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Post by YRS » Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:19 pm

YRS wrote:1. Current vignette : Tier 1 (General)
2. Appointment for: Tier-1 General - Extension
3. Date of PEO Appointment : 21-Mar-2013 (2 person appoint)
4. Number of dependants: 1
5. Employment: Employed, Full time + Self-Employment
6. Payment mode : Card
7. Name of PEO Applied : Liverpool
8: Approval letter: Waiting
9. BRP Received on: Waiting

I thought to share my experience and hope would be a learning for others. I had an appointment in Liverpool at 11 am. Evrything went very smoothly.Finally, given my application to the case worker at 11:30 am.
At 12:45 pm case worker has given a letter with 10 bullet points (required evidences) and aksed me to respond within 10 days to Croydon office (as he mentioned that they do have limited resources to verify for self-employment source.He did not ask me anything.However, i tried to go through each points mentioned in the letter in front of him but he said that take it with you and you will have reply this in writing within 10 days (not working days).
Documents Provided at the time application:
Employment:
- 12 Months Payslip
- Employer's Reference Letter
- Personal Bank Statement (12 month)

Self-Employment:
- Management Report (P&L AND B/S) prepared by accountant
- Accountant Letter
- Invoice Summary
- HMRC letter for NI and UTR
- Invoices
- Business Bank Statement

It seems that case worker was fine with the employment income as a source but confused with the self-employment side. He aksed me to send:

1. Contract/Agreement with the clients
2. Letter from the clients confirming nature of work and payment details
3. Evidence of services provided such as reports and exchange of contracts
4. Advice on my hourly consultancy rate (however it was mentioned in the provided invoices along with the application)
5. All the expense invoices which have been mentioned in the management a/c prepared by accountant
6. Evidence: How do i advertise my business?
7. 2010-11 tax return (As i have shown employment+self-employment in my first application).

However, i have sent all the required documents to them within 10 days(not working days).
Does anyone experienced such kind of issues???
Note: Do not go to Liverpool if you have more than 1 source of income.
In the Month of July 2012, a case worker called me that your visa has been approved; BRP received in August 2012; issued from date of expiry..

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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension applications - PEO Experience

Post by ram80 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:11 pm

I successfully completed my first T1G extension last week.

General Information:
1. Current vignette: Tier 1 (General) first issue
2. Date of PEO Appointment: 15-Feb-2014 (10:30am)
3. Number of dependants: 1 (spouse)
4. Employment: Salary
5. Date of expiry of current leave (visa): 28-Feb-2014
6. Date of expiry of the new visa: 28-Feb-2016
7. Payment mode: Credit Card, paid it online during appointment booking on 2nd February.
8. Name of PEO Applied: Croydon
9. Decision : Approved (on the same day)
9: Approval letter: Received (on the same day)
10. BRP Received on: 19-Feb-2014

Timeline:
9:50 am : Arrived at Croydon PEO office, 40 mins early (though they ask you to be there no more than 30 mins early)
9:55 am : Security Check
10:00 am : Received the token number and waited in UKBA cafeteria until number was called
10:20 am : token number called noted my details and took the documents for processing, and went back to cafeteria
10:40 am : called for biometrics (fingerprinting and photo) for both main applicant and dependent, went back to cafeteria again
11:40 am : token number called received approval letter

Document:
1. Applications
2. Passports + 2 Photos (of both main applicant and dependent)
3. Payslips for 12 consecutive months.
4. Personal bank statements for 13 months (last month's statement for proving latest funds requirement)
5. Letter from employer confirming employment and contact details of HR in case UKBA wanted to verify it.
6. Marriage Certificate
7. Degree certificate for education (not strictly necessary since I had chosen the option that it was submitted during initial application, but took it anyways)


Overall process took around 1 hr 50 mins from entry to exit.
This post does not contain legal advice.

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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension applications - PEO Experience

Post by bilal_zain » Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:48 pm

Hi,

I got my tier 1 genral extention on 26/02/2014 through PEO at solihull.

General Information:
1. Current vignette: Tier 1 (General)
2. Date of PEO Appointment: 26-Feb-2014 (09:15am)
3. Number of dependants: 3 (spouse+2 kids)
4. Employment: Self-employment
5. Date of expiry of current leave (visa): 27-Feb-2014
6. Date of expiry of the new visa: 26-Feb-2016
7. Payment mode: Debit Card, paid it online during appointment booking in February.
8. Name of PEO Applied: Solihull
9. Decision : Approved (on the same day) i.e. 26/02/2014
9: Approval letter: Received (on the same day) (just after closing time @ 04:15 pm
10. BRP Received on: 28-Feb-2014 (today)

Timeline:
9:25 am : Arrived at solihull PEO office, 10 mins late (though they ask you to be come 30 mins early)
9:30 am : Security Check (didn't have to wait because I was with the family)
went back to park car outside
10:00 am : Received the token number and waited in UKBA waiting area until number was called
10:20 am : token number called noted my details and took the documents for processing,
11:10 am : called for biometrics (fingerprinting and photo) for main applicant and all dependent, went back to PEO WAITING AREA again
11:20 am : told us that application has been considered and we could go out and come back when case worker calls us. So we came back home. Also mentioned some delays were happening on that day.
15:30: when I didn't receive any call from homeoffice then I decided to go back to PEO solihull. I arrived 16:10 pm and surprisingly it was still open. Lady at the counter said "are you token 7" as she already knew that my decision wasn't delivered yet. I said yes and then approval letter was given to me.

Document:
1. Applications forms
2. Passports + 2 Photos (of main applicant and 3 dependent)
3.Accountant letter.
4. Personal bank statements for 12 months (last month's statement for proving latest funds requirement)
5. invoice summary. (accountant)
6. individual invoices (applicant), P&L & Balance sheet, UTR letter, CLass 2 NI bill (paid and highlighted in bank statement)
7. MBA Degree and ACCA certificate (PROFESSIONAL COMPLETION)

Overall process took around 2 hr 40 mins from entry to exit.

DECISION TIME TOOK= approx. 7 hours

One question why they are issuing 2 years extention instead of 3 years?

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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension applications - PEO Experience

Post by AUHS » Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:45 pm

I have got my extension approved today.

1. Current vignette: Tier 1 (General) first issue
2. Date of PEO Appointment: 28-Feb-2014 08:30am
3. Number of dependents: 4 (spouse plus 3 children)
4. Employment: Salaried(2 Jobs- full Time+part Time)
5. Date of expiry of current leave (visa): 22-MAR-2014
6. Date of expiry of the new visa: Awaiting BRP
7. Payment mode: Credit Card, paid it online during appointment booking on 30 January.
8. Name of PEO Applied: Croydon
9. Decision : Approved (on the same day)
9: Approval letter: Received (on the same day)
10. BRP Received on: Awaiting.

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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension applications - PEO Experience

Post by kanswam » Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:14 pm

Hi
I have got my application for second extension approved today at Croydon PEO. Once again, I found the information on this forum and experiences shared by other members very useful.

General Information:
1. Current vignette: Tier 1 (General) second extension
2. Date of PEO Appointment: 21-Mar-2014 (12:45 pm)
3. Number of dependants: 3
4. Employment: Limited company
5. Date of expiry of current leave (visa): 03-Apr-2014
6. Date of expiry of the new visa: 03-Apr-2016
7. Payment mode: Debit Card, paid it online during appointment booking on 12th March
8. Name of PEO Applied: Croydon
9. Decision : Approved (on the same day)
9: Approval letter: Received (on the same day)
10. BRP Received on: Awaiting

My experience - It started bit rough with the security not letting us enter the building as we were there 45 minutes before appointment time. So, we had to stand outside the building in the cold weather with two small children that were unwell. But from the time we were allowed to enter (30 minutes before is the norm) it was a very pleasant experience all around.

The whole process took only 2:30 hours. The registration, biometric got completed in the first 30-45 minutes or so. It was easy to follow the progress of your application as they display them on screen. Surprisingly, the approval letter did not contain the duration of the extension and I had to enquire with the customer service staff to get that information. They only extended for 2 years even though my first grant was for 3 years and 1st extension for 2 years. Anyway, if all goes well I would qualify to file for ILR in October 2015.

I have seen various views on documents to be submitted if you are having your own limited company. But this is what I had submitted and there were no questions asked -
1. Letter from the accountant (FCCA) stating Gross/Net salary, Gross/Net Dividend, Income received, Profit, Corp Tax and Earnings available for dividends
2. Payslip, Dividend vouchers (both signed and stamped by accountant)), corresponding bank statement pages
3. Bank statement for maintenance of funds
4. Photocopies of the above documents

Even though I carried some other documents, I chose not to submit them so as not to expose too much for scrutiny and potential confusion.

Once again, thank you all in this forum. It is a great place for information on the UK Visa topic.

cheers
Kannan

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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension applications - PEO Experience

Post by corby » Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:21 am

General Information:
1. Current vignette: Tier 1 (General) second extension
2. Date of PEO Appointment: 21-Mar-2014
3. Number of dependants: 0
4. Employment: Salaried + Limited company (salary + dividends)
5. Name of PEO Applied: Croydon
6. Decision : Approved (on the same day)
7: Approval letter: Received (on the same day)
8. BRP Received on: Awaiting

Submitted documents:
1. Personal Cover Letter
2. Application form
3. PBS calculator result
4. Passports & BRP & 2 x Photos
5. Police Registration

6. Accountant Letter (summary of payments made to the director)
7. Payslips (Limited company)
8. Dividend vouchers (Limited company / used gross dividend amount for previous earnings calculation)
9. Company Accounts & Report (signed by the accountant & company director)
10. Personal bank statements (directors salary/dividends)
11. Business bank statements (limited company)

10. Employer letter (salaried work)
11. Personal bank statements (salaried work)

12. Bank statements for maintenance funds

After an hour or so case worker called me and asked me a few questions about my salaried job. And also asked about my companies invoices. I have submitted:
13. Invoice copies.

Whole process has taken 3 hours...

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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension applications - PEO Experience

Post by sundance_kid_750 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:18 pm

General Information:
1. Current vignette: Tier 1 (General) second extension
2. Date of PEO Appointment: 02-April-2014
3. Number of dependants: 2
4. Employment: Salaried
5. Name of PEO Applied: Solihull
6. Decision : Approved (on the same day)
7: Approval letter: Received (on the same day)
8. BRP Received : 04/04/2014

Submitted documents:
1. Application forms (x3)
2. PBS calculator result printout
3. Salary Slips, Original Bank Statements (HSBC), 15 months each
4. Passports, BRP & 2 x Photos (for each family member as well)
5. Photocopy of degree certificate, marriage certificate, daughter's birth certificate, NARIC letter
6. Letter from Employer on official letterhead

I was first in line at the PEO. Appointment was at 8:45 AM but we reached there at 8:05, so had to wait outside till the office opened. I was asked to sign and fill a form which basically said that I was aware of the rules and regulations covering the Tier 1 General visa.

After waiting for 15-20 minutes, a PEO official asked us to hand over our documents to him for them to prepare our case.

We never actually came face to face with a caseworker, unlike the previous occasion. After 15-20 mins we were called for our photographs and fingerprints.

After this, we were asked to wait outside. 15 minutes later we were asked to leave the premises and wait for their call. 1 hour later we got a call that we could come and collect our papers.

The whole process took about 2-2.5 hours.

One more thing, the Solhihull PEO at Dominion Court is undergoing renovation so temporarily, the visa applications are being processed at Stanford House, Homer road, which is a 5 minute walk from Dominion Court.

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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension applications - PEO Experience

Post by jimmy83 » Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:56 pm

Any idea what documents are required for dependant - Its for Tier 1 General extension PEO.

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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension applications - PEO Experience

Post by scoelho » Sat May 17, 2014 9:06 am

General Information:
1. Current vignette: Tier 1 (General) Extension (2nd)
2. Date of PEO Appointment: 13-May-2014 (11:00am)
3. Number of Applicants: 1
4. Employment: Salary+Dividend ( Limited Company )
5. Date of expiry of current leave (visa): 02-Jun-2014
6. Date of expiry of the new visa: 02-Jun-2017
7. Payment mode: Credit Card, Paid it during appointment booking
8. Name of PEO Applied: Croydon
9. Decision : Approved (on the same day)
9: Approval letter: Received (on the same day)
10. BRP Received on: 15- May -2014

Timeline:
10:45 am : Arrived at Croydon PEO office
11:00 am : Security Check
11:15 am : Received the token number
11:25 am : token number called noted my current address and scanned all photographs
11:45am : token numer called and Biometrics taken
I chose to seat in cafeteria watching the progress of my application through TV tracker
15:00 pm : I say on TV tracker that my token number was displayed with a message "documents ready for collection"
15:10 pm : Received an approval letter from case worker, no questions asked. There was no validity date mentioned so I asked the case worker about the validity then he said they approved it for 3 yrs.

Document submitted:

1. Application
2. PBS Calculator online printed
3. Personal Covering letter
4. Passports + BRP + Photos 2 ( Copies Submitted for Passport & BRP )
5. Accountant letter confirming payslip and dividend amounts ( Copy submitted )
6. Payslips ( Copy Submitted )
7. Dividend vouchers ( Copy Submitted )
8. Personal bank statements for 12 months
7. Business bank statements for 12 months
8. Company accounts ( Copy Submitted )

Cheers,
SK

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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension applications - PEO Experience

Post by MagicMovies » Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:53 am

  1. Current vignette HSMP / Tier 1 : Tier 1
  2. Date of PEO Appointment : 04 June, 2014 at 12:30 PM
  3. Date of expiry of current leave (visa) : 13 June, 2014
  4. Date of expiry of the new visa : 04 June, 2017
  5. Payment mode : Online (WorldPay)
  6. Name of PEO Applied : Croydon
  7. No of Applicants - 2 (1 Main and 1 Dependent)
  8. Employment - Permanent employee
  9. Decision: Approved on the same day
  10. Approval Letter: Received on the same day
  11. BRP: yet to receive
Timeline:
  1. 12 noon - Arrived at the Croydon PEO office
  2. 12:10 - Security Check
  3. 12:20 - Received Token Number
  4. 12:23 - Number called who updated my new address and scanned the two photographs. The officer was having a very casual and nice chat with us.
  5. 12:40 - Token number called for Biometrics
  6. 12:50 - Completed the Biometrics
  7. 3:30 - Received the approval letter. There was no validity date mentioned, so I asked the case worker about the validity and she replied that it has been approved for 3 years.
Documents submitted:
  1. A covering letter explaining the points claimed
  2. Main and Dependent application form
  3. Passports - 2 (Main), 1 (Dependent)
  4. BRP card of Main applicant
  5. Previous Tier 1 Approval letters (to ensure there is no confusion around whether Bachelor's degree earned 30 points or not. My initial Tier 1 application form was before 31 March, 2009)
    1. This ensured that I can claim 30 points for Bachelors Degree
    2. This ensured that I have satisfied the English Language Requirement
  6. Payslips (last 8 months)
  7. Bank statements (last 8 months)
  8. Marriage certificate
Other notes:

The TV screens were not functioning when we went so we had to keep checking with the people there about whether our token number was called or not. The folks there were kind enough and went over and above the call of duty to answer patiently every one's queries.

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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension applications - PEO Experience

Post by MagicMovies » Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:07 pm

Further to my previous post, I received my BRP card today.

The BRP card confirms that my Tier 1 General leave to remain is now valid till 04 June, 2017. I basically, received my card in less than 48 hours of applying.

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SUCCESS Tier 1 (General) extension applications - PEO Exp

Post by coolsats » Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:23 am

General Information:
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1. Current vignette: Tier 1 (General) Extension (2nd)
2. Date of PEO Appointment: 13-JUNE-2014 (11:00am)
3. Number of Applicants: 3
4. Employment: Salary+Dividend ( Limited Company )
5. Date of expiry of current leave (visa): August-2014
6. Date of expiry of the new visa: 13-Jun-2017
7. Payment mode: Credit Card, Paid it during appointment booking
8. Name of PEO Applied: Croydon
9. Decision : Approved (on the same day)
9: Approval letter: Received (on the same day)
10. BRP Received on: 15- Awaiting...

Timeline:
10:45 am : Arrived at Croydon PEO office
11:00 am : Security Check
11:15 am : Received the token number
11:25 am : token number called noted my current address and scanned all photographs
11:45am : token number called and Biometrics taken. The biometric lady took all the documents and said it will take around an hour.
I chose to seat in cafeteria watching the progress of my application through TV tracker
14:00 pm : I say on TV tracker that my token number was displayed with a message "documents ready for collection"
14:10 pm : Received an approval letter from case worker, no questions asked. There was no validity date mentioned so I asked the case worker about the validity then he said they approved it for 3 yrs.

Document submitted:

1. Application Form - 3 [Main Applicant + 2 Dependents]
2. PBS Calculator online printed
3. Passports + BRP + Photos for All Applicants( Copies Submitted for Passport & BRP )
4. Accountant letter confirming payslip and dividend amounts ( Copy submitted )
5. Payslips ( Copy Submitted )
6. Dividend vouchers ( Copy Submitted )
7. Personal bank statements for 12 months ( Copy Submitted )
8. Business bank statements for 12 months ( Copy Submitted )

Additional Documents
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VAT Certificate
VAT Returns
Company In Corporation Certificate
Marriage Certificate

Any Questions pls let me know...!!!

Cheers,

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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension applications - PEO Experience

Post by bond.boy203 » Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:39 am

My second tier-1 extension was approved this Saturday without any hassle. Below are my details.


Intital Visa - 12-Jul-2010 to 12-Jul-2012
First extension - 12-Jul-2012 to 12-Jul-2015
Second extension - 17-sep-2014 to 17-sep-2017 ( Awaiting BRP)

I entered UK more than 90 days late hence I needed second extension.


Category : Ltd company director withdrawing salary+Dividends(Although I claimed only dividends for my earnings)

Appointment was at 10AM



9.25 - Arrived at Croydon office and went through Airport security check
9.45 - Payment confirmation page verified and provided with token number
9.55 - Went through Bio-metric finger prints and photo,submitted the supporting documents
10.05 - Case under consideration
10.45 - Documents ready for collection
11.00 - Out of Lunar house and off to a pub :lol:

That was the fastest visa extension process I ever had in my entire life. Hassle free. I didn't get to see case worker. I guess booking on Saturday also helped as the crowd was very less.



Documents submitted

- Application form
- two photographs
- Passport & BRP
- Personal bank statements for last 12 months
- Business bank statements for last 12 months
- Business invoices for last 12 months
- Dividend vouchers ( only 4 of them as I withdraw quarterly dividends)
- Client contract
- Account letter confirming dividends
- P & L account and balance sheet from accountant
- Company registration certificate***
- VAT Certificate***
- SATR Form (2013-2014)***
- CT 600 form(2013-2014)***


***These documents were optional I think but I submitted anyway to avoid the hassle of IO asking me questions when I enter UK at airport in future about my tax affairs.


Few exception about my application
- Applied almost an year before the visa expiry date
- submitted only 4 dividend vouchers scattered around various dates which covered my visa extension
voucher dates :
02-jan-14
15-Feb-14
05-May-14
31-Jun-14


Happy to answer any questions as I have made use of this forum for both of my extensions.

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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension applications - PEO Experience

Post by uzairbaig » Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:44 am

Hi Bond.boy,

Congratulations on your successful application. I am going to apply for my Tier 1 extension next month and I am also self employed. I have few question regarding your application. I will be very thankful if you provide some guidance.

1) Me and my wife are each 50% shareholder of the company and I am the main applicant and sole earner. Will it cause any issue in my application?
2) Why you need to submit your business bank statement or business invoices? (Isn't my personal bank statement, payslips and dividend vouchers are enough?)
3) Is your accountant sign and stamp payslips ? (My accountant have gave me printed payslips on letter head but they are not sign n stamp).

Regards

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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension applications - PEO Experience

Post by kamiiqbal » Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:19 pm

PEO Birmingham Solihull
Application: SET (O)
Applicant: Man applicant along with dependent applied both for ILR
Status: Approved
Time frame: 3 hours in total
Experience: Pleasant
Recommended this center: Always

Application:

I have 2 x kids, both born in UK but I applied SET (O) form only for myself and Mrs.

Reaching to Center:

I had an appointment in morning at 9:40 am at Solihull -Driving from London was a little nightmare. As much as I tried to leave home at 6:00 am in the morning but could not leave as you may be aware of preparing for kids and other stuff always takes time, left home at 6:45 am from East London – Weather was not favorable as it was fully rainy day, road works kept me in stress and on top of this my kid had some travel sickness so had to stop at service centers to ensure they are OK before I drive. Over all journey from London to Birmingham was fairly stressful. Keeping in mind all of these kind of stuffs I was little regretting either I should have left even earlier or should have reached to Birmingham a night before. Due to all the above issues I could not reach on time and whilst driving and continuous stress I missed the closes parking (John Lewis parking) which is just 1 min walk to Home Office and I continue driving towards alternate parking found another one which is about 5-6 mins walk to Home Office. by the time I entered into the parking I was already 20 mins late and tried looking the change just £4 /day parking fee which was pay and display but you can feel the situation I did not have that much change – I found £2 in my wallet – and I rushed again to my Mrs. to find if she has some changes and luckily she had £2 also, immediately ran back to the display machine- got the parking pay and display ticket. Got the stuff and rushed towards the Home Office with 2 x kids – it took us more 15 mins, incl parking and walking with kids to the Home Office. Anyways in all we were about 30-35 mins late than the appointment.

Lesson: Well prepared for the time, keep some changes and better to leave earlier than the targeted time 

At Home Office:

As soon as reached to home office, security opened the door and let us in, 2 nice ladies on counter asked my name and verified our names in the list, I apologized for coming late they were so nice to say NO PROBLEMS. I was relieved there – after quick security clearance we settled ourselves, we got the ticket number, and waited for our number to be called off, in 20 mins our number was called to go to the counter – registration guy was very nice he all took all our documents, he asked for photo copies but only for Passports and BRP’s. He then checked the application form and asked me to produce any supporting documents I wish to submit the application which I produced him whatever I had. (I also told him if anything else you require please let me know I have lot more documents in different bag) he returned our original passports for Bio metric process. For him to register us, checking visa form and collecting documents took around 15 mins. Once he done with us, he then asked us to wait for Biometrics call. In about 5 mins or so we got call to go to the biometrics process which took us around 15 mins in total. (The lady for biometrics yet again was amazing person as others). She kept our original passports.

As soon we are done with Biometrics, security officer came to me and said your application is in process now – you can go outside and we will call you on your number, I asked how long it will take, he said usually 2 hours. It was 11:00 am when we went outside from home office.

Outside / Waiting time:

After submitting documents and bio metrics we went outside, went to John Lewis for window shopping, and its café had breakfast – stayed there for an hour or so. Whilst sitting in café around 12:00 I received the call from case worker asking that he checked from previous application that my kids applied with me, why not this time? I was not prepared for the answer but said honestly that I will apply for their registration, he confirmed so you will apply later, I said yes. He said this is OK just wanted to check where the kids are. Anyways I also mentioned him if you require any other documents please call me before you decide my application. He said I have gone through all documents and are fine but still your case is in progress. I said fine, thank you and hanged up the phone. After an hour we left John Lewis and were hanging around for no reason, about 12:45 we decided to go back to center to request them to sit inside as we had nowhere to go. Went there security confirmed with the supervisory and they let us in. as soon we cleared the security and the lady confirmed your application is just ready, in next min guy came down with our paper work and he handed over to us all our paper work confirming our applications are GRANTED .

Experience:

All and all at Solihull was great experience and it is recommended to book an appointment there.

Case Documents:

SET (O) Form (one form for both, main applicant and dependent).
Limited company, payslips, Dividends, Accountant letters, company accounts, invoices, personal and business bank statements.
Cohabitation letters as much as I had, mostly were from separate names, from previous and current address (as we moved to current place a year ago). Made GP letter as well for my wife.

Hope this helps.

Thanks
Kam

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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension applications - PEO Experience

Post by sharmao » Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:10 am

General Information:
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1. Current vignette: Tier 1 (General) Extension (2nd)
2. Date of PEO Appointment: 07-NOV-2014 (08:35am)
3. Number of Applicants: 2
4. Employment: Salary
5. Date of expiry of current leave (visa): October-2015
6. Date of expiry of the new visa: 07-Nov-2017
7. Payment mode: Credit Card, Paid it during appointment booking
8. Name of PEO Applied: Croydon
9. Decision : Approved (on the same day)
9: Approval letter: Received (on the same day)
10. BRP Received on: Awaiting...

Timeline:
08:15 am : Arrived at Croydon PEO office
08:20 am : Security Check
08:35 am : Received the token number
08:45:am : token number called, details taken and photographs scanned
09:00:am : token number called and Biometrics taken. The biometric person took all the documents and said it will take 60-90 mins.
09:40 am : Message on the tracker saying "documents ready for collection"
09:45 am : Received an approval letter from case worker, no questions asked. There was no validity date mentioned so I asked the case worker about the validity then he said they approved it for 3 yrs.

Document submitted:

1. Application Form - 2 [Main Applicant + 1 Dependents]
2. PBS Calculator online printed
3. Passports + BRP + Photos for All Applicants( Copies Submitted for Passport & BRP )
5. Payslips ( Original and copies )
6. Letter from Employer(Original and Copies)
7. Personal bank statements for 12 months ( Original and Copies )
8. Covering Letter

No more additional documents submitted.

Any Questions pls let me know...!!!

Go12
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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension applications - PEO Experience

Post by Go12 » Sat Nov 08, 2014 3:39 pm

Hi,
Congrats for the ext.just to know what content did the employer letter carry ?
And was ur 1st ext and 2nd ext based on direct employment ?
Thanks

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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension applications - PEO Experience

Post by sharmao » Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:20 pm

Go12 wrote:Hi,
Congrats for the ext.just to know what content did the employer letter carry ?
And was ur 1st ext and 2nd ext based on direct employment ?
Thanks
Hi Go12,

The employer letter stated my service length, current designation , gross annual salary and also i got a table printed with my gross and net salary for the last 12 month along with date of salary credit.

1st and 2nd extension were both based on Full time employment.

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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension applications - PEO Experience

Post by nafe12 » Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:02 am

What would you say the average time it takes to receive a BRP?

My appointment is a Thursday but I have a flight the following Friday (8 days after). Wonder if it's too close?

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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension applications - PEO Experience

Post by kuldeep » Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:40 pm

1. Current vignette: Tier 1 (General) Extension (2nd)
2. Date of PEO Appointment: 02-Jan-2015 (08:35am)
3. Number of Applicants: 1
4. Employment: Salary
5. Date of expiry of current leave (visa): October-2015
6. Date of expiry of the new visa: 02-Jan-2018
7. Payment mode: Credit Card, Paid it during appointment booking
8. Name of PEO Applied: Croydon
9. Decision : Approved (on the same day)
9: Approval letter: Received (on the same day)
10. BRP Received on: Received on 06-Jan-2015

Timeline:
08:15 am : Arrived at Croydon PEO office
08:18 am : Security Check
08:25 am : Received the token number
08:40:am : token number called, details taken and photographs scanned
09:15:am : token number called and Biometrics taken. The biometric person took all the documents and said please wait in cafeteria.
10:00 am : Message on the tracker saying "documents ready for collection"
10:05 am : Received an approval letter from case worker, no questions asked. There was no validity date mentioned.

Document submitted:

1. Application Form - 1 Main Applicant
2. PBS Calculator online printed
3. Passports + BRP + Photos (Copies Submitted for Passport & BRP )
5. Payslips ( Original and copies )
6. Letter from Employer(Original and Copies)
7. Personal bank statements for 12 months ( Original and Copies )
8. Driving licence

No more additional documents submitted.

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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension applications - PEO Experience

Post by abhishek-m » Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:31 pm

1. Application: Tier 1 (General) Extension (2nd)
2. Date of PEO Appointment: 14-Jan-2015 (Time: 1230)
3. Number of Applicants: 1
4. Employment: Salary
5. Date of expiry of current leave (visa): October-2015
6. Date of expiry of the new visa: 14-Jan-2018
7. Payment mode: Credit Card, Paid during appointment booking
8. Name of PEO Applied: Croydon
9. Decision : Approved (on the same day)
9: Approval letter: Received (on the same day)
10. BRP Received on: Received on 19-Jan-2015

Timeline:
1155 : Arrived at Croydon PEO office
1200: Security Check Done, quick and easy. Asked if you have any problems in climbing stairs and then directed to 3rd floor via stairs. So stairs not for all only those who have trouble climbing stairs. At 3rd floor you queue up at reception for payment sheet verification and to get token number
1209: Received the token number. Asked to wait in Waiting Area near Cafeteria
1210: Status on Screen: Case Registration (10th in Queue)
1233: Token Number Called; Case Registered; photograph scanned; asked to put all documents and photographs in a folder which was provided and wrapped around by a big elastic band. They ask if you need additional folder if in case you have lot of supporting documents. I needed only 1. Then asked to wait in RED waiting area within main hall till the token is called and then you will go for biometric and submit these documents (all this took around 5 mins)
1239: Status on Screen: Awaiting Biometric (10th in Queue)
1300: Token Number Called; Documents Submitted, biometrics done, signature scanned. All this took 5 minutes after which I was asked to wait in main cafeteria.
1306: Status on Screen : Awaiting Biometric Verification (10th in Queue)
1348: Status on Screen: Awaiting Consideration (All) - This listing is not in the order of processing.
1450: Status on Screen: Ready for Collection (7th in Queue)
1502: Token Number Called for Collection. Approval letter given; asked to verify if all the originals submitted with application are returned back.
1510: Exit from PEO.

Document submitted:

1. Application Form - 1 Main Applicant
2. PBS Calculator online printed
3. Passports + BRP + Photos (Copies Submitted for Passport & BRP )
4. Payslips ( Original and copies )
5. Personal bank statements for 12 months ( Original and Copies )

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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension applications - PEO Experience

Post by vikrant003 » Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:28 pm

Hi friends,

Can someone please advise for the Profit and Loss account, did you cover the whole period for income or just the last financial period. In my case Financial period ended 31st Aug 2014 however I am applying now on 21st Feb 2015 where I am showing the income from Feb 2014 to Jan 2015.

Please could you advise?

Viks

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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension applications - PEO Experience

Post by bond.boy203 » Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:18 am

@Vikrant

You p/l statement should be between Aug-2014 & Jan-2015.

If you provide year end balance sheet upto Aug-2014 thats fine.

In summary
-Provide balance sheet for year ending Aug-2014
-Provide p/l statement and mgt accounts between Sep-2014 to Jan-2015

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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension applications - PEO Experience

Post by rohithtr » Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:18 pm

PEO Birmingham Solihull
Application: SET (O)
Applicant: Man applicant along with dependant applied both for Second Extension
Status: Approved
Time frame: 2.5 hours in total
Experience: Pleasant
Recommended this center: Yes

1. Application: Tier 1 (General) Extension (2nd)
2. Date of PEO Appointment: 4-Mar-2015 (Time: 11:00)
3. Number of Applicants: 2
4. Employment: Self Employment six months and Salary six months
5. Date of expiry of current leave (visa): March-2016
6. Date of expiry of the new visa: March-2018 (granted for 3 years)
7. Payment mode: Credit Card, Paid during appointment booking
8. Name of PEO Applied: Solihull
9. Decision : Approved (on the same day)
9: Approval letter: Received (on the same day)
10. BRP Received on: <<waiting>> they said 10 days max.

1. Was first asked to show the payment receipt. Given a token and asked to wait (10 mins).
2. One person asked for passports and BRP cards, then the application forms and then evidences in this order.
3. She took copies of passports, retained BRP cards asked us to wait till being called for new Biometrics (15 mins.)
4. Was asked to leave and case worker would call back to the number we gave. (Waited outside for 1.5 hrs)
5. Got a call. Once we went, the documents and passports were returned, approval letter given.

Evidence provided.
1. Marriage Certificate
2. Certification of Income letter (given by accountant)
3. Payslips summary (given by accountant) and all payslips (from both self employment and salaried duration)
4. Dividend Summary and Dividend vouchers (given by accountant)
5. Invoices raised during Self employment and Offer letter for permanent job
6. 12 months Business Bank statements and 12 Months Personal Bank statements highlighting the transaction details (earnings) and last 90 days period balance.

All above were originals and no copies were given.

Ensure you reach the centre 30 mins. before the appt. time. There are chances the process might start earlier.

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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension applications - PEO Experience

Post by shahmir » Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:34 pm

Congrats. this is good centre. I went there in 2013 and got extention. Planning to go Solihull in 2016 for ILR. They used to check docs before getting fee. then you will sit in window in front of caseworker and he will go through your application in front of you. If they raise any questions you have the opportunity to answer them there unlike other centres who would just keep docs and will ask you to return in two hours. Is it not the same procedure in Solihull now?
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