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by kenfrapin
Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Need help in getting job
Replies: 6
Views: 2050

Yes, i had been to UK for 2 weeks to search the job. That is nowhere close to the required time to do anything. It takes 2 weeks just to get your CV across from the agent and get the first interview scheduled I had my CV done from one of the agencies. Did you actually pay for the service? Seriously...
by kenfrapin
Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: job search during contract period
Replies: 3
Views: 2051

Thats the liberty of being a contractor - everyone knows you are looking for your next role plus you have every right to. As long as it doesnt look like its impacting your work then it should be fine You also dont need to pick your phone. They will always leave a VM and you can call them back during...
by kenfrapin
Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Permanent or contract job
Replies: 30
Views: 11119

Although I had option(in 2007) to buy a property in the UK or buy 1 in India first I choose the latter. And I am so lucky to make the right decision. I bought my flat in India for £40K which could have been a deposit against a 2 bed house in London of £250K. Those flats in India are worth £120 (...
by kenfrapin
Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Permanent or contract job
Replies: 30
Views: 11119

I hate to admit it but what you have said is all but true.........visiting and being in touch with family is so much more easier today and yes, I dont think even 10 years down the line will make a difference :-) I was just contradicting what you had mentioned on not planning for career progression, ...
by kenfrapin
Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Permanent or contract job
Replies: 30
Views: 11119

I have been working as a contractor for 5 years, and never ever have I faced/heard issues wherein the job agency has refused a CV because the person worked as a contractor. On the contrary, the companies are keen to get contractors to become perm employees. This is true atleast in financial\investm...
by kenfrapin
Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Help me decide on the offer please!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2096

30k is definitely a lot better than 23k. Also, I have friends in Leeds who live on salaries between £32 and £40k and they manage pretty well. What you heard though is correct - mid 30s salary range is perfect for a single person as you can easily save a decent amount. With post tax take home on ab...
by kenfrapin
Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Changing jobs- best practices
Replies: 2
Views: 1641

While the letter of the law states this is the process, in reality there are literally no employers out there who will sponsor a work permit for you. So if you leave your current employer, chances of getting another job and being sponsored for that is close to nil. While employers do have to adverti...
by kenfrapin
Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Help me decide on the offer please!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2096

Hi Shekhar, Congrats on the job offer. I have a few questions for you 1. On what visa will you be coming here and for how long is it valid? £24k is not enough to secure an extension if on Tier 1 nor should you expect yearly salary hike to push that amount up 2. Did you complete the interview proces...
by kenfrapin
Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: Traffic offence for ILR
Replies: 10
Views: 2303

Then it's completely down to you on what you do to be honest. There is nothing stopping you to push the appointment forward by a few weeks and getting this done because it is important. It makes sense to delay your ILR application by 3/4 weeks and be absolutely certain instead of taking a chance and...
by kenfrapin
Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: Traffic offence for ILR
Replies: 10
Views: 2303

Re: Traffic offence for ILR

Thanks for that. It has to come through court for me because i was on Indian license rather than UK license and they cant issue a FPN instead court needs to fine me. All they did is asked me to pay the fine and said once you have the UK license the points will be caried over to UK license. I didnt ...
by kenfrapin
Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: UK Tier 1 (Post-Study Work) visas THIS ROUTE IS CLOSED
Topic: Student Visa ending before Graduation
Replies: 5
Views: 875

Asked and yes, apparently college is taking 3 months to approve the dissertation and so, this is will be completed by end of August which is when they will issue the degree at once. So if the dissertation hasnt been evaluated this in essence means shes still a student with them so can she not extend...
by kenfrapin
Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: UK Tier 1 (Post-Study Work) visas THIS ROUTE IS CLOSED
Topic: Student Visa ending before Graduation
Replies: 5
Views: 875

Thanks for the quick reply - beats me why they cant issue a letter as she has completed the course, passed the exams and just waiting for final dissertation result and degree. I for one dont understand what the problem is but let me go back to her on this

Cheers
KP
by kenfrapin
Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: Traffic offence for ILR
Replies: 10
Views: 2303

Was the same case for me, I applied for a Basic Disclosure and my record came up clean as fine was imposed on International License. To be on the safe side 1. Get a standard CRB check done to confirm if you have any 'unspent' convictions 2. If you dont have it then DONT declare it. There was post on...
by kenfrapin
Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: UK Tier 1 (Post-Study Work) visas THIS ROUTE IS CLOSED
Topic: Student Visa ending before Graduation
Replies: 5
Views: 875

Student Visa ending before Graduation

Hi, I had a question on behalf of my cousin and thought I'd ask here as this is quite urgent. My cousin's Student Visa is ending August 10th however she graduates, as in gets her graduation certificate, only by the end of August. Is there any means of extending her student visa until then as she is ...
by kenfrapin
Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: Query on Cohabitation
Replies: 3
Views: 847

I think you are worrying for nothing. You have sufficient proof really and many on this forum have said that officers only ask for 2 or 3 documents as proof. Further, as she has been your dependant for all applications its even more clear and likelihood is to provide one document for each year. As l...
by kenfrapin
Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR delays (Croydon)
Replies: 9
Views: 2709

Agreed, there have been cases of 'technical faults' that have resulted in delays....a few success stories on this forum have detailed delays of 3 to 4 hours due to technical problems. So a 24 hours delay is very likely but yes, chase your lawyer because you are paying a hefty sum for the benefits th...
by kenfrapin
Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:15 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: Applying ILR but with a gap of more than six months
Replies: 8
Views: 3066

You need to show you were ordinarily resident in the UK even though you were out for so long. So yes, things like rent, utility bills, tenancy agreement, council letter etc
So if you were genuinely resident here then you can be able to make a case of it but definitely require a solicitor's help.

KP
by kenfrapin
Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:14 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR delays (Croydon)
Replies: 9
Views: 2709

Yes, there are delays, but cases on the day are reviewed and closed on the day even if it means waiting an hour or more from your actual appointment....I havent heard of cases where they accept an application and tell you to come back in a few days, so its questionable really. The only time there is...
by kenfrapin
Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:03 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: Applying ILR but with a gap of more than six months
Replies: 8
Views: 3066

Re: Applying ILR but with a gap of more than six months

Hi Experts, I need your kind suggestion before I apply for my ILR. Here's my travel data to UK. Sep 2006 till December 2007 - Work Permit (valid till Dec 2008) November 2008 till now - ICT (After 2 times of extension of the same Work Permit, final extension is in ICT category) As you can see I have...
by kenfrapin
Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR Success @ Croydon - Tier 1 + Dependant, Set (O) - 160611
Replies: 13
Views: 3448

Congrats!! I am at 180 days within the 5 years (Excluding travel days) , however this includes 105 days business trip which is over the 90 limit.. were you asked about this? (I know you didnt have 90 days at a stretch but did they query?). I will have an employer letter stating the absence hence ho...
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