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by djb123
Thu May 27, 2010 10:20 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Passport Interview
Replies: 111
Views: 72171

So now, you should just forget about the address they have in their computer. I'll stop worrying if someone tells me what information they compare to during the passport interview - the one in naturalisation application form or the one in passport application form ) The interview is done in a frien...
by djb123
Wed May 26, 2010 8:14 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Further leave to remain
Replies: 5
Views: 1020

haha, well we have made a decision, we're just trying to be sensible and not rush into anything. And yes, I have a secure full time job in the creative industry, but it doesn't pay fabulously. I have enough money to support him, I just worry my application won't be as strong as it was when we appli...
by djb123
Tue May 25, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Unsure of which application form for unmarried partner
Replies: 20
Views: 2631

Just another question, sorry, theoretically could we go on holiday shortly before her current visa expires and how long do you generally need to apply for your new visa in advance of the expiry of your current one? Thanks. :) It shouldn't really be a problem re-entering the UK on the day the visa e...
by djb123
Tue May 25, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: ILR spouse of UK citizen to get Schengen Visa 4 Spain- how?
Replies: 4
Views: 3660

Think you are mis-reading the information, as the spouse of a EU (which of course includes UK) citizen it is a lot easier. This is all you need - no travel plans, or proof of finances required. o Passport valid with one full blank page to affix the visa. o Completed and signed visa application form....
by djb123
Tue May 25, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: please help with fiance visa
Replies: 11
Views: 1587

thanks for your reply. if the visa is granted..what happens after we get married here in the uk...my partner would not have to go back to his country would he? i thought it was a special visit visa for 6 months in which we get married within the 6 months and then once married we submit the papers h...
by djb123
Tue May 25, 2010 4:38 am
Forum: Claiming Benefits
Topic: Sponsor is on benefits - will this logic work for settlement
Replies: 11
Views: 2315

My comments are based on a mixture between my opinion, my understanding of the immigration rules, and my knowledge of cases that have been successful even though technically they didn't meet the level of income you keep mentioning. You want the ECO to quickly look at your case and be happy that you ...
by djb123
Mon May 24, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Settlement: Returning Resident or Spouse Visa?
Replies: 21
Views: 6011

Does this mean that it's possible for my wife to get ILR 'as soon as we arrive'? I'm hoping that her 'visa history' will help with this. See this thread. http://www.immigrationboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=57075 Basically unless you make another visit to the UK first before applying so she can pass th...
by djb123
Mon May 24, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: ILR spouse of UK citizen to get Schengen Visa 4 Spain- how?
Replies: 4
Views: 3660

Try this link for more details.

http://www.maec.es/subwebs/Consulados/L ... vices.aspx

It seems like now the Spanish embassy are using vfs to handle the appointments hence why the old number no longer works.

http://es.vfsglobal.co.uk/
by djb123
Mon May 24, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Unsure of which application form for unmarried partner
Replies: 20
Views: 2631

I think our case should be a considerably simple one really since I'm a caucasian British-born male with a clean history and she has been living in the UK as a student for 8 years now. We're both in our late 20's and we've been together as a couple for 2 1/2 of those and our documentation will all ...
by djb123
Mon May 24, 2010 8:14 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Indefinite leave to ENTER (ILE)
Replies: 19
Views: 3718

"She can apply for a 27-month spouse visa, and point out that the two of you have been married and lived together outside the UK for over 4 years, and thus the visa should be endorsed "KOL REQ". With that visa and endorsement she would then move to the UK, study for the test, and when passed she ca...
by djb123
Mon May 24, 2010 7:45 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Indefinite leave to ENTER (ILE)
Replies: 19
Views: 3718

"She can apply for a 27-month spouse visa, and point out that the two of you have been married and lived together outside the UK for over 4 years, and thus the visa should be endorsed "KOL REQ". With that visa and endorsement she would then move to the UK, study for the test, and when passed she ca...
by djb123
Mon May 24, 2010 5:10 am
Forum: Claiming Benefits
Topic: Sponsor is on benefits - will this logic work for settlement
Replies: 11
Views: 2315

The argument that one can produce a budget and live within it was debunked by the ruling which established the income support level as the minimum acceptable level for income adequacy. It was accepted that people could live on less than that figure but it was also held that people cannot be forced ...
by djb123
Mon May 24, 2010 4:30 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Unsure of which application form for unmarried partner
Replies: 20
Views: 2631

So it takes like 4 months for a standard postal application? That is going to kill our holiday plans then unless we opt for the 'premium' service, damn cheek though, I'd love to know where all of this money is going but I guess it disappears into the same black hole as most of these types of funds ...
by djb123
Mon May 24, 2010 4:27 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Indefinite leave to ENTER (ILE)
Replies: 19
Views: 3718

i thought one could apply for a ILE without taking the KOL they get the visa on condition that when they arrive in the UK they can then apply for it but they i think the visa will state "KOL-req'd"im certain i read it somewhere. please double check but u can get a ILE. go to the UKBA website and cl...
by djb123
Sun May 23, 2010 5:54 am
Forum: Claiming Benefits
Topic: Sponsor is on benefits - will this logic work for settlement
Replies: 11
Views: 2315

Your logic does seem reasonable, though you may want to prove it to the ECO. You could produce a budget to show how you and your family could live on the money you would have. The way the job market is I doubt anyone can say for certain they will get a job quickly so normally I would think you'd nee...
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: 912

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: 2510

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: 2510

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: 3015

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: 3718

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: 2870

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: 2339

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: 2870

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: 3899

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...
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