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by michali
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: HMRC letter acknowledging amendment to tax return
Replies: 2
Views: 204

HMRC letter acknowledging amendment to tax return

I hope I am worrying unnecessarily but I often read of tax amendments causing a problem with ILR applications. We submit our tax returns by June every year using the paper form as we were non resident for many years. This year, when my husband called in October as he had heard nothing about his tax ...
by michali
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: UKVI Digital Changes, No PEO/PSCs from October 2018?
Replies: 158
Views: 30311

Re: UKVI Digital Changes, No PEO/PSCs from October 2018?

I practised with my own passport at only 75 dpi and it was pretty clear. As there are no stamps I would probably scan at 75 dpi on all the blank pages and a higher resolution for the bio pages, etc.
by michali
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: New Appointment Centre UKVCAS
Replies: 544
Views: 83746

Re: New Appointment Centre UKVCAS

I seem to recall reading that if you cancel, you have to book again and may lose any payment you made but not sure that was a certainty. However, I think you may well be worrying unduly and you will get an early appointment when you apply, keeping in mind though that the holiday will eliminate a cou...
by michali
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: New Appointment Centre UKVCAS
Replies: 544
Views: 83746

Re: New Appointment Centre UKVCAS

I don’t know which area you live in but my nephew was able to book a free appointment at Croydon for Friday 21st and could have got one in Reading for £60. He said there were several available. He could have actually got one in Croydon for tomorrow the 17th but has not scanned or uploaded his docume...
by michali
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: New Appointment Centre UKVCAS
Replies: 544
Views: 83746

Re: New Appointment Centre UKVCAS

It was actually my nephew going for FLR(M) for his wife and a friend of his going for ILR so no links. My nephew says there were quite a few available and he could have even got an earlier one. He went for a free one but could have paid £60 for an earlier one.
by michali
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: New Appointment Centre UKVCAS
Replies: 544
Views: 83746

Re: New Appointment Centre UKVCAS

michali wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:37 pm
Allium, just to encourage you, I know of two applicants today who got appointments within a few days at Sopra Steria Centres.
Sorry, allyf! Predictive text messed that up!
by michali
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: New Appointment Centre UKVCAS
Replies: 544
Views: 83746

Re: New Appointment Centre UKVCAS

Allium, just to encourage you, I know of two applicants today who got appointments within a few days at Sopra Steria Centres.
by michali
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: New Appointment Centre UKVCAS
Replies: 544
Views: 83746

Re: New Appointment Centre UKVCAS

It appears that not only is the HO unable to deliver decisions within the 24 hour period promised for priority applications but Sopra Steria is also not able to offer appointments within five days from the online application as promised. Very disturbing!
by michali
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: Passport Scanning for UKVAS
Replies: 6
Views: 2365

Re: Passport Scanning for UKVAS

Yes just the bio page and stamps for previous passports that are not relevant to my qualifying period. But this is just my personal opinion. Tbh the online form only asks for the current passport. It does not even mention about any previous passports so I dont think it will be a problem. Anyways I ...
by michali
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: Passport Scanning for UKVAS
Replies: 6
Views: 2365

Re: Passport Scanning for UKVAS

I would personally scan all the pages for the passports that cover my qualifying period (5 years time period for ILR) (in my case it falls under 2 passports) I would not bother scanning all previous 5 passports (that is irrelevant to my qualifying period) that go back to 1987! I think the first pag...
by michali
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: Passport Scanning for UKVAS
Replies: 6
Views: 2365

Re: Passport Scanning for UKVAS

I would scan all pages even if blank. Also if you have a new passport, I would think you need to scan your previous passport(s)
by michali
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: UKVCAS Super Priority Service
Replies: 3600
Views: 317389

Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Congratulations!
by michali
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: New Appointment Centre UKVCAS
Replies: 544
Views: 83746

Re: New Appointment Centre UKVCAS

That info is very helpful, thank you very much. The passport scanning has put my mind at ease. I scanned every page of my wife's passport today using standard office scanner and for some reason it failed to send. I guess it does need a special one. Re-assuring to know that they will check quality o...
by michali
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: New Service appointment for ILR
Replies: 11
Views: 2183

Re: New Service appointment for ILR

Zimbabwe is correct! Don’t submit your application until you are eligible to apply. Having submitted it, you can then make an appointment within a few days if you wish and, if you pay extra, the next day if there is availability. If you have paid for priority processing, within 24 hours the HO will ...
by michali
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: UKVCAS Super Priority Service
Replies: 3600
Views: 317389

Re: Experience from the London Premium Lounge, EC3R 7AF

My husband just applied for ILR. We used the super priority service . We went to Premium lounge in mark lane -London ( service charges a bit more £200-£260). It’s nice and quiet, you have one dedicated person doing everything. Parters are not allowed to go in the room ( wait in waiting area). They ...
by michali
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: The "Could you live outside the UK?" question
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: The "Could you live outside the UK?" question

Not a new question. Maybe it depends on the type of ILR. Nothing wrong with your answer as I don’t think it makes any difference as long as you meet the requirements. If you don’t meet them, then they may consider humanitarian reasons for you to remain in the UK.
by michali
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: UKVI Digital Changes, No PEO/PSCs from October 2018?
Replies: 158
Views: 30311

Re: UKVI Digital Changes, No PEO/PSCs from October 2018?

Congratulations! You seem to have received confirmation earlier than many others!
by michali
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: New Appointment Centre UKVCAS
Replies: 544
Views: 83746

Re: New Appointment Centre UKVCAS

I really don’t know! Or maybe do as cemj did? I doubt it really matters especially in these early days when some clarity is needed. We don’t have to apply yet (SET(M) like you), so hopefully others will advise.I would like to think that, once all the necessary documents are uploaded, that they would...
by michali
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: ILR Super Priority - decision times upto 6 months?
Replies: 38
Views: 8888

Re: ILR Super Priority - decision times upto 6 months?

Congratulations! It appears they are now sending emails confirming success! Were you able to go in with him for biometrics or did you have to wait in another area?
by michali
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: New Appointment Centre UKVCAS
Replies: 544
Views: 83746

Re: New Appointment Centre UKVCAS

In my case, I have also dependents so for each dependent I upload all documents into one folder Proof of Application. I uploaded all documents into the folder Proof of Application. This is easy for the caseworker to view documents. Don't worry about the quality of your scanned supporting documents,...
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