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Hi All!

I recently applied for Marriage Visa, since I just got married to my British husband. My current visa - Post Study Work is going to be expired next month.
This is the tedious part. My employer want a letterhead aka official letter from UKBA. I called them earlier. Jessica said - we dont provide such letter. I know I am still legal to work in UK but duh! My employer insist on having this 'official' letter. Any suggestions? They informed me that if I dont have my visa by that due date, I will be sacked :( or politely saying -asked to leave the company.

I wish I did apply premium service. I applied by post and I know each case is different, but is there any of you out there who knows what is the approximate time for the case worker to process marriage visa normally. I have received the response letter, I just need to wait to enroll biometric etc.

This is a pain in the backside, since my husband and I planning to go for a honeymoon in June! I really hope they wont take that long since, guess what! I need to apply Schengen Visa to go to Europe! :(

Ideas - Advice and Suggestions are muchly appreciated!

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Hi All!

I recently applied for Marriage Visa, since I just got married to my British husband. My current visa - Post Study Work is going to be expired next month.
This is the tedious part. My employer want a letterhead aka official letter from UKBA. I called them earlier. Jessica said - we dont provide such letter. I know I am still legal to work in UK but duh! My employer insist on having this 'official' letter. Any suggestions? They informed me that if I dont have my visa by that due date, I will be sacked :( or politely saying -asked to leave the company.

I wish I did apply premium service. I applied by post and I know each case is different, but is there any of you out there who knows what is the approximate time for the case worker to process marriage visa normally. I have received the response letter, I just need to wait to enroll biometric etc.

This is a pain in the backside, since my husband and I planning to go for a honeymoon in June! I really hope they wont take that long since, guess what! I need to apply Schengen Visa to go to Europe! :(

Ideas - Advice and Suggestions are muchly appreciated!
If you haven't gone to biometrics, you can still withdraw your application and get your £550 back, and then you can apply for same-day premium service (go online and book the earliest appointment you can find). If you go through with postal application, the average wait time is 3-4 months and there is no way you can hurry it up.
 

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Hi.

Thanks for the advice. Well, I really thought I can do it, but my husband said it is okay. Besides, I might not have enough money to go London and sort everything.

My friend applied the ILR last year, she didnt do any biometric residence permit and it took her only seven weeks. I wonder why she did not have to do it.

Do they change the rules in such a short time?!
 

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Hi.

Thanks for the advice. Well, I really thought I can do it, but my husband said it is okay. Besides, I might not have enough money to go London and sort everything.

My friend applied the ILR last year, she didnt do any biometric residence permit and it took her only seven weeks. I wonder why she did not have to do it.

Do they change the rules in such a short time?!
Your nearest PEO is Sheffield or Glasgow. You don't have to go to London.
Biometrics are usually required, except for ILR, but from next Wednesday, just about everyone applying in UK will need them (yes, rules change frequently). There are different wait times for FLR and ILR.
 

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Joppa,

So in my case which is applying for permanent ILR off of the settlement spouse KPQ REQ visa - will I need to get another biometrics done again when I apply in person or is it seperate appointment?

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Joppa,

So in my case which is applying for permanent ILR off of the settlement spouse KPQ REQ visa - will I need to get another biometrics done again when I apply in person or is it seperate appointment?
If biometrics are required, from 29th February, they will be done there and then.
 
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