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scorpionking
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urgent treatment form

Post by scorpionking » Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:55 am

Hi All
I send my application for HSMP extension on 28th february and got a confirmation receipt from home office on 2nd March. I now need to send Urgent treatment form as I have to travel abroad. In the urgent treatement form there is a section 'HSMP reference number' and this is confusing as which HSMP reference number needs to be filled there. Either this is the reference number we got when we first got our original HSMP approval or it is the reference number which I just got in the HSMP extension application acknowledgement? I will be highly thankful if some one can give a quick response.

Regards

iyanu
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Nigeria

Post by iyanu » Sun Mar 11, 2007 8:22 pm

Hi scorpionking,
You wrote
Hi All
I send my application for HSMP extension on 28th february and got a confirmation receipt from home office on 2nd March. I now need to send Urgent treatment form as I have to travel abroad. In the urgent treatement form there is a section 'HSMP reference number' and this is confusing as which HSMP reference number needs to be filled there. Either this is the reference number we got when we first got our original HSMP approval or it is the reference number which I just got in the HSMP extension application acknowledgement? I will be highly thankful if some one can give a quick response.

Regards
The reference number you need is the one after your extension application acknowledgement.

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Post by dx1129 » Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:51 pm

Hi, all

got HSMP extension for 1+4 years today

timelines.
Application Sent : 15-Feb
Got Reference No and payment confirmation: 23-Feb
Urgent Treatment Sent (Business Trip requested 8-Mar): 1-Mar
Called to Confirm the Urgent Treatment received and case reviewing by case worker: 2-Mar

Letter received from Home Office states --Qualification points not given, employer should arrange work permit application--7 Mar

(I felt so strange as the points was given on my initial application one year ago. Called company lawyer and personal lawyer for advices. My steps for action:

- Paid and sent photo copies to NARIC for certification - Cost Pounds....
- Writing Cover Letter to Home Office--Using hours over night (can't slept)
- Send original degree which used for initial HSMP application by Special Delivery and cover letter requesting review --- 9 Mar

Got direct call from IND Team, said reviewed my case, the first caseworker didn't notice the certificate had already sent to HO on Intial application, qulification points should be given and approved my extension--- 12 Mar

Received my passport with 4 years visa and other documents ---13 Mar
(Missed an important business trip, but anyway, got the visa, I am now planning to Spain for holiday after Easter!)


The documents used

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1.Degree
Evidence not included as original certificate was submitted with the initial HSMP application. (In my case, re-sent again) so it's better to send the original one even you used for initial application to avoid time wasting.

2.Earnings
Payslips
Evidence for requesting exceptional consideration:
-Letter from employer stating the employment and stated salary. (P60 not issued as the tax year hasnt been completed. )
-Bank statements for the stated period


3.English Language requirement
IELTS score report.

4.UK experience
No additional document.

5.Age
Passport

Thanks all of you to provide the timeline for me, it helped me a lot in the past few days.

Bipolar Bear
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Post by Bipolar Bear » Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:03 am

Hi all,

received my 4 year HSMP extension yesterday (13/03/2007).

documents sent 21/02/2007:

2 x passports
8 x payslips
1 x letter from employer confirming payslips
1 x original degree certificate
1 x letter from university stating degree taught in english
1 x marriage certificate

I also included a prepaid return special delivery a4 envelope.

Good luck to everyone going for HSMP,
kris.

ps. big thankyou to my old university in Australia - James Cook University of North Queensland, faculty of Science, Engineering and information Technology, for the letter on such short notice.

nithinmanohar
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got extension

Post by nithinmanohar » Sat Mar 17, 2007 11:24 pm

Application reached home office on 19th feb
approved on 6th march
recieved passports and documents on 8th

got on basis of self employment

t4tahir
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Aproval

Post by t4tahir » Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:37 am

Hi All

Received My Passport today with 1+4 Extension

Documents sent on 09.03.2007

3x Passport
8x Pay slips
1x Letter From Employer
1x Tenancy Agreement
1x Marriage Certificate
8x Months Bank Statments
1x IELTS Band 6.5 Result


Acknowledgment Received on 12.03.2007

Urgent Treatment Form Sent on 19.03.2007

Received Phone call From WPUK Case Worker for Confirmation about my Travel & Details 21.03.200

Received Passports with 4 Years visa Extension. 22.03.2007

rzsattar
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Extension granted 1+4 today

Post by rzsattar » Thu May 24, 2007 11:07 am

Hi All

Received passports back from HO todays with 4 yrs extension.

Documents sent : 14th May
Recceived and payment deducted from cc: 15th May
Decision made: 22nd May
Docs rcvd back: 24th May (Today)

FYI, I applied at my own (no soliciter was consulted even) and following documents were sent along-with the application:

Passports
photos
Pay slips (6 months)
Letter From Employer
Marriage Certificate
Months Bank Statments (6 months, covering salary period)
IELTS Band 7.5 Result
Birth certificates of kids

I really found this website helpful to arrange and prepare docs for my extension.

Thank you very much indeed and do keep up the good work.

Cheers

victorind
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Affected by HSMP changes ?

Post by victorind » Sat Jun 23, 2007 2:47 am

HSMP Forum a non profit making organisation formed after the Nov 2006 retrospective changes has now launched its only official website www.hsmpforumltd.com , for regular updates on its Judicial Review and various other activities register now at its forum at http://forum.hsmpforumltd.com

The retrospective changes implemented by the UK Home Office in Nov 2006 have caused lots of hardships for HSMP holders who have already been in the UK since 2002.

Due to these changes majority of the HSMP holders do not qualify for further leave to remain. The UK Government is backing off from the very promises they made to HSMP Immigrants on which they were invited to UK. After the retrospective changes implemented on 8th Nov people are being asked to re-qualify for their visa extension thru an unfair points based system (PBS) rather than initial promise of extension on economic activity alone.

The Commission for facial Equality (CRE) after a meeting with HSMP Forum recently wrote to Immigration and Nationality Directorate informing that the new rules does indirect discrimination towards non EEA nationals and penalizes ethnic minorities.

After several requests made by CRE to provide the Race Equality Impact Assessment (REIA) copy, the REIA was provided by Border and Immigration Agency (IND) to CRE next day after HSMP Forum raised the issue during the meeting with the Immigration Minister on 26th March 07. CRE criticized BIA on not publishing the REIA (or making it available), lack of consultation for the changes and basically conducting a flawed REIA.

Many HSMP immigrants don't qualify for further Extension due to these new changes and are being forced to wind up their establishments, careers, schooling of their children, and investments and are being forced to leave the Country. This is after making innumerable sacrifices like leaving their well established careers back home, selling their properties and overall uprooting their family to settle in the UK based on the undertaking given by the UK Government.

A Judicial Review has been filed against the changes by HSMP Forum Ltd and further development on the same is still awaited.

Join now at the forum, support the campaign and discuss your issues and get support at www.hsmpforumltd.org

drhafeez
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CAN ANY BODY HELP ME ABOUT integrah check

Post by drhafeez » Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:10 pm

i am i uk from last three years on student visa, now my wife hsmp approved so we have to go back to india for entry clearence, i dont have any idea about INtegra check, plz can body advise me on integrah check

Oxican
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Extension approved

Post by Oxican » Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:30 am

I am in the 1+3 category. I was approved for extension and received a further 3 years. The accompanying letter stated that I need not wait until the end of the new 3 years before applying for ILR; that I could apply for ILR as soon as I passed the 5 year threshold (next year).

Processing time on mine was 25 days, but it would have been about 7 days quicker had I not needed to submit to my caseworker another document.

schin
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any one waiting for FLR HSMP out there

Post by schin » Sun Aug 19, 2007 10:44 am

From looking around the forum there seems to be only 1 person who applied for FLR (HSMP) in August. are there any people who sumbitted their applications in July or August at all. I am sure there are many FLR (HSMP) applicants.
Please let us know your timings to give the rest of us some hope!

pravtech
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Post by pravtech » Sat Sep 15, 2007 10:56 am

Hi guys,
This is Praveen from bangalore,I been to UK few months back,i need to discuss lot abt extension stuff,can u guys respond consequently..i keep be posted as the reply comes
Praveen

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hsmp

Post by pravtech » Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:03 pm

Hi There,
no one to discuss in this forum abt HSMP extension?plz come forward to help eachother and discuss ..

Thanks,

Cheers.
Praveen

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HSMP extension isued till Sep 2011(transtional arrangements)

Post by HSMP_Extension » Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:39 pm

I have been reading this forum for quite a while however never felt the need to get registered. However today I had to register to post a helpful feedback for all of you.

I was a single applicant with no dependants. I had done IELTS band 6.5. I had bank statement of 3-4k. I came to U.K just 5 months before the expiry of my initial HSMP visa.

After the change of rules, I was very worried that if i will qualify for extension because I claimed 50 points for experience and 25 points for education in my initial education. But all is well that ends well.


My timelines are:

Applied 3 Sep 2007
Fee charged: 5 Sep 2007
Acknowledgment Received: 6 Sep 2007
Passports received back: 24 Sep 2007

I claimed extension under transitional arrangements of HSMP for self employed person. I was not able to claim 75 points for extension. I was just able to score 35 points (just for the education). Luckily I came across a company who has successfully helped one of my friends in similar situation as mine in getting HSMP extension. I took the services of a company. Who helped me with my application process, who helped me in getting self employed and put everything on track in only 1-2 months (business registrations, advertisement, trading, accounts, stationary) of the business and also lodging the application. My application was very well prepared and so was the result. So one thing is for sure, you can still claim HSMP extension if you do not claim 75 points under the transitional arrangements however you need to be self employed to claim extension. And this company will help you in getting self employed www.hsmp-extension.co.uk

Wishing all of your good luck in your future endeavors.

Many thanks

Meenu

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Post by SYH » Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:45 pm

Thanks for the ad spaming hsmp extension

jattzp
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Translation of Birth Certificate

Post by jattzp » Tue Sep 25, 2007 1:29 am

webhunter wrote:Hi minny,

It is very true that one wont be able to send a P60, if the claim period starts after April 2006 - till date. My wild guess is he may have submitted for the last year (even though, it may have not covered the entire period he is claiming for).

I will soon be submitting my application and will be claiming earnings for the last 8 months. I wont have a P60. Instead i am submitting payslips and bankstatements along with offer letters.

Hi Ya,
For Birth Certificate Translation.You can contact Global Translators UK Ltd.
Look to be fair enough we are supplying translations to translation agencies in UK. i charge only £25 from them and can imagine what they are charging from clients sometimes more than £71. its a loot. i know one member here on forum. i myself translated his Birth Certificate and he was charged £71 for that as it was through other agency.
I want to save people from this loot but John deletes all my messages saying i am not allowed to advertise on this website.
If you want any help please feel free to contact me. My contact is raman@globaltranslators.co.uk www.globaltranslators.co.uk Mob 0044-7883024604 Tel and Fax 01634-408040

Regards
Raman Sangha

ruthie
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Hsmp extension on Sep

Post by ruthie » Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:36 am

Aug 30: Application posted via special delivery
Aug 31: Fee charged

Called them and know it's assigned to a case worker.
But still waiting...don't know why it takes that long this month.

Initial visa will be expired on Sep 29.

pravtech
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hi

Post by pravtech » Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:00 pm

Hi MEENU,
can you explain in detail ,how you approached them and the charges for the process.

Many Thanks,

Praveen
Praveen

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hi

Post by pravtech » Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:07 pm

Hi,
Is this transistional arrangements applied only for ppl ho are approved before nov 06?
can the applicants ho got hsmp after nov 06 can are also elgible for this,plz reply ffor the same.

Thanks,

Praveen

ruthie
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Re: Hsmp extension on Sep

Post by ruthie » Thu Oct 04, 2007 12:24 pm

Just got the 4 yrs extension back via SD right an hour before Royal Mail going on strike. Lucky me~~~ :lol:

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