application forms or websites. I am a UK citizen living overseas (currently Singapore) with my wife and daughter. My wife is a PR China citizen and our 4 year o...
by djb123
Wed May 19, 2010 8:07 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: date of the flr m
Replies: 1
Views: 522

Re: date of the flr m

my fiance came on a fiance visa to the uk and we got married and nw are applying for flr m as the procedure states. We decided to apply in person and got an appoitment mid june as we wantd the answer on the same day. My fiance visa finish in august. My question is do u get the answer on the same da...
by djb123
Wed May 19, 2010 7:55 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Worried about my fiancee visa application....opinions?
Replies: 3
Views: 780

As I've said on this forum a few times when my wife (then my fiancee..) applied which admittedly was a few years back we had no wedding plans either. The only mention was in my sponsor's letter when I said we were planning to get married in 'May' which was a few months later. In my opinion a refusal...
by djb123
Wed May 19, 2010 7:38 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR application clarificaton
Replies: 9
Views: 1660

My OH's spouse visa was issued in South Africa end of March 2008 (can't remember exact date) and we arrived in the UK on the 7 April 2008. We sent in his ILR application on the 18th March 2010 (within the 28 day period) and although it was returned once due to the photos being incorrect (second set...
by djb123
Tue May 18, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: applying for citizenship with foreign job
Replies: 18
Views: 2865

Thanks, Wanderer. I would of course be paying tax in the US on those earnings as I am a US citizen. I have filed both US and UK taxes every year since living in the UK. My question is really whether having a US-based job would prevent me from obtaining UK citizenship. But as Wanderer has mentioned ...
by djb123
Mon May 17, 2010 7:54 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: "compassionate" reasons?
Replies: 10
Views: 4450

Would have thought you'd be better to wait until ~February 2011 (assuming you were in the UK in 5 years prior to that date) when your absences in the final year will be less than 3 months.
by djb123
Sun May 16, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: on visit visa in uk - can i apply for schengen?
Replies: 13
Views: 2336

Re: on visit visa in uk - can i apply for schengen?

peacherrybloss wrote:hi,

if i am on a uk visit visa, can i apply for a schengen visa while in the uk?

thank you.
i believe you can apply, though you stand more chance of being granted the visa if you apply from the country where you are resident.
by djb123
Sat May 15, 2010 6:18 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Refrence for naturalisation from a UK citizen living abroad?
Replies: 8
Views: 2137

Yes I agree, but it is not the requirement by HO. I think you find it is. I can see why you could try to argue that "they have known the applicant personally for more than 3 years" could mean that the referee knew the applicant well for a period of three years, just not the last three years, but as...
by djb123
Fri May 14, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Refrence for naturalisation from a UK citizen living abroad?
Replies: 8
Views: 2137

Ray Picking someone who has lived for the last 3 years at the opposite end of the country to you is not a good idea too.[/quote] The referee should know the applicant atleast minimum 3 years, I think that it is not necessary to be last 3 years. It could be anytime.[/quote] it has to be for recent y...
by djb123
Fri May 14, 2010 8:04 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Refrence for naturalisation from a UK citizen living abroad?
Replies: 8
Views: 2137

doesnt seem like a good idea. what if UKBA wants to ring him to ask about you? This person lives abroad, and then making a statement about your character. Doesnt sound like a credible reference in any sense. I dont know the answer, but I find your logic twisted. So what you are saying is that peopl...
by djb123
Thu May 13, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: visa question
Replies: 4
Views: 1500

bossanovaboy wrote:thanks for that vinny,

i heard that cubans can also visit egypt and switzerland without hassle, is that true?
Switzerland became part of the schengen area in December 2008 so it may have been true prior to that date, but it's not true now.
by djb123
Thu May 13, 2010 8:14 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Advice on visa required for partners entry to the UK
Replies: 2
Views: 764

After marriage , he may apply for a spouse visa, subject to the Maintenance & Accommodation requirements. Or before marriage he could apply for a fiancee visa. You would need to get married in the UK within 6 months of the visa being granted and then apply for FLR . Though with this route he would ...
by djb123
Tue May 11, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Spouse visa - interview soon, need help.
Replies: 10
Views: 2165

You are living permanently together as husband and wife, it's just your husband will be spending some nights away from you because of his studies. If asked surely his answer will be that his permanent home will be with you at your parents house, but he plans to rent student accomodation to use when ...
by djb123
Mon May 10, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Please help with Fiance Visa
Replies: 6
Views: 981

Where did your fiancée make her application, djb123 ? It was in Manila, early 2005 (I said it was a few years back..). At the time they were interviewing every applicant and the lack of wedding plans definately didn't cause her any problems as the interview was done quickly and in a very friendly ...
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