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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: 2062

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: 3717

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: 1663

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: 2870

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: 4452

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: 2339

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: 2140

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: 2140

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: 2140

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: 767

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: 12143

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: 2155

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: 3597

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: 1897

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: 799

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: 3530

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: 795

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: 2032

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.
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