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Member # 7219
|Posted November 08, 2003 10:20 AM |
I have 9 years of IT experience (working at degree level with specialisation of more than 2 years) + Bachelours Degree (non-technical)+ getting around £28,000 in UK for the past 12 months. Can you please advice me whether I will be eligible for getting HSMP. I am married one year before and my wife holds an Bachelours degree from India.
Member # 7109
|Posted November 08, 2003 11:22 AM |
Try these links
Actually my case is similar to yours. Only difference is I have completed 4 years continuously on WP in the UK. I won't get a letter sponsoring my application for ILR from my employer although he has already processed my workpermit extension for next three years i.e. now anyway I can stay for next three years provided my employment continues.
Someone suggested that I can get a general letter from him that I am a permanenet employee of the company and stand in the queue at Croydon. They would issue the ILR there itself. I am not sure if that is good - do they contact employer that time or later to verify sponsorship for ILR ?
- all other conditions are ok - resiedence proof, no gaps of more than two weeks from stay in the UK at a time in past 4+ years (total stay away from the UK not more than 3 months in the past 4 + years together), 4 years continuos on WP, no gap in employment (no change in employment), continuously on work with salary ogf GBP 45K per annum, UK bank balance of GBP 40K with no liabilities, clean credit and other history.
[ November 08, 2003: Message edited by: surreal ]
Member # 7141
|Posted November 08, 2003 05:27 PM |
That is surreal! What kind of employer won't sponsor you for ILR? Is that their way to keep you hostage? Are they a body shop? What nationality are they?
With your good history (payroll slips during the last 4 years, tax returns, bank statements etc.) a general letter from your employer confirming permanent ongoing employment should be perfectly adequate. The fact that the WP was renewed for 3 years would be very helpful as well--maybe you can finagle a copy of the WP application from your employer. If I were you, I would (without telling your employer) apply for ILR at Croydon, once your WP is extended. Once you get your ILR, I would find a new job and tell your employer to shove it (and also let your colleagues know why you are leaving). But that's just my opinion!
P.S. If you can't get a general letter from them, then yes, you might need to switch to HSMP and then apply for ILR, since then a letter from your employer wouldn't be required. But that would be an extra step and expense for you. In any case, I would definitely get ILR ASAP and get out your current employer's clutches!
Member # 7141
|Posted November 08, 2003 05:47 PM |
You should be able to get a general "To Whom It May Concern" letter confirming your monthly earnings and continued employment. That would be perfect for your ILR application when backed up by the other information. Just tell them you need it to get a loan (or lease, mortgage, credit card or some other similar reason).
Member # 7165
|Posted November 08, 2003 05:51 PM |
In case HSMP passing score seems hard to achieve, another way to go could theoretically be finding another employer who's interested in you, and explain to them that you are willing to pay the costs of "reassigning" the work permit for you, as well as the fact that you are eligible for permanent residence as soon as the hiring is processed. I think just being hired into a permanent position could be quite a convincing evidence for the HO that there is an intent to employ you. Maybe the new employer would be good enough to write a sponsoring letter.
I think, most importantly, your 4-yr waiting period is over. If you invest time and energy in finding a sponsor, you'll get it.
Best of luck!
Member # 7219
|Posted November 08, 2003 06:42 PM |
You should get ILR straight way with the general reference letter from your current employer that you are the permanent employee of the company.
Can any one guide me how many points I will get if I am earning £28,000 per annum in UK. I am gettting 15 from my degree + 35 from my 9 years of IT with more that 2 years of Specialist Position. I need 15 points more.
Member # 7109
|Posted November 08, 2003 08:11 PM |
Hi Everybody -
Thanks for the assuring replies. I think I would be able to get a general letter about the employment.
Does anyone know whether HO contacts the employer ?
You are right Joseph - it is about the fear that people may leave if they get ILR.
Member # 7170
|Posted November 08, 2003 08:22 PM |
Wish you the best. You must be from TCS, PCS or similar IT company - they have 1000s of people around UK and don't sponsor the ILR applications.
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