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Extension Approval - Can we post here please!!

Post by Kayalami » Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:28 pm

The moderators congratulate all those who have obtained their HSMP extension. For the mutual benefit of all our visitors and members we propose that this messages with details as appropriate be placed in this sticky. This reduces clutter on the database too so you will be doing a good cause. We thank you for your understanding.

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Post by tgs » Thu Mar 31, 2005 5:54 pm

I sent my application on 15 March.

They approved it on 21 March.

Go my passport 31 March 2005.

Documents I sent:
1. FLR(IED) Application form
2. Passport
3. Two photos with my name written on the back
4. Contract and payslips dated from April 2004.
5. 9 months of Banks statements.

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HSMP extension

Post by kris_venky » Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:40 am


I sent my application through my agent in November and have'nt reced. any news from home office.

Any ideas as to why it is ghetting so delayed?

Many Thanks,


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Post by kkarank_71 » Fri Apr 29, 2005 1:48 pm

Hi All.

Just thought i would update you all that i have received my HSMP Extension -

1) Application sent on April 18
2) Application received by HO in Walsall on April 19
3) Return documents(with stamped passport) received on April 29

I had about 6 weeks left on my visa when i applied for extension.

Cheers :)

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got approved

Post by ethan » Thu May 05, 2005 9:38 pm

hsmp extension approved.

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Will my case be renewed ?

Post by bpg2504 » Fri May 06, 2005 8:06 pm


I had applied for the HSMP and have got it on august and now this august it is expiring. I am working in the UK but for an indian company and am getting an allowance here which is not taxed for the first two years i think.

I had applied for companies here and have not been successful yet. I am still working for this company and my location for the past 2 years is in the UK. I am about to apply for the renewal in June. Would I application for renewal get approved ? or will they reject it on the basis that i have not paid any taxes etc., to the UK government ?

Any ideas ?

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Post by LA_Mike » Thu May 19, 2005 8:49 am

10 May 05 Sent application via royal mail special delivery
11 May 05 application received
12 May 05 payment deducted
18 May 05 received passport with residency permit with 3 year LTR (3 years from date of HSMP expiry) and original documents

I included
short cover letter saying which documents applied to which part of the application
2 passport photos
Bank statements from August 2004
salary advice statements from August 2004
appointment letter

I also included a self address special delivery envelope, but this wasn't used.

Best of luck to everybody else,


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Post by Vayu » Fri May 20, 2005 9:48 pm

Sorry, I don't usually ask questions like this, but I am not sure where to locate the appropriate form for my HSMP extention.

Could someone please kindly supply a link?

Additionally, I am right in thinking that I should apply no sooner than 2 months before the expiry of the visa, but no later than 1 month before expiry?

Thanks heaps,


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Got extension

Post by mobis007 » Sun May 29, 2005 6:17 pm

Applied on 19 May
Confirmation letter received on 24th
Received all passports and original docs on 27th.

Among included were the payslips for 7 months and 10 months of bank statements.

Good luck to others

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Post by LA_Mike » Tue May 31, 2005 1:43 pm


You'll need to fill out the FLR (IED) from ... forms.html

The guidance says no sooner than 5 weeks, but ... rant.html? still says 2 months.

If you have any doubts, email they were very helpful and prompt in answering my questions.

Kind Regards,


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Post by Sampan » Thu Jun 02, 2005 2:15 pm

Application sent : 23 May,05
Received by HO : 24 May,05
Got passport(s) back : 27 May, 05

Thnx :lol:

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Extension approved

Post by nazam » Fri Jun 03, 2005 12:16 pm

Application sent : 24 May,05
Received by HO : 25 May,05
Got passport(s) back : 01 June,05

documents send:
4 months salary slip
3 months bank statement
House Rent agrement

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Post by mnstar » Fri Jun 03, 2005 5:58 pm

HSMP Extension granted. Yeah!

Application sent by special deivery on 24 May 05
Payment taken on 26 May 05
Confirmation of Receipt arrived on 1 June 05
Passports received on 2 June 05 with 3 years extension

Items sent:
FLR application
12 months bank statements
last 2 months payslips
Previous 6 months P60 (did not receive physical payslips for this period)
Marriage certificate
Baby's birth certificate
3 passports (mine, partner's and childs)
2 passport photos for each passport

The passports arrived in a torn envelope which was taped up. Fortunately all the passports were present but the birth certificate was missing. I will contact them to find out what happened.

Excellent service in 10 days including a long weekend!!

Best of luck to everyone else. :D

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Post by leact » Mon Jun 06, 2005 5:00 pm

Application sent : 28 May,05
Received by HO : 01,June 05
Got passport(s) back : 03 June,05

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Post by Otake » Thu Jun 09, 2005 7:27 am

HSMP Extension granted:

Application sent : 28 May 2005
Received acknowledgement : 02 June 2005
Got passport and all documents : 07 June 2005

Sent Items:
FLR Application
7 month Bank Statements and pay slips
Work Contract
BT utility Bills
HSMP acceptance Letter
Certificate of Registration (ID)

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Post by astro » Sun Jun 19, 2005 9:58 am

HSMP Extension granted last week, details are:

Application received by home office on 9 June.
Letter confirming receipt of application dated 9 June.
Fee deducted from account on 10 June.
Approval Letter dated 15 June.
Documents & passport received on 18 June.

I submitted my extension application almost 3 months before the expiry of my initial visa.

Documents Submitted:
Document checklist
application form
passport photographs
payslips from inception of visa until extension application date.
bank statements from inception of visa until extension application date.
letter of appointment from employer.
letter from employer confirming employment at extension application date.
BT Utility bill confirming residential address
Letter confirming residential address.

So the home office is now approving these extensions super quick :lol: great news!!! :lol:

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Post by FLR » Tue Jul 05, 2005 9:47 pm

Hi all,

I have few questions before applying for my ILR, would appreciate if someone could help me out:

1. I am in UK for just 4 months and my visa will expire 18th of October 2005, in fact I came to UK 5 months late, will this be any problem?
2. I have permanent job in my field for the last 3 months
3. When should I be applying?, I would like to apply in late August (2 months before my visa expiry)

Please reply.

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Post by tryafrica » Fri Jul 08, 2005 6:08 pm

Application received by home office on 21 June.
Letter confirming receipt of application dated 21 June.
Fee deducted from account on 12 June.
Approval Letter dated 24 June.
Documents & passport received on 28 June

Documents I sent:
1. FLR(IED) Application form
2. Passport
3. Two photos with my name written on the back
4. Contract and payslips dated from August 2004.
5. 9 months of Banks statements

They are very quick :wink:
Last edited by tryafrica on Mon Jul 11, 2005 6:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Approved for FLR

Post by mmhtn » Sat Jul 09, 2005 8:58 am

25 Jun - Documents sent via Royal Mail to Cannock (Cheque of 335)
1 Jul - Received acknowledgement from WPUK
9 Jul - Received passport with Residence Permit Stamp (Limited Leave to Remain)


1- Photographs
2- FLR Form
3- Contract job appointment letter
4- Permanent job appointment letter
5- Permanent job employment verification letter
6- Bank statements for last 4 months

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Post by Vayu » Thu Jul 14, 2005 2:06 pm

FLR-IED approved. Applied 1.5 months before expiry

01/07/05 Sent off application
02/07/05 Received by home office
13/07/05 Case was assessed and approved
14/07/05 Received verbal confirmation over the phone

Am expecting documents returned in the next few days.


-Application form
-Marriage Certificate
-1 years worth of pay slips (online computer print outs)
-6 months worth of umbrella company invoices
-P-60 form
-1 years worth of original bank statements with salary deposits highlighted
-Signed letters of appointment from recruitment agency