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by kenfrapin
Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: SET(O) question on Section 5.1
Replies: 2
Views: 767

Actually its quite important to chose the right address and depends on the documents you provide 1. Where are all your letters addressed? 2. Where are other docs like Council tax (if provided), utility bills(if provided) etc on your name addressed? 3. If you give your perm address, then I guess you ...
by kenfrapin
Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: Newly Arrived in UK - General How To queries (NO immigration/visa/ILR queries)
Topic: Tier 1 can go for mortgage?
Replies: 4
Views: 3391

Best option for a mortgage is the bank where you get paid your salary and have your main account. Few of my friends got mortgages from HSBC while on work permit which was a stretch really. But they were banking with HSBS for 3 to 4 years. When it comes to Tier 1, you need to have a minimum validity ...
by kenfrapin
Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: VAF1B - Family Visitors
Replies: 10
Views: 8117

I intended to call my parents for my graduation Were you a student when you applied for them to come or in full time work? You know how the UKBA works and probably wanted originals in your specific case. And as always,it just depends on the person verifying and stamping final visa. Unfortunate they...
by kenfrapin
Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: VAF1B - Family Visitors
Replies: 10
Views: 8117

Ok we have a slight confusion point here. The applicants must send their originals no doubt. I was talking about documents the person inviting them over has to send such as few bank statements, invitation letter, house contract etc....The OP clearly asked what he has to send home for this parents. T...
by kenfrapin
Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: VAF1B - Family Visitors
Replies: 10
Views: 8117

Re: VAF1B - Family Visitors

2. The documents should be original or else the application could be refused. Not a very accurate answer to be honest. You can send scanned documents of your original documentation for their visa. I have done this twice with no issues and also know of many others who have done the same. Always best...
by kenfrapin
Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: worth seeking a job in the uk for a gay professional ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1736

The UK is considered one of the best places for Gay people to work and integrate in the community. Its all very open and accepted with no second thought given. There are so many celebs and TV show presenters who are gay and there is no obvious mention of it (unlike in most other parts of the world) ...
by kenfrapin
Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Need assistance on whether to opt out from Pension Plan
Replies: 9
Views: 2613

Coming back to the original query, there are 2 types of pensions 1. Mandatory pension contribution that comes out as part of your NI contributions and goes towards your weekly pension once you retire 2. Private pension where employee puts X% and employer puts (X+N)% which is based on criteria like a...
by kenfrapin
Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: New SET(O) from - question on Section 9, sub-section B
Replies: 2
Views: 1250

Quite obvious really. You dont need to go and check on the calculator if your degree gets points now. The option Qualification recognised on points calculator and evidence submitted as part of previous Tier 1 (General) application quite clearly is applicable to you and just submit the letter you got...
by kenfrapin
Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Unable to understand British Accent
Replies: 10
Views: 3698

Something that helped me in my early days here, and as suggested here, speaking to the people who love to have a chat - Sales guys in shops, door men, guards, taxi drivers all like to have a hearty conversation and are genuine people who appreciate a good chat - so look for these options You will be...
by kenfrapin
Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: visitor from India
Replies: 1
Views: 399

Yes, unfortunately the most important proof the UKBA is looking for is a reason for him to return back to the country he came from. The only way this can be proved is 1. Employer letter showing he has permanent ling time employment and is expected to return 2. Bank statements showing he has savings ...
by kenfrapin
Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: Newly Arrived in UK - General How To queries (NO immigration/visa/ILR queries)
Topic: Need accomodation in London
Replies: 8
Views: 6246

Manu, As you guys are new to London, it may not really find suitable places to live temporarily. Suggest looking at the cheaper but really decent hotel chains like Premier Inn, Hotel Ibis and Travel Lodge - you can also bargain for a discount if you guys plan on staying for 2 weeks at a stretch....a...
by kenfrapin
Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:53 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: Queries regarding court conviction(s) - new settlement rules
Replies: 40
Views: 9146

With due apology If even Not on CRB,you are not eligible for ILR as sometime enhanced CRB only shows minor offences.But its my advice remaining better email UKBA. I actually beg to differ with you. My reasons are 1. Minor offences are not hidden from the person who committed it - thus a basic CRB c...
by kenfrapin
Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: Queries regarding court conviction(s) - new settlement rules
Replies: 40
Views: 9146

Re: ILR - Criminality Threshold

I was fined by the court for a minor offence and got the notice from the court to pay the fine, which I eventually did. Now I am not sure whether I was convicted on criminal backgrounds. When I did my known disclosure (Scotland Disclosure), there was no convictions. I am eligible for ILR as I have ...
by kenfrapin
Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Checking for Unspent Convictions yourself....
Replies: 61
Views: 57503

Received the legal certificate in the post today and took a look. It states that the check has been done against Police National Computer or PNC and clearly lists if there are 1. Any convictions at a UK Police Station with station and actual conviction details 2. Any conviction at a UK court with Co...
by kenfrapin
Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Checking for Unspent Convictions yourself....
Replies: 61
Views: 57503

I got the result back today and can confirm that I do not have any unspent convictions on my record. I double checked and asked the agency if this means I dont have ANY sort of unspent convictions and there is nothing to declare to any UK Body like the UKBA. They confirmed and said as your CRB check...
by kenfrapin
Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR query (stuck with words on new SET (O) form)
Replies: 2
Views: 660

Nikunj, There is a very active and open post about this very same topic. If you took a look before writing up such a detailed question it would have saved so much of your time :-) Mods may close this as duplicate so suggest you go through the thread I opened few days back and ask questions there! KP
by kenfrapin
Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:13 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: Latest Set (O) - Conflicting language for Bachelor's Degree
Replies: 31
Views: 7016

It may be possible that since the changes have just rolled in, not many are aware of the exact rules. The points for Bachelors and Masters also changed a few times which adds to the confusion. I am quite certain that if, in the initial application for Tier 1, if you were awarded points for Bachelor'...
by kenfrapin
Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:04 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: Latest Set (O) - Conflicting language for Bachelor's Degree
Replies: 31
Views: 7016

Thanks sush, I plan to do the very same - apply with the 'assumption' they have misworded the form - if one got points for Bachelor's for Tier 1 as per rules BEFORE March 31 2009, then they will get points even now. The guidance was worded correctly but looks like they hurried when they updated the ...
by kenfrapin
Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: Break in residency for ILR
Replies: 10
Views: 2354

Re: ILR Case comparison

I want to understand compare two different cases for ILR. Case 1: If someone has been on combination of WP and HSMP for 5 years and has been ABSENT from UK for continous 4 months while on HSMP. Vs Case2: If someone has been on WP and HSMP for 5 years and been out of work in UK for continous 4 month...
by kenfrapin
Sat Apr 09, 2011 1:13 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR new Set(O) form - Evidence of cohabitation
Replies: 3
Views: 4013

Some clarification on this Is the date of the letter important? For example, if I get a letter from the Council today, sent in both our names and showing we have paid Council Tax for past 2 years - does this qualify? The letter is dated for today but provides proof that two people at the address wer...
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