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by linkers
Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Bio metric card
Replies: 5
Views: 572

drpbalaji1960 : That's no problem. No you never need to apply for Biometric ILR card. Even if your current passport expires, you can carry your old passport with your new passport for the purpose of travel. Only the people who are issued ILRs on Biometric Cards would need to apply for new cards eve...
by linkers
Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Penalty Fare Notice after naturalisation approved
Replies: 5
Views: 1024

No.
by linkers
Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR under Tier 1 (General)
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

ca4fil: In that case you shouldn't worry much. I would suggest take your approval letter which you were given at the time of your last Tier-1 extension.

Also if you have a similar letter from your original Tier-1 G, I would advise take that letter with you as well.
by linkers
Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR under Tier 1 (General)
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

ca4fil: Have you been on Tier-1 for the last 5 years ?
by linkers
Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR under Tier 1 (General)
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

newbie_2013 : Section 11 L actually applies to those people who are applying for ILR on the basis of HSMP+Tier-1. It also says in the form: Tier 1 (General) migrant If you are applying for indefinite leave to remain on completing 5 years’ continuous stay in the UK made up of leave as a Tier 1 (Gene...
by linkers
Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR under Tier 1 (General)
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

ca4fil : You can take your Tier-1 approval letter with you to prove that you met the requirements for Tier-1. (or include it with the application if applying by post). I did the same. Went to the PEO and had my Tier-1 approval letter with me but was never asked to provide it. I can't think of any o...
by linkers
Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Bio metric card
Replies: 5
Views: 572

drpbalaji1960 : The UK Border Agency (UKBA) only started issuing biometric residence permits for ILR from 29th Feb 2012 . You must have got your ILR before this date. There is no difference in ILR on a passport or in the form of Biometric Card. If your son was born after you got your ILR, you can a...
by linkers
Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:15 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Waiting " sucks"
Replies: 165
Views: 18222

fiqbal: That means Home Office is still processing your application and they have not made a decision (approval/refusal) yet.
by linkers
Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: Re: Limited company director do I need to pay tax?
Replies: 32
Views: 3415

india143: Ignorance of the law is no excuse for breaking it. I can't believe that you were not aware of paying the taxes. I paid more than £100k just in taxes during my 5 years on HSMP/Tier-1.
by linkers
Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Waiting " sucks"
Replies: 165
Views: 18222

I wish it was in my hands madi, but this is realistically the time Home Office is taking to process the high risk countries' applications.
by linkers
Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Waiting " sucks"
Replies: 165
Views: 18222

That's true amehr. I would also say 3 months is quite normal for the applications from high risk countries.
by linkers
Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: Lost original Life in uk test pass certificate.
Replies: 8
Views: 1539

Reading this would help.
by linkers
Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:02 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Waiting " sucks"
Replies: 165
Views: 18222

Budmashh: At least 10 (could be more than that).
by linkers
Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: Croydon PEO or Sheffield PEO
Replies: 6
Views: 804

Any application which is not straight forward should be taken to Croydon PEO as it has certain Senior Level Case Workers which other PEOs don't have. If I were you, I would take it to Croydon.
by linkers
Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Getting too long!
Replies: 6
Views: 852

It would be worth reading this post.
by linkers
Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Waiting " sucks"
Replies: 165
Views: 18222

p2kin: I wish it was the case worker's laziness factor but after reading the experiences of different applicants, it looks like the applications from the nationals of high risk countries are consistently taking longer than other countries.
by linkers
Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Waiting " sucks"
Replies: 165
Views: 18222

I also saw that news eagle11.

They reckon it will take them 37 years to clear this backlog of half a million applications.
by linkers
Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Waiting " sucks"
Replies: 165
Views: 18222

You are right englishlife . I can assure you there is such thing as a list of high risk countries. But as I said before, most applications are straight forward (like in your case) and are eventually getting approved. It's just the extra time which is frustrating people. I have a feeling that on aver...
by linkers
Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Waiting " sucks"
Replies: 165
Views: 18222

Thanks all for sharing your timelines and experiences on this post. At least now we know that the high risk countries' application are definitely taking longer than other countries. Looking at all of your dates of applications, I think on average Home Office is taking roughly 3 months to decide the ...
by linkers
Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Waiting " sucks"
Replies: 165
Views: 18222

I agree with you hsmp2007Tier1.

As you said, it does suggest that UKBA must have a similar list.
by linkers
Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Waiting " sucks"
Replies: 165
Views: 18222

Just found an interesting list on the internet. It's not 100% accurate as it also has India in it and we know that Indian Nationals are currently not facing any delays with their BC applications.

But it gives a fairly good idea of all other possible high risk countries.
by linkers
Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Waiting " sucks"
Replies: 165
Views: 18222

I agree with you scrapper. I can confirm that I am from one of these countries and I applied on 8th of May via NCS.
by linkers
Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Waiting " sucks"
Replies: 165
Views: 18222

That's a very good suggestion imran22 and I think I suggested it in one of the posts that we should add country of origin in the citizenship timeline.
by linkers
Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Waiting " sucks"
Replies: 165
Views: 18222

HelenaTores : There could be other reasons for the delay. The reason I and scrapper mentioned the 'high risk country' factor is because 8 out of 10 delay cases we have seen on the forum are from the nationals of these countries. The most common reasons for the delay are: (if you are not from one of...
by linkers
Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Waiting " sucks"
Replies: 165
Views: 18222

hemalay: I applied on 8th May and still waiting. I know at least 8 more people on this forum (and they are are from one of these countries) who are also waiting for 3-4 months.
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