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by djb123
Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: please advise...to all you great minds -settlement visa
Replies: 13
Views: 2081

Re: please advise...to all you great minds -settlement visa

Your 1 bed flat would be ok if its just you on the flat as your sister would be leaving for Uni. Worth reading this.. http://www.immigrationboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=6227 Assuming your flat has a living room too which is larger than 50 sq feet then even if your sister is still there it wouldn't be...
by djb123
Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:15 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Spouse Naturalization Question
Replies: 3
Views: 827

No they did not take us to court. I think it may be the interview when you get your passport or get your nationality, not sure. Someone mentioned there was an interview at some stage during the process. There is an identity interview when your husband applies for his passport. At that point he need...
by djb123
Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:13 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Fiancee Visa Interview
Replies: 8
Views: 1493

Panic over! my girlfreind has had her fiancee visa accepted and we gonna get married in September, so thanks for everyones help its appreciated. Right, next step.......after we get married, we need apply for Marriage visa. What is the procedure for this, fees and timescale for applying for this, th...
by djb123
Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:10 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Move from South Africa to UK
Replies: 5
Views: 1702

Theyve been together for over 4 years but only married for a year (due to very slow divorce proceedings) When you say additional benefits does this include working tax credits ? This is my confusion ... If she is not allowed to claim anything but he is allowed he would have to make a joint claim in...
by djb123
Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:11 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Move from South Africa to UK
Replies: 5
Views: 1702

With benefits it is fine for the British citizen to claim any benefits they are entitled so, it's additional benefits that they can't claim. So no problems at all in claiming child benefit. How long have they been married? If it's over 4 years it means she can apply for ILE/ILR (residency) as soon a...
by djb123
Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Relative dilemma
Replies: 2
Views: 773

Also remember that's it's fine for grandparents to help the parents look after the grandchildren whilst in the UK on a visitor visa because after all that's what grandparents do. It is not though ok for them to look after the children on their own so that both of the parents can work or study. That ...
by djb123
Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Apply early for ILE asking for post dated visa date?
Replies: 9
Views: 1418

bear in mind that if you go the spouse visa route your wife will be subject to the new immigration rules when that visa expires. djb123, Pardon my lack of knowledge, but could you point me to somewhere I could read about the new immigration rules? I have no idea what they are. Thanks. Imformation i...
by djb123
Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: Inequality between British nationals and those naturalising
Replies: 6
Views: 1347

Casa wrote:She needs to have ILR first.
and been in the country for 3 years. The amount of time she has been married (to a british citizen) is irrelevant - she could have got married the day before she applies for naturalisation.
by djb123
Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Apply early for ILE asking for post dated visa date?
Replies: 9
Views: 1418

bear in mind that if you go the spouse visa route your wife will be subject to the new immigration rules when that visa expires.
by djb123
Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Elderly dependent relatives
Replies: 4
Views: 1174

bear in mind also that if you apply for a settlement visa and get refused it could make it harder to get a visitor visa.
by djb123
Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:02 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Apply early for ILE asking for post dated visa date?
Replies: 9
Views: 1418

You're not understanding my post (Paperpusher has explained what I meant now). If you met the rules now, but was asking for the visa to start in the future then that would be post-dating, but you are not...
by djb123
Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Apply early for ILE asking for post dated visa date?
Replies: 9
Views: 1418

Think you are taking a risk as you aren't asking for the visa to be post-dated as such (which would be something normal to ask for). I guess if the eco is in a very happy mood you may get away with it. The risk is they will give your wife a 2 year spouse visa instead, which you might not be happy wi...
by djb123
Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:07 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: Inequality between British nationals and those naturalising
Replies: 6
Views: 1347

Re: Inequality between British nationals and those naturalis

Hopefully I have this mixed up somewhere as I'd really love to get my wife naturalised as soon as possible. Frustrating when a couple of my friends who aren't even British yet were able to bring their new wives over to ILR immediately. ILR isn't the same as naturalisation, and your wife can be natu...
by djb123
Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: Council tax needed for ILR?
Replies: 8
Views: 2451

Re: Council tax needed for ILR?

Can anyone tell me if we have to be paying council tax to get ILR? Our landlord is paying it for us so we do not have anything under our name. Does the home office do checks to see if you are paying? If you are not convicted for not paying council tax, you are fine. It doesn't matter who pays the c...
by djb123
Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ilr refused .........what can i do
Replies: 13
Views: 4024

i did not change job. i was transferred and i explained that to them at the interview. it appears they were just looking for an excuse cos i gave them details of phone conversations and travel tickets . i was living with my wife when i applied and only got transferred amonth after. Sorry by changin...
by djb123
Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ilr refused .........what can i do
Replies: 13
Views: 4024

What I've been wondering is why the HO spent so much time looking into your application if you didn't change jobs until after you applied? Did they find out (if so how?) or was there other issues with your application?
by djb123
Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:27 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Spouse Visa Question
Replies: 3
Views: 956

Thank you vinny, i may have a window, as long as i submit my paperwork properly, will she now have to do an english test with the new rules? The English test pre-entry into the UK has not been implemented yet, and I don't believe any dates are known for exactly when it will be. She will though have...
by djb123
Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:23 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Right of Abode
Replies: 4
Views: 1051

Surely though by doing that you are claiming that your son has dual citizenship, which India does not allow. Will the Indian government (immigration officers, etc) realise how the Right of Abode has been obtained?
by djb123
Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalisation referee gave his office address - is that ok?
Replies: 33
Views: 2157

The requirements of a referee for a naturalisation application is: - they have known the applicant personally for more than 3 years; - they are willing to give full details of their knowledge of the applicant; (This is different to the requirement of a person who countersigns passport applications)...
by djb123
Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalisation referee gave his office address - is that ok?
Replies: 33
Views: 2157

The requirements of a referee for a naturalisation application is: - they have known the applicant personally for more than 3 years; - they are willing to give full details of their knowledge of the applicant; (This is different to the requirement of a person who countersigns passport applications) ...
by djb123
Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: HELP!! Spouse Visa!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1188

I agree with djb. Even unpaid Charity work is considered as part of the working allowance. In this case though it's worse than unpaid, it's cash in hand and therefore avoiding tax. Still wondering why the restaurant/accountant had the NI number in the first place if they didn't think they were were...
by djb123
Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Settlement visa rejected - how can this be ?
Replies: 34
Views: 8866

As far as I know every UK resident who has no restriction on their stay in the UK who has children under a certain age is entitled to claim child benefit, so why should you not mention it if it strengthens your case by increasing your income? With normal spouse visas (which are for 27 month) if you ...
by djb123
Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: settlement info needed
Replies: 3
Views: 735

Do you really mean that she got ILE? As that would require you to be living together outside the UK for four years or more.
by djb123
Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ilr refused .........what can i do
Replies: 13
Views: 4024

Basically you've got a year to get jobs in similar locations so you can live together as a couple. Now you've got your passports back you want to find jobs as quick as possible so you can spend as much of that year together. As I guess they've given you the equivalent of 1 years FLR, you will have t...
by djb123
Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: HELP!! Spouse Visa!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1188

You need to be very careful how you handle the situation as regardless of what your dad’s best friend says, what you did for him was work (paid directly or in kind). Many restaurants, etc have been prosecuted for having people not eligible to work (on visit visas, etc) helping out as a way of 'tha...
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