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  1. Articles: Europe
    Banks and building societies in the UK have started carrying out checks on the immigration status of all personal current account holders. It is part of a Government initiative to encourage those who are living and working in the UK illegally to leave. Once a bank or building society has...
  2. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello, My partner applied end of May (2017) for a UK residence card as an EEA family member (I am French, he is Brazilian). He received the Confirmation Of Application letter on July 26. On September 13, the application status on the Home Office website was changed to "Decided". After 10...
  3. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi All, I am an Australian National currently living in the UK under a Tier 5. I have been married to my Portuguese wife nearing 5 years. We have been living in the UK for ~ 2 years. As the Tier 5 is coming up for expiry (Jan-18), we have recently applied for residence cards under EEA Family...
  4. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi there, I sent away my FLR(IR) in the UK to the Visa Processing office in Durham. I've applied as a dependant joiners applying separately from the main applicant as my husband was granted an Ancestry visa in February. I sent both our passports at the start of April the fee has been processed...
  5. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Good day all, Does HOME OFFICE only use DX as a courier? I received a confirmation letter that I will receive my Biometric Residence card within the next 10 working days from the date of the letter that was the 4th of April... It is now the 11th (7days) and I know its not 10 days yet but I...
  6. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hey guys, A while back I read on here that someone contacted home office from within the UK and filled out a form for this. But I can't find this anymore. Anyone know how to contact home office via email to see about the progress of the visa? Thanks
  7. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    Expat from Australia and New Zealand in the UK are now subject to the country’s health surcharge under changes announced to make the NHS cost burden fairer. Nationals from these two countries had been exempt from the £200 per person charge which was introduced for non-European Union citizens a...
  8. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello all, I am in the UK on an ancestry Visa and my unmarried partner currently on a Youth Mobility Visa which runs out 1 March 2016. We submitted an application for her to remain in the UK as my unmarried partner approximately 6 weeks ago thinking it would be done in 8 weeks (standard service...
  9. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi There This is more so a favour to ask,But I was wondering if anyone has a spare moment to assist me with my Visa application for Limited leave to Remain under the Armed Forces route, After phoning various Lawyers, Citizens Advice, Home Office Inquiry line and even calling the Local MP in my...
  10. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi I hope someone can help me with a few questions I have about the EEA1 form as there is no support line to contact the Home Office. Long story short: i am a EU citizen working in the UK for 1 month. I am married with an Indian citizen. In order for my husband to obtain a family permit I...
  11. Expat Tax
    I work completely out of a home office. Approx. 40hrs a week. This situation was requested by me for personal reasons. In agreement, my foreign employeer does not provide me with office or work space. On my German taxes I count my office as 20% of my toal home costs. The room however...
  12. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi all, My husband applied for his British citizenship several months back. We were curious as to why the approval of his application was taking so long, but considering it had been less than 6 months (which the Home Office website lists as a designated amount of time), we weren't overly...
  13. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi there My partner and I are Australians who have been in the UK for nearly 5 years. Our ancestry visas started on 3rd February 2009 but we did not enter the country for the first time until 31st March 2009. We are both keen to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain, but are aware that we need to...
  14. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    i have applied for a spouse visa to live with my gf in the uk...we met while i was studying..i submitted my aplication since end of january..up until now (april ending) i havent seen my passport..i am unable to ring them as they wont accept calls to chase progress of the application has anyone...
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