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thanks very much to the both of you, extremely valuable and helpful feedback.

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1. Missy L: do you have a link of where you saw that 12months are required?
Have you got the latest appendix ? Dec 2013?!!

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2. on the appendix 2 form it asks how often do we communicate. i plan on stating "daily, if not few times a week." we do talk daily but providing few screenshots a month, will they not scruitinize that?
We speak every day in Skype since Nov 2013 and I have a screen shot for every single day since so lots of paper! They won't hold it against you it just makes case stronger the more you have!

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3. how is it recommended to bind the sections- with paperclips or staples?
Keep it simple! No staples allowed! I whole punched each page and sectioned each section with a treasurey tag and put all in a card folder with a flap! Don't use ring binders or plastic wallets! They hate that! The simpler and easier to access the better for them!

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4. Descriptions of photos, do they need to include details of who is in thr picture, or a simple format such as date, description(event/place)? does every phot lo need to be labelled?
I dated and described only some with saying what event it was and where.

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5. Im worried that 10-15 is too little but then also worried that providing too many will be detrimental? i will definitely try and cut down the 117 pics of main wedding event
I included 15 pics that's all as how many pics can they look through!
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6. theres a question on the form about living together akin to marriage. do i write here that i lived with her during our honeymoon and during my stay in pakistan?
I wrote akin to marriage we lived next door to each other and together after

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7. i read that UKBA dont accept paper based certificates of ielts etc, its verified online. Is this the case? if so, do i still need to wait for the delivery of the certificate or just submit as soon as i find out online that shes passed?
I will be sending paper based if they want to check online they can but a copy is always good. It even says on ukba to insert a copy.

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8. i recently found out about the KET exam..its more basic than ielts which would actually suit my wife better than the ielts. Im planning to also get her to take the KET incase the ielts doesnt go as planned. What is the difference between A1/A2 and which is accepted by UKBA?
Both A1 and a2 are accepted. A2 is just a step up and little more difficult then a1.


yes i have filled in the forms as drafts..going to fill final versions within next few days. may have more questions on that when i get round to it![/quote]

Iv got a feeling mines going to be rejected lol


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Missy is wrong. Have you read FM 1.7? If you are applying under Category A you need 6 months of financial proof. If you are applying under Category B you're need 12.



They just want to know that you have kept in contact through the duration of your relationship. 1-2 screen shots every 6 months is fine. Do not go overboard.



Make 1 pike of originals with all financial together, accommodation together and relationship together. Put your copies in the same order. Tie each pile with string like a package.




Date and description. If you have some with family point them out.



10-15 is the max. Anything over that is going overboard and ridiculous. They are not going to sift through 100s of photos. They just want to see the 2 of you together.




That is for unmarried partners.



I think you need A1.
Thanks for your responses. I havent been married for 6 months. From April to July ... i will be sending proof of communication for this time period.

do i need to send a certificate or do i just mention the details used to register for hte exam so they can check the results online themselves. Based on below from UKBA i see this:

For tests taken on or
after 6 April 2013:
no
documents required
(Scores must be verified
using the Cambridge
English online system
using name, date of birth
and passport number).

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Have you got the latest appendix ? Dec 2013?!!
Have you read it? You need 12 bank statements and pay slips if you are applying under Category B. If you are applying under Category A you need 6.


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We speak every day in Skype since Nov 2013 and I have a screen shot for every single day since so lots of paper! They won't hold it against you it just makes case stronger the more you have!
No, it doesn't. It just gives the caseworker a lot of unnecessary junk to sift through which may cause him or her to overlook other documents. Less is more.

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That is for unmarried partners.
I was referring to question in appendix 2:

1.19 Have you lived with your sponsor in a relationship akin to marriage or a civil partnership at any time (including since your wedding or civil partnership ceremony)?

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Being on your honeymoon together isn't living together and neither is visiting.

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[QUOTE=nyclon;4224442]Have you read it? You need 12 bank statements and pay slips if you are applying under Category B. If you are applying under Category A you need 6.

Well everyone's case is different I guess does not mean I'm wrong I'm going by what I'm doing not others.


No, it doesn't. It just gives the caseworker a lot of unnecessary junk to sift through which may cause him or her to overlook other documents. Less is more.[/QUOT

Not exactly! I know someone's who's case was rejected due to lack of evidence for communication hence why more is better. They can't overlook other documents if they are organised correctly. I got my papers checked by a qualified solicitor of immigration thank you!

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3. how is it recommended to bind the sections- with paperclips or staples?
4. Descriptions of photos, do they need to include details of who is in thr picture, or a simple format such as date, description(event/place)? does every phot lo need to be labelled?
5. Im worried that 10-15 is too little but then also worried that providing too many will be detrimental? i will definitely try and cut down the 117 pics of main wedding event.
Hi zee,

3. We used binder clips for each section (main, financial, accomodation, relationship) and ensured there were no staples. Then we included a copy of everything in the same order with one big binder clip (ignoring sections). My fiance submitted this at the biometrics appointment today and they were happy with that.
4. & 5. We included 12 photos, with descriptions: date, location, and notes (which listed the people in the photos and their relationship to us, ie. friends and family).

Good luck. It sounds like you're being very thorough, which is good.
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Hi zee,

3. We used binder clips for each section (main, financial, accomodation, relationship) and ensured there were no staples. Then we included a copy of everything in the same order with one big binder clip (ignoring sections). My fiance submitted this at the biometrics appointment today and they were happy with that.
4. & 5. We included 12 photos, with descriptions: date, location, and notes (which listed the people in the photos and their relationship to us, ie. friends and family).

Good luck. It sounds like you're being very thorough, which is good.
Liz
Lovely - thanks for that Wish you all the best!

Can someone please advise - im really confused about this. Do i need to send a certificate confirming English Test results or do i just mention the details used to register for the exam (KET being taken now instead of IELTS, as its more on her level) so they can check the results online themselves. Based on below document of accepted English Tests from UKBA i see this against the KET exam:

"For tests taken on or after 6 April 2013: no documents required (Scores must be verified using the Cambridge English online system using name, date of birth and passport number)."

HOWEVER - when i look at the UKBA general VAF4a Guide to Supporting Documents, it sates:

Evidence of English language requirement
The applicant is required to speak and understand English to a minimum level
A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

The English requirement can be met in the following ways:
 By passing a test with an approved provider and providing a certificate that
clearly shows the applicant’s name and the qualification obtained; or

now.. that is contradictory. Which one do I go with?!

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Hi - Anyone able to advise on the above/below?

Do i need to send a certificate confirming English Test results or do i just mention the details used to register for the exam so they can verify the results online themselves?

Based on below document of accepted English Tests from UKBA i see this against the KET exam:

"For tests taken on or after 6 April 2013: no documents required (Scores must be verified using the Cambridge English online system using name, date of birth and passport number)."

HOWEVER - when i look at the UKBA general VAF4a Guide to Supporting Documents, it sates:

Evidence of English language requirement
The applicant is required to speak and understand English to a minimum level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

The English requirement can be met in the following ways:
 By passing a test with an approved provider and providing a certificate that clearly shows the applicant’s name and the qualification obtained; or

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Why don't you just provide both certificate and online details? That's what I'll be doing I presume.
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