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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: 2139

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: 765

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: 2166

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 ...
by djb123
Mon May 10, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Please help with Fiance Visa
Replies: 6
Views: 981

When we applied (admittedly a few years back) the only plan we had was that we would get married in the month of May which was a few months later. This didn't cause my fiancee any problems at all with her application.
by djb123
Tue May 04, 2010 5:42 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Fast tack way for British citizenship
Replies: 11
Views: 12135

Maybe it's just me but intending to move abroad for maybe 5 years immediately after being granted British citizenship means the requirement "You must intend to continue living in the UK" is not actually met and any application would technically be fraudulent. Though I suspect you wouldn't have a pro...
by djb123
Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:45 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR complicated? Spouse visa expired
Replies: 8
Views: 2154

I know it's a bit late now, but reading this shouldn't it have been possible to apply for ILE from outside of the UK because of being married and living together for more than 4 years and completing the Life in UK test? Whether it's possible to apply for ILR now surely depends on what visa has been ...
by djb123
Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:53 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Does time visiting UK count towards naturalisation?
Replies: 7
Views: 3592

If you search you will see this has been spoken about before and it has been stated that being in the UK on a visitor visa does count. http://www.immigrationboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=38076 Though as I said before it doesn't seem quite right to me because is a visitor really resident in the UK? For ...
by djb123
Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:14 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: SPOUSE VISA - BC MARRIED AND LIVED OUTSIDE UK FOR 7 YEARS
Replies: 13
Views: 1895

Hello, The instructions talk about Life in the UK and Knowledge of English Language test results. If a person is planning on applying from overseas the Visa for spouse or ILE as mentiond in the above post, how can he/she show the test results. Besides, the results or evidence is to be submitted at ...
by djb123
Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Fiance(e)s and proposed civil partners
Replies: 3
Views: 797

Assuming she is legally resident in Australia then there is no reason why she can't apply from there. Your best bet would be to get copies of your passport certified by a solicitor and send them. I know some people have used uncertified copies and they were accepted, though I wouldn't necessarily re...
by djb123
Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: NOW LOCKED - UK Tier 1 (General) Dependent Visas - Pls Post in Immigration for Family Members sub forum
Topic: Wanna ask my boss to relocate me to UK, who pays for Tier 1?
Replies: 5
Views: 753

Re: Wanna ask my boss to relocate me to UK, who pays for Tie

Leo2010 wrote:If i volunteered to pay for the Tier 1 visa then perhaps they might be more open to the idea of relocating me to the UK. What do you guys think?
Won't they be reluctant to help you get a Tier 1 visa anyway because it doesn't restrict you to working for them?
by djb123
Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Please help me...
Replies: 29
Views: 3502

So even though she's been given Limited Leave to Remain for 3 years, she then has to apply for ILR for another 3 years, and then she can be naturalised!! That seems ridiculous, surely there must be a different approach that can be taken?! Once she gets ILR she can immediately apply for naturalisati...
by djb123
Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:56 am
Forum: NOW LOCKED - UK Tier 1 (General) Dependent Visas - Pls Post in Immigration for Family Members sub forum
Topic: welder on skilled visa. help required.
Replies: 2
Views: 777

Try reading this http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/workingintheuk/tier2/general/sponsorship/ Your friend's company will first have to apply to become on the register of sponsors. Assuming welding is not on the job shortage list (I doubt it is), your friend will need to show that there are no suitabl...
by djb123
Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:51 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR and Citizenship
Replies: 10
Views: 2026

Re: ILR and Citizenship

kamalin10 wrote:
kiwigirl25 wrote:
ILR is indefinite as long as you comply with the conditions (i.e. the 2 year absense rule) and don't break the law.
there's no date of issue and expiry on vignette?
There is no expiry date.
by djb123
Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Applying for citizenship/naturalisation - options
Replies: 20
Views: 3709

Thanks djb123 That's what i thought as well (need to have ilr before applying to become BC). But just wasn't clear when the ukba website states that you have to have lived for 5 years in the uk, however, it does not specify under what sort of visa/category. I don't think it matters what visa(s) you...
by djb123
Sat Feb 20, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Applying for citizenship/naturalisation - options
Replies: 20
Views: 3709

Re: Applying for citizenship/naturalisation - options

1) Naturalisation is the process to obtain citizenship.

2) You can't apply for citizenship unless you have ILR. Also unless you are married to a british citizen you need to have been living in the UK for at least 5 years and had ILR for at least a year.
by djb123
Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Domestic Worker: A year in household with close link
Replies: 1
Views: 508

Re: Domestic Worker: A year in household with close link

Hi, I intend to apply a Domestic Work visa for a worker who has been working in my parents house for the last 4 years. We have regularly used that household whenever we visit so I am hoping that should not be a problem, however I am staying in UK for the last 2 years. Any views on you this? You thi...
by djb123
Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:38 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Spouse Visa Travel
Replies: 12
Views: 2037

Wow, thanks. I won't be in the UK until the end of June (Gods willing), I would have to move like the wind to do my Life in the UK test and apply for ILR before July. So I guess I fall under the changes. Will I still be able to ask for the KOL endorsement based on being married and living out of th...
by djb123
Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: My Filipina Daughter Wants to Marry
Replies: 8
Views: 1673

It maybe better for her to become a british citizen first She cannot get a spousal visa as she is under 21 Shouldn't make any difference if she is a British citizen or not, but as you say they need to wait until they are both over 21. Also she needs to be able to support him financially and have su...
by djb123
Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Spouse Visa Travel
Replies: 12
Views: 2037

Re: Spouse Visa Travel

Once a spouse visa is granted, is there any time limits as when you have to use the Visa? Thanks No, but you need to spend at least 23 months in the UK before you can apply for ILR so if you delay your travel by too long it means you'll have to apply for an additional visa (FLR) before you can appl...
by djb123
Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Sponsor Finances for Fiance Visa
Replies: 12
Views: 1861

Providing details of a budget seems to me to be the best way of proving to the ECO that you have enough money to live on without resorting to public funds - which is the main aim. After two years or so your wife should be eligible to claim public funds hence why I suggested that time period. A fianc...
by djb123
Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Sponsor Finances for Fiance Visa
Replies: 12
Views: 1861

Work out your realistic living expenses for the next two years or so for the both of you, add on the cost of a wedding, any flights, and the costs of visas (£2K maybe). If your figures add up (ie savings more than expenses) then provide the details with the application. If not you may need to look ...
by djb123
Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: Newly Arrived in UK - General How To queries (NO immigration/visa/ILR queries)
Topic: Paid tax back (leaving Britain)
Replies: 13
Views: 21758

As a visitor to the UK you should be able to claim the VAT back on most things you bought in the last 3 months or so before your departure from the UK. ........ and which you are exporting! No good thinking that you can get back the VAT on that bottle of Coca Cola that you bought a couple of months...
by djb123
Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:04 am
Forum: Newly Arrived in UK - General How To queries (NO immigration/visa/ILR queries)
Topic: Paid tax back (leaving Britain)
Replies: 13
Views: 21758

inwarsaw wrote:VAT paid on what ?
As a visitor to the UK you should be able to claim the VAT back on most things you bought in the last 3 months or so before your departure from the UK.
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