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Old 6th June 2019, 03:41 PM
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Hi all,

Have been here on and off under a couple of different usernames for the last five years and finally, today, my husband was granted ILR! Some notable info, I felt:

1. We used super priority and the decision came by email just over four hours after we left the centre.
2. We attended Croydon, and I wasn't allowed in. It was applicants only.
3. We had to pay 100 to get today's appointment (9:30am) as there was no availability showing at any other London centre during core hours, for the foreseeable future. The 100 included the document scanning service, however, and we totally recommend that. They have fancy, fast machines that just get it done with no fuss, and I was so glad to avoid all the faff of scanning, uploading, naming files...

Happy to answer questions about our experience, if anyone has any.

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Congratulations!
Thank you! I am beyond grateful to this forum as it saved us 3,300 on a refused application. About two weeks before applying for the ILR, I stumbled upon a post here about the English Language requirement. Like the poster, my husband took an IELTS General Training. This was at British Council Havana, in 2014, and we successfully relied upon the certificate for Entry Clearance and for FLR. I'd read we could continue to use it, even though it jad expired, as long as the centre and test were on the list. I briefly scanned the list and both seemed fine (BC Cuba and IELTS). Having chanced upon a post here, however, upon closer scrutiny I realised that the General Training certificate was no longer an accepted version of IELTS. Cue a frantic new test, and editing our form to include the unique electronic code (rather than the other reference number on the 2014 certificate).

Nightmare averted. x

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congratulations.

Do they print the BRP onsite when you apply super priority? or it still goes through the normal courier service?

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No, you are sent the approval letter and BRP a few days later, separately as the BRP comes by courier and letter by Royal Mail signed for.

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No, you are sent the approval letter and BRP a few days later, separately as the BRP comes by courier and letter by Royal Mail signed for.
Thanks whatshouldwedo; I assume this is for the second 2.5-year visa. How about for the first? Is it still as before, i.e. apply outside UK and if approved, one would receive a letter advising where to collect the BRP card (post office)?

I am getting confused before in the application, they don't ask for preference which post office to collect it from. I assume they will pick the closest to the UK intended residential address.

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Sorry, I really don’t know about that. Maybe that information would be given in the approval letter?

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Thanks whatshouldwedo; I assume this is for the second 2.5-year visa. How about for the first? Is it still as before, i.e. apply outside UK and if approved, one would receive a letter advising where to collect the BRP card (post office)?

I am getting confused before in the application, they don't ask for preference which post office to collect it from. I assume they will pick the closest to the UK intended residential address.
Your question is not clear. Assuming your query is about Spouse route - If you are asking about first 2.5 years, this usually follows initial entry clearance (e.g Fiance visa or Marriage Visa). Both Fiance and Marriage Visa is done from outside the UK.
Fiance visa allows you to enter the UK, get married and then apply for Spouse visa (FLR (M) which valid for 2.5 years.
Marriage visa allows you to enter the UK, get married, but after wedding applicant must return to home country and apply from outside the UK for 2.5 years visa.
So, you need to give more details about what your question is, and what your situation is for us to be able to provide useful answer

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