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Hi everyone,

Today we attended an appointment with our immigration advisor and we are abit surprised by all of the additional things we have been asked to do, could someone with some experience let us know your thoughts?

A little background: we are on the 5 year route and are about to apply for SET(M). My wifes FLR(M) expires in December this year. My wife and I are married.

We have been asked to provide these additional documents, I guess we will have to as they are asking for them but its alot of additional work we werent planning on:

- Letter from the Landlord confirming cohabitation
- Letter of Support from Family and Friends
- Letter of support from the sponsor
- Personal Statement (From applicant)
- Covering Letter
- Proof of family holidays (air tickets etc.)
- family photo's etc.

I guess i'm just wondering if this is common practise for settlement applications?

Thanks

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Certainly a support letter from family and friends is not commonly asked for - and has little relevance to the application
As this is your wife's application for ILR would not have thought letters from each of you are reall necessary.
Photos of your relationship over the years never go amiss.

However, having said all that if this what your immigration lawyer wants then you should provide it .....

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I have a question with regards to payslip. I am due to apply for my ILR on the 29th Oct, I normally get pay end of the month so i will be using 6month payslip from April - Sep. My question is that, counting from the last date i was paid my last payslip is more than 28days from my application date. please is that a problem?

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Hi

From my experience and a few of my friends who have had similar experience, immigration lawyers tend to bulk up the application with additional unnecessary documents so that they can increase their billable hours to you. The application is extremely straightforward and very rarely is it worth wasting time on a lawyer.

Furthermore when I was at the Croydon SS a few people had these "immigration lawyers" accompanying them. It was hilarious bunch of the guys in over dressy suits running around getting ticket numbers for the clients showing them where to sit. They look like possibly the biggest waste of money scam artists, making it out to seem like the home office is the high court.

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Hi everyone,

Today we attended an appointment with our immigration advisor and we are abit surprised by all of the additional things we have been asked to do, could someone with some experience let us know your thoughts?

A little background: we are on the 5 year route and are about to apply for SET(M). My wifes FLR(M) expires in December this year. My wife and I are married.

We have been asked to provide these additional documents, I guess we will have to as they are asking for them but its alot of additional work we werent planning on:

- Letter from the Landlord confirming cohabitation
- Letter of Support from Family and Friends
- Letter of support from the sponsor
- Personal Statement (From applicant)
- Covering Letter
- Proof of family holidays (air tickets etc.)
- family photo's etc.

I guess i'm just wondering if this is common practise for settlement applications?

Thanks
from my personal experience , what we submitted

- Letter from the Landlord confirming cohabitation - yes
- Letter of Support from Family and Friends- nope
- Letter of support from the sponsor- nope
- Personal Statement (From applicant)- nope
- Covering Letter- nope
- Proof of family holidays (air tickets etc.)- nope
- family photo's etc.- nope

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Hi,
I have a few questions about the set m application :

1)we moved mid-way through the past 2.5 years but the address on my husbands payslips still show our old address. Should I have his employer write a letter to substantiate that it has been updated now on the system but the payslips cannot be amended however they are his payslips?

2)I have 2 kids who are both British citizens as they were born here and my husband is British as well. Do I need to put them down as dependents? When I called ukba, they said there should be a place to enter their details but then indicate that you're not including them in the visa application but I can't find this anywhere on the application?

Many thanks in advance!

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