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  1. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi everyone, I'm An. I am in a situation that need advice of you all, ASAP please! Me: 2010-2016: Living in the UK as TIER 4 STUDENT Visa expires on 29th Aug 2016 My boyfriend: IRISH nationality, living in UK since 1992 (year i was born ;D) Occupation: Lawyer 35k pa own a mortgage We met...
  2. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Just wanted to help on a few things about my spouse + child settlement forms, i'm the sponsor(husband) british citizen, were planning to apply in about a month from now, were planning to use category A just waiting for my june payslip to complete the 6 months worth of payslip, just in the...
  3. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    The Story: Submitted online form + paid the 'Priority Fee' - 01 April. Did Biometrics - 07 April. Accepted at the UK Embassy Private Bag in NZ - 21 April (Squeaked in re: getting it in within 14 days of biometrics!) Got email confirmation of a decision on the visa from UKBA Manila - 23...
  4. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    My wife has just received the package from Sheffield, opened it and what we feared the most has happened...a refusal :( We are absolutely devastated as you can imagine but also very confused :( We thought we met the Maintenance Requirement with my ESA benefit but they are saying ESA doesn't...
  5. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi there, I'm currently in the process of applying for a FLR(M) visa with my soon-to-be spouse. His salary is well within the requirements of the financial criteria. I have, however, also been working in the UK, but mostly on contractual agreements, e.g. short-term consultancies that have been...
  6. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi there, I've just joined the forum in the hope somebody can help me and my wife. I'm from the UK and my wife is from Chicago USA. We originally "met" via a facebook group as we were both experiencing withdrawal from psychiatric medication over 18 months ago and were good friends but the more...
  7. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi guys, I've been researching this extensively, and trying to find someone in a similar situation from past Forum Threads, however I thought it was just best I tried putting it on for myself...... I'm the Sponsor to my soon to be Wife (US Citizen), who we will be getting Married next month...
  8. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello, I have been waiting to hear back about my UK Spouse Visa that is currently being processed in Manila. Does anyone know if it is possible to upgrade to Priority processing? I don't believe we were given the option of priority service initially (as I would have taken it) but I have seen...
  9. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello, My name is Leonardo and I am planning to apply to a Residence Card this year. However, I have a couple of questions regarding the matter. Just to give a little of background to my situation; I am currently in the UK under a family permit which expires this June, my wife is Spanish and...
  10. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi everyone, I'm looking really for clarification. Evidently, if I'm receiving DLA, presently, £537 per month, and EESA £420 per month .Further, my mortgage interest and council tax are also paid by EESA . I also have a small pension of £240 per month. is this enough under the present UKBA...
  11. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello everyone! I am an American who was married to my British husband last December. Our VAF4A was quickly approved, and I flew into Heathrow without any problems earlier this month. Notes on Clearing Immigration at the Airport • Make sure you have your marriage certificate to hand, to show...
  12. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    We just spent 3 nights making our online appeal and were not able to attach documents. :mad: Has anyone else made an appeal online and been able to attach documents? We also noticed that the online system made an error in the PDF "preview" of our appeal. It stated "Are you sending your Notice of...
  13. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    If you go to UKBA, they will tell ya the processing time in business days. However, when exactly this starts ? After apply Online, after the interview ? after your documents arrive there ? It's says the days, but not the relativity. Any idea ?
  14. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    I'm organising the documents together in order to bring my Turkish fiancée to the UK. I've been searching for ages online but I cant find an answer to a question. We successfully applied for and were granted a tourist visa for him last year (December 2012) But this time around there are far...
  15. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello & Happy New Year :) just clicked "submit" for my VAF4A (wife/married partner) visa. I'm a US citizen currently in the USA, submitting from the USA - my husband is British. I was under the impression that all Settlement Visa applications are sent to Sheffield. However, my visa...
  16. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi everyone, I'm hoping someone could help me with this issue as I have met my wits end here. I applied for a UK Settlement (Marriage) visa and submitted all documents to the Malaysian VFS centre in Kuala Lumpur on the 5th December 2013. I submitted all the documents required and as my...
  17. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi all, Apologies in advance, I know this topic has been done to death on here, but was having trouble finding a post that fit my situation. I'm from the US, applying for an unmarried partner visa (partner is from the UK). We've been together for 5 years, living together here in the UK for 2...
  18. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    I applied for UK visa and 3 weeks later, my visa was approved. I got an email saying your passport will be mailed within 24 hours. They also provided the tracking number in the email (the same one that I have on my copy of the envelope). When I submitted the documents for review, I provided an...
  19. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi Everyone, I have applied for EEA2 and my husband applied for EEA1 along with my application. We need to travel to visit an ill family member, and so I requested my passport back via the online system. Per the system, I was told to expect my application to be processed in 10 business days...
  20. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello! My timeline: August 2011: Moved from the United States for my UK masters degree - student visa November 2012: Second student visa granted for law degree December 2012: My boyfriend (a British citizen, born and raised) moved into my flat October 2013: Boyfriend proposed November 2013: I...
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