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Old 11th September 2019, 10:36 AM
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I've always used this website during the application process for the previous two FLR visas for my husband and we are now finally doing the ILR 5 year Spousal Route.

I am currently doing the application online and come to the question regarding the Life In the UK Test - this is booked for the 14 September - The application asks if the test has been taken yet which is obviously hasn't - am I allowed to move forward and click 'No' or do I need to wait until he has passed the test?


I also am worrying as we have left it late to apply due to raising the rest of the funds for the visa so we can apply via the premium next day decision route - Am I correct in saying that as long as I pay and select a date even if the date runs after his current visa expires BEFORE the end date of his current visa that this is okay?

Also what is the availability like for these premium appointments - its all changed since I last did any of this so my anxiety is running wild...

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You can always edit any of your answers at any point before finally submitting the application. You can also just select 'Yes' and proceed to fill in the rest of the form, because you're only going to submit the application once the test has been passed.

Once you have submitted and paid for your application, it does not matter if your booked appointment date is after the visa expiry date.

Super priority (a decision within 24 hours) is not the same as a premium appointment. Availability of free appointments depends on the core service point you choose, but you should find a free slot available on a date within two to four weeks of your submission date. If you are pressed for time you can also pay additional fees for faster appointments and premium services.
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You can always edit any of your answers at any point before finally submitting the application. You can also just select 'Yes' and proceed to fill in the rest of the form, because you're only going to submit the application once the test has been passed.

Once you have submitted and paid for your application, it does not matter if your booked appointment date is after the visa expiry date.

Super priority (a decision within 24 hours) is not the same as a premium appointment. Availability of free appointments depends on the core service point you choose, but you should find a free slot available on a date within two to four weeks of your submission date. If you are pressed for time you can also pay additional fees for faster appointments and premium services.
Hi,

Sorry to jump on to this post, but I wanted to ask if someone wanted to choose a decision within 24 hours, which option should be selected?

Thank you.

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Hi,

Sorry to jump on to this post, but I wanted to ask if someone wanted to choose a decision within 24 hours, which option should be selected?

Thank you.
Priority services are selected and paid for together with your main application, before you are directed to book your appointment. You will see the available options when you are ready to complete the application.
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Thankyou everyone for your help regarding my previous question 🙂

Just another query I’m filling in the application online on behalf of my husband who is the individual applying - Section 7 asks about accommodation and if you own your own home and the mortgage etc - I - the sponsor own the home and I am listed on the mortgage and deeds however my husband hasn’t been allowed to be named on the mortgage until he has permanent residence - so how do I complete this section? At the moment I’ve answered yes to homeowner and completed the section to list how much I pay each month for the mortgage etc.

Please help 😩 this is so confusing!

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Thankyou everyone for your help regarding my previous question 🙂

Just another query Iím filling in the application online on behalf of my husband who is the individual applying - Section 7 asks about accommodation and if you own your own home and the mortgage etc - I - the sponsor own the home and I am listed on the mortgage and deeds however my husband hasnít been allowed to be named on the mortgage until he has permanent residence - so how do I complete this section? At the moment Iíve answered yes to homeowner and completed the section to list how much I pay each month for the mortgage etc.

Please help 😩 this is so confusing!
We just completed it as if 'we' owned the home, so we chose "Own" although all the mortgage stuff - land registry etc. is in my (sponsor's) name.

I hope that's going to be OK - it was fine for the FLR(M) applications!
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We just completed it as if 'we' owned the home, so we chose "Own" although all the mortgage stuff - land registry etc. is in my (sponsor's) name.

I hope that's going to be OK - it was fine for the FLR(M) applications!

Perfect that's what I was intending so I'm glad they accept that.

Okay so I'm submitting for the premium service tonight and wanted to clear a few things up before I do this...


My husband has actually been here for 7 years as he originally came to the UK from Canada on the Youth Mobility Scheme visa - the ILR M application asks how long you've lived in the UK - am I correct to put his date he moved her VIA the YMS Visa or should I use the date he had his first Further Leave to Remain Visa?


It then asks dates you've left the country - I've added vacations as these are the only times we have left the country from the past 5 years - do I need to edit this to reflect on the last 7 years including his YMS Visa?


And finally - at present I can't find our original marriage certificate - will this be a massive issue for our application? I'm going to keep looking but I do happen to have a photocopy of it, the confirmation of appointment to apply for it etc. And as we have obviously done 2 previous spousal visas under the Further Leave To Remain - I'm hoping if I can't find the original copy in time that this wont be a problem :/

AH the stress and anxiety of doing these really does drain me mentally and I can't wait for this to be done so we can both finally relax and know we are secure living here together!

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Perfect that's what I was intending so I'm glad they accept that.
Just to be crystal clear, we've not had our biometrics appointment/decision yet, so I can't say for sure that they'll accept it for ILR, but they did accept that evidence/approach for our last two FLR(M)s. My guess is that they've just worded the question awkwardly, as I've never seen anything in the immigration rules suggesting it matters which partner owns the property.

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I can't find our original marriage certificate - will this be a massive issue for our application?
I would hope that the fact that they don't usually ask for originals of documents as long as you've scanned and uploaded them would mean that this won't matter - you'll be uploading a scan of a copy, but as long as its legible then that seems to amount to the same thing.

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My husband has actually been here for 7 years as he originally came to the UK from Canada on the Youth Mobility Scheme visa - the ILR M application asks how long you've lived in the UK - am I correct to put his date he moved her VIA the YMS Visa or should I use the date he had his first Further Leave to Remain Visa?

It then asks dates you've left the country - I've added vacations as these are the only times we have left the country from the past 5 years - do I need to edit this to reflect on the last 7 years including his YMS Visa?
I'm not sure on this, but unless anyone better-informed here says otherwise I would answer the question literally, i.e. to reflect the full 7 years.


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Perfect that's what I was intending so I'm glad they accept that.
Just to be crystal clear, we've not had our biometrics appointment/decision yet, so I can't say for sure that they'll accept it for ILR, but they did accept that evidence/approach for our last two FLR(M)s. My guess is that they've just worded the question awkwardly, as I've never seen anything in the immigration rules suggesting it matters which partner owns the property.

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I can't find our original marriage certificate - will this be a massive issue for our application?
I would hope that the fact that they don't usually ask for originals of documents as long as you've scanned and uploaded them would mean that this won't matter - you'll be uploading a scan of a copy, but as long as its legible then that seems to amount to the same thing.

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My husband has actually been here for 7 years as he originally came to the UK from Canada on the Youth Mobility Scheme visa - the ILR M application asks how long you've lived in the UK - am I correct to put his date he moved her VIA the YMS Visa or should I use the date he had his first Further Leave to Remain Visa?

It then asks dates you've left the country - I've added vacations as these are the only times we have left the country from the past 5 years - do I need to edit this to reflect on the last 7 years including his YMS Visa?
I'm not sure on this, but unless anyone better-informed here says otherwise I would answer the question literally, i.e. to reflect the full 7 years.
Thanks for your reply - yeah I have done the same for the previous FLR M applications too regarding the mortgage - they should know an applicant can’t be named/ would have massive difficulty being on a mortgage until they have indefinite leave to remain anyway so it’ll have to do I don’t want to list it as a “no” and then make them think we don’t have substantial accommodation.

With regards to the documentation being scanned - unfortunately my bank are taking longer than I expected to send me my official bank statements in the post and these may not arrive until next week so I think I’ll be getting them to scan my documents at the premium appointment. I know there’s a fee but they’re the only piece of paperwork currently missing - other than the marriage certificate original.. I had to wait until after my pay day last month to request them which was a pain!

I think regarding the time spent outside the country would just be for the 5 years as we applying via the 5 year route and the previous visa wasn’t linked to the spousal one. But I’d love to hear if anyone has a solid answer for that one as it’s all really confusing..

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