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by UtterlyBrilliant
Sun Jul 04, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Leave to remain doesn't match BRP expiry
Replies: 5
Views: 660
San Marino

Re: Leave to remain doesn't match BRP expiry

[ Its august. An extra month is added on at the beginning (I think this is 3 months now) to give her time to get here. Even if she gets here before, this isn't affected. This is incorrect. No extra is added to a spouse entry clearance visa. You may be confusing it with the period of the vignette to ...
by UtterlyBrilliant
Fri Jul 02, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Pakistan Red List
Replies: 89
Views: 9891
San Marino

Re: Pakistan Red List

sb01234 wrote:
Fri Jul 02, 2021 1:44 pm
I was just wondering, how long does the visa entry stamp last for from Pakistan to the UK? I am asking because I know it used to be 1 month, but have they extended it to 3 months now because of the pandemic?
Think it is 3 now, but not coz of covid, just generally is now.
by UtterlyBrilliant
Fri Jul 02, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Leave to remain doesn't match BRP expiry
Replies: 5
Views: 660
San Marino

Re: Leave to remain doesn't match BRP expiry

Its august. An extra month is added on at the beginning (I think this is 3 months now) to give her time to get here. Even if she gets here before, this isn't affected.
by UtterlyBrilliant
Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: is my residence permit still valid?
Replies: 3
Views: 468
San Marino

Re: is my residence permit still valid?

Get a second opinion but I believe it's valid until the expiry of the current visa on the basis of visas valid as of brexit aren't immediately affected. 29 march 2022 is the date anyone within the EU needs to have done their UK application by. Yours expires in feb if I've calculated properly? So unt...
by UtterlyBrilliant
Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Spouse Visa - Financial Evidence (Stocks/Funds)
Replies: 2
Views: 421
San Marino

Re: Spouse Visa - Financial Evidence (Stocks/Funds)

As much as I would suggest an overall summary of the lowest point the stocks reached would suffice, common sense isn't so common among ECO's so maybe providing everything would be best. If you're submitting these in paper, make a separate file of the relevant documents with reference to it in a cove...
by UtterlyBrilliant
Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Dependent Children and the Income Threshold
Replies: 10
Views: 730
San Marino

Re: Employer Letter

Had a similar issue, although they eventually budged (more comical because I worked in the civil service at the time, I thought they might know the law!). I was advised (whilst they still refused) that it is a legal obligation, so I simply emailed them so the refusal was in writing (note this has to...
by UtterlyBrilliant
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Pakistan Red List
Replies: 89
Views: 9891
San Marino

Re: Pakistan Red List

My fiancé arrived today at Heathrow airport and was transferred to a managed quarantine hotel location near to Canary Wharf. His flight was a direct one, with Virgin Atlantic, Islamabad to Heathrow. We tried to have him fly from Islamabad (to Istanbul) to Birmingham (via Frankfurt) but Islamabad ai...
by UtterlyBrilliant
Mon May 31, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Appeal allowed :)
Replies: 22
Views: 3322
San Marino

Re: Unmarried partner visa refused - unable to demonstrate co-habitation

For me, the main point to address in the refusal is "you have not visited the UK since 2015 therefore this does not demonstrate cohabitation for at least two years prior to the date of application." I think an any appeal should be focused on covid and travel restrictions (dont know if col...
by UtterlyBrilliant
Mon May 31, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Appeal allowed :)
Replies: 22
Views: 3322
San Marino

Re: Unmarried partner visa refused - unable to demonstrate co-habitation

For me, the main point to address in the refusal is "you have not visited the UK since 2015 therefore this does not demonstrate cohabitation for at least two years prior to the date of application." I think an any appeal should be focused on covid and travel restrictions (dont know if colu...
by UtterlyBrilliant
Mon May 31, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Spouse visa extension with child but no job
Replies: 3
Views: 469
San Marino

Re: Spouse visa extension with child but no job

Thanks simon Thats how they put it too, but I wasn't sure as its not something I had heard of. Will pass it on 👍 Just for my own info then, if you do apply through this route, would you need to submit anything outside of the normal docs for visa, or would a statement on the cover letter and proof of...
by UtterlyBrilliant
Mon May 31, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: relationship proof
Replies: 3
Views: 772
San Marino

Re: relationship proof

Not sure if its changed, but I applied for mine last jan/feb and was granted within 2-3 weeks. I didn't give whatsapp chat despite plenty of people saying I needed to, as I was told they aren't an independent source of proving a subsisting relationship. They can be used to backup your case if you ap...
by UtterlyBrilliant
Sun May 30, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Spouse visa extension with child but no job
Replies: 3
Views: 469
San Marino

Spouse visa extension with child but no job

Hi all, hope you're well I've been asked to try and find some info about a friend of a friend's case. Essentially, they're employed now, but won't be by the time their visa is due for renewal. This isn't due to covid etc, they were told they would be employed on a fixed term contract and its not loo...
by UtterlyBrilliant
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Newly Arrived in UK - General How To queries (NO immigration/visa/ILR queries)
Topic: NI application help
Replies: 5
Views: 4550
San Marino

Re: NI application help

Then why are you putting UK as country of NATIONALITY?? It is the person applying for NI nationality/citizenship. The applicants details have already been entered. As per the OP, these details are for a family member. If I can get through to the helpline, I'll also try and clarify with them. Thanks.
by UtterlyBrilliant
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Newly Arrived in UK - General How To queries (NO immigration/visa/ILR queries)
Topic: NI application help
Replies: 5
Views: 4550
San Marino

Re: NI application help

No.
by UtterlyBrilliant
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Newly Arrived in UK - General How To queries (NO immigration/visa/ILR queries)
Topic: NI application help
Replies: 5
Views: 4550
San Marino

NI application help

Hi Has anyone tried filling in the online form for an NI number? Having some real problems and the local centre's are closed/not allowing face-to-face contact, so would mean a delay. The form asks for the "country of nationality" for family member. When I put in "United Kingdom" ...
by UtterlyBrilliant
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Spouse visa extension financial requirements
Replies: 3
Views: 356
San Marino

Re: Spouse visa extension financial requirements

Thanks CR001.

I'd just been advised that the extension criteria isn't the same as for the initial visa (the advice wasn't received on this board), but that's cleared up now.

I'll be mindful of starting any new topics related to existing queries, thanks.
by UtterlyBrilliant
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Spouse visa extension financial requirements
Replies: 3
Views: 356
San Marino

Spouse visa extension financial requirements

Hi all, hope you're well Would someone be able to link me to the page with the official information re: applying for a spouse visa extension financial requirement? I keep being told information that I'm sure is inaccurate, but is nevertheless meaning a lot of paranoia as I can't seem to find any off...
by UtterlyBrilliant
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Sponsor has employment for contract period
Replies: 2
Views: 303
San Marino

Re: Sponsor has employment for contract period

That was for me in a few months (as mentioned in that thread). This is for a friend in 18 months who wanted advice as it'll help him decide whether to take the job or not.
by UtterlyBrilliant
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Sponsor has employment for contract period
Replies: 2
Views: 303
San Marino

Sponsor has employment for contract period

Hi all, hope you're well Just a quick question. A friend of mine will be making an application to extend his wifes visa in 18 months. He has just started a job which will last for 24 months (no potential for extension). It meets all the financial requirements etc. Given this will be confirmed in the...
by UtterlyBrilliant
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Spouse Visa Extension
Replies: 5
Views: 885
San Marino

Re: Spouse visa extension question

Great stuff, thanks.
by UtterlyBrilliant
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Spouse Visa Extension
Replies: 5
Views: 885
San Marino

Re: Spouse visa extension question

Thanks korekt Sorry, I just read it back and haven't worded it well at all (it's been a long day). I haven't sorted them as yet as I have a bit of time to play with, but documents include bills (with our names on them), GP letters, correspondence from phone providers, bank etc. For these I'm not too...
by UtterlyBrilliant
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Spouse Visa Extension
Replies: 5
Views: 885
San Marino

Spouse visa extension question

Hi all, hope everything is well Just a quick (paranoid) question. I'm soon scheduled to apply for the extension of my wife's visa (she arrived in the uk on a standard spouse visa for 2.5 years). Will I need to provide documents for the 6 months prior to renewing or over the whole period the initial ...
by UtterlyBrilliant
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Unable to get employer's letter
Replies: 9
Views: 717
San Marino

Re: Unable to get employer's letter

It's odd that they're quoting GDPR, as I would have suggested GDPR works in your favour. If you google it, one of the first results is a discussion on here about how GDPR helps to now get an employer letter. My inclination is they are trying to suggest they don't want other case workers (the ECO han...
by UtterlyBrilliant
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Additional docs
Replies: 0
Views: 287
San Marino

Additional docs

Hi all What type of additional docs are requested, and what would be a typical situation for them to be requested? A friend of mine has recently applied for a spouse visa, and has only just realised an older version of his wifes passport was used for the tb test, but then it was amended and the amen...
by UtterlyBrilliant
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Still waiting for a decision.....
Replies: 7488
Views: 969784
San Marino

Re: Still waiting for a decision.....

Decided to post my timeline also for a spouse visa. Priority level: Non-Priority Location: Bahrain Application submitted (Online): 29/08/2019 Biometrics enrolled: 02/09/2019 Processing of case not straightforward email: 21/11/2019 60 working days deadline was 22/11/2019 We are now on 104 days and h...