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  1. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi, I'm in the process of completing my application to settle in the UK as the spouse of a British citizen. My visa (BRP card) expiry is in August. At the moment, it looks like new appointments cannot be made for biometrics due to COVID-19. Here are my questions regarding this: 1. At this...
  2. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello everyone! This year my 2nd Residence Permit is set to expire in September. I've been doing some research to get prepared and noticed somethings about citizenship. If I'm reading it right, it states that as long as I've lived here 3 years (check) and have one of the following I can...
  3. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Dear all, On 27.03.2018 I attended an appointment at Croydon to apply for ILR - Form Set (M). 2 quick notes: 1. Book your LIUK test as soon as possible, don't leave it until the last 2 months like I did, appointments were suddenly scarce! It was super stressful trying to do two things at once...
  4. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello Forum, first time poster but regular visitor. Hope you can help me... I am applying for ILR from an Ancestry Visa. My question is about the qualifying period and extensions. My ancestry visa was issued on 07 Feb 2013 and I entered the UK on 24 March 2013. My husband entered a couple days...
  5. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    We were recently granted the 2 year extension to our Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa, having fulfilled all of the requirements, including the hiring of two full time employees for at least 12 months leading up to our application for extension. Looking ahead to ILR, do we still have to employ two full...
  6. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi My wife and I are from South Africa and have lived in London for almost 5 years on an ancestral visa; we need to apply for our indefinite leave to remain in February next year. We have enough money to the appointment route on our own or go the postal route with the assistance of an agency...
  7. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello all! A quick question regarding IRL status and Returning Resident visas. At the moment I have IRL and have done so for 3 years (plus 2 years prior to these when I had Leave to Remain through marriage to UK Citizen and 6 months prior to that a fiance visa). I work in the film industry...
  8. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi there, I'm applying for settlement as the spouse of my British partner. We've been living together for one year in a one-bedroom flat and have just signed a six month contract to extend our tenancy. But before that, we were living in shared house for one year with three other people. Do I...
  9. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi guys, I have some questions in regard to apply Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) and hope to get some advice here. I have been holding Tier 2 (General) Dependant Visa since Nov 2012, almost same time as my wife got her Tier 2 (General) Visa. Therefore, we should be able to apply ILR in...
  10. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    I currently hold a BRP and I'm on a 2 year marriage visa (applied for before 9th July 2012). My current BRP expires in January 2015 so I am wondering how soon before the expiry date do I need to sit the Life in the UK test, and then when to apply for my ILR. Any help would be super appreciated...
  11. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello, hello! I'm a couple months into my second year in England now and I'm gearing up for the next visa application early so it's less stressful down the line (if that's possible). First things first: My visas, both fiancee and spouse, have been granted under the Old Rules. My questions are...
  12. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello! You wonderful people helped me before with my settlement visa two years ago, and I'm hoping you can help me again. I've applied for Indefinite Leave to Remain SET(M) according to the Home Office's regulations (no earlier than 28 days before visa expiry date), by post with documents out...
  13. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi All First post on this forum, so apologies if this post doesnt confirm to forum rules. I am an Indian national in the UK, and eligible to apply for ILR in 1st week of March via 5 year route (Tier-1 General). I have a few queries with regards to this application 1. English language...
  14. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    I've been told that it would be wise to repost this thread as my info wasn't very clear the first time. I originally moved to London back in 2006 on a work/tourist visa from South Africa. By June 2008 my French girlfriend and I were married and enjoying life in london. After a few years, the...
  15. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hi all, I'm a South African living in London for what will be 5 years in Feb 2014. Just looking for a bit of advice with indefinite leave to remain. I'm here on an ancestral visa and read on numerous websites I can only apply 28 days before my visa runs out?! I've heard it can take absolutely...
  16. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    I am an American citizen with temporary leave to remain in the UK as an unmarried partner. I am now applying for permanent leave to remain but I have three questions pertaining to the SET(M) application: 1. My partner and I have lived in two different residences in London over the past 2 years...
  17. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi, I'm hoping some of you seasoned expats out there could provide some clarity regarding my spouse visa. Here's the scenario: My current spouse visa expires on 20th March 2013. My husband and I are travelling to Australia and returning to the UK on 18th March 2013. My question: will I still...
  18. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    :(:confused:Hello all - I am looking for some perspective / advice on how to view my application for ILR. I have the basics in line, 5 years of non-criminal/tax-paying residency, sufficient funds, appropriate income. I went from Work Permit to Tier 2 Biometric Residence Permit, valid until...
  19. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi group! For years now I've been occasionally coming across such forums, dreaming, thinking that "expat" sounded so alluring and exciting. And now, here I am, job offer in hand, salary starting with a £, and waiting to start waiting for my visa. It all seems so confusing, and has been a bit...
  20. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi, I'm an Australian citizen, and I have been living in the UK for nearly 5 years on a 5 year Ancestry visa. My visa started on 1 Dec 2007 and I entered the UK on 12 Dec 2007. I'm trying to work out how to get British Citizenship. It looks like I need to make sure they receive my application...
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