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by wf
Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Which visa (if any) does a Brazilian contractor need?
Replies: 5
Views: 441

Does he meet the requriements of the business visitor visa?

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas ... /business/

If yes he can be granted one on entry. If no he needs to apply for the relevant visa before departing.
by wf
Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: UK Tier 5 (Temporary Work) visas
Topic: YMS still valid?
Replies: 2
Views: 1739

a) Your YMS is void
b) In any case valid or not, it would not exempt you from the RLMT test.
by wf
Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: NOW LOCKED - UK Tier 1 (General) Dependent Visas - Pls Post in Immigration for Family Members sub forum
Topic: Offshore job advice
Replies: 5
Views: 766

Under the new rules coming into force in December you would be very close to qualifying with this arrangement, as you will be allowed 180 days absence each year. Assuming you have annual leave and those days are spent inside the UK you should be able to come under the limit. http://immigrationboards...
by wf
Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: New rules - Allowable absences for ILR to be relaxed
Replies: 84
Views: 16619

Thanks for the clarification, this is quite an amazing development for Tier 1 holders (and the other applicable visas).
by wf
Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: New rules - Allowable absences for ILR to be relaxed
Replies: 84
Views: 16619

Looks good at first glance, however: provided the absence is due to an employment, including annual leave, or business related reason or there are serious or compelling compassionate reasons for the absence. To me this implies that absences outside of these circumstances (ie: unpaid leave) are not p...
by wf
Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: NOW LOCKED - UK Tier 1 (General) Dependent Visas - Pls Post in Immigration for Family Members sub forum
Topic: Important note about date of PEO application
Replies: 1
Views: 567

This is common knowledge and explained in a sticky at the top of this forum:
http://immigrationboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=68561
by wf
Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: discussion about UK exit controls !?
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Casa wrote:There are passport checks by UKBA immigration staff.
Very rarely - I would estimate I have been checked about 1 in 20 times and only at Heathrow.
by wf
Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Tier 1 (General) extension - Super premium service
Replies: 3
Views: 1037

Also someone else reported here recently that there was limited availibilty of Super Premium appointments - you should check it is even possible to get one before the 12th.
by wf
Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Any compelling reason to go for citizenship?
Replies: 8
Views: 1216

Another major advantage is right to reside and work in any EU country. [edit - I see that was mentioned briefly above]

And if I understand correctly, ILR must be reissued when the containig passport expires, with an associated cost? or has that changed with the BRP cards?
by wf
Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Passport needed during application processing
Replies: 10
Views: 846

Getting an appointment inside the 42 day window is extremely difficult as it requires someone else cancelling the same type of appointment you want, and you finding it and booking it before anyone else does.

I'm not sure of immigration consultant recommendations but others should be able to help.
by wf
Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Passport needed during application processing
Replies: 10
Views: 846

There is a thread in this or the Tier 1 General forum which covered the best strategy to get an appointment, find it and read it.

If you are randomly trying you have no chance.

Otherwise pay an immigration consultant/lawyer for one of their preallocated slots.
by wf
Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Passport needed during application processing
Replies: 10
Views: 846

What are you going to be applying for?
by wf
Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Right of Abode Expiry
Replies: 2
Views: 1385

As you say, the RoA certificate expires upon expiry of the passport in which it is endorsed. Normally, when a new passport is issued, the old one is cancelled, i.e. it's expired, and the passport authority puts a stamp in it to that effect. If this is the case, then you couldn't rely on the certifi...
by wf
Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: To UK from Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 1092

Her grandparents are Italian. Could she apply for an Italian passport? I'm pretty sure that'd mean she can live and work in the UK. There is a fairly good possibility she can gain Italian citizenship though the rules are a little complex and from what I understand the process may take some time. ht...
by wf
Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: To UK from Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 1092

I read that the YMS, once the time is up, won't allow her to apply to stay here permanently.... ? If eligible for unmarried partner, you can switch in country under the current rules. Also, when she does come here she won't be living with me straight away. Could we still apply for the unmarried par...
by wf
Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: 6 month Visitors Visa - Question
Replies: 8
Views: 2156

As I said above, it is 6 months from your last entry.

Be aware if you keep re-entering they will eventually cotton on to it and give you a period of shorter leave, or potentially none at all.

This is what happened to me several years ago under the same circumstances.
by wf
Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: To UK from Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 1092

Does it have to be grandparents? Yes What's the best route for her? Tier 5/YMS as suggested above which is easy to get in her circumstances. It gives 2 years leave, if she is living with you the whole time (and you have sufficient documentary evidence) she can then apply for an unmarried partner vi...
by wf
Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: 6 month Visitors Visa - Question
Replies: 8
Views: 2156

Can you tell me the following to make sure I understand: 1) What the "valid from" & "valid until" dates are on the visit visa Vignette 2) What the "duration of stay" mentioned on the same visit visa Vignette is. This is usually mentioned in days. 3) What does the stamp in your passport say. I.e. th...
by wf
Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: 6 month Visitors Visa - Question
Replies: 8
Views: 2156

cs95tdg wrote:There should be a validity period on the visit visa vignette in your passport. That would tell you the period during which you can enter the UK. The period does not restart everytime you enter the UK.
If they get a new 6 month stamp it does restart.
by wf
Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: 6 month Visitors Visa - Question
Replies: 8
Views: 2156

Generally it does restart every time you enter as you get a new 6 month stamp. Sometimes they stamp you for less but it is less likely, though possible to arise out of having multiple 6 month visas. There is a general guide that you should only spend 6 months out of every 12 here as a visitor but I ...
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