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  1. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello Expats, my accountant said that all my documents for Category G Self-Employment 2-year option would be ready last Friday (07/05/21), I applied and executed my application. No one informed me that the 'Tax Year Overview' issued by the HRMC takes 72 hours to update after filing the tax...
  2. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi! I just realised that I'm going to hit 5 year anniversary in about a month's time. My current BRP expires in early July. I haven't done my Life in the UK test (freaking out!!!) , and while I have booked it for end May, I wonder if it's a tad late? What's the situation with UKVI these days...
  3. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi all, So we’re in the process of submitting an application for ILR for next Friday. So I would like to please ask if we have to submit a cover letter with our ILR application like we did with FLR or is it not required/needed? If we need to then can anyone please maybe confirm what we need to...
  4. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi Friends, My 5 Years Tier2 General Visa completes (with 28 days early application date) on 13th-July-2021 , my question is , can i complete the application Online in May or June for the appoinment date of 13th-Jul-2021 or should i wait even for booking the appoinment untill 13th-Jul...
  5. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello all, I am in the midst of doing my online application for ILR. I am on the partner 5 year route. I passed my Peason PTE Home B1 exam. While doing the online ILR application, under the English language test options -there is a question - Which body awarded your test and it only gives two...
  6. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Really pleased to have completed the process for ILR with a positive decision from the Home Office. I’m the spouse of a UK citizen, we have no dependents, we met all of the requirements for ILR. Skip ahead for timeline and document checklist, or keep reading for further details on how this...
  7. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hey guys, I have completed my online application and tomorrow going to scan all documents via iphone scanner app. I’m unable to buy scanner because it’s sold out everywhere. My visa is expiring on 8th March,21 and last visa was granted in August 2018. We were staying at our parents till March...
  8. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello Guys, I have submitted ILR application for my wife and made payment. Our appointment is going to be soon. I realized after submitting the application that there is one period where my wife spend outside the UK for 2 month back in 2016 where we forgot to add it to the application. I...
  9. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi all. I've been looking for an answer to this and am hoping someone can shed light. Basically I'm on a UK ancestry visa and will be applying in a month for my ILR as it's coming up to 5yrs. When I was checking out the process I noticed there is a section for adding my boyfriend to the ILR...
  10. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    I am planning to apply my ILR SET(M)by the mid of February under Cat B. My husband is my sponsor and he changed his permanent job in October 2020 joined to a new company. The relevant financial limit has been already covered. He received weekly pay from previous job and present job is monthly...
  11. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi All, I applied for ILR SET(M) and I submitted my English language certificate that was accepted during Entry clearance and when I applied to extend the spouse visa after 2.5 years. This was accepted in both cases. The results of the certificates are as follows: Clearly, I have achieved...
  12. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello! We're just getting all of our documents in order and would appreciate it if anyone could check over what we have so far or could help us with the following questions? Your help is much appreciated! Questions: Do we need to scan in the sponsor/spouses old and new passports or is just...
  13. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi all, Just wanted to check in with a question about when I can apply for ILR - conflicting info about starting FLR and my BRP dates. I moved to the UK March 2014 on a youth mobility scheme visa, switching to FLR(M) Jan 2016, where I received my first BRP, and renewed FLR(M) August 2018...
  14. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi All, I arrived in the UK on 04 Dec 2015 on my Spouse dependant visa, my husband is a British citizen. My resident permit is valid until 10 December 2020 and it was issued on 12 May 2018. Now is the time to prepare for Indefinite Leave to Remain(ILR). I am applying for ILR next week and in...
  15. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi, I submitted my ILR Set (M) application on the 26th of September 2020 - My current BRP is set to expire on the 7th of November 2020. I remember seeing somewhere that our current leave to remain is extended for six (6) months whilst the visa application is in progress. Would any of you...
  16. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi there, I submitted everything (reusing biometrics) on the app on 7 September 2020. Does anyone know how long things are taking right now with this route? We are trying to buy a house and we can only apply with 2 lenders right now until my status changes, so a bit annoying. Has anyone been...
  17. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi, I'm currently applying for my ILR (5-year route) and it has asked about finance. I receive a salary via PAYE from my company, for which I have been working for the last 5 years that is more than the necessary financial requirement. I am also a director of my husband's limited company...
  18. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello everyone! I've been scouring this forum to get information on the ILR process, which has been really helpful. But I can't find the answer to my situation. I'm a Canadian here on a Tier 2 General visa that expires on 10th December 2020, but I can't start my application until 1st January...
  19. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi everyone! The time has come (again) :) and now Im applying for my ILR. I have everything ready, all my supporting documents, my application form, even my appointment scheduled but I have just realised that when filling my application form, in the section "Knowledge of language and life in...
  20. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi all! Have some question on my ILR application (10 year long residence route), I have looked online and there doesn't seem to be a guidance on filling in the application, or the documents required (what is available looks very brief). 1. I have been here on multiple visas, including...
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